Sittingbourne

The house is a 1940s living museum and tearoom but was originally built in the 1700s as a home and working forge. The volunteers running the house approached the council for help to repair damage to the roof and have been awarded £8,100 from the council’s communities fund, and £2,500 from 12 councillors through 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 […]

Swale Borough Council has deep cleaned the roads and pavements in the borough’s five Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) to improve air quality. As well as the usual level of cleansing to remove litter, leaves and debris and clear back the edges of weeds, council contractors Biffa worked to jet wash the tarmac in Newington, […]

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 […]

People can now have their say on how their public spaces are protected. Swale Borough Council is asking local people’s opinions on protection orders that outline how they manage certain types of anti-social behaviour, improve community safety, and create an inclusive environment. Three types of orders are being reviewed – alcohol (areas in Leysdown, Sheerness, Faversham […]

Join Mark Peters from 1pm Friday 17th January on the Afternoon Show 95.6 BRFM Gordon Henderson will be on air from 1pm Friday 17th January 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 […]

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Ken Ingleton, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Roger Clark, at the following: Tuesday 3rd December: 5.45pm for 6pm     Wisdom Hospice Lights for Love Appeal Ceremony The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice have invited the Mayor and Mayoress to attend the annual Lights for Love Ceremony […]

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Ken Ingleton, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Roger Clark, at the following: Friday November 22 – 7pm for 7.30pm  –  An Evening of Conversation – Swale Youth Development Fund   At the invitation of the Trustees of the Swale Youth Development Fund (SYDF) the Mayor and Mayoress […]

The former operator of a takeaway pizza restaurant infested with rats has been prosecuted by Swale Borough Council. Council officers visited Papa John’s pizza restaurant in West Street, Sittingbourne in February 2019 and found evidence of rats in the rear office/store room, food preparation area, front service area and upstairs in the premises. The officers […]


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