Swale Borough Council

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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 […]

Swale Borough Council maintains changes to parking restrictions to support residents and NHS workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The council made changes to a number of parking restrictions when lockdown began in March and these changes will remain in place until 1 July. Charges for use of Swale Borough Council car parks remain in […]

Swale Borough Council has planted 2,500 trees as part of their commitment to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. More than 60 volunteers helped plant oak, hazel, beech, hawthorn, alder, willow, dog wood, wild cherry, crab apple, blackthorn, silver birch, pines, yew and holly trees between November 2019 and February 2020. Engie, the Woodland trust, Away Days Faversham, The Friends of Oare […]

Swale Borough Council has launched an appeal to raise money for the voluntary and community groups helping support local people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Swale Community Response is crowdfunding to support the many local groups working to make sure vulnerable local people can stay safe at home to keep themselves safe. Cllr Richard Palmer, cabinet […]

Councillors are being asked to agree locations and contractors for a new toilet block along Minster Leas beach front. The council committed £110,000 to install the new toilets earlier this year and will put forward two locations to be discussed at next week’s cabinet meeting (22 Apr). The cabinet meeting will be held remotely to […]

Cabinet is being asked to approve Swale Borough Council’s action plan to tackle the climate and ecological emergency around the borough. The action plan outlines the steps the council will take towards making their operation carbon neutral by 2025, followed by the borough in 2030, in areas including transport, air quality, buildings, ecology and biodiversity, […]

People should not be visiting beaches like Minster leas, Shingle bank or Leysdown, or country parks like Oare, Milton Creek, Perry Wood or Barton’s Point this weekend. We will be working with Kent Police over the long weekend to make sure people are complying with government instructions to not travel unless essential, by checking on […]


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