Bay View, Kent

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Coordinates: 51°24′00″N 0°54′24″E / 51.4°N 0.90667°E / 51.4; 0.90667

Bay View
The Bay View pub, Bay View, Kent, UK.jpg
The Bay View pub
Bay View is located in Kent
Bay View
Bay View
 Bay View shown within Kent
District Swale
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sheerness
Dialling code 01795 510
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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Bay View is a hamlet on the east side of the Isle of Sheppey in the Borough of Swale in Kent, England.

History[edit]

Bay View is a development of houses started in the 1940s and since then has grown to 248 dwellings[1]

Geography[edit]

Eastchurch is located two miles away to the ENE and Leysdown is a mile to the east. Warden is a mile to the north and Leysdown Marshes lie to the south.

Economy[edit]

There is a holiday park in Bay View and a pub, the Bay View. There is also a garage which sells caravans and miscellaneous supplies. Formerly there were two general stores, but one closed in the 1980s due to a lack of trade. The same fate lead to the closure of the Bay View Stores in 2004.

51% of the population travels more than 10 km to work, with 72% of workers travelling by car.[2]

Transport[edit]

The B2231 road runs along the southern edge of Bay View and provides the only transport link. Buses run every half hour or hour to the rest of the Isle and services to the mainland are also available.[2]

Education[edit]

Bay View has no education facilities, with the nearest school being two miles away in Eastchurch.

See also[edit]

http://www.swale.gov.uk/media/adobepdf/b%2Fd%2FWR_SBC_136.pdf - Statistics and information regarding Bay View from Swale Borough Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swale Borough Council, Swale Borough Local Plan, document WR/SBC/136/1, Swale Borough Council .
  2. ^ a b Swale Borough Council, Swale Borough Local Plan, document WR/SBC/136/1, Swale Borough Council