Published: Monday, 13th September 2021

We're encouraging children and young people to have their say on how Medway can become even more child-friendly.

As part of our aspiration to become a Child-Friendly City, putting children and young people at the heart of everything it does, we held our first Child-Friendly Medway City Hall on Wednesday, 8 September.

More than 130 children, young people, parents and carers came along to the event at The Brook Theatre in Chatham and shared their ideas on how Medway could become even more child-friendly. Their ideas included local companies providing more work experience opportunities for all types of young people, including those with additional needs, reducing litter in Medway and encouraging restaurants in the area to be more family-friendly.

Young people have some fantastic ideas

Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “We are delighted that more than 100 children and young people attended our first City Hall event. They had some fantastic ideas and it was inspiring to see so many young people taking an active role in helping to shape Medway’s future. We are looking forward to working with them to try and realise some of their ideas. I would encourage Medway’s children and young people to get involved in the City Hall events and have their say on how we can make Medway even more child-friendly.”

The next City Hall event will take place on Wednesday, 10 November at The Brook Theatre in Chatham between 4.30pm and 7pm. Following feedback from young people at the first event, there will be a special comedy performance from The Noise Next Door.

Children, young people, parents and carers are invited to attend and share their views and help shape Medway’s future.

To register for this free event, or to find out more about Medway’s Child-Friendly City aspiration, email

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