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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 […]

Council spokesperson said: “We are extremely grateful for the kind words we’ve had about our waste collection crews. They really appreciate them, and the thank you cards and messages left on bins, as they work hard to maintain the service. “Unfortunately, due to reduced staff levels, we have taken the decision to suspend garden waste […]

You will have seen that, due to the ongoing uncertainty around the full impact of Corona virus, supermarkets have been much busier than usual and customers are choosing to stock up. I wanted to personally reassure you that we have more food and other essential items coming to us from manufacturers and into our warehouses […]

Swale Borough Council is calling for expressions of interest from local not-for-profits and commercial organisations who are interested in running the new catering kiosk at Faversham Rec. The kiosk is in front of the Grade II listed lodge which is home to Faversham Rugby Club and forms part of the £1.9 million investment to refurbish the lodge, […]

How well do you know the South East Coast?  Could you give visitors an accurate history of local attractions like Deal Castle or Osborne House?  Where are the top museums or best places to spot wildlife?  When are the best festivals or events held and where should art-lovers head to? If you’re in any doubt, […]

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, […]


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