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The Sheerness RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews responded to two calls on Saturday 1 August. The all-weather lifeboat was tasked by the UK Coastguard at 6.43pm to assist a 25 foot fishing vessel with a fouled propeller in the Medway Approach Channel and later the same evening at 10.22pm the inshore lifeboat was launched to investigate […]

Local communities will now have greater involvement in council decisions after a date was set for the first round of area committee meetings at last week’s annual council meeting. The four area committees – Eastern, Sittingbourne, Sheppey and Western – will help give local people their say on council matters. The first meeting will be […]

Swale Borough Council has reopened tenders to refurbish the street furniture in Sheerness town centre after pausing during COVID-19. The tender includes 23 lamp posts, 47 signposts, 16 benches, eight cycle racks and 105 bollards along Sheerness High Street and The Broadway. The work will take place from the top of the High Street at […]

Micro businesses who have been severely impacted by COVID-19 could now be eligible for a discretionary grant from Swale Borough Council. After the first round of grants were given to businesses earlier this month, the council extended the criteria to include businesses that support the borough’s visitor economy, and although remaining funds are now very […]

Players at Faversham Strike Force Football Club could soon have a new LPG boiler thanks to £6,000 grant from Swale Borough Council. The club, which uses the club house and changing facilities at King George V Recreation Ground in Faversham, will have reliable hot water and heating once the new boiler has been installed. The […]

An application for a 9-lane bowling alley in Sittingbourne has been submitted to Swale Borough Council. The plans have been put forward by The Light, the firm behind the 8-screen cinema currently being fitted out in the new Bourne Place development between the high street and train station for opening in October. The application proposes a […]

Swale Borough Council has deep cleaned the roads and pavements in the borough’s five Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) to improve air quality. As well as the usual level of cleansing to remove litter, leaves and debris and clear back the edges of weeds, council contractors Biffa worked to jet wash the tarmac in Newington, […]

People can now use the refurbished public toilets at The Spinney in Leysdown thanks to a £40,000 makeover from Swale Borough Council. The toilet block in central Leysdown has had a complete renovation inside and out, with new toilets, cisterns and cubicle doors, as well as freshly tiled walls and plastered ceiling. A new disabled […]

Visitors to town centres will find it easier to safely social distance from next week when three high streets are temporarily pedestrianised. New traffic restrictions are being put in place in Faversham, Sheerness and Sittingbourne to support the safe reopening of non-essential retail following lockdown. Cllr Monique Bonney, cabinet member for economy and property at […]

Kent Wildlife Rescue Service is in desperate need of your help. During this pandemic the team has been working endlessly to ensure that we able to continue rehabilitating the animals in our care but also continue to help as many individuals as possible. However, due to covid-19 all our fundraising events have been cancelled leaving […]


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