Podcast: Abandoned, half-built housing estate a £20-million pound haven for vandals

Residents in St Mary’s Bay say a luxury sea-front development that’s been abandoned half way through has become a “disgusting dumping ground”.

More than four years after The Sands was supposed to open, it’s become at £20-million home to rabbits, pigeons and vandals. 

Also in today’s podcast, you can hear from the Medway parents who set up a podcast after their daughter was stillborn. 

David and Jo Ward set up A Journey with Abigail’s Footsteps to help other bereaved parents. 

A Maidstone man says he was told by council to drill a hole in the bottom of his waste bin to avoid paying for a new one. 

He complained to council that it filled with rainwater but they said it didn’t qualify for a free replacement.

A pensioner from Larkfield says her home and garage is being inundated with brambles after council let it run wild. 

The 78-year-old says without regular maintenance the bushes become “thick and dangerous”.

And in sport, Gillingham FC have managed to end the week on a high after the shock sacking of their manager. 

Keith Millen was at the helm and helped the Gills secure a 2 -1 win over MK Dons.