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14
MAR
Each year Sittingbourne in Bloom invites Sittingbourne primary schools to submit designs for the summer bedding to be planted in the bed in the central reservation of St. Michael’s Road near the East Street roundabout.
13
MAR
A couple who’ve spent the last 25 years tirelessly raising money for Kent Air Ambulance have won in the Outstanding Achievement category at the Volunteer Swale Awards.
11
MAR
Residents firmly reject councils garden town proposals and an overwhelming majority favour Faversham as the preferred location for future housing development. However, planners are recommending that councillors ignore the views of the local community and agree to carry on regardless.
8
MAR
Local young people’s dreams of having a purpose-built space to skate are almost a reality, as contractors begin work on a new multi-use skatepark in Sittingbourne.
6
MAR
Cllr Andrew Bowles leader of Swale Borough Council has been suspended from the Conservative party after he controversially retweeted a post supporting far-right activist Tommy Robinson.
26
FEB
By now I am sure that you will be aware that Swale has the highest ratio of patients per GP in the entire country. This obviously wasn’t a great surprise to anyone who lives here, because we all knew that trying to get an appointment is a lottery at the best of times.
19
FEB
It came as a shock to councillors last Wednesday to find that a planned briefing on the councils’ transport modelling had been cancelled just a day before it was due to take place. According to James Freeman, the head of planning at Swale Borough Council, the scheduled meeting had to be postponed due to significant anomalies with the consultants work which could not be rectified in advance of the meeting.
17
FEB
You may recall that just a couple of years ago the then deputy mayor and mayoress Colin and Pamela Prescott officially cut the ribbon for the grand opening their previous salon in East Street.
17
FEB
The Sittingbourne Society held its Annual General and Presentation evening in the Phoenix Centre on Monday 11th February.
5
FEB
Contentious from the very outset, with a level of opposition that I have not witnessed in Swale since the days of thousands of people protesting against the Kent Science Park plans, plans which incidentally are back on the table and promoted by the very same developer Quinn Estates.
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