Local Authority is an independent Medway newsletter covering local news, politics, culture, and the weirder side of our towns.

Local Authority covers all of the important news from our strange little towns, as well as providing event guides, local planning reports, essays on a range of issues, and lengthy sit-down interviews with Medway figures.

This newsletter is the creation of Ed Jennings, who used to run The Political Medway, covering politics in, er, Medway, alongside Steven Keevil, who writes some of the content here too.

The core free newsletter comes out every Friday and paid supporters receive two extra editions every week.

Testimonials and awards

2022 Pride in Medway nominee for Community Service.

“I’m very much enjoying Ed’s newsletter. Even if you’re not local I think there’s lots to enjoy” - Ben Cameron

“Informative and funny! .. If you live in Medway and aren't reading Ed's weekly email you're missing out.” - Carl Jeffrey

“A great read.” - Future Chatham

“Informative and entertaining.” - Andrew Dennis

“F***ing hilarious, yet informative.” - Candy Penfold

“The first one was quite okay.” - Ed’s mum