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Swale council has secured space to get up to 12 additional people sleeping rough off the streets and help them find suitable long-term accommodation. Merlin House, Sittingbourne, will be used as supported accommodation for people sleeping rough, where they can then be helped by the council and homeless charity Porchlight. Once off the streets, people […]

September traditionally marks the start of Autumn and trade associations UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) and OFTEC have joined forces to launch their ‘Get Winter Ready’ campaign. The ‘Get Winter Ready’ campaign is designed to encourage the 26,327  heating oil customers across Kent to change their energy habits by ordering a supply of […]

Gordon Henderson will be on air from 1pm today with updates of his projects and what he’s been involved in since the last time he was here in the studio. He will be available to answer your questions, give the studio a call on 01795 874422 or text your questions to Gordon, 07510 984001. www.gordonhendersonmp.org.uk

More support is being offered to help rough sleepers get off the streets in Swale. Swale Borough Council is investing £150,000 in a more proactive approach to helping rough sleepers by working with charities and voluntary groups to help identify and support them back into suitable housing. A new rough sleeping coordinator has been appointed […]

A cyclist and a group of runners have raised money for the Sheerness RNLI Lifeboats. 52-year-old Paul Strudwick from Sheerness, father of crew member Jason, took part in the London to Brighton bike ride on 1 July 2019 and for his efforts raised the brilliant sum of £280 for the local lifeboats. Paul said: ‘as […]

The Sheerness RNLI all weather lifeboat was called out to a 57-foot barge that had broken down in the Thames Estuary. The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI all weather lifeboat launched at 9.39pm on Thursday 1 August after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to a 57foot barge, with three people on board, that […]

Plans are being put together to replace the damaged bridge between Barton’s Point Coastal Park and the Queenborough Lines. The bridge was closed by Swale Borough Council in July after damage to the structure was reported. The council brought in engineers to inspect the bridge and they found the structural damage was too severe to […]

Plans are being put together by Swale Borough Council to help local foodbanks support more local families. Cabinet members have been meeting with groups such as Children and Families, Faversham Foodbank and Sittingbourne Foodbank that run local projects to get a better understanding of the need and take up of the service. These meetings also […]

Eleven people have been prosecuted by Swale Borough Council for littering in the borough. The cases were taken to court by the council after each had been caught dropping litter and had been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN). Despite reminder letters and a summons to attend court being sent to the defendants, they […]

Drivers are being advised that there are major changes to a planned closure on the M2 near Faversham in Kent this weekend, minimising disruption while major road repairs are carried out. A planned closure between on the London-bound M2 between junction 7 Brenley Corner and junction 5 at Sittingbourne will now start on Saturday night […]


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