Up a blind alley
In which we discover Medway Council has no idea how many alleys exist within our towns.
This week we are going to cover how little (spoilers!) we know about Medway’s alleyways as we look at another question asked during a Full Council meeting. This time we will be going all the way back to January 2022.
First, a reminder: In an effort to improve democratic oversight, Medway Council restricted public questions to 30 minutes with no opportunity for follow-up questions. So, when Bill McLennan asked a question to the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation - a certain Cllr Jane Chitty - it was of course prefaced with a mini-essay. But we’ll come back to that.
So, the main question:
“Can you please state Medway Council’s view or policy on the retention and protection of these important passages (alleyways) not simply for local residents but as a benefit to our natural environment, wildlife and wellbeing as a whole?”
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