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Volunteers Needed!

Swanley Town Council are looking for volunteers for this Friday’s 1812 event, to help with the collection for the Mayor’s charity. Profits will go towards building disabled friendly equipment in the play ground.

For more information please call 01322 665 885

Swanley and North Downs Lions

 Serving the community in North West Kent

Swanley and North Downs Lions

Bike around Brands 2016.

On Friday 12th August 300 riders took part in Swanley & North Downs Lions’ eleventh staging of this popular charity cycling event. Fifty eight of the cyclists were under 14 years of age and a total of one hundred and eighteen riders had taken part in previous years.

Assuming that outstanding sponsorship pledges are honoured, and after tack hire expenses etc., a total of approximately £7,000 will have been raised by the participants, the ‘lions share’ of which will benefit ‘ellenor’ (formerly EllenorLions Hospices).

Club President Colin McRobert, and the Lions Club members, would like to thank all those who took part, together with Jonathan Palmer and the staff at Brands Hatch, for their support in running this important annual fund raising event.

Should you wish to know more about the Lions visit the club’s web site at

Shirley Watts

Publicity Officer

Swanley & North Downs Lions


Press ReleaseSevenoaks District Council

PR 5248

17 August 2016

For Immediate Release

Remembering Councillor Robert Brookbank

Sevenoaks District Council has paid tribute to Cllr Robert Brookbank, Ward Councillor for Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village, who sadly passed away on Tuesday 2 August in Darent Valley Hospital after a short illness.

Cllr Brookbank was committed to making a difference in the community, first being elected as District Councillor for Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village in 2007 and again in 2011 and 2015.

He was also an elected Parish Councillor in 2011 and 2015 for Swanley White Oak, as well as an elected Kent County Councillor for Swanley in 2009 and 2013.

District Chairman Cllr Simon Raikes says: “Everyone is extremely saddened by the news of Cllr Brookbank’s passing.

“He was a much loved figure in a community where he made such a tremendous contribution.

“My most sincere condolences go to the family of a gentleman who will be sorely missed”.

The funeral takes place on 25 August 2016. Further details and letters of condolences are care of Swanley Funeral Care at


Robert_BrookbankCllr Robert Brookbank

It is with great sadness that Swanley Town Council announce that Cllr Robert Brookbank passed away on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 .

Cllr Brookbank was a dedicated councillor that worked tirelessly for residents across Swanley in his position as Town, District and County Councillor spanning many years.

Our thoughts are with Cllr Brookbank’s family and friends at this time and the Town flag will be flying at halfmast as an act of respect for this remarkable man.


Swanley Town Council provides a variety of recreation, social and other facilities for the benefit of residents and people who work in and visit the Parish area, working in partnership with other Councils and agencies to promote and deliver local services.

Here you can be kept up to date with the latest events, Council meetings and have a platform to voice your opinions or concerns about Swanley. We want you to feel valued and to make you feel proud to be a resident of Swanley.

 *Notice of Audit for Swanley Town Council – Accounts for the Year Ended 31st March 2016*

About Us

Swanley lies at the northernmost point of the area of Sevenoaks District Council and also within the administrative area of Kent County Council.

Swanley Town Council came into existence in 1974 and though unlike the County and District Council, it has few statutory duties (things that have to be done) it does have many powers (things that can be done). The Town Council seeks to exercise its powers for the benefit of the community of Swanley and Swanley Village.

There are four wards in the town, which are Christchurch, St Mary’s and Whiteoak wards in Swanley as well a ward in Swanley Village.

The Town Council provides a variety of recreation, social and other facilities for the benefit of residents and people who work in and visit the Parish area, working in partnership with other Councils and agencies to promote and deliver local services. The Town Council owns around 150 acres of parks and open spaces, including the principal parks of Swanley Park and St Mary’s Recreation.

Caring For Our Community

Working together with the people of Swanley, Swanley Village and other local providers to develop caring, quality services for the changing needs of the community at an affordable cost, Swanley Town. 

Council is committed to ensuring the Swanley Parish remains a vibrant and attractive place in which to live and work

Swanley & Hextable Consultation

Press Release Sevenoaks District Council

PR 5245

05 August 2016

For Immediate Release

Dog returned to owner in a tail of reunion


A stolendog has been reunited with his owner ‘fur-ever’ after he was found 260 miles away in Fawkham, Kent.

Ben the lurcher was stolen from outside his owner Adam Stonier’s house in Preston in September 2015, but was picked up by Sevenoaks District Council after the stray pooch was found five hour’s drive away in St Michaels Lane, Fawkham.

Ben was found on 28 July by a local greyhound kennel who contacted Sevenoaks District Council’s out of hours service.

Luckily, Ben had been microchipped which meant owner Adam could be sniffed out by the Council and the two could be reunited after a few days in the Council’s care.

Cllr Matthew Dickins, the Council’s Cabinet member for Direct and Trading Services, says: “We may never know how Ben ended hundreds of miles from his home but we can say with certainty that had he had not been microchipped it’s unlikely we could have reunited him with his owner, Adam.

“Microchipping is such an important part of being a responsible dog owner and is quick, easy and virtually pain free and can make a real difference in reuniting pets with owners should they get lost.”

Dog owners who fail to get their dog microchipped could be collared with a fine of £500.

Sevenoaks District Council is currently offering a free microchipping service in residents’ homes on a first come first served basis using microchips donated by the Dogs Trust. There are also other places where dogs can be microchipped, including vet surgeries and animal charities.

For more information, or to arrange for your pet to be microchipped, visit or call 01732 227000.

Photos attached of Ben with his owner, Adam Stonier and also with Animal Control Officer, Ann-Marie Milton.

Adam Stonier’s contact number is 07456 545400.