Musings from Medway

Blog URL:http://musingsfrommedway.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:Medway, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Local Politics, Kent, Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Medway, Kent

Medway blog covering Rochester, Strood, Chatham, Rainham, Gillingham, Cuxton and Halling.

Comment on local Council and politics for the Medway Unitary Authority.



Latest Blog Posts



When I speak to local parents, one of the most pressing concerns I hear is whether their child is getting the best education possible. To do this we have to ensure that our children are receiving the high-quality teaching they deserve in a stable env...

After a month of mixed headlines on the Council's performance on education it was not without a sense of irony that the Portfolio holder for Education tweeted me on my supposed lack of response to the KS4 results.The Council did not waste any-time in...

Curry Favour

on Jan 13, 2015

A very enjoyable meal last night with our newly selected Labour candidate for Tonbridge and Malling, Claire Leigh. Once again; as is Labour tradition; a curry in West Malling and organised by our excellent branch chair Doug Vangen. Doug is a rea...

One of the biggest complaints I get on the doorstep as ward councillor and when canvassing in the urban wards in Medway is that of fly-tipping. Specifically the fly-tipping of rubbish in rear alleyways that have long since been gated or unused.Many t...

Christmas Jumpers

on Dec 15, 2014

With Christmas approaching we are just completing our second ward canvass for Lordswood and Capstone ward for next year’s local elections.It is important to remember at Christmas – amongst all the parties, black-tie work do’s, Christmas lunches...

Small and independent businesses in Chatham and Aylesford make a vital contribution to our community, add to the character of the town and are a source of local jobs. That’s why a team of Medway Labour councillors and PPCs got behind our local shop...

Last weekend I joined Labour councillors at the Tesco in Chatham to collect food and donations on behalf of Medway Bank. The Medway food bank and has fed around over 8,500 people since it opened in December 2011. This figure includes a staggering 3,0...