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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.

Public spaces protection order consultation

Swale Borough Council is carrying out a public consultation on proposals to introduce public space protection orders in the borough.

Cybercrime seminar for business

Keeping local businesses safe online is top of the agenda at a special business breakfast next month.

Specialist markets coming to town

A new range of specialist and themed markets will be coming to Sittingbourne town centre August.

Local Plan approved

A Government inspector has approved the council’s strategy for future development in Swale.

Residents' complaints lead to bench removal

A bench blighted by street drinkers in Sittingbourne has been removed at the request of local residents.

Sittingbourne artisan market

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

Epsom man fined for littering

A dropped cigarette butt has cost an Epsom man £535, after he was prosecuted for littering in Sittingbourne.

A sad loss for Swale

It was with shock and enormous sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Cllr Katy Coleman, UKIP councillor for Milton Regis Ward.

Blue Flag Award

Two of Sheppey’s bathing beaches will be flying the flag for the local area, having been named among the best in the country.

New Mayor appointed

Cllr Colin Prescott has taken over as Swale’s Mayor for the coming civic year.

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Bag it bin it win it

Responsible dog owners could get rewarded for clearing up after their pet as Swale Borough Council re-run their ‘Bag it, Bin it, Win it’ campaign.


Mayor Making 2017

The community of Swale is invited to attend the Annual Council Mayor Making Ceremony on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.

Spirit of Sittingbourne latest

There signs of change are coming, as the Spirit of Sittingbourne regeneration project moves into the next phase.

Cleaning up Marine Town

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

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.

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.
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