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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 […]

The community of Swale is invited to remotely attend the Annual Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday 15 July at 7pm. The meeting will celebrate Councillor Ken Ingleton’s year as Mayor of the Borough of Swale, and Councillor Roger Clark’s year as Deputy Mayor, and will welcome the new Mayor for the civic year 2020/21, Councillor […]

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 […]

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 […]


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