About Us

Born out of the Big Local programme, Arches Local exists to strengthen connections between people and public spaces in Chatham. We believe these spaces, along with the people in them, have the potential to celebrate culture, spark human interaction, promote active lifestyles and enable nature to flourish.

As a collective of ambitious local people, we’re often curating public art, tree lining streets and shaping local policy.

We’re co-chaired by two local residents, Kate Mechedou and Fiona Wiseman.

Outside of Chatham, we also support organisations to deliver meaningful change of their own through consultancy.