Leysdown

Parents will be able to take the kids to one of three newly upgraded play areas on the island this Christmas thanks to a £73,000 investment from Swale Borough Council and Leysdown Parish Council. Work has begun today at King George V playing field in Queenborough, Leysdown Coastal Park and The Spinney play area in […]

BRFM have teamed up with O’Meara’s Butchers and Tesco, Sheerness   This Christmas BRFM have teamed up with Tesco, Sheerness and O’Meara’s Butchers, Minster Broadway to give a deserving family a Christmas Dinner to remember. Do you know a family that has had a difficult year, maybe through illness, family bereavement or any other reason. […]

For the fourth successive year two of Sheppey’s beaches have reached the highest standard of water quality. Both Minster Leas Beach and Sheerness Beach have once again received an excellent rating for the quality of their bathing water, and Leysdown Beach has achieved the good rating. The ratings from the Environment Agency are based on more than […]

Tributes to Islander Shane Gray continue. Islanders continue to pay tribute to a popular young islander who died in an accident last Wednesday. Shane Gray from Leysdown died at Lakeside Holiday Park near Chicester last Wednesday, the former Minster College pupil was working at the park at the time before his death. West Sussex Police […]

Louisa Pearce talks to BRFM about the Leysdown Clean Up The Voluntary Island Clean Up  Will be at Leysdown beach on the 24th march.  Every one is welcome to join in and help clean the beach. We will be meeting at Central Beach Holiday Park from 10:30am, they have kindly offered the use of there […]

Looking for work? Try the BRFM Job Spot for the latest vacancies. If you are currently unemployed, looking to get back on the career ladder, check out our “BRFM Job Spot” for all the latest vacancies from the Sheppey, Sittingbourne, Faversham area and also around the County. If you are a local business looking to […]

Building Sheppey’s first free school for children with special educational needs has been identified as a “key priority” by education bosses. Every day, at least 80 youngsters are forced to go to specialist units miles away as there is nowhere for them on Sheppey. The gap in provision has been highlighted by Kent County Council. […]

Swale Borough Council soon launching “Christmas Parking Scheme” This December, Swale Borough Council are making it easier for you to reach Swale’s high streets. Building on feedback from last year’s trial, our 2017 scheme is tailored to each town centre, helping more people get to the shops – so you can get your Christmas shopping […]

BRFM marks 11 years on air across Sheppey & Swale On 30th October 2006 BRFM officially switched the switch to begin broadcasting to the Isle of Sheppey & Swale from it’s studios in Minster. 11 years later BRFM continues to broadcast a service to its listeners, providing News, Weather & Travel around the clock supplied […]

Investigation leads to Prosecution of Leysdown Fly-Tipper An Eastchurch man is £4,764 out of pocket after waste was dumped in Leysdown. Lee Jacobs, of Cheyne Road, was prosecuted by Swale Borough Council following an investigation into a large quantity of waste found dumped on Shellness Road in October 2016. The council identified that Jacobs had been paid to remove the waste from a building site and when asked to provide his authority to carry it, and waste transfer notes for the load that was deposited illegally, he failed to do so. Jacobs pleaded not guilty to two charges – failing to produce his authority to transport controlled waste, and failing to produce waste transfer notes – but he failed to turn up at the trial and when Magistrates were presented with evidence from the council’s investigation, he was found guilty of both offences. Magistrates fined him £1,500 for each offence, and ordered him to pay £1,614.56, costs and £150 victim surcharge, with payment to be made within 28 days. Cllr Alan Horton cabinet member for safer families and communities at the council, said: “We are delighted with this result. The council spend significant sums of council taxpayers’ money every year clearing up fly-tipping. “Anyone transporting someone else’s waste on the highway must be registered with the Environment Agency to do so. “The council has an excellent record in tackling waste crime. In this case, we were able to trace the waste back to the defendant, and prosecute the offender. “Responsible carriers know the rules, and I urge people to be wary of those offering to get rid of waste cheaply – if it’s dumped, you could be prosecuted for failing to take reasonable steps in preventing a fly tipping incident.” To check whether someone is licenced to carry waste visit the Environment Agency website or call 03708 506506. For more information about fly-tipping, and what the council is doing to tackle it, visit www.swale.gov.uk/fly-tipping  


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