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Swale Borough Council is investing more than £218,000 to continue to help rough sleepers get off the streets for good. The investment comes following the success of the new proactive approach that saw 59 people helped off the streets and into housing last year. Cllr Ben Martin, cabinet member for housing at the council, said: “I welcome […]

The Sheerness inshore lifeboat was launched after a small fishing boat ran aground in The Swale. The volunteer crew of the Sheerness Inshore Lifeboat ‘Buster’ launched with a crew of three at 6.32pm on 2 February after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to reports that a small fishing boat with two people onboardhad run […]

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Ken Ingleton, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Roger Clark, at the following: Thursday 9th January 2020 4.30pm to 7pm         New Year Networking and Business Resilience Forum Jay Sahota and the team at Jarmans Solicitors have invited the Mayor to be their honoured guest at the […]

People with mobility challenges can now access the new healthy living centre at Sheerness Leisure Complex using the newly built disabled car park next to the pool building. Swale Borough Council has invested more than £20,000 to build the new disabled car park that provides five new accessible parking bays within easy reach of the […]

People have until the end of February to get a grant from their councillor to help improve their local community. Each of Swale’s 47 councillors has £2,400 available every year to support small-scale, local community projects through the council’s member grants scheme. The scheme supports projects that benefit areas such as culture, sport, recreation, health, […]

The previous administration had expressed an interest in working with Kent County Council and neighbouring authorities to find a site for formal lorry parking near Brenley Corner. This was part of efforts to reduce unofficial lorry parking at a number of locations across Swale. In March 2019 the cabinet gave officers the authority to explore […]

A man has been prosecuted after garage parts, wood, a hanging basket, roofing felt, broken up cabinets, furniture items and cardboard boxes were dumped along Ridham Dock Road last year. Officers from Swale Borough Council investigated the fly tipping and were able to trace the waste to a Chatham resident. When she was visited by […]

Swale’s popular beaches earn top marks after this year’s monitoring by the Environment Agency. Minster Leas, Sheerness and Leysdown all achieved the highest rating of Excellent, bringing the beaches one step closer to earning a blue flag in time for summer next year. The ratings from the Environment Agency are based on more than 30 […]

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Ken Ingleton, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Roger Clark, at the following: Friday November 22 – 7pm for 7.30pm  –  An Evening of Conversation – Swale Youth Development Fund   At the invitation of the Trustees of the Swale Youth Development Fund (SYDF) the Mayor and Mayoress […]

Waste carriers were targeted last week as part of a day of action to crackdown on fly tipping. Swale Borough Council teamed up with Kent Police’s Rural Task Force to carry out enquiries, arrest people suspected of fly tipping, seize vehicles and collate evidence with a view to prosecuting offenders for waste related crimes. Outcomes of the […]


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