Swale Borough Council

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Peter Finch Interviews Pat Devine Snr on BRFM   Peter Finch spoke to Pat from DDL about how and why the company came about sorting a Beach Clean up along […]

Swale Borough Council wants to help develop the next generation of workers with the latest round of its apprentice scheme. The programme gives local people the chance to start their […]

Have your say about how the council carries out its role to licence gambling premises. Swale Borough Council is consulting on draft revised Statement of Principles for gambling, which set […]

Confirming electoral register details More than 10,000 households have confirmed their details on the electoral register are correct, before a single letter has been posted. Swale Borough Council sent out […]

Important E-mails from Swale Borough Council Swale Borough Council will be sending out emails next week asking people to confirm their details on the electoral register are correct. If you provided an email address when you registered to vote, or completed other electoral forms, you should be receiving an email next week asking you to confirm your details are correct. The email will ask you to help us keep the electoral register up-to-date by using a secure online system. This will ask you to provide secure codes that have been provided to the named recipient of the email. It DOES NOT ask for other sensitive information such as bank, passport, or driving licence details, and you should always be wary of sites asking for this information. Those who haven’t provided an email address, and those who don’t reply to the email, will be contacted by post in the usual way later in the year. For more information, visit www.swale.gov.uk/all-about-voting

New fine increase for litter from Sunday 1st July Anyone caught dropping litter, leaving graffiti or fly-posting in Swale will be fined £150 from 1 July. Swale Borough Council agreed to raise the maximum fixed penalty notice (FPN) for the offences from their current £80 to £150 after new regulations came into force allowing council’s to increase the fines. The existing £80 level has been in place since 2006, with 1,633 FPN’s issued in 2017/18, and more than 100 people taken to court for non-payment. Any money left over after paying for the costs of the scheme is ring-fenced for environmental projects such as new litter bins, educational programmes and events to deter environmental crime. Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs at the council, said: “The existing level has been in place for more than a decade, and doesn’t reflect the costs – socially or economically – that these kinds of offences create. “It doesn’t just cost council tax payers money to clean up the mess, itcan make an area feel less welcoming and attractive for local people. “In the last few years we’ve put in a lot of effort to increase the amount of litter enforcement with extra patrols being carried out. These are making a difference, but there is still a minority who believe they can get away with leaving a mess for others to clear up. […]

Concerned residents in Sittingbourne feel they have been forgotten, after years of complaints to Swale Borough Council regarding dangerous conditions. Cars regularly double park, refuse collection vehicles find it difficult […]

Drop Litter? Pay the price… as fine could increase Anyone caught dropping litter, leaving graffiti or fly-posting in Swale could be fined £120 under plans being drawn up by Swale […]

Swale residents encouraged to submit ideas for new name. Residents of Swale are being encouraged to get involved with the regeneration project in Sittingbourne by helping to name a new […]

Plans approved to renovate & re-use Grade II Sheppey Court A Georgian mansion on Sheppey is set to be given a new lease of life after plans to renovate the […]


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