There are a number of ways Medway residents can have their say on services run by the council and decisions being made by the council. Please see below for more information.
Speak to your councillor
If you are unhappy about a local matter, you can ask your councillor to raise a 'councillor call for action' so that your views are looked into.
Ask a question
Members of the public can ask a question at a meeting of the Full Council.
Get advice about asking a question at a council meeting, you can then send your question to us, stating which Cabinet Member or Committee Chairman you wish to put it to.
Deadlines for sending in your questions during 2023 to 2024:
- 12pm on Monday 15 January 2024 for the council meeting on Wednesday 24 January 2024
- 12pm on Tuesday 9 April 2024 for the council meeting on Thursday 18 April 2024.
We do not have public questions at the council meeting in February or at Annual Council in May 2023.
Organise a petition
Call for action on a specific issue by organising a petition.
Take part in consultation
A consultation is where members of the public are asked to give their views on something that is being decided.
In some cases individuals or groups will be asked to complete surveys and opinion polls or meet to talk about a plan, problem or question.
Medway Council encourages all members of the community to take part in consultation.
Medway Citizens' Panel
A Citizens’ Panel is a sample of local residents who have volunteered to regularly take part in local consultation. The panel is made up of a group of residents who are representative of the area by geographical location, age, sex and ethnicity.
Panel members are contacted to complete surveys four times a year. They could be asked to take part in short polls, digital testing, focus groups or a workshop between these times.
Join Medway's panel to have your say.