Petitions and outcomes

Petitions and outcomes 2020

Petition tracker No.

Subject of petition

Date received 

Medway Council's response

Outcome of review
(if requested) 

14 Introduce traffic calming measures on Matts Hill Road 28 August 2020 A summary of the response will be published when available  
13 Objection to Planning Application 20/1632 Flats on Walderslade Road 14 August 2020 This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation. Not applicable
12 Change the name of Sir John Hawkins Car Park 31 July 2020 On 16 July, Full Council convened a cross party working group to conduct a review of memorials, historic markers, and monuments in Medway to consider what changes, if any, would be appropriate. Its findings are due to be presented to Cabinet to consider practical and financial implications.  
11 Reinstate Vehicle Access Way Sunnymead Avenue, Gillingham 20 July 2020 It is understood that a resident, concerned about anti-social behaviour, wrote to all residents affected and the Council has been working to find a solution. Its contractor was instructed to carry out some remedial works on the gates to help allay these fears, with access being restored in the immediate future. The lock will be refitted, to which all residents affected have a key.  
10 Objection to Planning application 20/0835 Garages adjacent to 3 Valley Road, Gillingham 10 June 2020 This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation. Not applicable
09 Norse and Medway Council - Stop anti-union bullying.  Protect your workforce from coronavirus (COVID-19) 24 April 2020

Medway’s refuse collectors have continued to provide a critically important service to residents in exceptionally challenging times and have risen to the challenge of increased levels of waste collection admirably.

Operational responsibility lies with the Norse Group and the Council could not have any part in the operational interpretation of Health and Safety guidance or any other areas of the service delivery.

The Council understands that the Norse Group has given clear direction to Medway Norse management to ensure that their key workers remain safe and healthy, and that the Group remains compliant with all statutory legislation and guidance.

On the subject of PPE, the Council has been assured that Medway Norse staff have always been in receipt of the correct and relevant levels of PPE and have always had welfare facilities made available to them at all sites and depots.

Residents have told the Council on many occasions how appreciative they are to have their full weekly waste collection service maintained in these unprecedented times. The refuse collectors are a credit to the Council and to the community.

At the meeting of the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 2 July 2020, the Committee noted the petition referral request and the Director’s response in paragraph 5 of the report.
08 Objection to planning application Unit 16 Rainham Shopping Centre App No MC/20/0176 3 March 2020 This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation Not applicable
07 Objection to planning application Unit 16 Rainham Shopping Centre App No MC/20/0176 3 March 2020 This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation Not applicable
06 Objection to planning application Unit 16 Rainham Shopping Centre App No MC/20/0176 3 March 2020 This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation Not applicable
05 Objection to planning application Unit 16 Rainham Shopping Centre App No MC/20/0176 3 March 2020 This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation Not applicable
04 Objection to Planning Application Woodchurch Crescent (Sturry Park) App No MC/19/3107 5 February 2020 This petition relates to a planning application and is being dealt with under planning legislation. Not applicable
03 Protect the Vinalls Park and consult with local councillors and residents on the design of those measures 23 January 2020 The Council assesses all sites that may be subject to traveller incursions and has a set budget for any required work. In 2019/20 works included additional barriers and gates in Twydall parks that had experienced significant repeat incursions.
Vinalls Park is a high priority and residents and Ward Councillors have been consulted on the type of security planned.
No review requested
02 To improve road safety on the cemetery end of Palmerstone Road and the surrounding areas 23 January 2020 The Council tackles those locations with the poorest safety records first. From the most recent Police records, four slight injury collisions have been reported on Palmerston Road including three around its junction with Letchworth Avenue. There were no recorded injury collisions at other roads in the area during the period. Further investigation of this junction will be undertaken and the safety record of the area will continue to be monitored. No review requested

01

Keep Uber in Medway

1 January 2020

On 25 April 2019, Full Council asked Officers to seek independent legal opinion on the operation of Uber in Medway; meet with the Medway Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (MLTDA) to discuss these legal opinions; and in the event of 

broad similarity in legal opinion, to take the appropriate action to cease and desist operations which are not in accordance with legislation.

It is understood that the MLTDA intend to take legal action against Uber.

On 25 November 2019 Transport for London decided not to provide Uber a further private hire operator’s licence because they concluded Uber was not “fit and proper”. Uber is understood to be appealing and can continue to operate while the appeal is outstanding.

The Council will monitor the situation.

No review requested

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