Labour call-in course decision
Medway Labour has ‘called-in’ Medway Council’s decision to close Deangate Ridge golf course.
The Labour Group has exercised its right to ‘call-in’ the decision, which asks for it to be looked at once more in an Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting at a date still to be confirmed.
Medway Council decided to close the course for financial reasons at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, February 6, despite there being more than 100 protesters against it outside Medway Council offices in Gun Wharf, Chatham.
Cllr Andy Stamp, who called for the decision said: “Whilst Medway Labour Group is not opposed in principle to Deangate Ridge being part of a sustainable development strategy for Hoo, Medway’s ruling Conservative Councillors have acted appallingly.
“They are treating the people of Hoo with utter contempt over this issue.
“The site has been run as a golf course for 40 years but the Conservatives decided to close the course just a week after making their plans public – within six weeks it will be history. “There’s been no consultation.” Leader of Medway Council and the Conservative Group, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said Labour was making a “shallow attempt at political point scoring”.