Swale Borough Council has launched an appeal to raise money for the voluntary and community groups helping support local people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Swale Community Response is crowdfunding to support the many local groups working to make sure vulnerable local people can stay safe at home to keep themselves safe. Cllr Richard Palmer, cabinet […]

BRFM’s very own Ian James has organized this Fundraiser. He will be shaving his head completely bald! The goal is to raise £1000. In the difficult time of Lock-down 2020, it hits home even more when someone you care about loses someone they have loved for a lifetime.  My good friend Phil Shorthouse recently lost […]

HKSD (Helen K School of Dance) would like to raise money for our amazing NHS intensive care unit at Medway Maritime Hospital.  With everything being so negative at the minute our kids wanted to do something positive and help make a difference to our NHS.  Our amazing kids will be doing a 24 hour danceathon […]

At an Emergency Council Meeting held on Monday 20th April 2020, theCouncillors of Sheerness Town Council voted unanimously to dedicate £22K of their available budget to help support local residents during the Covid-19pandemic. It was agreed that £10K would be assigned to the purchase of PPE (facemasks, aprons, gloves, visors etc) for all front-line staff […]

Councillors are being asked to agree locations and contractors for a new toilet block along Minster Leas beach front. The council committed £110,000 to install the new toilets earlier this year and will put forward two locations to be discussed at next week’s cabinet meeting (22 Apr). The cabinet meeting will be held remotely to […]

Cabinet is being asked to approve Swale Borough Council’s action plan to tackle the climate and ecological emergency around the borough. The action plan outlines the steps the council will take towards making their operation carbon neutral by 2025, followed by the borough in 2030, in areas including transport, air quality, buildings, ecology and biodiversity, […]

The Salvation Army has taken a tour around the sites and offices of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, providing hot refreshments for our hardworking colleagues. Bacon and egg sandwiches, hot tea and fresh coffee were prepared and cooked in a portable kitchen by volunteers from the Salvation Army at each site, with social distancing […]

Finding that he had extra time on his hands, due to Covid-19, year 11 student and Army Cadet, Christopher Johnson decided that he wanted to be productive and help people working in the NHS. Using a 3D printer at home, Christopher started making protective face masks which could be used by the frontline workers; like […]

People should not be visiting beaches like Minster leas, Shingle bank or Leysdown, or country parks like Oare, Milton Creek, Perry Wood or Barton’s Point this weekend. We will be working with Kent Police over the long weekend to make sure people are complying with government instructions to not travel unless essential, by checking on […]

Citizens Advice Swale has received a £20,000 grant from Swale Borough Council to help support their free advice service to the residents of Swale. Citizens Advice Swale is an independent local charity that provides free and impartial advice about debt, housing, unemployment, immigration and family matters. The charity has helped more than 60,000 people since […]


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