Today, the Medway Labour and Cooperative Group have emphasised the steps that they had taken to respond to issues raised with them by residents.
At Medway Council’s meeting on Thursday 21st April, two questions were asked following direct contact between Medway residents and ward councillors.
Cllr Clive Johnson, ward member for Gillingham South, asked a question about disinvestment from fossil fuels and industrial agriculture.
This question was followed up at the same meeting with a motion on disinvestment proposed by Cllr Tristan Osborne, ward member for Luton and Wayfield, which the Conservative councillors refused to support.
Cllr Adam Price, ward member for Gillingham North, asked a question about the impact of sky lanterns and balloons on wildlife and the environment.
Both of these questions were asked as a result of concerned Medway residents contacting councillors.
In addition, the Labour Group’s suggestion to the council on a scheme for recycling CDs and DVDs has been accepted for a trial period. This suggestion is also the result of contact with a Medway resident.
Cllr Clive Johnson, Labour and Cooperative Member for Gillingham South, said today:
‘The Medway Labour Group welcome dialogue with residents about the issues that are important to them. We will always work hard to show that we listen to our community and respond.’
Cllr Vince Maple, Medway Labour and Cooperative Group Leader, added:
‘In contrast to the cloth-eared Conservative administration, the Medway Labour Group shows how issues that are important to our residents are important to us, too. If we show this in opposition, we can see how a Medway Labour Council will transform our community.’
For further information please find the list of Members questions from Thursday night: https://democracy.medway.gov.uk/mgconvert2pdf.aspx?id=63069