A decision on changes to transport for children with special needs is close - and we’ve been given a flavour of the thoughts of parents in a report out this week.
The changes include sharing lifts and going to “pick up points” to get to their school.
A decision is due to be made in September.
More than 100 responses have been received from parents as part of the consultation, raising concerns about an extra burden being placed on them and their children being pushed towards independence before they’re ready.
Some of the concerns have arisen out of a misunderstanding of what’s being proposed. Reading the report, it’s easy to see why.
There’s talk of consulting with “stakeholders” and we’re told that Medway is a “pilot for the national SEN and Disabilities Pathfinder programme”.
A bit of plain English wouldn’t go amiss. Too many council reports are littered with jargon and “councilese”.
Councillors will discuss the changes at a meeting of the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee tomorrow (Tuesday)
When it comes to the airport debate, a favoured line of attack from local Labour politicians is to accuse the Tories of being "two-faced".
The latest deployment of this came in reaction to former defence and foreign secretary Sir Malcom Rifkind backing the idea in the Evening Standard.
But hang on, aren't Labour the party that nearly ripped itself to shreds with infighting in the 1980s before deciding that, actually, it wanted to win an election again?
This is the party that can't decide whether it loves or loathes former leader Tony Blair, who won three elections.
Indeed, one Medway Labour member called him a c*** this past week in reaction to news he was being given an advisory role by the party.
Politicians in the same party have different opinions, it's not breaking news.
The biggest Conservative rebellion of the Parliament so far was over House of Lords reform, and one of our MPs was one of the rebels.
Chatham MP Tracey Crouch was one of 91 who voted against the idea on Tuesday. Rehman Chishti didn’t vote and Mark Reckless voted in favour.
It’s the third high profile rebellion from Miss Crouch – after tuition fees and the EU referendum.