We campaign to make things better in our local community. Our biggest recent success has been to gain Village Green status for a large area of land in Wayfield
In the recent past we have campaigned for better mental health services in Medway and founght against the closure of 147 Nelson Road which has been effective in keeping those with mental health problems away from Casualty at Medway Hospital. We also support the work of Towards a Plastic Free Medway.
On our radar now: working with a group of manufacturers and other groups to stop Chatham Docks from being closed and sold off for housing, thus losing over 800 much needed jobs.
We are campaigning to improve the provision of Cleaner Air since there are four Air Quality Management Areas within our boundaries, with Chatham being named as one of the worst areas in the country for air quality (Centre for Cities report). Better local plans are crucial to reduce the health, welfare and economic problems of Medway residents. Make your voice heard, by taking our survey.
Increasing recycling in Medway is also a priority for us. Zero waste has to be the ultimate aim for Medway and this should be the aim of the Council. The immediate priorities for waste management should be to avoid or reduce unnecessary waste in the first place and to maximise the efficient reuse, recycling and composting or digestion of any waste produced.
We would like to see the Local Plan set out a clear hierarchy of waste treatment, with reuse first, followed byrecycling/composting, then treating any residual waste in non-polluting ways that produce useful products like biogas. There should be very little left destined for landfill. It is especially important that all new developments have adequate provision for the storage and collection of waste.
So, talk to us and tell us your concerns for and around Medway. Better still, join us, and make Medway a better place to live, work and play.