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Medway is made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham,
Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo
Peninsula. It is a modern place, with green spaces and superb
quality of life, close to breathtaking countryside. Medway has a
highly skilled workforce and a young and culturally diverse
Medway grew up around the river from which it takes its name.
Today, the river is still shaping the area and its business,
leisure and growth.
The Medway Map
Service gives detailed maps of Medway on this page.
Medway is recognised by the government as part of the developing
Thames Gateway region which will play an increasing role on the
European and global stage.
It is situated in Kent in the south-east of England, just 45
minutes from the centre of London, the Channel Tunnel and ports.
The area has excellent access to the national motorway and rail
Medway Council is a unitary authority, providing all local
government services for a quarter of a million people.
It looks after education, environment, social care,
housing, planning, business and
much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish
collection to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that
services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively. Medway is
also home to the Dickens Festival and
Summer Concert series in the grounds of
The council works in partnership with private, public and
voluntary sectors to serve the people of Medway. It provides
information to the public through its main
offices, the council newspaper Medway Matters and this website.
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