Councillor on Medway Council: The Issues
In 2001 we experienced significant changes in how things would in future be run in Medway:
- Reform of Political Management : the enforced change to a "Cabinet-style" new form of local government, which launched on 1st October 2001.
- Boundary Review : the periodic review of ward boundaries; and the large reduction in the number of Councillors after the local elections in 2003, down from 80 to 55. The new ward that superseded Horsted ward has been named Rochester South and Horsted.
- Planning Green Paper : the whole planning system is being overhauled and drastic changes are on the way. Some will be good, some will be not so good, and others have not been made clear enough for us to know if they will be of any benefit. Par for the course, really...