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Swale Borough Council has planted 2,500 trees as part of their commitment to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. More than 60 volunteers helped plant oak, hazel, beech, hawthorn, alder, willow, dog wood, wild cherry, crab apple, blackthorn, silver birch, pines, yew and holly trees between November 2019 and February 2020. Engie, the Woodland trust, Away Days Faversham, The Friends of Oare […]

Jo from Golden Leas spoke to BRFM’s Peter Finch about the fantastic work and competitions they are doing whilst everyone is in Isolation and the Parks are closed. One such competition is to Design a 2020 Golden Leas, Hollybush & Estuary View postcard. Golden Leas are launching a competition for all kids 3 – 12 […]

BRFM’s very own Ian James has organized this Fundraiser. He will be shaving his head completely bald! The goal is to raise £1000. In the difficult time of Lock-down 2020, it hits home even more when someone you care about loses someone they have loved for a lifetime.  My good friend Phil Shorthouse recently lost […]

HKSD (Helen K School of Dance) would like to raise money for our amazing NHS intensive care unit at Medway Maritime Hospital.  With everything being so negative at the minute our kids wanted to do something positive and help make a difference to our NHS.  Our amazing kids will be doing a 24 hour danceathon […]

At an Emergency Council Meeting held on Monday 20th April 2020, theCouncillors of Sheerness Town Council voted unanimously to dedicate £22K of their available budget to help support local residents during the Covid-19pandemic. It was agreed that £10K would be assigned to the purchase of PPE (facemasks, aprons, gloves, visors etc) for all front-line staff […]

Councillors are being asked to agree locations and contractors for a new toilet block along Minster Leas beach front. The council committed £110,000 to install the new toilets earlier this year and will put forward two locations to be discussed at next week’s cabinet meeting (22 Apr). The cabinet meeting will be held remotely to […]

Cabinet is being asked to approve Swale Borough Council’s action plan to tackle the climate and ecological emergency around the borough. The action plan outlines the steps the council will take towards making their operation carbon neutral by 2025, followed by the borough in 2030, in areas including transport, air quality, buildings, ecology and biodiversity, […]

Finding that he had extra time on his hands, due to Covid-19, year 11 student and Army Cadet, Christopher Johnson decided that he wanted to be productive and help people working in the NHS. Using a 3D printer at home, Christopher started making protective face masks which could be used by the frontline workers; like […]

We’re incredibly grateful for people’s understanding of the cancellation of our garden waste service last week. This helped our contractors focus on making sure that general waste, recycling and food waste bins are being collected. Following the pause in garden waste collections, we are now looking to reinstate the brown bin service from Tuesday 7 […]

Kent residents are being reminded to avoid unnecessary travel to coastal areas and other popular open spaces this weekend as efforts continue to curb the spread of Covid-19. With the weather set to be glorious, members of the Kent Resilience Forum including the five coastal authorities Canterbury City Council, Dover District Council, Folkestone and Hythe […]


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