Category: District wide

  • Kent County Council Elections Thursday 4 May 2017

    The Kent County Council elections take place on Thursday 4 May 2017. The Kent Conservative manifesto was launched on 27 March 2017 by council leader Paul Carter.

  • Council sets first ever self-sufficiency budget

    Sevenoaks District Council has set a budget for the coming financial year which will see the authority become financially self-sufficient amid further reductions in its funding from Government. From April, the Council is proposing to spend £13.7m on local services, £600,000 less than the current year, as the Revenue Support Grant (RSG) it receives from…

  • Are you recycling everything you can?

    So you’ve got a recycling routine that works for you. You know it inside and out and there’s not one empty plastic milk bottle or food can in sight in the kitchen – they’re all patiently waiting to be collected for recycling. The job is done! But is it really? A new survey from Recycle…

  • Council buys Suffolk House in Sevenoaks

    Sevenoaks District Council has purchased Suffolk House in Sevenoaks as part of its investment and economic development strategy.   The Council exchanged contracts on the property at 154 High Street yesterday (Monday 23 March 2015) for £4 million.   By purchasing the property, the Council will generate additional income, at an initial yield of 7%…

  • Young women – make sure we hear your voice

    In the 2010 General Election only 39% of women aged 18-25 voted. The Youth Media Agency has launched the ‪#‎XXVOTE‬ campaign to encourage more 18-25 year olds, especially women, to register to vote by the deadline of 20 April. Click here to register: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote The Girl Guiding movement have a launched a programme called: Girls…

  • Community and Voluntary Awards

    SDC will be hosting our first Community and Voluntary Awards this year. We really value the enormous contribution that volunteers and voluntary & community organisations make to the well-being of people in the District. We hope that these awards will help to recognise volunteers and the work that they do. There are seven categories and…

  • Council sets budget for the coming year

    Sevenoaks District Council has agreed its budget for the coming year (2015/16). From April, its share of the Council Tax will increase by 1.95%, or an extra 7p a week (£3.69 a year) for the average household at Council Tax band D. The average Council Tax for Sevenoaks District Council will now be £192.87 for…

  • August Bank Holiday Refuse Collections

    You are being asked to put your refuse out one-day later than usual after the August Bank Holiday. In the week following the Bank Holiday on Monday 25 August, waste and recycling will be collected a day later until the end of the week. The same applies for garden waste collections. You are reminded to…

  • Congratulations Michael Fallon – our new Secretary of State for Defence

  • 24 Hour Kent Dementia Helpline Monthly Newsletter

    What’s new? This month the helpline hosted a stand at the Swanley ‘Let’s talk about dementia’ event. The event was all about ‘living well with dementia’ and making sure people knew about local support available.     Who we have helped? In the last 4 weeks we have taken calls from – A wife whose husband’s respite…