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
From August 8th, and with no notice, U+I have increased the parking charges for the Town Centre car parks from 25p for the first hour to £1. A fourfold increase. Continue reading Parking Charges Shoot Up
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!
The Chief Executive of Sevenoaks District Council has supplied the answers to Cllr Mike Hogg’s question that they failed to include in the Council Agenda on 18th July. Continue reading Dereliction of Swanley
Swanley & District Labour Party members and supporters came out in force to promote the Labour stall in Swanley Town Centre, and encourage residents to campaign about high rise flats being built. Continue reading Labour Stall in Swanley
Is Sevenoaks District Council refusing to answer questions about the state they are leaving Swanley in? Or are they just incompetent? Swanley & District Labour Party reports on the failure of Sevenoaks District Council to answer key questions on why buildings are being demolished and left undeveloped. Continue reading Incompetence or Suppression of Questions?
Just after Theresa May insulted teachers and other public sector workers by offering them a 1% pay rise, Kent Tory County Councillors have voted themselves a whopping 15% increase in their allowances. Continue reading 15% increase in expenses for the Few!
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