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Roadshows help promote Love Medway campaign

Date: 28/10/2011           Category: Community Safety

More than 500 people visited 'Love Medway' roadshows staffed by the council's community officers to discuss work being done to to improve the areas where they live.

The events took place in Chatham, Gillingham and Strood between Monday, October 24 and Wednesday, Oct 26 with residents bringing nearly 300 issues to the council's attention.

Love Medway is the council's campaign to keep Medway clean, green and safe.It encourages people to report incidents of fly tipping, graffiti and other environmental issues such as abandoned cars.

It includes clearing the streets of litter, looking after the area's parks and ensuring roads and pavements are safe to use.

Councillor Mike O'Brien, Medway's portfolio holder for Community Safety and Customer Contact,said: "People are proud to live in Medway and we're working with them to make it an even better place to live, work and socialise.

"We are always seeking the views of the people we represent and the public response to this consultation has been fantastic.

"We'll be dealing with all the issues raised and feeding back to the people who raised them exactly what has been done."

There are many ways to report environmental issues like litter and flytipping to the council:

*The Love Medway website, www.lovemedway.co.uk
*The Love Medway phone application, available as a free download from the big app stores.
*Phoning the council's customer service team on 01634 333333
*Sending an email to customer.first@medway.gov.uk
*Texting 07725 202020 with letters LM at the start, followed by details of the problem and the location.
*Post a message on the Love Medway Facebook page.