Swale Borough Council

Anyone worried about businesses not following the Government’s coronavirus regulations can report their concerns to the council. With new restrictions in force, the council is increasing the number of spot checks on local businesses to make sure they are complying with the regulations in place. The council has the power to issue fines to firms […]

Councillors have approved a three-year plan that will stimulate the borough’s economy by securing investment and infrastructure, supporting local business and improving skills. The plan, laid out by Swale Borough Council, aims to strengthen the economy, deliver improved quality and choice in local employment opportunities and enhance the quality of life for residents by raising Swale’s profile. […]

Swale towns, villages and community gardens have been recognised for their outstanding horticulture, environment and community work in this year’s south and south east in bloom competition. Sittingbourne in Bloom has been awarded gold for the fourth year in a row in the large town category, and Faversham in Bloom has returned to gold after […]

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 […]

Local communities will now have greater involvement in council decisions after a date was set for the first round of area committee meetings at last week’s annual council meeting. The four area committees – Eastern, Sittingbourne, Sheppey and Western – will help give local people their say on council matters. The first meeting will be […]

Swale Borough Council has reopened tenders to refurbish the street furniture in Sheerness town centre after pausing during COVID-19. The tender includes 23 lamp posts, 47 signposts, 16 benches, eight cycle racks and 105 bollards along Sheerness High Street and The Broadway. The work will take place from the top of the High Street at […]

Micro businesses who have been severely impacted by COVID-19 could now be eligible for a discretionary grant from Swale Borough Council. After the first round of grants were given to businesses earlier this month, the council extended the criteria to include businesses that support the borough’s visitor economy, and although remaining funds are now very […]

Players at Faversham Strike Force Football Club could soon have a new LPG boiler thanks to £6,000 grant from Swale Borough Council. The club, which uses the club house and changing facilities at King George V Recreation Ground in Faversham, will have reliable hot water and heating once the new boiler has been installed. 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, […]


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