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Term 1 awaits as Schools return after the Summer break. As the summer holidays draw to a close, we have put together the essential “back to school” list, so you know when and where and are fully prepared! Please note: We have tried to gather as much information regarding school dates for Sittingbourne & Sheppey, […]

We have the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centre’s. BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this […]

Swale Borough Council wants to help develop the next generation of workers with the latest round of its apprentice scheme. The programme gives local people the chance to start their careers within different council services, and includes roles in housing, democratic services, property and economy and community services. The council’s apprenticeship program has been running […]

We have the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centre’s. BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this […]

We have the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centre’s. BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this […]

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 […]

Watering Lawns is waste of time & water say experts! Turf experts are advising homeowners to avoid watering established lawns during the current hot weather. The Turfgrass Growers Association, whose members represent more than 70 per of all the turf grown in Britain, say watering is wasteful and unnecessary. Coral Russell from the Turfgrass Growers […]

Early harvest, means odour is on its way! The recent hot weather means local farmers will be harvesting some crops slightly earlier this year, which means organic matter will be spread on to fields over the coming weeks. During the summer months (after harvesting), local councils usually receive complaints concerning agricultural odours. Generally, the most […]

Looking for work? We could have just the job for you! BRFM Job Spot is back for another week, as we share the latest vacancies from Sittingbourne & Sheerness Job Centres. If you’re currently looking for work or fancy a career change, look below for the latest vacancies from across our area. Here are this […]

New fine increase for litter from Sunday 1st July Anyone caught dropping litter, leaving graffiti or fly-posting in Swale will be fined £150 from 1 July. Swale Borough Council agreed to raise the maximum fixed penalty notice (FPN) for the offences from their current £80 to £150 after new regulations came into force allowing council’s to increase the fines. The existing £80 level has been in place since 2006, with 1,633 FPN’s issued in 2017/18, and more than 100 people taken to court for non-payment. Any money left over after paying for the costs of the scheme is ring-fenced for environmental projects such as new litter bins, educational programmes and events to deter environmental crime. Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs at the council, said: “The existing level has been in place for more than a decade, and doesn’t reflect the costs – socially or economically – that these kinds of offences create. “It doesn’t just cost council tax payers money to clean up the mess, itcan make an area feel less welcoming and attractive for local people. “In the last few years we’ve put in a lot of effort to increase the amount of litter enforcement with extra patrols being carried out. These are making a difference, but there is still a minority who believe they can get away with leaving a mess for others to clear up. “We hope that this increase acts as an appropriate deterrent and that people decide to do the right thing with their rubbish rather than litter it on our streets.” “Through our local engagement sessions and surveys we know that residents support these ‘on the spot fines’ for anyone caught dropping litter.” The increase was approved by the full council at a meeting on Wednesday 13th June.


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