BRFM Local News

People living in temporary accommodation who have previously slept rough will soon be able to move into more permanent housing thanks to more than £380,000 from the government’s Next Steps Accommodation Fund. The fund has been set up to help those who were placed in temporary accommodation as part of the government’s Everyone In initiative, […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Sheerness RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews responded to two calls on Saturday 1 August. The all-weather lifeboat was tasked by the UK Coastguard at 6.43pm to assist a 25 foot fishing vessel with a fouled propeller in the Medway Approach Channel and later the same evening at 10.22pm the inshore lifeboat was launched to investigate […]

Local communities will now have greater involvement in council decisions after a date was set for the first round of area committee meetings at last week’s annual council meeting. The four area committees – Eastern, Sittingbourne, Sheppey and Western – will help give local people their say on council matters. The first meeting will be […]

Swale Borough Council has reopened tenders to refurbish the street furniture in Sheerness town centre after pausing during COVID-19. The tender includes 23 lamp posts, 47 signposts, 16 benches, eight cycle racks and 105 bollards along Sheerness High Street and The Broadway. The work will take place from the top of the High Street at […]

Micro businesses who have been severely impacted by COVID-19 could now be eligible for a discretionary grant from Swale Borough Council. After the first round of grants were given to businesses earlier this month, the council extended the criteria to include businesses that support the borough’s visitor economy, and although remaining funds are now very […]


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