Author: Judders

School’s out for summer 2018! With many Schools finishing for the Summer from tomorrow in Sittingbourne, Travelmasters have updated their bus service times to accommodate the school early finishing times, please see below any changes that we have been told about. Friday 20th July: Due to Fulston Manor School & Borden Grammer School finishing early […]

Important E-mails from Swale Borough Council Swale Borough Council will be sending out emails next week asking people to confirm their details on the electoral register are correct. If you provided an email address when you registered to vote, or completed other electoral forms, you should be receiving an email next week asking you to confirm your details are correct. The email will ask you to help us keep the electoral register up-to-date by using a secure online system. This will ask you to provide secure codes that have been provided to the named recipient of the email. It DOES NOT ask for other sensitive information such as bank, passport, or driving licence details, and you should always be wary of sites asking for this information. Those who haven’t provided an email address, and those who don’t reply to the email, will be contacted by post in the usual way later in the year. For more information, visit www.swale.gov.uk/all-about-voting

BRFM Job Spot (9th July – 13th July BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this week’s latest job […]

“Slipped away peacefully” – Tributes paid to Sittingbourne teenager A Sittingbourne teenager who inspired a huge fundraising campaign after she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour has died. Elizabeth Adams, who was a student at the Sittingbourne Community College (SCC), better known as Lizzy, received the devastating news last year that she had a mass […]

Sheerness Household recycling centre temporary closure If you plan on having a “clear out” or working on the Garden, the Sheerness household recycling centre will be closed from Monday 9th July to Friday 13th July. The centre will re-open on Saturday 14th July at 8am. The planned closure is to allows works to be carried […]

Looking for work? We could have just the job for you! BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this […]

New fine increase for litter from Sunday 1st July Anyone caught dropping litter, leaving graffiti or fly-posting in Swale will be fined £150 from 1 July. Swale Borough Council agreed to raise the maximum fixed penalty notice (FPN) for the offences from their current £80 to £150 after new regulations came into force allowing council’s to increase the fines. The existing £80 level has been in place since 2006, with 1,633 FPN’s issued in 2017/18, and more than 100 people taken to court for non-payment. Any money left over after paying for the costs of the scheme is ring-fenced for environmental projects such as new litter bins, educational programmes and events to deter environmental crime. Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs at the council, said: “The existing level has been in place for more than a decade, and doesn’t reflect the costs – socially or economically – that these kinds of offences create. “It doesn’t just cost council tax payers money to clean up the mess, itcan make an area feel less welcoming and attractive for local people. “In the last few years we’ve put in a lot of effort to increase the amount of litter enforcement with extra patrols being carried out. These are making a difference, but there is still a minority who believe they can get away with leaving a mess for others to clear up. “We hope that this increase acts as an appropriate deterrent and that people decide to do the right thing with their rubbish rather than litter it on our streets.” “Through our local engagement sessions and surveys we know that residents support these ‘on the spot fines’ for anyone caught dropping litter.” The increase was approved by the full council at a meeting on Wednesday 13th June.

A summer of reading Local MP Gordon Henderson is supporting a campaign run by charity The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which launches across England and Wales on Saturday 14th July (although regional variations may apply). Research shows that reading for pleasure is […]

Looking for work? We could have just the job for you! BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this […]

Looking for work? We could have just the job for you! BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this […]


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