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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 […]

Homeless people have been treated for diabetes, lung disease, pregnancy, infected wounds and skin conditions at two drop-in clinics. They are being run by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) following an approach by Maidstone Borough Council for a nurse-led clinic for rough sleepers in the town. The clinics are held at Maidstone Day […]

A blue roan cocker spaniel named Huckleberry has been given a new lease of life after being abandoned near Selling. Swale Borough Council’s dog warden received a call from homeowners in Selling after finding an abandoned dog curled up in their outside log store. The dog warden, who named him Huckleberry, collected the very thin […]

Mike Rolfe, the former Labour parliamentary candidate for Sittingbourne and Sheppey has joined the Conservative Party and is supporting Gordon Henderson to win the General Election on 12th December 2019. Mr Rolfe, who is from Minster-on-Sea and was recently elected as POA Chairman at HMP Elmley, came second in the 2017 General Election. Mr Rolfe announced […]

Both the Sheerness RNLI lifeboats have been launched to a number of incidents in the Thames and Medway estuaries over the last couple of weeks. The first call came on Monday 30th September when the Sheerness crews were paged with a ‘crew assemble’ alert at 10.20pm in response to a call from the UK Coastguard […]

The former operator of a takeaway pizza restaurant infested with rats has been prosecuted by Swale Borough Council. Council officers visited Papa John’s pizza restaurant in West Street, Sittingbourne in February 2019 and found evidence of rats in the rear office/store room, food preparation area, front service area and upstairs in the premises. The officers […]


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