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Council and democracy
Medway Council is a unitary council responsible for providing
services, including education and social services, in Rochester,
Strood, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, the nearby rural areas and
the Hoo Peninsula. The council also ensures that people comply with
regulations, supports business and tourism in Medway and works
to regenerate the area.
Councillors make decisions
about everything from refuse collection to regeneration of the
area. It is their job to ensure that services are provided cost
effectively, where they are needed and without discrimination. Find your councillor.
Council meetings are publicised in advance and members of the
public are welcome to attend.
The council is currently a Conservative
led administration. Medway's Conservative group hold
35 seats followed by Labour with 15 , Liberal Democrats three
and the Independent group with two.
People who need services can find information on this website or
at the council’s main offices, the town centre contact
points as well as in local papers and radio and in the free
magazine for residents, Medway Matters. You can also pay
online for many services, including council tax, rent and parking
fines and also complain if services are not up to your
Working in partnership with others to tackle problems
effectively and campaign is co-ordinated through the Local
Strategic Partnership and set out in the community plan. Other
examples of partnership working are the Children and Young People's
Partnership and Community Safety Partnership (CSP).
As an employer of around 7,000 people, Medway Council offers
full and part-time career opportunities.
Find out more about community safety and national campaigns.
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