U+I, the company that own Swanley Town Centre, are publishing their latest plans to redevelop Swanley Town Centre. This is after withdrawing their original plans, that caused a massive wave of criticism last year. It seems clear that their vision will only benefit the few. Continue reading A Swanley For the Few!
Residents who wish to have their say in the U+I planning proposals for Swanley Town Centre may want to use this letter as a guide. You may add or subtract points as you choose, but do try to keep the format with planning reference number, etc. Continue reading Have Your Say!
Swanley Town Council has called a public meeting on the plans put by Sevenoaks District Council to develop Swanley Town Centre. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 16th August, 7.00pm, at the Alexandria Suite, St, Mary’s Road, Swanley BR8 7BU. Continue reading Residents Meeting Wednesday 16th August
In the next few days Swanley & Hextable residents will receive a letter from Sevenoaks District Council outlining very broad proposals to develop luxury tower blocks, a multi storey car park and retail/commercial floor space in Swanley Town Centre. Residents must reply by August 23rd, which is the closing date for any comments. Sevenoaks District Council has sent the letter out in the most popular month for people taking their holidays. Continue reading While the residents are away!
If you find yourself homeless in Sevenoaks and apply to the council for help you find yourself fighting your way through a maze of bureaucracy that seems designed to make an application as difficult as possible. Continue reading Hidden Homelessness in Sevenoaks District
The Working Mens Club closed in May 2014 and was left to become derelict. In February 2015 it was bought by Sevenoaks District Council for £1.25 million with a promise to develop the site for housing and shops. Since that time the club has been demolished, along with the fine former CAB building next door. The site remains a vacant site and an eyesore. Continue reading The Working Men’s Club Site
Connected intelligence? The arrival of the web society? Back in the just ’90s Al Gore, the US Vice President in Clinton’s administration coined the phrase – the information superhighway – which ultimately became the ‘internet’. The World Wide Web, Social Media, e-shopping, e-everything in fact all emanated from US Defence programmes. Continue reading Social Engineering
Tremendous short article by Finley Jones, Swanley & District Labour Party. Continue reading Stabbed in the Back!
As election results go, the Labour result for the Kensington constituency is up there with the greats. As if taking Canterbury wasn’t enough, the voters in Kensington had the audacity (and the good sense) to dump the standing ivory loving Tory, and elect Emma Dent Coad, well known for her work in the area as a Councillor and planning committee member. Continue reading Who’d have thought it?
The current student loan system is untenable and will not be sustainable in the long term, as over 60% of students are unlikely to pay off the loan, leaving a deficit in the funding. Continue reading Unbearable Debt for the Young!
Frustrated and angry residents contacted Swanley & District Labour party because they were very worried about the continuing influx of cars trying to avoid traffic jams in that were shooting down Salisbury Avenue at high speed. Continue reading Waiting for a disaster!