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Appeal Following A Serious Assault In Sittingbourne

Appeal Following A Serious Assault In Sittingbourne

Witnesses are being sought following a serious assault of a young woman in Sittingbourne earlier today (Thursday 22nd July).

Kent Police were called shortly before 8:00am this morning to Highsted Road in Sittingbourne, to a report that the victim had suffered injuries.

Officers are currently at the scene and the young woman has been taken to a London hospital for treatment. Her condition is described as serious.

Temporary Road Closures Removed Next Week

Temporary Road Closures Removed Next Week

Swale Borough Council have confirmed that the temporary road closures in Sittingbourne, Faversham and Sheerness will be removed from next Monday (19th July) following the Government’s latest announcement on the easing of restrictions.

The council said that "closures were put in place last summer to help encourage visitors back to town centres after the first lockdown by creating space to safely social distance and with restrictions coming to an end on Monday 19th July, the closures will be removed allowing traffic to use the high streets again".

Bedroom Fire Tackled In Sittingbourne

Bedroom Fire Tackled In Sittingbourne

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a bedroom fire at a house in Samuel Drive, in Kemsley last night (Monday 31st May).
 
Three fire engines attended at around 6:00pm and crews wore breathing apparatus while using hose reel jets and water from a hydrant to extinguish the flames, before using a high pressured fan to clear the home of smoke. 
 
No casualties were reported. 
 
It’s believed the fire was electrical and was started accidentally.

'The Light' Cinema Officially Opens It's Doors

'The Light' Cinema Officially Opens It's Doors

The Light Sittingbourne officially opened its doors today (Friday 28th May) after the Mayor of Swale, Cllr Paul Stephen, cut the ribbon at the formal opening event on Thursday evening. 

The Mayor was joined by The Lady Mayoress, Cllr Sarah Stephen and Cllr Monique Bonney in declaring the leisure venue open following a presentation where The Light Co-founder Keith Pullinger and CEO James Morris thanked the local council for their support.

MP Welcomes Ultrafast Full Fibre Broadband

MP Welcomes Ultrafast Full Fibre Broadband

Gordon Henderson MP has welcomed ultrafast broadband being introduced to thousands of additional properties here in Sittingbourne and on the Isle Of Sheppey.

Today’s (Friday 28th May) announcement by Openreach shows it intends to rollout ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband to 8,320 premises in the constituency and is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to connect three million homes and businesses in some of the UK’s hardest to serve communities.

Witnesses Sought Following Fatal Collision

Witnesses Sought Following Fatal Collision

Kent Police's Serious Collision Unit investigators are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in Sittingbourne last night (Wednesday 12th May).

The fatal road collision happened at around 9.44pm on Swale Way when a Honda CBR1000 motorbike collided with a blue Citroen C4 Picasso.

The driver of the motorbike, a 26-year-old man from Whitstable, was riding along the road when the two vehicles collided near the entrance of Milton Creek fishing lakes and Swale Way. 

Woman Freed After A Two Car Crash On The A249

Woman Freed After A Two Car Crash On The A249

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A woman in her 70s had to be cut free from the car she was travelling in, after it was involved in a crash with another car on the Sheppey-bound carriageway of the A249 earlier this evening (Tuesday 11th May).

The Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) were called to the incident and the crews used cutting gear to remove the roof of her car to gain access to her, as she was trapped by her injuries.

Firefighters and paramedics worked together to carefully transfer the woman into the ambulance.

Crews made the scene safe.

Kent Local Elections: Sittingbourne Results

Kent Local Elections: Sittingbourne Results

Here are the results from the local Kent County Council Elections here in Sittingbourne:-

SWALE EAST:
Turnout: 42.5%

RICH LEHMANN (Green): 3,067
CHARLOTTE WHITNEY-BROWN (Conservative): 2,443
FRANCES REHAL (Labour): 420

SWALE WEST:
Turnout: 31.9%

MIKE BALDOCK (Swale Independents): 3,018
MIKE WHITING (Conservative): 2,367

Driver Cut Out Following Bell Road Collision

Driver Cut Out Following Bell Road Collision

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Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called out shortly after 1:30pm this afternoon (Wednesday 31st March) to a collison.

The KFRS Emergency Cail Centre received reports of a crash involving two cars on Bell Road here in Sittingbourne.

Two fire engines attended and crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove a door from one of the vehicles to safely release the driver. 

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