NEWS FROM MEDWAY LABOUR
Medway Labour and Cooperative Group and local residents blocked from representation on Splashes board
Medway Labour & Co-operative Councillors were disappointed to see Conservative Councillors block representation from local Rainham residents and Labour & Co-op Councillors on the Splashes Board.
Commenting after the meeting, Simon Curry Medway Labour & Co-op Regeneration and Communities Spokesperson said “It was very disappointing to see Conservative Councillors block having additional voices round the table for this important project. Labour & Co-op Councillors were clear we want to see the demolition happen to stop any potential antisocial behaviour and worked with officers and the Vice Chair to get this urgent report heard just two days after the initial decision was taken. We have now written to Howard Doe to see if he wants to involve the voice of both the opposition councillors and importantly local Rainham residents on this important project board.”
Vince Maple, Medway Labour & Co-op Group Leader added “To see Conservative Councillors, including one that represents Rainham, refusing to allow the voice of local Rainham residents as part of the project board is shocking. We were pleased to get some further clarification but there are still more questions to answer around the overall cost of the project which is likely to be substantially more than the £5 million previously agreed. I hope Howard Doe responds favourably to our letter to give greater transparency and a wider range of voices to this critical project”