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Cultural inspection report

This report (pdf 238KB), published by the Audit Commission on 30 June 2005, looks at Medway’s tourism, events, arts development and libraries. To use this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.

The inspection team also examined Medway’s leisure centres, museums, parks and open spaces and reported that:

"The council can demonstrate that the cultural activities it supports contribute to improving the quality of life for local people. The wide range of high quality arts and heritage opportunities bring economic benefits. The service has effective processes and systems to drive improvement, but there is more to do to measure its impact more effectively."

The report highlights a number of Medway’s successes, including not only its famous events such as the Dickens, Chinese New Year, Will Adams festivals and the Castle Concerts, but also the increased audience numbers at the Central Theatre and the library at Dock Road, Chatham.

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