Yr City’s a Sucker: Medway Council fails its local music scene again

When is a music festival not a music festival? And why is a council that made a commitment to support local creative talent suffocating it?

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The road to Sun Pier – Poverty, debt and workers’ rights in Medway

This story starts for me on Strood high street, about four years ago. It was a cold, wet, windswept night, the kind that makes the perfect counterpoint to the kind of quiet desolation that permeates Medway’s neglected town centres.

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The cuts hit home: The Bedroom tax and council tax benefit

We are already aware of examples including families who have members in the armed forces who will have their income cut, individuals who have care needs who will have their income cut, even those who have suffered the absolute tragedy of their child dying faces the prospect of their income being reduced – this, in my view, is completely unacceptable.

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