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2017 Petitions and Outcome

 

Petition tracker number

 Subject of
 petition

Date received

 Medway Council’s  response

Outcome of review

(if requested)

39

Stop the planned overnight, control permit parking 6pm – 8am, Monday – Sunday.  Costing £28 per car per year and £1 visitors permit per visit.  Strood North, Zone S2

21 December 2017

   
         

38

Objection to planning application 17/3944 - Frindsbury Car wash

12 December 2017

   
         

37

Objection to any development of the land behind existing housing in Crestway

11 December 2017

   
         

36

Objection to closure of All Saints Nursery, Chatham

21 November 2017

   
         

35

Objection to Planning Application MC/17/3484 - Hempstead Valley Park

21 November 2017

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

 
         

33

Petition for Medway Council to scrap car parking charges at The Strand, Gillingham

24 October 2017

The pay and display facility will ensure the safe and orderly use of the car park and prevent indiscriminate parking that could cause obstruction. It will also free up space throughout the day. The car park has been misused by local businesses and students taking advantage of free parking and this has limited the available parking for Strand users.

 
         

32

Petition for Medway Council to reverse the decision to close Kingfisher Sure Start

12 October 2017

 

A new model of integrated Early Help service will be delivered through four Children and Family Hubs, nine Children and Family Wellbeing Centres, and local community outreach points. The catchment areas of a number of these centres will cover the residential areas currently served by Kingfisher. It is hoped that some community and health services may be able to take place at schools such as Kingfisher where a Hub or Wellbeing Centre will not to be located.    

No review requested

         

31

Petition for Medway Council to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (permit parking) in Knight Avenue, Gillingham

12 October 2017

 

As a result of the petition, the expansion of the existing Controlled Zone area in adjacent roads will be programmed for Knight Avenue.

 

No review requested

         

30

Petition to make changes to parking arrangements in Medway

12 September 2017

Resident controlled parking zones are implemented at the request of residents in areas where parking is at a premium, such as rail stations, universities, health centres, hospitals etc. Full consultation is carried out and the majority view  taken into account. A resident permit for a specific vehicle may be purchased and visitor permits that can be transferred between cars are available.

 No review requested

         

28

Petition for Medway Council to open a Community Café at Rochester Community Hub

15 August 2017

This petition was responded to as an enquiry as there were no valid  addresses on the petition as required by the petitions scheme.

 Not applicable

         

27

Objection to Planning Application 17/1778 - 2 Connaught Road

1 August 2017

 

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

 Not applicable

26

 

Objection to Planning Application 17/1884 - New Houses to the South of Ratcliffe Highway

26 July 2017

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

 Not applicable

         

25

Restrict parking in Cherry Amber Close between 7am and 10am by placing a single yellow line on the road surface from the junction of Cherry Tree Road to the full extent of Cherry Amber Close

24 July 2017

 

The requested works were agreed. 

 Not applicable

         

24

Save our Sure Starts - call on Medway Council to stop the closure of 19 Sure Start Centres

20 July 2017

 

It is not proposed to close 19 Children’s Centres but to deliver Early Help services from four hubs and some satellite sites. There was an excellent response to a consultation and the feedback would inform the business case presented to Cabinet.

At the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 1 August 2017, the Committee noted that outcome of the consultation and agreed that the key points made during the discussion be referred to Cabinet for consideration.

         

23

Road Safety, Rectory Grange, Canon Close and Maidstone Road

5 July 2017

 

The Council will revisit walking bus routes with St William of Perth RC Primary School but is unable to progress the parking restriction request on this occasion.

At the Regeneration, Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 17 August 2017, the Committee noted that there will be increased enforcement activity around the school and that a site visit with Ward Councillors would be held to assess what further action that can be taken. The issue of a Walking Bus for the local school would be referred to the Road Safety Team.

         

22

Objection to Planning Application 17/1677 Hawthorn Road, Strood

21 June 2017

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

Not applicable

         

21

Stop the huge hikes in car parking charges across Medway

27 April 2017

Parking fees have been frozen for the past five years and will now be brought in line with those of neighbouring authorities while remaining competitively priced. This will enable the continued provision of high-quality parking facilities across Medway.

No review requested

         

20

Petition for the Arriva 116 Bus Service to be Reinstated

27 April 2017

As bus services are operated commercially, bus operators decide on the level of provision based on demand and commercial viability. The Council’s Mobility service serves Chatham, Hempstead Valley and Medway Maritime Hospital and is designed for people who are elderly or have a disability.

 No review requested

         

19

Veterans to be added to the Medway Passport to Leisure

15 June 2017

This discount card makes sport and leisure more accessible to a wider group of people living in Medway. In addition, the Medway City Card is available to the over 60s whilst serving members of the Armed Forces qualify for Corporate Premier Membership which includes the use of a range of sporting facilities.

No review requested

         

18

Petition requesting Council oppose the Sustainability and Transformation Plan

19 June 2017

The STP is an exciting opportunity to integrate primary, community, mental health and social care and re-orientate some elements of traditional acute hospital care into the community. This will ensure joined-up care that considers the individual as a whole and provides connections across the system that will reduce pressure on NHS services whilst maintaining quality of care.

 No review requested

         

17

 

Petition objecting to planning application 17/0207 - Hunters Way

 

27 February 2017

 

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

Not applicable

         

16

 

Petition objecting to planning application 17/0207 - Hunters Way

 

27 February 2017

 

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

Not applicable

         

15

 

Petition objecting to planning application 17/0207 - Hunters Way

 

27 February 2017

 

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

Not applicable

         

14

Petition objecting to planning application 17/0410 - Rockery Lodge

27 February 2017

 

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

Not applicable

         

13

Petition to improve street lighting in Holmside, Gillingham

20 February 2017

A new lighting scheme was installed in Holmside in 2007. Some columns were removed and repositioned to ensure a good spread of lighting throughout the road.

The street lighting in Holmside is considered to be to a high standard and there are currently no plans to improve the lighting further.

No review requested

         

12

 

Petition in objection to the  planning application ref MC/17/0065 37 Brendon Avenue, Walderslade, Chatham Kent

8 February 2017

 

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

Not applicable

         

11

 

We the undersigned petition the council to provide shelter and food for homeless people

2 February 2017

There is a range of statutory and voluntary services in place to provide shelter and food to homeless households. The Council provides advice, guidance and signposting and has incentives for landlords to secure single rooms. It directly commissions 93 rooms and flats for homeless people through the Housing Related Support budget and Housing Benefit funds approximately 340 units for vulnerable people. There are several groups/forums that meet to attempt to address issues associated with rough sleeping. A Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) safeguards rough sleepers during periods of cold weather and the voluntary Medway Winter Night Shelter provides 12 beds at a number of venues. The HALO shelter of 14 beds act as an overspill for the winter night shelter. Medway Council does not have a statutory duty to provide food to homeless households. However, there are services that any household can approach for the provision of food vouchers.

At the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 13 April 2017, the Committee referred the petition to Cabinet for consideration, together with the comments made by the Committee. At Cabinet on 9 May 2017, the report and the comments from the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee were noted. Cabinet recognised the scale of the ongoing work being done by the Council to co-ordinate and improve the overall quality of the service provided by all agencies, public and voluntary, to the street homeless.

         

10

 

Object to the proposed implementation of a controlled parking zone in Kitchener Road, Strood

26 January 2017

 

Officers from Integrated Transport Service will meet with Ward Councillors and the Portfolio Holder in due course to discuss the issues raised. The petition organiser would then be contacted.

 
         

9

 

To consider and review possible arrangements for residential parking in and around Southwell Road, Strood

26 January 2017

Proposals for changes to parking restrictions are subject to legal process and public consultation.

Residents parking schemes are considered when there are major attractor locations such as railway stations, hospitals or University halls of residence. In the current financial climate, and as this location does not have any of the above mentioned attractors in the area, the Council are unfortunately not able to progress the request further at this time.

At the Regeneration, Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 28 March 2017, the committee noted the Director’s comments in the report and endorsed the proposal outlined at the meeting that a Parking Engineer liaises with local residents to try and find a positive solution.

         

8

 

To improve the road safety in the Pattens Lane / Wilson Avenue area

26 January 2017

The Council introduces road safety measures on the basis of casualty reduction and locations with a poor road casualty history are tackled first. Three slight injury collisions, none involving pedestrians, were recorded in the area in question during the last three years of available Police records.

Raised features such as speed bumps are typically used to maintain slow moving traffic rather than slow down fast moving traffic so a longer length of road is typically required. Such measures would not be supportable at this location at present as there are other locations with poorer casualty records.

Safety Engineers would investigate other possible improvements with a view to any identified appropriate improvements being put forward for consideration during the 2017/18 financial year

 

No Review Requested

         

7

 

Install a loading bay for the Essentials Shop, Canterbury Street, between 8am - 10pm seven days a week

26 January 2017

 

Officers from Integrated Transport met with local Ward Councillors together with a representative from the shop. A compromise was discussed involving a shared use bay and a public consultation on this would  take place in March 2017.

 

No review Requested

         

6

Supporting extended opening hours for Rochester Chicken and Kebab Hut, High St Rochester on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

20 January 2017

This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation.

Not applicable

         

5

Supporting the proposals of double yellow lines on the junction of Birch Grove and Plumtree Grove Hempstead

17 January 2017

 

The petition was considered as part of the consultation process. Agreement was reached between the parties on the extent of double yellow lines at the junction

No review Requested

         

4

Objection to parking restrictions that are planned within the vicinity of Weston Road and Bryant Road Strood

 

5 January 2017 

Officers from Integrated Transport will meet with Ward Councillors and the Portfolio Holder to discuss the issues raised by residents. The petitioner organiser would then be contacted.

 
         

3

Objection to Controlled Parking Zone in Strood North

 4 January 2017

Officers from Integrated Transport would meet with Ward Councillors and the Portfolio Folder to discuss the issues raised by residents. The petitioner organiser would then be contacted.

 
         

2

Objection to Controlled Parking Zone outside Prospect Hair Design and Bill St Barbers in Strood North

4 January 2017

Officers from Integrated Transport would meet with Ward Councillors and the Portfolio Folder to discuss the issues raised by residents. The petitioner organiser would then be contacted.

 
         

1

Objection to Proposed Control Parking Zone in Strood North

4 January 2017

Officers from Integrated Transport would meet with Ward Councillors and the Portfolio Folder to discuss the issues raised by residents. The petitioner organiser would then be contacted.