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Location Swale, Kent, England

Swale is a local government district with borough status in Kent, England and is bounded by Medway to the west, Canterbury to the east, Ashford to the south and Maidstone to the south west.

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Climate action[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Isle of Sheppey - Elmley Nature Reserve - UK Wildlife - Birds & Bugs
Authors: Ian Phillips, Jul 11, 2018

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

  • Plastic Free Faversham, community group run by volunteers with the aim of raising awareness about the overuse of single-use plastic and other ecological issues.

Wetlands[edit | edit source]

The North Kent Marshes have been recognised as one of the most important natural wetlands in northern Europe, and they are monitored by local landowners and wildlife custodians. According to the RSPB, up to 300,000 migrant birds use the mudflats of the Thames marshes as a haven each year in their migratory journeys between the Arctic and Africa. The marshes serve as emergency natural flood protection for London. W

Oare Marshes[edit | edit source]

Oare Marshes is a 71.4-hectare (176-acre) Local Nature Reserve north of Faversham in Kent. It is owned and managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. It is part of The Swale Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I, National Nature Reserve, Ramsar internationally important wetland site, Special Protection Area under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds, and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

South Swale[edit | edit source]

South Swale is a 410.5-hectare (1,014-acre) Local Nature Reserve (as South Bank of the Swale) north of Faversham in Kent. It is owned by Kent County Council and managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. It is part of The Swale Ramsar site, Special Protection Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest

The Saxon Shore Way public footpath follows the top of the sea wall for the entire length of the reserve, around the village of Graveney, for about 3 miles in total.

Coasts[edit | edit source]

Medway Swale Estuary Partnership

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Cycling[edit | edit source]

National Cycle Route 1 passes through Faversham, en route from Whitstable to Sittingbourne. W

Food[edit | edit source]

Brogdale Farm is home to the National Fruit Collection, one of the largest collections of fruit trees and plants in the world. Spread over 150-acre (61 ha) it hosts the collection since it moved from Wisley in 1952. In the 1980s, the Government cut funding to the site, with closure threatened by March 1990. In response, the Brogdale Horticultural Trust took over co-ownership of the farm with Wye College. It has been the home of Faversham miniature railway since 2001.

The farm runs regular fruit-themed festivals throughout the summer and autumn:

  • the Cherry Festival in July
  • the Cider Festival in August
  • the Apple Festival in October.

During the fairs, visitors can explore the orchards and several experts give talks on the produce.

Sustainable transport[edit | edit source]

In March 2017 Sittingbourne became the pilot for Arriva Transports on demand transport system called ArrivaClick. The success of the Sittingbourne trial will see the trial extend to several more town and cities.

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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2018

Mum's war on plastic waste, Jan 25[2]

Community radio

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

  • Scheme for thousands of new houses near Sittingbourne would have devastating impact on countryside (and it's not even in the Local Plan), cprekent.org.uk, added 15:45, 24 September 2021 (UTC)

Near you[edit | edit source]

Ashford - Canterbury - Maidstone - Medway

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