As well as Swale Borough Council elections on Thursday 2nd May, voters in in the Kent County Council division of Sittingbourne North will be asked to elect a new county councillor.
This means voters in Chalkwell, Milton Regis, Kemsley and Murston wards will be asked to elect their KCC representative as well as their Swale Borough Councillors.
Labour’s candidate for Sittingbourne North will be Milton resident Tony Winckless. As well as standing as Labour’s candidate in the Sittingbourne North KCC division, Tony will be seeking re-election to Swale Borough Council representing Milton Regis. Tony was Swale Borough Councillor for Milton Regis 2011-2015 and was elected again to that position in a by-election in August 2017.
We will post more about Tony’s campaign for Sittingbourne North in due course.
KCC has undertaken a review of its Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) policies and as part of this are consulting on a proposal to charge for the disposal of non-household waste (soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard) at the HWRCs.
The consultation is live from Thursday 6 September 2018 for a period of 8 weeks until Thursday 1 November 2018. Please visitand have your say.
Gill Smith (pictured with Sheerness Councillor Angela Harrison) came a valiant second in yesterday’s Sheppey East By-Election. Gill polled 338 votes (30%, a 16% rise in voter share) against 522 for the Tories and 235 for UKIP. The Lib Dems got a rather pathetic 23. The increase in voter share was thanks to the work of over 60 volunteers from Sittingbourne, Sheppey and 7 other constituences from around Kent. Gill has determined to carry on and prepare the ground for next year’s full Borough Elections.