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Next round of area committee meetings to run in March

Published Friday 26 February, 2021
Last updated on Friday 26 February, 2021

Local communities can have their say on council decision making for their community at the next round of area committee meetings in March.

The first meeting will be the Western committee on 2 March, followed by Sittingbourne on 9 March, Sheppey on 16 March and Eastern on 18 March.

Currently, each meeting is held virtually and has a dedicated 20-minute public forum to give local people the opportunity to have greater involvement in council decision making.

This round of meetings will discuss walking and cycling routes around villages, town centre regenerations and improving parish and town travel connections.

Cllr Mike Baldock, deputy leader of the council, said:

“This is our third round of area committee meetings since they began last summer.

“The meetings are held virtually and give local people the opportunity to be involved with council decision making.

“At the western meeting we’ll be discussing how we can improve walking and cycle routes around villages.

“An update on the town centre regeneration will be discussed at the Sittingbourne meeting.

“The Sheerness town centre regeneration and a proposal for new toilets at Beachfields will be discussed at the Sheppey meeting.

“We’ll also be discussing how we can improve the travel connections between villages and the town centre to make it easier for people to visit the high street at the eastern meeting.”

To submit a question to an area committee meeting, email areacommittees@swale.gov.uk or call 01795 417438 up to two working days before the meeting takes place.

To take part in the next round of area committee meetings (the skype link will be available 24 hours before the meeting begins) visit:

The four committees will be made up of all the councillors representing wards in the following areas:

  • Eastern - Abbey, Boughton and Courtenay, East Downs, Priory, St Ann’s, Teynham and Lynsted and Watling wards.
  • Sheppey – Minster Cliffs, Queenborough and Halfway, Sheerness, Sheppey Central and Sheppey East
  • Sittingbourne - Chalkwell, Homewood, Kemsley, Milton Regis, Murston and Roman
  • Western - Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow, Borden and Grove Park, Hartlip Newington and Upchurch, the Meads, Woodstock and West Down.

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