River Ward Conservatives - Candidates for 5th May 2011 - Cllr Craig Mackinlay & Andrew Mackness
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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 Ward.
+ 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.
+ Encouraging 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 Almshouses.
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.
 
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The two Macks for May 2011
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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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