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Strong winds cause damage across Swale

Thursday morning strong winds have cause damage and travel problems across Swale. Strong gusts of winds have caused damage and travel misery during this morning’s rush hour across Sittingbourne & Sheppey. Strong winds brought down part of a farm building on Sheppey and fire-fighters were called to Warden Bay Road …

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Your views needed on possible new Town Council

Sheerness residents are being asked their views on whether a new town council should be set up Last month Swale Borough Council approved plans to carry out a community governance review – the first step towards setting up a new town council after a 635-signature petition was submitted in the …

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New £19,500 multi-use games area installed

Residents young and old will be able to sharpen their skills after works to improve Kemsley Recreation Ground have been completed. A new £19,500 multi-use games area has been installed by Swale Borough Council at the recreation ground in Sittingbourne, giving visitors the chance to enjoy a range of ball games …

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TRAVEL: Overnight road closure (Sittingbourne)

A249 Diversion

A2 West Street, Sittingbourne Closed overnight. An overnight closure of part of a busy route in Sittingbourne will be closed until 7am tomorrow (Tuesday). A section of the A2 West Street in Sittingbourne will be closed West bound (London Bound)  from 7pm tonight until 7am on Tuesday for essential carriageway …

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Local Funeral Director set to feature in TV Documentary

Young businessman to feature in new BBC Documentary. The Islands youngest funeral director is to feature in a new BBC online documentary, due to go live later this month. Luke Allum, 25, opened his own funeral directors in the Broadway in Sheerness in September last year, and is already making …

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UPDATE: School farm arrests

Teenagers arrested for School Farm killings. Officers investigating the deaths of several animals at a school farm in Sittingbourne have arrested three children on suspicion of criminal damage and animal cruelty. Police were called to the school in Westlands Avenue on Thursday (December 28) where 11 chickens were reportedly killed, …

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Animals killed at School farm

“Abysmal manner towards some of our animals” Police are currently investigating after a number of animals were found killed at a school farm following a break-in over the Christmas holiday. Chickens were found killed at Westlands secondary school in Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, yesterday morning. A number of animals had been …

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Christmas & New Year bin collections

Changes to bin collections over Christmas & New Year. From 25th December, your household collection days will change. They will return to normal from Monday 15 January. This is partly due to the fact that Christmas and New Year both fall on a Monday, but also because KCC-operated waste transfer …

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