Date: 17/06/2008 Category: Communications
Local people are invited to meet Medway’s regeneration ambassadors at the public launch of the scheme on Saturday, 28 June. So far 23 ambassadors – set to grow to a team of 50 – have been appointed to spread the word about the multi-billion pound regeneration programme that will turn Medway into a prosperous new river city over the next 20 years. The volunteers, drawn from across the social spectrum of Medway, include school pupils, university students, business owners and pensioners. All are well informed about the goals of the regeneration programme and key regeneration sites such as Rochester Riverside and Chatham Waterfront. The venue for the launch is one of Medway’s big success stories: the fast-expanding Universities at Medway campus, which now has 9,000 students. There’s a general public invitation to the event, which aims to raise local awareness of the scheme, encourage new recruits and thank the ambassadors for their work to date. This is the timetable: Saturday, 28 June in Room PK130a, Pilkington Building, University of Greenwich at Medway, Chatham Maritime, ME4 4TB. 14:30 Opening words by Leader of Medway Cllr Rodney Chambers 14:35 Brief overview of the scheme by Karen Kenyon of Medway Renaissance 14:40 Personal experiences of the scheme by 2-3 ambassadors 15:00 Refreshments and mingling - an opportunity for public and Press to chat to ambassadors 16:30 Closing words by Head of Medway Renaissance Brian Weddell The launch has been timed to coincide with Medway’s ‘Walk for the Future’ – a riverside walk taking in views of the River Medway, waterfront regeneration sites and historic landscape. The five-mile walk is being led by regeneration ambassadors and finishes at the Universities at Medway campus.