Swale Borough Council

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 […]

Shoppers are being welcomed back to our high streets from Monday as non-essential retailers reopen their doors. Swale Borough Council is supporting local shops by putting in place measures so people feel confident they can safely come back to our high streets. Things won’t be the same as normal, as people need to maintain social distancing. Individual shops must have plans to […]

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 […]

Mark Radford had been undergoing treatment for cancer since last year, but during a recent stay in hospital, he contracted coronavirus. This proved to be one fight too many, and he passed away yesterday. Cllr Roger Truelove, leader of the council, said: “We are all deeply saddened that our Chief Executive Mark Radford has passed […]

The amount of domestic waste being collected across Swale has increased by almost ten percent compared to last year. With more people staying at home during the day during lockdown, initial figures show that Swale collected 4,354 tonnes of domestic waste during April this year, compared to 3,976 tonnes in month in April last year. […]

It is two months now since the council closed its offices and councillors and staff took their laptops and set up office in their homes. Since then the work has continued, with normal services maintained and a whole set of new responsibilities carried out at the request of Government. We have run community support hubs, […]

With the slight easing of lockdown, many of us – who don’t need to self-isolate to stay safe – can now spend more time outdoors, subject to social distancing rules, but please remember to use your common sense. Individual households can now relax in the park, sunbathe, go for a picnic and go fishing. We can […]


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