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We're making improvements to the services we provide to help in the fight against climate change.


  • have installed EV charge points in public car parks in all 3 of the borough’s towns
  • have installed 8 charge points at the Swale House car park to support the new fully electric council fleet
  • are working with KCC to stop the export abroad of recyclables and are influencing KCC to maintain or improve the low levels of waste that go to landfill.
  • launched of the Fuel and Water Home Advice Service, supporting hundreds of households
  • are providing free sustainable period products via Swale Sisters
  • have completed climate change training with 80% of staff
  • have retendered the grounds maintenance contract to include electric vehicles, electric handheld tools and a commitment to the steady reduction and then complete elimination of the use of pesticides over the 5 year contract
  • established an anti-idling campaign around schools, with officers speaking to parents and able to issue FPNs
  • joined the Hedgehog Preservation Society roll of honour
  • established the Swale Green Schools Forum to support schools on their decarbonisation and biodiversity journey

The Solar Together programme saw over 450 referrals for solar PV installations.

A re-balancing exercise for the garden waste round last autumn within the Mid Kent Partnership has resulted in an approximate 60 tonnes of carbon saving across all 3 authorities. Garden waste subscriptions are increasing.