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Anyone worried about businesses not following the Government’s coronavirus regulations can report their concerns to the council. With new restrictions in force, the council is increasing the number of spot checks on local businesses to make sure they are complying with the regulations in place. The council has the power to issue fines to firms […]

Councillors have approved a three-year plan that will stimulate the borough’s economy by securing investment and infrastructure, supporting local business and improving skills. The plan, laid out by Swale Borough Council, aims to strengthen the economy, deliver improved quality and choice in local employment opportunities and enhance the quality of life for residents by raising Swale’s profile. […]

One of the best-loved memorials in Kent is now just as evocative after dark, thanks to support from a generous donor. The National Memorial to the Few, the men of the Royal Air Force who fought and won the Battle of Britain in 1940, is now lit by floodlights at dusk. The result is an […]

A project that involves keeping a close eye on the health of care home residents has been extended for a year – after a trial showed impressive results. The Docobo telehealth project was initially piloted for six months in two care homes in Maidstone, Kent. In the first three months, it resulted in a 32 […]

Throughout Friday 30th October BRFM gave away sweets, chocolates, a bottle of Champagne and a set of JBL earphones to lucky winners who joined in the fun. John and Barry started the celebrations on the Breakfast show where they gave away a Weekend Breakfast for two at the Klondyke Cafe at the Lakes, Halfway. Pete […]

Cllr Roger Truelove, leader of the council, said: “Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, we are working to prepare for the new restrictions coming into place on Thursday. “We know there will be an impact on local residents and businesses and we are reviewing our plans in light of government guidance as we receive it. […]

On Friday 30th October, BRFM are proud to celebrate 14 years broadcasting to the Isle of Sheppey and beyond and we want you to join us.  Over the years we have laughed and cried along with you, our listeners, who make us what we are today.  We have sadly lost a couple of presenters to […]

Swale towns, villages and community gardens have been recognised for their outstanding horticulture, environment and community work in this year’s south and south east in bloom competition. Sittingbourne in Bloom has been awarded gold for the fourth year in a row in the large town category, and Faversham in Bloom has returned to gold after […]

The house is a 1940s living museum and tearoom but was originally built in the 1700s as a home and working forge. The volunteers running the house approached the council for help to repair damage to the roof and have been awarded £8,100 from the council’s communities fund, and £2,500 from 12 councillors through the […]

The Sheerness RNLI all weather lifeboat ‘The George and Ivy Swanson’ launched at 8.49pm on Monday 10th August to assist a yacht with two people on board that had broken down and with no wind to set sails was drifting towards the very busy shipping lanes in the Thames Estuary The volunteer crew of the […]


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