Hungry School Children

Thousands of children in England are starting school underweight, a group of MPs has warned. A report undertaken on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has revealed that an increasingly high number of children do not get enough to eat at home and are arriving at school hungry. “For a minority of children, the school lunchtime represents the only chance each day … Continue reading Hungry School Children

Branch Meeting Report

We are posting reports of some of the key issues covered in our branch meetings. Our latest branch meeting was on Monday 11th April 2016. These are some of the topics we covered: Junior Doctors Strike Zoe Thompson, a Junior Doctor at Darent Valley Hospital gave an excellent talk, speaking in a personal capacity. She described how Junior Doctors were determined to oppose the Tory … Continue reading Branch Meeting Report

Masterplan Update

Sevenoaks D.C.  have issued an update on the Masterplan being proposed for Swanley. Approximately 1500 people attended the drop in sessions , and the main issues raised so far appear to be ; New affordable homes , family homes & retirement homes Some residents wanted no new homes at all More health facilities Reduction of traffic congestion Modernise Swanley rail station Better access to town … Continue reading Masterplan Update

A street view of the Working Man's Club in Swanley

Progress or Tory Vandalism?

Four iconic buildings in in Swanley have either been left to decay or have recently demolished by the Tories.

The Woodlands. A former and for many years a popular entertainment centre was closed by the Town Council and has been left to become more and more derelict. The secret attempt for to sale the site and building fell through, leaving the site in a derelict state. It is now going to cost the Council thousands of pounds to keep it secure. Continue reading Progress or Tory Vandalism?

Labour Party People

Profiles of our Local Party Members John Carpenter: I was born in Swanley  and have lived in the district all of my life, residing in my current house in Kingswood Ave. for the past 37 years. I have belonged to a Trade Union since my days as an apprentice, originally in the electricians union, the EETPU, then with various changes in Sogat, the EPIU, the … Continue reading Labour Party People

5 Live Investigates Swanley Town Council

Swanley Town Council Roasted by 5 Live Investigates Swanley Town Council’s treatment of staff is under investigation. You can listen to a podcast of the programme by clicking the following link: 5 Live Investigates –  Swanley Town Council is discussed approximately 23 minutes into the programme. Read our review of the program by clicking here.   Continue reading 5 Live Investigates Swanley Town Council