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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.

Severe weather emergency protocol

During times of extreme and cold weather, we operate a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) which we put into place to help people sleeping on the streets.

Taxi policy consultation

We want your views on whether a new Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy is getting the balance right.

No plastics week

A community initiative to encourage people to reduce the amount of single use plastic they use is being supported by Swale council.

Regeneration funding boost

The Queenborough and Rushenden regeneration scheme has received a £3.5 million boost.

Planning public access service maintenance

Details of the planned maintenance to Swale's public access system which provides online access to planning applications

Budget proposals

Play areas, leisure centres and tourism could benefit from significant investment if plans for Swale Borough Council’s budget are approved by councillors.

Appeal for fly-tipping information

Swale Borough Council are appealing for information about dumped tyres.

Council officers investigate suspected planning breach

Council officers took part in a joint operation to help investigate suspected breaches of planning permission at a site in Dunkirk.

Your duty of care

Do you know who's taking your rubbish away? If it's dumped, you could be held responsible.

Have your say in the borough heritage strategy

Have a say in how Swale Borough Council protects, manages and develops the borough’s heritage assets.

Housing scheme underway

Work is underway on more than a hundred new homes as part of the Queenborough and Rushenden regeneration scheme.

Safety partnership team tackles loan sharks

The Swale Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has been advising residents about the risks of using loan sharks.

Environment award for Greenspaces Ranger

Swale Borough Council’s Greenspaces Ranger has won an award at the Kent Environment Strategy celebration event.

Plastic recycling will continue in Swale as normal

Local residents can be assured that reports of changes to the export of plastics for recycling to China will have no impact on local waste collections.

Criminal Behaviour Order for fire starter

A man who illegally burned waste and caused heavy smoke to drift over the M2 has received the borough’s first waste-related Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO)

Information sessions for Town Council

Give your views and find out more information about a town council for Sheerness

New ball court for Kemsley Recreation Ground

A new multi-use games area has been installed at Kemsley Recreation Ground in Sittingbourne

Traffic changes for Sittingbourne High Street

Sittingbourne high street will be partially traffic-free on Fridays and Saturdays from Jan 12.

Litter leads to court

Nine people have been prosecuted by Swale Borough Council for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for littering in the borough.

Community partnerships help borough residents

The Swale Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is tackling crime and anti-social behaviour on estates to keep residents safe.

Fine issued for dumped waste

A Teynham woman has been fined and ordered to pay costs after household waste was found dumped by a level crossing.

Next specialist market for Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne's Christmas market on Saturday ends the town's themed markets programme for the year

Final deep clean of 2017

Swale borough has its final deep clean for 2017

Recycling roadshows in Swale

Learn more about festive recycling and get free compostable liners at Faversham, Sheerness and Sittingbourne roadshows

Town council review for Sheerness

Councillors are being asked to approve plans that could lead to a new town council being set up in Sheerness.

Salt giveaway back by popular demand

The council will give away free salt bags to residents on Small Business Saturday, 2 December.

Cheyne Road waste access

Information on issues affecting waste collections for Bramley Way and Bramley Close in Eastchurch

Christmas shopping made easy

This December, we’re making it easier for you to reach Swale’s high streets.

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