Low Council Tax - Better Services - Value for Money
There are 35 Conservative Councillors on Medway Council, elected to represent the people of Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Rochester and Strood.
We are committed to providing our residents with the best services we can provide whilst offering excellent value for money and maintaining a Council Tax which is lower than the average in Kent.
Here you can find information on our vision for Medway and how we are working to create a safer, cleaner and greener community with better opportunities for all people in Medway.
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We are the group which is committed to low council tax, better services and value for money.
Letter posted on Friday, 21 February 2014
Medway Messenger, Letter to the editor
I refer to the letter from Cllr Juby (Medway Messenger 07.02.14 - Hospital needs new governors) and would suggest that before making such a statement, Cllr. Juby would do well to at least understand the workings of the hospital trust governance. Read more...
Press release posted on Friday, 21 February 2014
Medway Conservatives were pleased to see the 2014/2015 Council Budget, which protects front line services, passed at last night’s full council meeting.
With government grant funding falling some £10.9m (9.6%), a small council tax increase of 1.99% (equivalent to 44p a week increase for a band D property) was unavoidable to continue the delivery of the first rate services that residents have come to expect. Read more...
Article posted on Friday, 14 February 2014
Investing in Medway is something which this Conservative administration has done successfully over the last 14 years.
The sadness is that every piece of investment is opposed by Labour and Liberals as a waste of money, when according to them money should be spent on a range of short-term fixes none of which yield a financial return. Read more...
Press release posted on Monday, 3 February 2014
Cllr Alan Jarrett, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance, said: “I’m delighted that once again we’ve drafted a budget that protects the front line services our residents rely on.
“Local government has been under extreme pressure as the government cuts funding in an effort to repair the country’s economy, but once again we’ve prepared a budget that protects those front line services that people rely on such as weekly bin collections, libraries and our nineteen sure start centres for just a small council tax increase of 1.99%. Read more...
Article posted on Friday, 17 January 2014
Few of us will forget the note left by the outgoing Labour government after the last election: “There is no money – good luck!”
Whether the note was meant as some sort of sick joke is not clear. What is clear is in the dying days of the Labour government there was no money because Labour had spent the lot. Read more...