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Sheppey Community Development Forum The Forum will be meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss the three questions in this survey.  We would like your participation and your opinions, Our Community, to be put forward. Don’t miss out on a chance to put your ideas and comments forward for your community. All your comments will be […]

Top comedian Lee Hurst joins Elwood & Pete live in the studio when DCD returns on Wednesday August 1st. Join them all from 7pm for what will be a very entertaining night of fun, comedy & music. Will Lee dare to play Kamikaze Jukebox?  

“Slipped away peacefully” – Tributes paid to Sittingbourne teenager A Sittingbourne teenager who inspired a huge fundraising campaign after she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour has died. Elizabeth Adams, who was a student at the Sittingbourne Community College (SCC), better known as Lizzy, received the devastating news last year that she had a mass […]

Sheerness Household recycling centre temporary closure If you plan on having a “clear out” or working on the Garden, the Sheerness household recycling centre will be closed from Monday 9th July to Friday 13th July. The centre will re-open on Saturday 14th July at 8am. The planned closure is to allows works to be carried […]

Armed Forces Day 2018 is on Saturday 30th June. There are a number of events taking place locally and you can also find out more on the website Sheppey Leisure Complex are celebrating on Wednesday 4th July. They are allowing all uniformed military personnel’s to use our fitness & leisure facilities completely FREE including immediate […]

New fine increase for litter from Sunday 1st July Anyone caught dropping litter, leaving graffiti or fly-posting in Swale will be fined £150 from 1 July. Swale Borough Council agreed to raise the maximum fixed penalty notice (FPN) for the offences from their current £80 to £150 after new regulations came into force allowing council’s to increase the fines. The existing £80 level has been in place since 2006, with 1,633 FPN’s issued in 2017/18, and more than 100 people taken to court for non-payment. Any money left over after paying for the costs of the scheme is ring-fenced for environmental projects such as new litter bins, educational programmes and events to deter environmental crime. Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs at the council, said: “The existing level has been in place for more than a decade, and doesn’t reflect the costs – socially or economically – that these kinds of offences create. “It doesn’t just cost council tax payers money to clean up the mess, itcan make an area feel less welcoming and attractive for local people. “In the last few years we’ve put in a lot of effort to increase the amount of litter enforcement with extra patrols being carried out. These are making a difference, but there is still a minority who believe they can get away with leaving a mess for others to clear up. “We hope that this increase acts as an appropriate deterrent and that people decide to do the right thing with their rubbish rather than litter it on our streets.” “Through our local engagement sessions and surveys we know that residents support these ‘on the spot fines’ for anyone caught dropping litter.” The increase was approved by the full council at a meeting on Wednesday 13th June.

A summer of reading Local MP Gordon Henderson is supporting a campaign run by charity The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which launches across England and Wales on Saturday 14th July (although regional variations may apply). Research shows that reading for pleasure is […]

Looking for work? We could have just the job for you! BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this […]

St Georges Primary School Year 1 Students Read the Weather on BRFM St Georges Primary school have joined with BRFM and the pupils will be reading out your daily weather from 1pm. Every day a different pupil will read out the weather as part of their weather station education within the school. In May 2017 St […]

The DCD show returns this Wednesday night 27th June after Elwood returns from his Moose Wrestling holiday in Canada and Peter from his German Sausage Eating visit in Berlin! Join the two for more mayhem at 7pm…… if you dare……….

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