BRFM Local News

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 […]

Players at Faversham Strike Force Football Club could soon have a new LPG boiler thanks to £6,000 grant from Swale Borough Council. The club, which uses the club house and changing facilities at King George V Recreation Ground in Faversham, will have reliable hot water and heating once the new boiler has been installed. The […]

An application for a 9-lane bowling alley in Sittingbourne has been submitted to Swale Borough Council. The plans have been put forward by The Light, the firm behind the 8-screen cinema currently being fitted out in the new Bourne Place development between the high street and train station for opening in October. The application proposes a […]

Swale Borough Council has deep cleaned the roads and pavements in the borough’s five Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) to improve air quality. As well as the usual level of cleansing to remove litter, leaves and debris and clear back the edges of weeds, council contractors Biffa worked to jet wash the tarmac in Newington, […]

People will now see a new solar-powered smart bin at Minster Leas beach as part of a six-week trial to reduce the environmental impact and collection costs litter can have on the borough. The Mr. Fill smart waste solution, solar-powered bin promises to take 6 to 7 times longer to fill up than a regular bin, making […]


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