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Council chiefs praise HCA's Single Conversation

A new way of doing business that helps local authorities achieve their housing and regeneration goals is meeting wide-scale support and success. (Sourced from
According to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), its Single Conversation business model, which has been developed to co-ordinate discussion and make better use of local funding streams, is now underway with 67 per cent of all Local Authorities around the country.

Medway on iPlayer

The leader of Medway Council featured on John Prescottís BBC2 documentary Prescott, the North South Divide, which was aired on 15 October.
Cllr Rodney Chambers spoke to Mr Prescott about the areaís regeneration programme, and about his views on the differences and similarities between life in the north and south of England.

Brabners Chaffe Street secure Peel Ports contract

Law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has been appointed legal advisor to Peel Ports, beating seven other firms to the brief.

The three-year contract sees the company taking charge of legal matters relating to Peel Ports' entire English portfolio, including the Manchester Ship Canal, Mersey Docks & Harbour Company and Medway Ports.

Campaign launched to promote high speed rail in Kent

A promotional drive to raise awareness of the arrival of new high speed trains in Kent is being launched this month.(Sourced from Kent Business.)
The London-wide 'Closer than you thinkí campaign aims to highlight the time-saving benefits of the trains for commuters and rail travellers.

Councils work together for major north Kent improvements

A revolutionary bus system is to be extended into Swale and Medway as part of a raft of improvements for north Kent. (Sourced from Kent Online.)
Councils in the area have been given new powers to improve employment, skills, housing and transport.

New cancer unit for Kent

Next month sees the opening of a brand new cancer care unit at Medway Maritime Hospital.
The £4 million project, which was delivered by London-based Killby & Gayford, means cancer patients from the area will no longer have to travel further a field to receive their chemotherapy treatment.

Student flats ready and waiting

The initial phase of Berkeley Firstís Victory Pier development is preparing to welcome its first residents when the university year gets underway next month.
Located on Gillinghamís waterfront, Liberty Quays, which is to provide living, study and dining areas for more than 600 first year students, is the first purpose-built student accommodation away from the University of Kentís main Medway campus.

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