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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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Rainham Rail Station Improivements

News posted on Monday, 18 August 2014

Much water has gone under the bridge over the last few months. Residents were, quite rightly, worried about the effects that Network Rail’s improvements would have on them. These worries were answered immediately with my advice that value of their houses was likely to go up as a result of the station’s improvements and that any damage to property would only be accidental and that Network Rail had promised to make good (and even better!) such damage without question. Residents concerns led to my demand for a public meeting and for Network Rail to notify all interested parties directly. Public meetings have been held on 29 March, 10 May and lastly, the 5 July at which around 100 interested residents attended to learn about the station modifications. Those of you who attended will recall that besides me, Network Rail and their contractors, I had also brought along Medway Council’s chief Planning Manager and Parking Manager to clarify any issues that residents had. The upshot of the meetings has been that Network Rail will repair any incidental damage, that existing parking is adequate and that there was a general consensus that improvements in rail facilities will, indeed, improve house prices in the area.

Cozzie Summer Jam Day

News posted on Sunday, 17 August 2014

Yesterday (Saturday 16 Aug) saw the Cozzie Jam Day in Cozzington Park organised by Concordia - an international voluntary youth organisation - in partnership with Medway Council youth team headed up by Jacquue Hackwell. I'm standing here with Emma from Concordia who has been responsible fro bringing in teams of participants from all over Europe - in particular from France, Germany and the Czech Republic. The day featured competitions in Scooter, Skateboard and Trials bike for all ages. Some pretty amazing and sometimes, frighteningly expert, performances by our local people against the European participants.

Pot holes

News posted on Thursday, 7 August 2014

I recently threw out a challenge in my 'In Touch' leaflet for anyone in my ward to find me a pot hole that I hadn't already filled! Within a day I received a response from Mr H in Wakely Road about a hole in his road on the 2 Aug. I reported it for repair on the 3 Aug and it was done on the 5 Aug!. Now that's what I call service. Well done Medway Council.

Bakersfield planning application

News posted on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Planning Committee heard the application from Anna Bloomfield tonight which was refused unanimously by all members of the committee. Our piece of natural green amenity land has another lease of life - just as it has had 15 times over the past 40 years with various applications. This area is one of the most hotly contested in Kent - indeed the whole of the South East. I am committed to keeping this land free of developers plans and to maintaining the breathing space between the urban areas and the river and marshland to the north. Another victory for common sense and the people of Rainham North.

Mackland's PACT Summer Fete

News posted on Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Another hugely successful day at Mackland's PACt Summer Fete. I'm with Trevor Lloyd - the Chairmen - and the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Ray Maisey and his wife Mrs Buffy Maisey. This was really a day for the children - where face painting, fancy dress and many side shows to entertain them were on the go all day. They all received a bag of sweets and a certificate to mark the event. I believe the PACT raised around £150 for charity...a really worthwhile event and very well done too.