Swanley TC

Parks and Open Spaces

Environment Area

To celebrate the Millennium a wildflower meadow was started by local residents together with the Town Council.

These volunteers formed the Swanley Wildlife and Nature Group (SWAN) who have worked to develop the Environment Area at the top of Swanley Park which now has three wildflower meadows, native trees and hedging, logpiles etc.

On the occasions of both the Queens Golden and Diamond Jubilees new trees were planted in Swanley Park, many of which were sponsored by local residents and organisations:  these trees formed the Golden Avenue and Diamond Avenue and are beautiful places to walk.

Each spring the park is brightened by swatches of daffodils planted by local schoolchildren.  Further trees and benches can be donated to the park.

Petham Park

The smaller community Park features adventure play equipment and five-a-side football posts for informal matches.

Shrubs, planting and attractive cast iron furniture complete the area which is fenced in on all sides.

The Town Council also provides a number of smaller areas including Westview and Beechenlea Lane.

In addition there are allotments adjacent to Swanley Park which may be rented for a very reasonable sum and at Petham which are managed by a local society.

The Town Council works in partnership with the Highways Department of Sevenoaks District Council and is responsible for all of the grounds maintenance and grass cutting in the majority of open spaces and highway verges.

The Town Council promotes environmental awareness and brightens up the Parish with over 400 hanging baskets and many other floral displays during the spring and summer.