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Council leader Roger Truelove says plans to relocate school bus stops outside of Westlands school grounds and on to the public highway are ‘totally unacceptable’.
If memory serves me correctly this was the fourth Sci-Fi event to take place in Sittingbourne in recent years, following a gap of three years. In many respects each event has taken a slightly different form so its pretty hard to make comparisons between them, but the event this year was very well attended and as always everyone was enjoying themselves.
Sittingbourne in Bloom scoops gold award in the large town category for a third year in a row. Friday 13th proved to be a lucky day for hard working local volunteer gardeners, as they were recognised and rewarded at the RHS South, South East in Bloom Awards.
Lowest paid staff at Swale Borough Council are set to have their pay reflect the real cost of living this month. Following a decision made by the council’s cabinet in July, the 22 staff earning less than the real living wage will receive their new increased pay this month.
Swale council wants to know if people would support area committees in different parts of the borough. The council is currently looking at ways to spread power among councillors and improve public engagement in decision-making.
Sittingbourne’s new 317 space multi-storey car park is now open for drivers visiting the town.
Finally, we're moving on with the last phase of roadworks associated with the Spirit of Sittingbourne development in the town centre. It’s been a long time coming for a series of roadworks which started on 24th July 2017 and were anticipated to be completed by September 2018.
Hoping to raise £15,000, 44-year-old Natalie Gorman who will be accompanied during parts of her walk by her 13-week-old dog named ‘Buddy’ are shortly to set out on an epic charity walk from Cromer Pier in Norfolk to Sittingbourne, Kent.
Swale Borough Council is investing £150,000 in a more proactive approach to helping rough sleepers by working with charities and voluntary groups to help identify and support them back into suitable housing.
Swale council’s cabinet have agreed in principle to upgrade the borough’s CCTV network, bring the service back under council control and look at offering free WiFi in town centres.