Access to public services
Our gateways offer public and voluntary services in town centre and high street locations.
You can speak to an adviser at one of our gateways if you:
- need planning permission to extend your home
- are facing financial hardship
- would like to pay your council bills in person
- don't have access to a computer, and need to get online
- want to speak to someone from Kent County Council, or your local council
- find yourself homeless, or are struggling to keep your house
- need to renew your blue badge or local parking permit
- have just had a baby and want to register the birth
- have just suffered a loss in your family and need to register the death
- would like to start an adult education course
- find yourself or a member of your family facing a disability or change in circumstance and need help and advice on benefits you're now entitled to, and what equipment might help with day-to-day living.
We also have 2 mobile gateways to bring services to urban or rural areas or take part in events. To find out about booking a mobile gateway email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vote for your favourite name for the new Swanley Gateway
The transformation of the Swanley Library and Information centre is under way, and over the past two months we have been asking you to suggest a name for the newly refurbished building. Thank you to everyone who submitted a name.
We now have our final three names. To vote for your favourite, complete the online voting form.
The new name will be announced in April.