Following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh earlier today (Friday 9th April), a Statement has been released by Cllr Paul Stephen, The Mayor of the Borough of Swale.
Swale Borough Council
Swale Borough Council will be placing stickers on household waste and recycling bins over the coming weeks to help residents cut down on recycling contamination.
The stickers will be going on all bins across the borough to ask residents to think about what they are putting in each bin to reduce recycling contamination.
The council say that they see a lot of food waste, used nappies, textiles, garden waste and black bin bags being incorrectly placed in to the blue bin with recycling.
Swale Borough Council are currently undertaking a waste and street cleansing survey in which they are asking local people to participate.
The survey gives residents the opportunity to tell the council how the waste and street cleansing service can be improved before the current 10-year contract ends in October 2023, and will help guide the council’s future contracts.
Band D households in Swale will be asked to pay £3.54 per week for Swale Borough Council services in the coming financial year.
The proposals for Swale’s share of the council tax were agreed at a full council meeting on Wednesday (24th February) evening.
The rise will see band D households paying £184.32 a year for Swale Borough Council services, a rise of £4.95.
Outcomes of the day were:
One hundred and ninety-seven families impacted by COVID-19 have received pre-packaged essential food boxes through Swale Borough Council’s COVID Winter Support Scheme.
The scheme is a partnership between the council, West Faversham Community Centre and Diversity House, who have processed and delivered a total of 398 food boxes to residents’ doors, supporting 707 people across the borough since its launch last month.
Swale Borough Council's Leader, Roger Truelove, has responded to questions from Cllr Julian Saunders at the council meeting on Wednesday 6th January about the much-needed upgrade of Brenley Corner in Faversham.
Cllr Saunders asked the leader about his view of the strategic importance of improvements to Brenley Corner and to outline Kent County Council’s position.
Kent County Council (KCC) Trading Standards have advised that a local elderly resident has been targeted by bogus council officials into paying £4,000 for urgent home repairs.
Here's what happened:-
- Cold called by two men claiming to be from Swale Borough Council
- Told occupant that they needed urgent repairs to be carried out on their house
- The work would cost £4,000 but that they would be able to claim the money back
If this happens to you here's what to do:
Swale Borough Council say that they will now save more than 30 tonnes of carbon every year with a fleet of nine new electric vehicles.
The zero-emission vehicles "will help to improve the air quality in Swale". The council’s say that their fleet "regularly travels though the borough’s air quality management areas (AQMAs) where vehicle pollution contributes to poor air quality".
Swale Borough Council have confirmed that there may be delays to waste and recycling collections as more members of staff are having to self-isolate to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A spokesperson told SFM News that the council "have proactive plans in place for this type of occasion" and that additional staff were being brought in to help, but that there may still be an impact on collections and street cleansing over the next few weeks.