Ashford For You

Welcome to Ashford For You - Ashford Borough Council's residents’ magazine.

Our spring edition is now out and includes news on plans for a Port Health facility at Sevington and how a new community at Chilmington Green is coming to life.

There are updates on the positive impact of the VERA response appeal and an interview with Ashford Volunteer Centre CEO Beth Peal.

The council is making a big investment in various leisure facilities across the borough including the new-look Stour Centre as our exclusive pictures show.

We are also launching this year's Ashford In Bloom gardening competition as well as sharing some tips and advice on how to make your garden glow this Summer and how we can all leave littering behind. There are also updates on Victoria Park and our sheltered housing provision and two great competitions for our readers.

You can download our previous editions online.  

This quarterly magazine is distributed to all households in the borough via Royal Mail and covers what’s going on in the local area, profiling services, people and places. We want to ensure we are communicating with all our residents and keeping them abreast of what is happening across the borough and the services we provide.

While we know many residents use digital methods of communication, such as our website and social media channels, we do not reach everyone this way so we produce a borough-wide magazine to complement the other ways we communicate with our community.

Tell us what you think

We're always looking for ways to improve the magazine therefore we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions and you could win a £50 Love2Shop voucher.

To have your say and be in with a chance of winning please take our survey; it should take no more than five minutes to complete. Advertising in Ashford For You

The editorial and design has been produced in-house and includes external paid for advertising, which will offset some of the print and distribution costs.

Anyone interested in advertising in the publication should contact the Communications Team on 01233 330543 or email

Ashford For You advertising rate card
Page Rate per edition
Outside back cover £1,395
Inside front cover £1,295
Inside back cover £1,195
Internal page £1,095
Half page £795
Quarter page £595

Competition terms and conditions

One entry per person. Please provide your full name, postal address including postcode, email addresses and telephone number.

Employees of Ashford Borough Council and their immediate family are not eligible to enter competitions.

Winning entries will be drawn at random after closing date. Judge's decision is final.

Winners will be notified by email or by phone call, and must respond within one week of receiving their notification or the prize will be redrawn.

By entering competitions winners agree that we may use their details and photo for publicity purposes.

The prizes are as offered, they are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.