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Parents raise concerns over management of Primary School following a dire Ofsted report.

Bapchild and Tonge Church of England Primary School which once had an excellent reputation have been graded by Ofsted as inadequate.

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Is it worth betting our future on Vestas?

Fundamental aspects of Swale Borough Council’s Core Strategy are coming apart at the seams. The big gamble of relying on a couple of major developments to serve as the focal point for new employment prospects for the borough is starting to look like a very bad idea indeed.

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Expansion of the Kent Science Park highly unlikely in the next 20 years according to Swale Borough Council

The Council have stated that inclusion of the Kent Science Park within the Core Strategy is a significant risk which could undermine the Core Strategy itself, as deliverability and therefore soundness of the plan as a whole would be compromised.

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Costly M2 link is ‘not the answer’

A SITTINGBOURNE Southern Relief Road (SRR) will not stop traffic congestion increasing in the borough over the next 20 years, according to the newest computerised transport model.

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Indefensible scandalous waste of tax payers money as cabinet blows £7,568 on a meeting

On the 28th July this year it has been revealed that a cabinet away day at Hempstead House Hotel cost the tax payer a whopping £7,568. The seven members of the cabinet, who are all councillors elected by you and I and not employees of the Council were accompanied by a number of guests who are as yet undisclosed.

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Double standards by the Doubleday family as they seeks to cash in on environmental asset.

The Chalk pit quarry off of Woodstock Road was once the environmental jewel in the crown of the consortium behind the plans to expand the Kent Science Park, who were to offer this already valuable environmental asset up as some kind of public country park.

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Swale Chief Exec Abdool Kara takes a tour of Bapchild

Cllr Monique Bonney arranged for Abdool Kara who is the Chief Executive of Swale Borough Council to take a brief tour of three villages, Rodmersham, Bapchild and Bredgar within the West Downs ward today.

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Independent retains seat

ONE of the biggest battles of the election was between Independent candidate Monique Bonney and Tory Mike Whiting for West Downs ward.

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Candidates fight a two-horse race

A SITTINGBOURNE ward at the heart of huge issues relevant to the whole of Swale will see a head-to-head election contest. It will be a two-horse race for West Downs, which includes Bapchild, Rodmersham, Milstead and Bredgar, where residents have fought house-building proposals, the expansion of Kent Science Park and, more recently, the route of the final section of the Northern Relief Road to the A2.

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Scout march defies lack of police help

SCOUT groups defied police by marching through Sittingbourne for a St George's Day parade that was not meant to happen. A group of more than 60 Scouts, Beavers and Cubs walked through the town on Sunday, despite a last-minute decision by police not to close roads on the route.

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