BRFM Local News

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Jo from Golden Leas spoke to BRFM’s Peter Finch about the fantastic work and competitions they are doing whilst everyone is in Isolation and the Parks are closed. One such competition is to Design a 2020 Golden Leas, Hollybush & Estuary View postcard. Golden Leas are launching a competition for all kids 3 – 12 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

People with no-one to help them get food or essential items while they are self-isolating can get support from Swale Borough Council. The council has set up a community support line to help people who don’t have friends or family around to help whilst they keep themselves, or others, safe from coronavirus. The support line […]

A remarkable team effort by mhs homes staff looks set to provide daily meals to scores of vulnerable people across Medway during the coronavirus crisis. The charity has committed tens of thousands of pounds to funding Age UK Medway ‘meals on wheels’ deliveries to some of its older vulnerable tenants without any other support network. […]

People are being asked to give their opinion on the proposed changes to Swale Borough Council’s Street Trading Policy. The policy outlines how the council licenses street trading around the borough, including whether to approve or refuse new street trading applications and how to manage existing licence holders. The proposed changes include a requirement for […]


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