It is a question that I have asked many times over the years. Is there really a place for national party politics at a local level and does this benefit or hinder local democracy?
Cllr Mike Baldock has just launched the Swale Independents Alliance in a bid to encourage like-minded individuals to stand as an independent, but with the benefit of an alliance of members who can support each other on real local issues.
Cllr Baldock say "Party politics really is having a negative influence on our local democracy"
Art In The Park 2018
Art makes a big comeback at this year's annual Art in the Park summer festival at the Milton Creek Country Park. Placing the 'Art' at the forefront of Art in the Park has proved to be a huge success and a spectacular return to form.