Swale Borough Council

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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 […]

Swale council has secured space to get up to 12 additional people sleeping rough off the streets and help them find suitable long-term accommodation. Merlin House, Sittingbourne, will be used as supported accommodation for people sleeping rough, where they can then be helped by the council and homeless charity Porchlight. Once off the streets, people […]

More support is being offered to help rough sleepers get off the streets in Swale. Swale Borough Council is investing £150,000 in a more proactive approach to helping rough sleepers by working with charities and voluntary groups to help identify and support them back into suitable housing. A new rough sleeping coordinator has been appointed […]

Plans are being put together by Swale Borough Council to help local foodbanks support more local families. Cabinet members have been meeting with groups such as Children and Families, Faversham Foodbank and Sittingbourne Foodbank that run local projects to get a better understanding of the need and take up of the service. These meetings also […]


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