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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.

Bloomin' good results for Swale

The hard work of an army of local volunteer gardeners was rewarded at the RHS South, South East in Bloom Awards on Wednesday.

Brotherhood Woods injunction

Swale Borough Council has successfully applied for a High Court injunction to prevent the destruction of ancient woodland near Dunkirk the trees of which are protected by a large group Tree Preservation Order.

Selling woman prosecuted

A Selling woman has been left £705 out of pocket for littering in Faversham.

Award for dog bag scheme

An innovative local scheme to help make sure dog owners clean up after their pets has won a national award.

M2 Junction 5 consultation

Highways England is holding a public consultation between 6 September and 17 October 2017 on their plans to improve capacity at M2 Junction 5/A249 Stockbury Roundabout.

Environment warden surgeries

People can share their concerns about issues such as litter, fly-tipping and dog fouling at a series of surgeries in September.

Town centre regeneration steps up a gear

The Spirit of Sittingbourne regeneration project shifts up a gear from vision to reality this summer.

Cashless payment changes

Parking in Swale Borough Council car parks will soon be even easier with the introduction of RingGo phone parking payments across the borough.

Bagged it, binned it, won it!

Clearing up after their pet earned one local resident a prize in Swale Borough Council's ‘Bag it, Bin it, Win it’ campaign.


Electoral register checks

Thousands of households in Swale are being asked to check their details on the electoral register are correct.

Dirty dozen prosecuted

Twelve people have been prosecuted for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for littering in the borough.

Cybercrime seminar for business

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

Sittingbourne artisan market

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

Electronic canvass

More than 7,000 people responded to our electronic canvass this year.

Give old school uniforms a new lease of life

Parents are being asked to donate unwanted school uniforms, helping families on low incomes to get ready for the new school year.

Knit one, purl one for poppy project

Local knitters are being asked to contribute to a unique Remembrance Day display.
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