Standing Corn Fire In Stockbury

Standing Corn Fire In Stockbury

Approximately 10 acres of standing corn was destroyed by fire in fields adjacent to Fimbury Lane and Yelsted Lane, Stockbury near Sittingbourne last night (Sunday 15th July).

Kent Fire and Rescue Service's Emergency Control Centre coinfirmed that they had received a number of 999 calls reporting the fire.

Around 25 firefighters and six fire engines were initially sent to tackle the blaze and crews worked hard to bring it under control. They were successfully able to reduced the incident to four fire engines by 7.20pm and cleared the scene at around 9.00pm.

Man Arrested Following Stop Check In Sittingbourne

Man Arrested Following Stop Check In Sittingbourne

A routine stop check by Kent Police officers has led to a man being arrested on suspicion of a drug offence.

Officers from the Swale Community Policing Team conducted a stop check of a car in Sittingbourne High Street yesterday (Wednesday (11th July).

When searching the car they found class A drugs, a mobile phone and cash.

The man, a 19-year-old from Sittingbourne, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and is currently in police custody.

Iwade Waste Fire Spreads To Shed And Outbuilding

Iwade Waste Fire Spreads To Shed And Outbuilding

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) were called reports of a shed alight on School Lane in Iwade earlier today.

The Sittingbourne crew were called out at around 1:35pm to a large pile of rubbish that had caught alight and spread to a nearby shed and an outbuilding.

Four fire engines and a bulk water carrier attended, with crews wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze. There were no reported injuries and the cause is not known at this stage.


MP's Facebook Page Being Investigated

MP's Facebook Post Being Investigated

MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey Gordon Henderson's Facebook page may have fallen foul of new GDPR regulations.

In a Facebook post commenting about the death of 100-year old widow Zofija Kaczan, who relocated to Britain from Poland after the Second World War and was cruelly mugged whilst walking to church in Derby recently, Mr Henderson's page asked for the re-establishment of capital punishment.

CCTV Image Released After Sittingbourne Robbery

CCTV Image Released After Sittingbourne Robbery

Kent Police officers, investigating a report that a robbery took place at a shop in Sittingbourne, have today released a CCTV image of a man who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

The incident took place in St John's Avenue at around 9.50pm on Monday 4th June and a quantity of cash and cigarettes is reported to have been stolen.

No one sustained any injuries and, following enquiries, officers have identified a man who they would like to speak with.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01795 419119 quoting XY/33627/18.

Regeneration Road Closures Now In Place

Regeneration Road Closures Now In Place

The major roadworks, for the town centre regeneration, have commenced and will be in place until late September / early October.

The A2 St Michael's Road and B2008 Milton Road are partially closed for the next 17 weeks. The affected area on the A2 St Michael's Road is between the junction with Dover Street and Station Street.

From A Cakeathon To A Full Marathon

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Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo Sportive - Saturday 2nd June 2018

James Reeves took on the epic route at the Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo Sportive, a hilly, 98 mile route with some rewarding views, he received a Gold Award Certificate of Achievement for completing the course in 6.15.16.

Cranbrook Triathlon - Sunday 3rd June 2018

MP Welcomes New M2 Junction 5 Proposal

MP Welcomes New M2 Junction 5 Proposal

Gordon Henderson MP has welcomed the announcement by Highways England of their preferred option for a new M2 Junction 5 at Stockbury.

The new design, known as Option 4H1, benefits from a flyover, taking through traffic on the A249 over the existing roundabout. Work on the £85m scheme is set to start by March 2020.

Phase 2 Roadworks About To Commence

Phase 2 Roadworks About To Commence

The official advice from the Spirit of Sittingbourne, who are progressing the plans for the town centre regeneration, is to avoid travelling through Sittingbourne town centre if possible from 29th May until the 3rd September.

This period will see the largest and most disruptive phase of the development and full details on exactly what is happening can be found on our associate website:


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