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Latest News in Swale

Find all the very latest news and information from the council below. Previous news for the last 12 months is filed by Month under Recent News. If you want to read any of our older releases, please contact our Media Office.

Cleaning up Marine Town

Marine Town residents are being thanked for their help in clearing up messy streets in the area.

Cemeteries clean up

Grave owners are being asked to make sure that items on the graves they tend are secure and tidy ahead of a planned clean-up of the borough’s cemeteries.

General Election 2017

A general election will take place on Thursday, 8 June, in addition to Kent County Council elections and a referendum on the Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan, which take place on 4 May.

Swale salutes spring cleaners

A month of spring cleaning in Swale has come to an end, following 29 events across the borough which saw local volunteers collect more than 440 bags of rubbish.

Elections and referendum

Elections for Kent County councillors are taking place on Thursday, 4 May.

London terror incident

Following the tragic events in Westminster yesterday, Kent Police are reassuring the public that they are working to ensure Kent remains safe.

Paddling pool works begin

Work to revamp Sheerness paddling pool starts today.

Leysdown beach huts

Work to install 20 new beach huts on the Isle of Sheppey is almost complete.

Lifeguard contract agreed

Lifeguards will continue to be a reassuring presence on Sheppey’s beaches after Swale Borough Council approved a new contract.

Paddling pool investment approved

Sheerness paddling pool is on track for a £22,500 boost to make sure it’s ready for another summer of fun.

Lakeview Hall transfer

Residents in Great Easthall could be taking ownership of a new community centre if councillors approve plans for the site this week.

Marine Town waste

Three Marine Town households have been warned that they face fines if they continue to put their waste on pavements at the wrong times.

New play panels for park

Future explorers and musicians can be inspired outside thanks to new play equipment that has been installed at King George’s playing field, Sittingbourne.

Sittingbourne artisan market

Sittingbourne’s Saturday market kicks off this weekend, with 16 stalls selling handmade gifts, local produce and crafts.

Lifeguard contract

RNLI lifeguards will continue to patrol local bathing beaches if Swale Borough Council approves a new contract next week.

National apprenticeship week

Local employers are being urged to commit to recruiting an apprentice to take advantage of the benefits it brings.

Paddling pool investment

Sheerness paddling pool could be getting a £22,500 boost to make sure it’s ready for another summer of fun.

Iwade Recreation Ground transfer

Plans to transfer Iwade Recreation Ground to Iwade Herons Football Club are set to be discussed by Swale Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, 15 March.

Volunteer Swale Award winners

More than 100 guests gathered to celebrate the work of the borough’s volunteers at a special awards ceremony on Friday.

Builder fined

A Sittingbourne builder is £735 out of pocket after passing on trade waste to an unknown third party who fly-tipped the waste in Tonge.

Don't pay to check council tax band

We've been contacted by a concerned local resident who was cold-called by a company wanting to visit him to discuss reducing his council tax bill by appealing his council tax banding with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

Giving Swale a Spring Clean

Swale Borough Council is supporting the Great British Spring Clean, a new annual initiative which aims to mobilise 500,000 volunteers nationwide to tackle litter in their communities.

Local businesses can boost profits through exports

Local firms can find out how to grow their profits through exporting at a special event next month.

Council one of the country's top employers

Swale Borough Council has been ranked in the annual Best Companies survey as one of the Top 100 Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for.

Tackling Marine Town waste

Nearly 130 homes in Marine Town have received letters reminding them to dispose of their waste responsibly.

Council tax set

Councillors have approved the level of council tax to be charged to pay for Swale Borough Council services for the next financial year.

Local Plan hearings conclude

Following the closing of the recent Local Plan Examination in Public hearings this week, Swale Borough Council is eagerly awaiting a verdict on the soundness of the plan.

Tackling Marine Town mess

Swale Borough Council has stepped up its campaign to tackle messy streets in Marine Town, Sheerness.

Lower Road improvement funding

Plans to ease traffic congestion and boost economic growth on the Isle of Sheppey have taken a significant step forward.

Skatepark builders approved

Contractors have been approved to design and build Sittingbourne’s new multi-use skatepark.

Standards Hearing decision 4.15

Notice is hereby given that the Standards Hearing Sub-Committee of Swale Borough Council at a hearing on 23 January 2017 at 10.00am, considered the Investigation Report into a complaint alleging that Parish Councillor Patricia Sandle had failed to observe the Warden Parish Council’s Code of Conduct, adopted on 20 September 2012.

Standards Hearing decision 1.15

Notice is hereby given that the Standards Hearing Sub-Committee of Swale Borough Council at a hearing on 23 January 2017 at 12.00pm, considered the Investigation Report into four complaints alleging that Parish Councillor Patricia Sandle had failed to observe the Warden Parish Council’s Code of Conduct, adopted on 20 September 2012.

Standards Hearing decision 2.15

Notice is hereby given that the Standards Hearing Sub-Committee of Swale Borough Council at a hearing on 27 January 2017, considered the Investigation Report into four complaints alleging that Parish Councillor Henry Payne had failed to observe the Warden Council’s Code of Conduct, adopted on 20 September 2012.

Standards Hearing decision 3.15

Notice is hereby given that the Standards Hearing Sub-Committee of Swale Borough Council at a hearing on 27 January 2017, considered the Investigation Report into four complaints alleging that Parish Councillor William Tatton had failed to observe the Warden Parish Council’s Code of Conduct.

Spirit of Sittingbourne works begin

The Spirit of Sittingbourne, a multi-million pound million regeneration project that will transform the town centre, is making great steps forward.
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