River Ward Conservatives
Promoting positive policies to make River Ward even better
Cllr Craig Mackinlay and Andrew Mackness - your new team for River Ward.
Andrew is 46 and has a successful local business. Narrowly missed becoming your councillor on October 21st 2010.
Lives in the heart
of River Ward and has done so, with his family, for nearly ten years.
Formerly a commercial pilot.
Managing Director of a local catering
company, with its operations in River Ward employing 20 local people; a real success story for local employment.
A key campaigner
for ‘Think Local, Shop Local’.
River Ward Conservatives priorities for River Ward—straight talking
+ Combating drugs and alcohol - ensuring that the Alcohol
Control Zone in Chatham High Street does exactly that.
+ Anti social behaviour—using the streets of River Ward should be a pleasure;
this means cracking down on litter louts, dog fouling and unacceptable behaviour.
+A hard yet fair approach to prostitution -Keeping
up the pressure to get more street prostitutes to use the ‘safe exit’ programme, which has helped reduce prostitution in River Ward
by 80%, and has led to dozens of arrests for kerb crawling.
+ Residents' parking—demand a change to the residents’ parking scheme
to ensure that residents’ parking areas are exactly that, particularly in the central zones of Chatham and Rochester within River
+ Cleaner streets and open spaces—making sure that all Medway contractors fulfil their strict contracts and keep the streets
clean. Promote a Chatham in bloom initiative, particularly on all approaches to Chatham Town Centre next Spring.
business to Medway—push for a revitalised traders' association for Chatham with the help of the Federation for Small Business and
the Chatham Town Centre forum.
+ Ward funding—direct ward funding to local groups who make a difference across the ward.
+ Make River
Ward even better—working with all agencies, council, police and voluntary to make a safer and cleaner community.
Craig is 44 and has been your Conservative councillor in River Ward since May 2007
Lives in the heart of River Ward close to Chatham
High Street and has done so for 14 years. Born at 'All Saints, Chatham'. Mother and father both Medway raised. A Chartered Accountant
and Chartered Tax Adviser, practising locally.
Involved with many local trusts including the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and Foord
A charity campaigner and fund raiser with The City of Rochester Round Table.
Started political life as a founder of UKIP
in 1993 (six people around a table in Central London) and was leader and then deputy leader of UKIP from 1997-2001. He returned
to the Conservatives in 2005.
Promoted by Craig Mackinlay of 8 Manor Road, Chatham, ME4 6AG and Rochester and Strood Conservative Association of OCBU
Club, 13-15 High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5AA
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