Swale Borough Council

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People with no-one to help them get food or essential items while they are self-isolating can get support from Swale Borough Council. The council has set up a community support line to help people who don’t have friends or family around to help whilst they keep themselves, or others, safe from coronavirus. The support line […]

We’re incredibly grateful for people’s understanding of the cancellation of our garden waste service last week. This helped our contractors focus on making sure that general waste, recycling and food waste bins are being collected. Following the pause in garden waste collections, we are now looking to reinstate the brown bin service from Tuesday 7 […]

Kent residents are being reminded to avoid unnecessary travel to coastal areas and other popular open spaces this weekend as efforts continue to curb the spread of Covid-19. With the weather set to be glorious, members of the Kent Resilience Forum including the five coastal authorities Canterbury City Council, Dover District Council, Folkestone and Hythe […]

People are being asked to give their opinion on the proposed changes to Swale Borough Council’s Street Trading Policy. 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 […]

Council spokesperson said: “We are extremely grateful for the kind words we’ve had about our waste collection crews. They really appreciate them, and the thank you cards and messages left on bins, as they work hard to maintain the service. “Unfortunately, due to reduced staff levels, we have taken the decision to suspend garden waste […]

Swale Borough Council is calling for expressions of interest from local not-for-profits and commercial organisations who are interested in running the new catering kiosk at Faversham Rec. The kiosk is in front of the Grade II listed lodge which is home to Faversham Rugby Club and forms part of the £1.9 million investment to refurbish the lodge, […]

Swale Borough Council is investing more than £218,000 to continue to help rough sleepers get off the streets for good. The investment comes following the success of the new proactive approach that saw 59 people helped off the streets and into housing last year. Cllr Ben Martin, cabinet member for housing at the council, said: “I welcome […]

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 […]


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