Swale Borough Council

People with mobility challenges can now access the new healthy living centre at Sheerness Leisure Complex using the newly built disabled car park next to the pool building. Swale Borough Council has invested more than £20,000 to build the new disabled car park that provides five new accessible parking bays within easy reach of the […]

People have until the end of February to get a grant from their councillor to help improve their local community. Each of Swale’s 47 councillors has £2,400 available every year to support small-scale, local community projects through the council’s member grants scheme. The scheme supports projects that benefit areas such as culture, sport, recreation, health, […]

A man has been prosecuted after garage parts, wood, a hanging basket, roofing felt, broken up cabinets, furniture items and cardboard boxes were dumped along Ridham Dock Road last year. Officers from Swale Borough Council investigated the fly tipping and were able to trace the waste to a Chatham resident. When she was visited by […]

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 […]

Swale’s popular beaches earn top marks after this year’s monitoring by the Environment Agency. Minster Leas, Sheerness and Leysdown all achieved the highest rating of Excellent, bringing the beaches one step closer to earning a blue flag in time for summer next year. The ratings from the Environment Agency are based on more than 30 […]

Waste carriers were targeted last week as part of a day of action to crackdown on fly tipping. Swale Borough Council teamed up with Kent Police’s Rural Task Force to carry out enquiries, arrest people suspected of fly tipping, seize vehicles and collate evidence with a view to prosecuting offenders for waste related crimes. Outcomes of the […]

A blue roan cocker spaniel named Huckleberry has been given a new lease of life after being abandoned near Selling. Swale Borough Council’s dog warden received a call from homeowners in Selling after finding an abandoned dog curled up in their outside log store. The dog warden, who named him Huckleberry, collected the very thin […]

Mike Rolfe, the former Labour parliamentary candidate for Sittingbourne and Sheppey has joined the Conservative Party and is supporting Gordon Henderson to win the General Election on 12th December 2019. Mr Rolfe, who is from Minster-on-Sea and was recently elected as POA Chairman at HMP Elmley, came second in the 2017 General Election. Mr Rolfe announced […]

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 […]

Swale council has awarded £100,00 to Murston All Saints Trust (MAST) for the restoration and development of Murston Old Church. The money will go towards the trust’s impressive plans for a creative community hub in the Murston Old Church and surrounding churchyard. Built in the 14th century, the church was mostly destroyed in the years that […]


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