Medway Elects
Council: Explore Options to Tackle Knife Crime (Amendment)

25 January 2018


This council notes that there are increased concerns around knife crime in Medway.

Council further notes positive action taken by both other local authorities and community and voluntary groups to tackle this issue.

Council recognises local concerns regarding this matter and resolves that a report will be brought forward to the full council meeting in July 2018, exploring the potential options and solutions for this issue, having considered best practice from other organisations.


The portfolio holder for business management, Councillor Turpin, supported by the portfolio holder for educational attainment and improvement, Councillor Potter, proposed the following amendment:

"Line 1 - Insert "whilst" after "council notes that"

Line 2 - Delete "." And replace with ", Medway remains a very safe place in which to live and raise a family".

Insert after existing first paragraph - "The council further notes the importance of partnership working with regard to any issues of crime, and recognises that all new challenges in the crime and safety landscape are best met by proactively working together to build stronger and more resilient communities.

The council resolves to continue its successful working with local and national partners, which include Kent police and the Kent police and crime commissioner, the Medway community safety partnership, community wardens, residents and other community partners."

Line 3 of existing paragraph 2 - Delete "both other local authorities and"

Line 4 of existing paragraph 2 - Delete everything after "groups to tackle" And replace with "local issues, and would like to place on record our thanks to frontline police, council officers and staff for their service to our community and their contribution to making Medway a safe and pleasant place to live".

Delete existing paragraph 3."

On being put to the vote, the amendment was carried and became the substantive motion.

Vote Result

Votes by Councillor

For For For 35

The following councillors voted in favour of the amendment:

Against Against Against 13

The following councillors voted against the amendment:

Absent Absent Absent 6

The following councillors were absent from the vote:

To view the list of councillors who voted in favour or against the amendment, those who abstained and those who were absent, click on the appropriate heading.

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