When should my bin go out?!

It's the Christmas and New Year hot topic. Check out the image above to see when your bin collection is until normal service is resumed on Monday 15th January. If you normally have a Thursday bin collection then put your bin out this Saturday 6th January, then Friday 12th January then back to normal on Thursday 18th January. Not at all confusing!!! Click on the image to read more about it on the Swale Borough Council website ...

KCC Swale West Election candidates' statements - uncut!

You can vote at The Meads Community Centre on Thursday 4th May 2017 between 7am and 10pm for the Swale West division KCC councillor from the following candidates: Mike Baldock UKIP, Tim Valentine Green Party, Mike Whiting Conservative Party, Marc Wilson Liberal Democrats and Tony Winckless Labour Party. Click on more to read their statements issued exclusively to and and are published here uncut to allow you to easily make an informed vote.


Swale West KCC Election this Thursday!

This Thursday if you are on the electoral roll and live in The Meads you can vote at The Meads Community Centre between 7am and 10pm for the Kent County Councillor to represent Swale West division of which The Meads is a part. Strictly in alphabetical order of surname the candidates standing are Mike Baldock UKIP, Tim Valentine Green Party, Mike Whiting Conservative Party, Marc Wilson Liberal Democrats and Tony Winckless Labour Party. has today requested a short paragraph and a picture for each candidate and will publish those provided on Wednesday 3rd May to allow residents to make an informed choice. Watch this space!

Rock Choir Needs Men!

The Meads Community Centre has so much going on for all ages but now boasts a Rock Choir! According to Rock Choir member Sue Gardiner, the Rock Choir needs more men! Having said that all are more than welcome! Why not go along next Wednesday 26th April for a prompt 10.30am start? If you love to sing, even if you think you can't, why not book a free taster session? There is no audition, no need to be able to read music. Just click on the Rock Choir logo above to go to and book your place!

Meads Henge nearly complete!

Thanks to Andy Dinsdale, the Woodland Wildlife Hidden History project, Canterbury Archaeological Trust and members of the community, The Meads Community Woodland nearly has its own Henge replica which is a take on a neolithic monument which once stood close to what is now the Jenny Wren pub!


The Meads Community Centre now open!

A massive well done to everyone involved in making The Meads Community Centre happen. It's been exciting publishing all the new activities that have already started or soon to start at the new centre including Zumba, Community Choir, Children's Dance Classes, Powerhoop, Running Club and Fit for a Princess. Check out The Meads Community Centre page under the Places menu which lists all the activities available. Please get in touch if you notice a mistake or an activity is not online that should be and we'll update the page asap! You can also find contact details on the Contacts page. Fantastic new facility, enjoy!

Free Training in Sittingbourne for 19+

Free training courses in June (13th June for floristry and 28th June for jewellery making and level 2 food safety) for 19+ with a low wage or not currently in employment. If you are interested contact or to find out more and book your place.

New Meads Ward councillor now in place

Well done to all those Meads residents who went out and voted on Thursday 7th May at the Jenny Wren. Whilst MP Gordon Henderson retained his seat in the Sittingbourne & Sheppey Constituency, the Meads ward now has its very own councillor James Hunt following the election.


Saffron Way moved over to The Meads Medical Practice on 20th March

Saffron Way Health Centre moved over to The Meads on 20th March 2015 with Drs Pasola, Szpunt, Kypa, Idowu and Hissett. Note The Meads Medical Practice opening hours are generally 8am to 6.30pm with a 7am start on a Wednesday and a 9pm finish on a Thursday. Closed weekends and bank holidays.

First Litter Angels Bin on Meads-Bobbing School Route

Local charity Litter Angels in partnership with McDonalds and Swale Borough Council has installed its first bin under the A249 flyover at the Bobbing Roundabout. The bin came about after a Litter Angels workshop in October 2014 at Bobbing Primary School. Kid power!

Read the Bobbing Reporter online

Thank you to Councillor Gareth Randall for sending the July 2015 Bobbing Reporter to publish online. Click on the image on the left to read it online. Enjoy!

What's On in The Meads

Law and Order

All your Law and Order contacts and information in one place. Think Community Warden, PCSO, Neighbourhood Watc, Mobile Police Station and Speedwatch.
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Council and Government

From Bobbing Parish Council to Swale Borough Council and Kent County Council. Also your MP information for the Sittingbourne and Sheppey Constituency.
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Think The Meads physical places.


All The Meads contacts in one place!


Services information coming soon. This will include things like public transport, bins and recycling and broadband. services >>


Thank you to Canterbury Archaeological Trust for their 2013 report on The Meads excavation carried out in 2008.

What's On Calendar

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