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  1. Wildlife and Leisure Themes for Public Art At Conningbrook Lakes - 13th October

    Wildlife and Leisure Themes for Public Art At Conningbrook Lakes - 13th October

    Celebrating wildlife and leisure at Conningbrook Lakes were the twin themes to emerge from the public art consultation held on October 6th at Conningbrook Lakes in Ashford.

  2. Create Mayor’s Reception - 12th Oct

    Create Mayor’s Reception - 12th Oct

    Create has come a long way since its first festival in 1995. It now has four live music stages, family-fun activities, and this year we branched out to launch Create Platform, a new week-long programme of events across Ashford that leads up to the big day.

  3. Bike safety advice from Kent Police following frequent thefts in Ashford - 11th Oct

    Bike safety advice from Kent Police following frequent thefts in Ashford - 11th Oct

    Kent Police is reminding Ashford residents to lock their bicycles following a number of thefts in the area.

  4. Development Update sees real progress - 11th Oct

    Development Update sees real progress - 11th Oct

    With the first of the ‘Big 8’ projects having now been delivered (Ashford College) and construction work well underway at both Elwick Place and the Commercial Quarter it might be easy to lose track of all the new developments in the borough.

  5. Ashford Commemorates the Centenary of the Battle of Cambrai - 9th Oct

    Ashford Commemorates the Centenary of the Battle of Cambrai - 9th Oct

    Ashford Borough Council will be hosting an event to mark the centenary of the Battle of Cambrai, which took place on the 20th November 1917 during the First World War.

  6. KCC and ABC join forces to clamp down on HGV parking - 6th Oct

    KCC and ABC join forces to clamp down on HGV parking - 6th Oct

    Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council are joining forces in a UK initiative to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs.

  7. The Stour Academy Trust to hold consultation meetings on new school proposal - 4th Oct

    The Stour Academy Trust to hold consultation meetings on new school proposal - 4th Oct

    The Stour Academy Trust is to hold open meetings about its proposal to open the first primary school to be built on the Chilmington Green development, Ashford.

  8. Quinn Estates celebrates Topping Out Ceremony at landmark development, Ashford Commercial Quarter - 5th Oct

    Quinn Estates celebrates Topping Out Ceremony at landmark development,  Ashford Commercial Quarter - 5th Oct

    Quinn Estates has marked a significant milestone in the construction of the new Ashford Commercial Quarter – and with 75% of space already let, the building is poised to add the latest chapter to the success of Kent’s International Town.

  9. Aspire Landscape Management is one year old! - 3rd Oct

    Aspire Landscape Management is one year old! - 3rd Oct

    Aspire Landscape Management, Ashford Borough Council’s in-house grounds maintenance service, is now one year old!

  10. Ties remain strong at Twinning celebrations - 2nd Oct

    Ties remain strong at Twinning celebrations - 2nd Oct

    Representatives from Ashford and Bad Münstereifel travelled to Fougères to attend a five-day excursion as part of the annual Civic Twinning visit, organised by Ashford Twinning Association.

  11. Autumnal delights at Ashford Farmers Market - 29th Sep

    Autumnal delights at Ashford Farmers Market - 29th Sep

    It's harvest time and the season's produce is getting decidedly autumnal. With root vegetables and orchard fruit at its best, now is the time to enjoy local apples and blackberries, as well as celeriac and swede.

  12. The Mayor attends Norton Knatchbull School Alumni Open Day and Official Opening of Refurbished Buildings Event - 28th Sep

    The Mayor attends Norton Knatchbull School Alumni Open Day and Official Opening of Refurbished Buildings Event - 28th Sep

    On the 22nd of September the Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Winston Michael, attended the Norton Knatchbull School Alumni Open Day and Official Opening of Refurbished Buildings event alongside MP for Ashford, Damian Green.

  13. Work on Bridgefield Park commences - 26th Sep

    Work on Bridgefield Park commences - 26th Sep

    A special sod turning ceremony took place at the site of Bridgefield Park - a brand new play and recreation space located in Kingsnorth.

  14. September’s issue of Ashford Voice is out now - 21st Sep

    September’s issue of Ashford Voice is out now - 21st Sep

    The latest issue of Ashford Voice is out now and available to read online for free via www.ashford.gov.uk/voice

  15. Maintenance work to our planning system affecting this area of our website - 19th Sep

    Maintenance work to our planning system affecting this area of our website - 19th Sep

    Please be advised that the Planning pages of our website will be unavailable this week on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September.

  16. New parking permit arrangements in housing car parks - 19th September

    New parking permit arrangements in housing car parks - 19th September

    Ashford Borough Council’s Housing Department have instructed an external company, Car Park Management (CPM) to manage the misuse of Local Authority Housing owned car parks across the borough

  17. Coming soon – important consultation for businesses - 18th Sep

    Coming soon – important consultation for businesses - 18th Sep

    The revaluation of business rates by the Valuation Office Agency took effect on 1st April 2017. This has led to some businesses, including some in the Ashford borough, seeing large increases in the rateable value of the premises they occupy.

  18. Acquisition of Carlton Road industrial estate takes step forward - 15th Sept

    Acquisition of Carlton Road industrial estate takes step forward - 15th Sept

    If Council approves cabinet’s recommendation in October, the move would see the council acquire a new 28-unit light-industrial estate on Carlton Road, Cobbs Wood.

  19. Wye 3 Masterplan - proposals for the former Wye College site - 14th Sep

    Wye 3 Masterplan - proposals for the former Wye College site - 14th Sep

    Following last week's public exhibition on the Wye3 Masterplan for the former Wye College site the exhibition boards are available to view online at the developers (Telereal Trillium) website.

  20. Family Fun at Conningbrook Lakes - 13th Sep

    Family Fun at Conningbrook Lakes - 13th Sep

    Hundreds of people soaked up the sunshine and visited Conningbrook Lakes Country Park for a day of family fun on Saturday 9th September.

  21. Planning Decision Notices display issues - 12th Sep

    Planning Decision Notices display issues - 12th Sep

    Due to software issues, some of our planning decision notices are not displaying on ashford.gov.uk.

  22. New Ashford College Campus opens its doors this week - 11th Sep

    New Ashford College Campus opens its doors this week - 11th Sep

    The new state-of-the-art £26 million campus opens its doors for the first intake of students this week (Tuesday 12th September).

  23. Elwick Road car park opens - 7th Sep

    Elwick Road car park opens - 7th Sep

    More car parking spaces are now available for Ashford Town Centre. Our latest car park is now open on Elwick Road, Ashford. Find us at TN23 1LH.

  24. Public Exhibition for WYE3 plans - 6th Sep

    Public Exhibition for WYE3 plans - 6th Sep

    Give us your thoughts on proposals for the former Wye College site THIS Thursday 7th September 12pm to 8pm at The Old Hall, former Wye College, High Street, Wye.

  25. Join in as the Julie Rose stadium celebrates their 20 year anniversary with a family fun day at Conningbrook Lakes - 5th Sep

    Join in as the Julie Rose stadium celebrates their 20 year anniversary with a family fun day at Conningbrook Lakes - 5th Sep

    Canoeing*, paddle boarding*, rowing*, angling tuition* and dinghy demos are just some of the water-based events planned for the celebrations on Saturday 9th September between 11am and 4pm.

  26. Breastfeeding mums welcome at One You! - 4th Sep

    Breastfeeding mums welcome at One You! - 4th Sep

    The One You shop remains a firm favourite in the revitalised Park Mall. It reopened last month following a refurbishment, after it was initially set up as a joint health initiative with Ashford Borough council, Kent County Council Public Health and Kent Community Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT).

  27. Tasty treats at September’s Ashford Farmers’ market - 1st Sep

    Tasty treats at September’s Ashford Farmers’ market - 1st Sep

    The market, which will take place on Sunday 3rd September between 10am and 2pm on the lower High Street, will be packed with local traders selling a variety of seasonal autumn produce.

  28. Enhancing Ashford’s open spaces - 31st Aug

    Enhancing Ashford’s open spaces - 31st Aug

    A draft Open Space Strategy has been produced that focuses on protecting, developing and enhancing Ashford’s quality public open spaces for the borough’s residents and visitors to enjoy and benefit from.

  29. Action taken to remedy planning breach - 30th Aug

    Action taken to remedy planning breach - 30th Aug

    In direct response to calls from residents in Bilsington, Ashford Borough Council has successfully resolved a breach of planning law where a resident failed to comply with an enforcement notice.

  30. Make sure you’re still registered to vote - 29th Aug

    Make sure you’re still registered to vote - 29th Aug

    Ashford residents may have received an ‘annual enquiry form’ through the post. These are being delivered to every address in the borough as the annual canvass begins.

  31. Bridgefield Park is one step closer - 25th Aug

    Bridgefield Park is one step closer - 25th Aug

    New recreation and play facilities for Bridgefield and Kingsnorth are one-step closer as Ashford Borough Council officially received the transfer of land from developers.

  32. Only a week left to help shape Local Plan - 23rd Aug

    Only a week left to help shape Local Plan - 23rd Aug

    There is only a week left for residents to take part in the Local Plan ‘Main Changes’ consultation, which runs until 31st August 2017.

  33. Park your car for free this August bank holiday weekend - 21st Aug

    Park your car for free this August bank holiday weekend - 21st Aug

    Shoppers can enjoy free parking in select council-owned car parks in Ashford and Tenterden over the August bank holiday weekend.

  34. Summer flowers bloom throughout the borough - 18th Aug

    Summer flowers bloom throughout the borough - 18th Aug

    Residents and visitors are sure to have noticed how bright, colourful and tidy Ashford’s open green spaces are looking thanks to all the hard work of Aspire, the council’s in-house Landscape Management Team.

  35. 0% interest innovation loans for your Ashford business - 17th Aug

    0% interest innovation loans for your Ashford business - 17th Aug

    Details of innovation loans being offered by Kent County Council

  36. The final chapter in the tale of Oak Tree Road - 16th Aug

    The final chapter in the tale of Oak Tree Road - 16th Aug

    Ashford borough councillors and officers, as well as representatives of the contractors who have been involved in the reconstruction of the reinstated homes, have planted a tree to mark the successful conclusion of the project.

  37. Essential Web Maintenance, Week Commencing 7th August

    Essential Web Maintenance, Week Commencing 7th August

    Due to essential server updates, scheduled to take place week commencing 7th August, our website may experience some glitches over this week.

  38. New temporary car park for Elwick Road - 14th Aug

    New temporary car park for Elwick Road - 14th Aug

    As part of the exciting multi-million pound Elwick Place development, which will include a boutique cinema, family hotel, restaurants and cafes, construction work on a new temporary car park is currently underway.

  39. Statement regarding last night's lightning strike in Stanhope, Ashford - 9th Aug

    Statement regarding last night's lightning strike in Stanhope, Ashford - 9th Aug

    Statement regarding last night's lightning strike in Stanhope, Ashford

  40. Residents invited to view finalised designs for Bockhanger Square improvements - 10th Aug

    Residents invited to view finalised designs for Bockhanger Square improvements - 10th Aug

    Ashford Borough Council will soon be carrying out some improvement works to freshen up Bockhanger Square.

  41. A28 infrastructure works - 9th Aug

    A28 infrastructure works - 9th Aug

    Work has begun on infrastructure works for the Chilmington Green project.

  42. Come along and help shape our Local Plan - 12th Jul

    Come along and help shape our Local Plan - 12th Jul

    Ashford Borough Council is holding a series of Local Plan consultation exhibitions where residents can view the ‘Main Changes’ to the draft Local Plan to 2030 and speak to council officers about the proposals put forward.

  43. Mayor of Ashford opens new supported housing scheme for vulnerable young people - 13th Jul

    Mayor of Ashford opens new supported housing scheme for vulnerable young people - 13th Jul

    The Mayor of Ashford, Winston Michael, officially opened Belgic Court, a new supported housing scheme in Ashford.

  44. Elwick Place works formally begin - 14th Jul

    Elwick Place works formally begin - 14th Jul

    Construction work on Elwick Place, the two-hectare development zone in the heart of Ashford town centre officially commenced on Friday 16 June with a 'start on site' ceremony attended by Ashford Borough Council, their development partners Stanhope and the main contractors, Lendlease, on site.

  45. Taxi Licensing Policy consultation given the green light - 17th Jul

    Taxi Licensing Policy consultation given the green light - 17th Jul

    Last week (Thursday 13th July) cabinet members agreed to open a public consultation on an updated version of Ashford Borough Council’s Taxi Licensing Policy, which reflects changes in legislation and good practice.

  46. The return of Safety in Action - 18th Jul

    The return of Safety in Action - 18th Jul

    Last month almost 1,400 year 6 pupils from primary schools across the borough took part in the latest Safety in Action event (19th-30th June).

  47. New play area for Hamstreet - 19th Jul

    New play area for Hamstreet - 19th Jul

    Plans to improve sports and play facilities in Hamstreet were given the seal of approval by Ashford Borough Council last week.

  48. Another investment in our local businesses - 20th Jul

    Another investment in our local businesses - 20th Jul

    Last week, Cabinet members considered an annual report on the health of Ashford’s town centre. Furthermore, councillors also accepted a recommendation that the council invests £10,000 in a second phase of its successful business-mentoring programme.

  49. Create 2017 is here! - 21st Jul

    Create 2017 is here! - 21st Jul

    Whilst the build up to the award-winning Create Festival has been in full flow with the new Create Platform events and activities taking over the town - Victoria Park is getting ready to host ska legends The Selecter.

  50. Park Mall continues to brew-up business - 24th Jul

    Park Mall continues to brew-up business - 24th Jul

    One year on and The Little Teapot continues to brew up business for Park Mall by serving up copious amounts of cake and coffee to shoppers.

  51. Celebrating National Lottery funding success for Victoria Park - 25th Jul

    Celebrating National Lottery funding success for Victoria Park - 25th Jul

    Ashford Borough Council is delighted to announce Ashford’s historic Victoria Park has been awarded a £167,000 development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund. The funding will support an exciting project that aims to place Victoria Park at the heart of the local community, improve local knowledge of the site and make the area around the park a better place to live, work, visit and enjoy.

  52. An affordable homes programme to be proud of - 26th Jul

    An affordable homes programme to be proud of - 26th Jul

    At a time when the lack of affordable housing across the country is a hot topic, Ashford’s cabinet members last week approved the provision of a further 190 homes through the council’s Housing Revenue Account between 2018 and 2024. This is on top of the 159 homes that are being delivered in the existing 2015-2019 period.

  53. High Sheriff launches first ever Kent Challenger Games - 27th Jul

    High Sheriff launches first ever Kent Challenger Games - 27th Jul

    A unique sporting event that “stretched, challenged and inspired” a special group of young people was praised by High Sheriff of Kent George Jessel on Friday 14th July.

  54. Still time to help shape Local Plan - 28th Jul

    Still time to help shape Local Plan - 28th Jul

    We are almost halfway through the consultation period for the Local Plan ‘Main Changes’ consultation, but there is still time to take part and have your say.

  55. Creating the right environment for all around Ashford International Station - 31st Jul

    Creating the right environment for all around Ashford International Station - 31st Jul

    Plans to improve the safety and appearance of the domestic railway station forecourt have been given the green light. The improvements will provide a safer and more direct route for pedestrians to the Commercial Quarter, college and town centre, and reduce vehicle congestion and improve the general flow of vehicles around the area.

  56. Love food, hate waste! - 1st Aug

    Love food, hate waste! - 1st Aug

    This summer, Ashford Borough Council is encouraging residents to ‘check in’ with their fridge before going on holiday as part of Hubbub’s nationwide food campaign, #TravellersCheck.

  57. Still time to help us build a new community at Chilmington Green - 3rd Aug

    Still time to help us build a new community at Chilmington Green - 3rd Aug

    Ashford Borough Council and its community partners are seeking views from the local community on how they should be educated about what’s happening, engaged in the building of a new community and empowered to create a vibrant place to live at Chilmington Green.

  58. Have your say on the draft Heritage Strategy - 7th Aug

    Have your say on the draft Heritage Strategy - 7th Aug

    Residents are being reminded they still have time to have their say on the draft Heritage Strategy.

  59. Ashford Voice bumper issue is out now! - 9th Aug

    Ashford Voice bumper issue is out now! - 9th Aug

    The latest issue of Ashford Voice is available online to read for free via www.ashford.gov.uk/voice

  60. It’s a Sign - 11th Aug

    It’s a Sign - 11th Aug

    Children from local primary schools were invited by Kent County Council Public Health and Ashford Borough Council to enter a competition to create an eye-catching sign designed to encourage people not to smoke around school gates.

  61. Snap up summer treats at Ashford Farmers’ Market - 4th Aug

    Snap up summer treats at Ashford Farmers’ Market - 4th Aug

    Visitors can soak up the sunshine and pick up summer delights at Ashford Farmers’ Market on Sunday 6th August.

  62. Win prizes with Ashford Voice - 8th

    Win prizes with Ashford Voice - 8th

    To celebrate the sunshine and to give our lovely subscribers a treat, the council’s monthly online magazine, Ashford Voice, is running a summer competition with some brilliant prizes up for grabs!

  63. Our blooming and beautiful borough! - 30th May

    Our blooming and beautiful borough! - 30th May

    Residents and visitors are sure to have noticed how bright, colourful and tidy Ashford’s open green spaces are looking thanks to all the hard work of Aspire, the council’s in-house Landscape Management Team.

  64. Snap up summer treats at June’s Farmers’ Market - 1st Jun

    Snap up summer treats at June’s Farmers’ Market - 1st Jun

    What better way to soak up the summer sun than meandering through the town centre and browsing seasonal treats from Ashford Farmers’ Market.

  65. Showing you how we spend the borough’s money - 2nd Jun

    Showing you how we spend the borough’s money - 2nd Jun

    The council is now making available its annual accounts for inspection for the financial year 2016-17.

  66. Achieving the Gold standard! - 5th Jun

    Achieving the Gold standard! - 5th Jun

    Ashford Borough Council has been given a ‘Gold Achievement Award’ in recognition of the management of its address information database.

  67. Download your new garden recycling calendar - 6th Jun

    Download your new garden recycling calendar - 6th Jun

    Residents can find their new garden recycling calendars on the Ashford Borough Council website.

  68. LoveAshford like everyone else - 7th Jun

    LoveAshford like everyone else - 7th Jun

    Positive news stories about Ashford town centre just keep on coming. Inward investment, the progress of major regeneration projects such as the College, the Commercial Quarter and Elwick Place, and continued confidence and optimism in the local economy show no signs of abating. Businesses are thriving, and the rich town centre offer is evolving and people fall in love with the High Street all over again.

  69. Roadworks on Kennington Road in Ashford due to start later this month - 12th Jun

    Roadworks on Kennington Road in Ashford due to start later this month - 12th Jun

    Kent County Council is to widen Kennington Road in Ashford.

  70. Local talent aboard the new Create Platform - 13th Jun

    Local talent aboard the new Create Platform - 13th Jun

    This summer is building up to be a very exciting one indeed. Create Festival 2017 will be like no other year, as it branches out to launch Create Platform, a new week-long programme of events across Ashford that leads up to the big day.

  71. Local electoral arrangements finalised for Ashford Borough Council - 14th Jun

    Local electoral arrangements finalised for Ashford Borough Council - 14th Jun

    The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Ashford Borough Council.

  72. Eat safe this summer - 22nd Jun

    Eat safe this summer - 22nd Jun

    From firing up a barbeque in the garden to enjoying a picnic in the park, summer is the perfect time to soak up the sunshine while we enjoy a bite to eat. However, when it comes to food safety and hygiene you might need to think a little harder about how you store, cook and clean your food to avoid unwanted bouts of food poising.

  73. Fun in the sun at Kestrel Park - 23rd Jun

    Fun in the sun at Kestrel Park - 23rd Jun

    Families, residents and visitors soaked up the sunshine at Kestrel Park’s official opening on Friday16th June. Pupils from John Wesley School excitedly helped the Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Winston Michael, cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the official opening of the new play area.

  74. June’s issue of Ashford Voice is out now - 26th Jun

    June’s issue of Ashford Voice is out now - 26th Jun

    The latest issue of Ashford Voice is out now and available to read online for free at www.ashford.gov.uk/voice

  75. Protecting and enhancing our local heritage assets - 27th Jun

    Protecting and enhancing our local heritage assets - 27th Jun

    A draft Ashford Heritage Strategy has been produced that focuses on protecting, and enhancing the borough’s cultural heritage assets.

  76. Residents invited to find out about Bockhanger Square improvement works - 28th Jun

    Residents invited to find out about Bockhanger Square improvement works - 28th Jun

    Ashford Borough Council will soon be carrying out some improvement works to freshen up Bockhanger Square.

  77. Download your new refuse and recycling calendar - 29th Jun

    Download your new refuse and recycling calendar - 29th Jun

    Residents can find their new recycling and refuse collection calendars on the Ashford Borough Council website.

  78. Celebrate Ashford Farmers’ Market’s 3rd birthday! - 30th Jun

    Celebrate Ashford Farmers’ Market’s 3rd birthday! - 30th Jun

    July’s Ashford Famers’ Market is going to be an extra special event because we are delighted to be celebrating our third birthday!

  79. Evening Standard Awards Win for Kent Housebuilder - 3rd Jul

    Evening Standard Awards Win for Kent Housebuilder - 3rd Jul

    Kent-based housebuilder Cox Developments (in association with Cox Restoration) charmed the judges of the Evening Standard New Homes Awards and have come away with a win for their inspiring development of six homes in Challock; Old Clockhouse Green.

  80. Litter lout pays the price - 4th Jul

    Litter lout pays the price - 4th Jul

    As part of our tougher approach to litter enforcement, Ashford Borough Council has completed a successful fly-tipping prosecution, highlighting to the public the importance of taking responsibility for your own waste.

  81. Cake and goods galore at Ashford Farmers’ Market 3rd birthday bash! - 5th Jul

    Cake and goods galore at Ashford Farmers’ Market 3rd birthday bash! - 5th Jul

    Visitors soaked up the sunshine and enjoyed browsing all the homemade delights from our much-loved traders at our special Farmers’ Market 3rd birthday bash!

  82. Council seeks views on ‘Main Changes’ to draft Local Plan - 7th Jul

    Council seeks views on ‘Main Changes’ to draft Local Plan - 7th Jul

    Ashford Borough Council is consulting on a number of ‘Main Changes’ to the draft Local Plan for the borough, which sets out the land that needs to be provided in the borough to accommodate new homes and jobs up to 2030. The changes include new and amended housing site allocations.

  83. Create Platform is getting closer! - 6th Jul

    Create Platform is getting closer! - 6th Jul

    The buzz is building for Create Platform a week-long programme of events across Ashford that leads up to the Create festival!

  84. Extra care residents are part of the family - 10th Jul

    Extra care residents are part of the family - 10th Jul

    The newest members of the “West Kent family” were welcomed to their homes at the official opening of Spires in Tenterden on Wednesday 28th June.

  85. Help us build a new community at Chilmington Green - 11th Jul

    Help us build a new community at Chilmington Green - 11th Jul

    Ashford Borough Council and its community partners are seeking views from the local community on how they should be educated about what’s happening, engaged in the building of a new community and empowered to create a vibrant place to live at Chilmington Green.

  86. Ultrafast broadband boost for up to 108,000 premises - 2nd May

    Ultrafast broadband boost for up to 108,000 premises - 2nd May

    Virgin Media has announced that homes and businesses in Kent will be next to benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost.

  87. Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan adopted - 3rd May

    Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan adopted - 3rd May

    At the council meeting on Thursday 20th April 2017, Ashford Borough Council formally adopted the Pluckley Neighbourhood Development Plan, 2016-2031.

  88. It’s time to get composting - 4th May

    It’s time to get composting - 4th May

    As part of International Compost Awareness Week, Ashford Borough Council is encouraging residents to recycle more of their garden waste by home composting and signing up to our garden recycling service.

  89. The importance of being prepared for an emergency - 8th May

    The importance of being prepared for an emergency - 8th May

    Dealing with a major incident is something that Ashford Borough Council, thankfully, does not often have to deal with, however, it must always be prepared to move into action should a crisis occur.

  90. Push the boat out and try sailing this May at Conningbrook Lakes - 9th May

    Push the boat out and try sailing this May at Conningbrook Lakes - 9th May

    Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Conningbrook Lakes Sailing based at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, is inviting you and your family to come and try a sailing taster on Sunday 14th May.

  91. The General Election 2017 – dates for your diary! - 10th May

    The General Election 2017 – dates for your diary! - 10th May

    With the General Election taking place on Thursday 8th June 2017, the following dates will be of interest to people not currently registered to vote or who wish to request a postal or proxy vote in order to take part in the ballot.

  92. Supporting a sustainable future with electric car charge points - 12th May

    Supporting a sustainable future with electric car charge points - 12th May

    Ashford Borough Council is supporting a sustainable future and green travel by maintaining its electric vehicle charging points across Ashford and Tenterden.

  93. Celia Blakey Unit receives civic opening - 15th May

    Celia Blakey Unit receives civic opening - 15th May

    The William Harvey’s Celia Blakey Day Unit has received a civic official opening on Tuesday 9 May.

  94. May’s issue of Ashford Voice is out now! - 15th May

    May’s issue of Ashford Voice is out now! - 15th May

    May's issue of Ashford Voice is out now and available to read online for free.

  95. Council updates Local Development Scheme timetable - 16th May

    Council updates Local Development Scheme timetable - 16th May

    Some proposed changes have been made to the timetable for producing a series of planning policies and documents associated with the Local Plan to 2030.

  96. Celebrating Ashford’s businesses in free newsletter - 17th May

    Celebrating Ashford’s businesses in free newsletter - 17th May

    The latest edition of Business News, Ashford’s quarterly, free electronic publication aimed at businesses across the borough, is out now.

  97. A new Mayor for Ashford - 19th May

    A new Mayor for Ashford - 19th May

    This week saw the inauguration of a new Ashford Mayor. Cllr Winston Michael dedicated his position towards ensuring the borough’s young people know that they are valued and encouraging them to reach their true potential.

  98. Protecting, providing and enhancing local sports facilities - 22nd May

    Protecting, providing and enhancing local sports facilities - 22nd May

    Two draft sports strategies have been produced that focus on protecting, enhancing and extending local pitches, sports halls and buildings.

  99. Create Festival Scoops Kent Culture Award - 23rd May

    Create Festival Scoops Kent Culture Award - 23rd May

    The Create Music Festival scooped Cultural Event of the Year at the 2017 Kent Creative Awards on Friday 19th May.

  100. New Mayor officially opens £4.7 million retirement development - 25th May

    New Mayor officially opens £4.7 million retirement development - 25th May

    The new Mayor of Ashford was the special guest at the official opening of a new £4.7 million retirement scheme on his first day in office.

  101. Making a positive contribution to communities across the borough - 20th Jun

    Making a positive contribution to communities across the borough - 20th Jun

    As the Ashford borough grows so does the need for more, or improved, community facilities, buildings and infrastructure. This is where section 106 (s106) payments come in and make a big difference to the borough.

  102. Looking back on the 2016-17 financial year - 16th Jun

    Looking back on the 2016-17 financial year - 16th Jun

    Last night, Cabinet members discussed a report that presented some interesting statistics about the 2016-17 financial year.

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