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Medway is a unitary authority district and conurbation in Kent, South East England.


Climate action[edit | edit source]

Local government information

  • Medway Council, Climate Change Action Plan summary,, added 09:38, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Ranscombe Farm, in Cuxton in North Kent, is a Plantlife Nature Reserve and working farm. Part of the site is included in the Cobham Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the whole farm is within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Wetlands[edit | edit source]

The North Kent Marshes have been recognised as one of the most important natural wetlands in northern Europe, and they are monitored by local landowners and wildlife custodians. According to the RSPB, up to 300,000 migrant birds use the mudflats of the Thames marshes as a haven each year in their migratory journeys between the Arctic and Africa. The marshes serve as emergency natural flood protection for London. W

South Thames Estuary and Marshes is a 5,289-hectare (13,070-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest which stretches between Gravesend and the mouth of the River Medway in Kent. Part of it is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I, and part is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds nature reserve. It is part of the Thames Estuary and Marshes Ramsar internationally important wetland site and Special Protection Area under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.

Coasts[edit | edit source]

Medway Swale Estuary Partnership

Rural sustainability[edit | edit source]

  • Medway Valley Countryside Partnership
  • Valley of Visions, landscape-scale project from November 2007 to June 2013, that worked in partnership with communities, schools, landowners and local organisations to conserve the landscape, wildlife and rich heritage of the area. It also encouraged residents and visitors to learn about, enjoy and celebrate this stunning part of the AONB, nestled between Rochester and Maidstone in mid Kent.

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Cycling[edit | edit source]

The Heron Trail is 15+12-mile (24.9 km) long cycling trail that links with National Cycle Route 1 between Higham and Strood, then it heads around the Hoo Peninsula via Regional route 18 (now renamed National Cycle Route 179 ) passing through 'Hoo St Werburgh', 'High Halstow' and 'Cliffe' before returning to Higham. It has a mixture of rural and maritime interest, with views of the River Medway and River Thames.

In 2005, the RSPB worked with Medway Council to establish the route on the Hoo Peninsula.

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

  • wHoo cares, community interest company supporting people on the Hoo peninsula, added 10:19, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

University of Greenwich Centre for Sustainability. The University has a campus in Medway.

News and comment[edit | edit source]


CPRE Kent welcomes Medway Council attack on proposed housing hike, Oct 26[2]


Any airport development in the Thames Estuary would be catastrophic for fragile ecosystems and wildlife, warns Kent Wildlife Trust which is prepared to fight any proposals[3] January 24


E.ON reveals Kingsnorth kicked into long grass, Oct 8[4]


Greenpeace calls on Medway Council to ditch plans for a controversial new coal power station in Kent, Sep 12[5]

Near you[edit | edit source]

Gravesham - Maidstone - Malling - Swale

See also[edit | edit source]

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