Move 2 Medway - What's this site about?
Thursday 04th June 2009
WHAT'S ON THIS SITE?
The Medway Towns, in Kent, are set for a multi-billion pound regeneration that will, by 2016, transform the area into a city of Learning, Culture, Tourism & Enterprise.
This site will hopefully give you an indication of what is happening in Medway now ( and give an insight into its rich history ) , by the use of photographs.
They say a picture cannot lie , and no attempt has been made to 'cover up' or deceive on this site - what you see is real.
This is not a glossy tourist guide showing you the 'best bits' ( although there are some very nice ones! )
No, this site is produced by a dedicated team who have spent many hours walking the streets of Medway with a digital camera & produced a site that portrays real life.
The team are all in full-time employment or education and are NOT :
Council Employees, Estate Agents, Property Developers or going to benefit in any way if you decide to move to Medway!
SO, WHO WILL FIND THIS SITE USEFUL?
Well, in early 2008, Chatham (one of the main towns of Medway ) was in the top 5 of property hot-spots - presumably on the back of the forthcoming regeneration.
Property prices are still lower than most other areas of Kent and its motorway & rail links to London make it popular for commuters.
You may be looking to get on the property ladder. It is estimated that 70% of people looking for properties now start on-line, but isn't it annoying when all you can see is the house being sold - now you can see the area the property is in.
You may be a property developer ( look at some of the prices of property in London Boroughs that a decade ago could not be given away - will Medway fall into that category?)
You may have high hopes for your child & they could be one of the estimated 15,000 students attending the Universities at Medway by 2016. Wouldn't an investment now save thousands of pounds in rent? - and don't forget you can still be the landlord when the degree is finished, more students will still need 'digs'.
It's quite possible you're being affected by the 'credit crunch' & are looking to 'downsize' your mortgage. You might find you won't need to compromise on the property, just the location.
As a resident of the Medway Towns, in this age of driving everywhere, there are probably areas you didn't even know existed!
You may like reminding of the 'good old days' , & for selected areas there are some images to compare 'then & now'.
Or, you may simply wish to know what to do or where to go if you live in or are visiting Medway
Whatever your reasons for visiting this site, IT'S ALL FREE , so sit back, click on the map & tour the Medway Towns.
HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY AROUND.
The map works the same as most maps on the internet - use the arrows top left to move around & zoom in or zoom out.
Click on an icon & a window with an image will open up. Underneath it says 'more'. Click 'more' & a new page appears. This has a brief description of the chosen location & the images available.
Click the first image & a bigger image will appear. By moving your mouse on the right-hand side of the photo & clicking, you can view all the photos like a slideshow- click the left-hand side to scroll back again if you require. When you're finished with the area, click close at the bottom right of the image.
Then press 'Home' to return to the map & choose another area.
THE BORING STUFF!
We are not to blame if you buy a house based on the photographs on this site, only to find an estate has been built in the back garden!! We are providing you with an indication of the area in which you may be interested, but with the ongoing regeneration of the Medway Towns (even in these difficult times), some outlooks will inevitably change.
Please be aware that wherever possible, the photos on this site will not include people - and certainly not children. High Streets & shops were photographed on Sundays & rainy days, to reduce the risk of 'capturing' people going about their daily routines.
The exceptions to this are festivals, public events & attractions around the Medway Towns.
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