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Town centres given a lick of paint this summer

Published Monday 9 August, 2021
Last updated on Monday 9 August, 2021

Visitors of Sittingbourne, Sheerness and Faversham town centres will see freshly painted benches, new street signs and alleyway artwork this summer thanks to ongoing work by Swale Borough Council.

Freshly painted street furniture, commissioned alleyway artwork, new sustainable planters and new street name plates are just some of the work being done in Swale’s town centres this summer.

Cllr Monique Bonney, cabinet member for economy and property, said:

“We’ve been working hard to make our town centres and high streets attractive and inviting for tourists and residents this summer.

“In Sittingbourne, we commissioned an artist to create new artwork on three of the alley walls in Lower High Street and replaced the street name plates on Central Avenue, Station Street, Park Road, William Street, Bell Road and Dover Street.

In Sheerness, we’ve repainted 16 benches along the high street and installed 12 sustainable evergreen planters around the clocktower, along Broadway and down some of the smaller side roads such as Wood and Rose Streets.

“Replacing the water damaged boards on the side of Sports Direct with fresh new artwork boards, removing outdated finger signage along the high street and on Station Street, and rearranging the layout of benches, cycle hoops and the noticeboard to create more pavement space in Sittingbourne town centre will also be completed this summer.

“We’re also in the process of awarding the contract to repaint the street furniture in Sittingbourne high street from Central Avenue down to Bell Road by the end of the summer.

“We’re also repainting lamp posts and signposts in Faversham town centre and redesigning the wayfinding signage.”