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David Carr

In May 2007, and again in 2011, residents in Rainham elected Conservative Cllr David Carr to represent the ward of Rainham North.

This is my web site, keeping you up to date on what I'm doing to help improve the area and represent you on Medway Council.

On this site you can find out how to contact your local councillor by telephone or e-mail, alternatively we hold regular surgeries on the first Saturday of each month at the Rainham Contact Centre at the top of Station Road Rainham from 0915 to 1230. There's information on the local campaigns we're fighting and how you can get involved and regular updates on the issues that matter to you.

We are determined to make a real difference to Rainham.

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Riverside Play upgrades

News posted on Sunday, 30 November 2014

What a great day on Saturday for the opening of the new play area at Riverside Country Park in Rainham North. I'm just about to cut the ribbon to some really magnificent extra play equipments which were enjoyed by the children you see here. I'm with Cllr Howard Doe who's portfolio includes leasure and green spaces and who's cooperation in producing this play area improvement is very much appreciated.

Better bus service in Rainham

News posted on Friday, 7 November 2014

Following petitions from residents and much canvassing please note that from Saturday November 29 the changes to the bus services in Rainham on Saturdays is taking place. The 121 will be extended to Otterham Park, and will run the same route as Monday to Fridays. This will operate every 90 minutes. The 327 will now run up Station Road past The Angel pub approx every 2 hours.

Opening Cozenton Point

News posted on Sunday, 19 October 2014

Last week, I had the pleasure of formally opening the New MHS development, Cozenton Point, on the site of the old Rainham Police Station at the junction of Berengrave Lane and Birling Avenue near the A2 in Rainham North. I'm shaking hands with Ashley Hook - the Chief Executive of MHS - on one of the flat's spacious balconies overlooking Birling Avenue, together with representatives of the contractor and designer. It was interesting to meet with several of the new owners who tell me how pleased they are with their new homes.

All hands in Rochester By Election

News posted on Sunday, 19 October 2014

What a day! Canvassing in Rochester in the morning chasing support for the Conservative Party for the forthcoming By Election caused by Mark Reckless' defection to ukip. Followed by another four hours on the streets of Rainham North making house calls for the ward work I do for the party. Wonderful that I didn't come across a single ukip supporter or any labour exiles in Rainham North!

WW1 Cruiser disaster 22 Sept 1914

News posted on Sunday, 19 October 2014

AT full council meeting last week I submitted the following Motion which was approved... This Council recognises the service and sacrifice of the crews of the Chatham based cruisers HMS Cressy, HMS Hogue and HMS Aboukir lost on 22 Sept 1914 with the loss of 1459 men and boys and the outstanding humanitarian efforts of Dutch seafarers and people in caring for the survivors and the remains of those who were lost. This Council also recognises and celebrates the continuing remembrance of their service and sacrifice by the hundreds of those affected by this tragedy, British and Dutch who attended the 'Live Bait Squadron Society' commemorations and Drum Head service at Chatham and at the Hague in the Netherlands between 21 and 24 Sept 2014. This Council believes that the most fitting way Her Majesty's Government could mark the centenary, which clearly still means so much to so many people, would be to designate the three wrecks under the Protection of Military Remains Act and the Council requests that the CEO for Medway Council writes to the Secretary of State for Defence asking that such a designation is made as swiftly as possible.