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Swale Borough Council has approved a new interim policy that outlines how the council will manage planning applications for park home sites across the borough. The policy was agreed at the virtual council meeting (17 Jun) this week and gives the council an opportunity to widen its housing options. It will especially increase options for the elderly who […]

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 all stall holders to provide a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate, the correction of the current seven-metre exemption rule, […]

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 […]

Shoppers are being welcomed back to our high streets from Monday as non-essential retailers reopen their doors. Swale Borough Council is supporting local shops by putting in place measures so people feel confident they can safely come back to our high streets. Things won’t be the same as normal, as people need to maintain social distancing. Individual shops must have plans to […]

People can now have their say on how their public spaces are protected. Swale Borough Council is asking local people’s opinions on protection orders that outline how they manage certain types of anti-social behaviour, improve community safety, and create an inclusive environment. Three types of orders are being reviewed – alcohol (areas in Leysdown, Sheerness, Faversham […]

MHS homes’ repairs team is supporting Medway Foodbank’s work to help families in crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic. Colleagues from mhs homes are providing vital transport services to help the charity collect donated food and toiletries and take the donated stock from the foodbank’s headquarters to its distribution centre, where it is made into food […]

Mark Radford had been undergoing treatment for cancer since last year, but during a recent stay in hospital, he contracted coronavirus. This proved to be one fight too many, and he passed away yesterday. Cllr Roger Truelove, leader of the council, said: “We are all deeply saddened that our Chief Executive Mark Radford has passed […]

Sheerness Town Council are extremely pleased to announce that they will be giving out free PPE to any front-line members of the community from 10am on Friday 22nd May. Home carers, retail workers, agency staff, taxi drivers and any other public facing individuals are invited to visit The Holy Trinity Church Hall in the Broadway […]

The amount of domestic waste being collected across Swale has increased by almost ten percent compared to last year. With more people staying at home during the day during lockdown, initial figures show that Swale collected 4,354 tonnes of domestic waste during April this year, compared to 3,976 tonnes in month in April last year. […]


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