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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  

Could the Sheppey Zulu’s be making a return? A group that were a traditional attraction at many Sheppey public based events could make a return despite previously disbanding amid claims of racism & increasing red-tape. They are one of the Isle of Sheppey’s longest running traditions, collecting thousands of pounds for many good causes & […]

Leysdown Over 60’s Club are holding a Victorian Fete on the Spinney in Leysdown. Saturday 5th August (10am – 4pm) Entertainment by: High Voltage, Gordon Bennett & Memory Lane. Also, you are invited to the official opening of the Bandstand at 12pm. This will be performed by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Paul Auston & His Worship […]

Leysdown Carnival 2017 BRFM was broadcasting live from the Leysdown Carnival this year and spoke to many of the charity organisations and businesses from across the Island. Presenters Cliff James, Doug Paterson & Hannah Wing were broadcasting live from the BRFM Roadshow which was based on the Spinney in Leysdown on Saturday (29th July). Throughout […]

In Aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital   Largest Parade of Horse Drawn Carriages – The record is 265 to beat – WE CAN BEAT IT !!! 20 Mile Drive Around the Island – 5 Pub Stops Kings of the Ring Stepping Contest with a Prize for the Winner. Ok so here the route for Saturday for […]

The Rose and Crown, Leysdown Doors open at 7pm BRFM’s very own Charlotte Clark will be presenting and Psychic evening. Tickets on the door £10 For more details contact Charlotte on 07789 456666

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