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Medway City Status Bid

Meeting: 16/11/2021 - Cabinet (Item 11)

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This report informed the Cabinet about the Council’s intention to bid to gain City Status recognition by entering the Civic Competition which had been launched to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.


The Bid would include the five towns of Medway including Chatham, Rochester, Strood, Gillingham and Rainham, together with its thriving villages on the Peninsula and communities across Medway.  The bid would focus on Medway’s rich heritage and its outstanding future with universities, colleges and regeneration programme.


The Regeneration, Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee considered the report at its meeting on 14 October 2021 and its comments were set out at section 3 of the report.


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The Cabinet supported Medway’s City Status Bid and to share Medway’s story/narrative with residents and across their networks to garner additional support for Medway’s Bid.


Achieving City Status will bring an enhanced sense of pride in Medway and will further raise Medway’s profile as a great place to live, work, learn and visit.