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New regeneration director at Medway

Fri 30 October 2015, 9:34 am

Medway Council has appointed a new director of regeneration, community and culture.

Richard Hicks, a Medway native, has been promoted from his role of deputy director, following the announcement earlier this year that Robin Cooper was moving on from the council.

The new director will lead on many schemes in Medway including Rochester Riverside, Chatham Waterfront and Temple Waterfront, which will bring homes, schools, leisure facilities, shops, restaurants and office space. 

Hicks said: “I am really enjoying the opportunity to lead this exciting directorate with such an excellent team, and I look forward to progressing the ambitious plans for regenerating Medway, as well as managing the vital day to day services our residents rely on. 

“I think it is fair to say we are entering an exciting and defining period in Medway. The council has a long-standing commitment to the area’s regeneration and we have made great progress so far, building on the potential we have with fast train connections to the capital and the continent, and our outstanding university offer.

“I believe Medway’s story of growth and development will put it firmly on the map.”

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