Get in touch another way

Can't do it online?

The Civic Centre and Tenterden Office is now closed to the public. Only urgent pre booked meetings will still go ahead.

Please contact us by phone, email or post. You should only do this if you cannot do what you want to do online.


Call our main switchboard on 01233 331111.

Please note occasionally when our staff make outbound calls this comes from our Skype number (01233 610020). You cannot contact us via this number.

In person

Respect our staff

All our face-to-face enquiries are by appointment only at the Civic Centre, Tuesday to Friday, from 9am to 4.00pm (Last appointment at 3.30pm).

Help us to provide a fast and efficient service to you by avoiding our busiest times which are usually between 12.00 noon and 2.00pm. Our busiest days are usually Monday and Fridays and our quietest day is generally a Wednesday.

Book an appointment to see us at a time that suits you.

Our fast track desk is available if you simply want documents copied. But why not save yourself a journey, and send us your documents from the comfort of your own home? 

Upload documents requested for Housing Benefit

Upload documents requested for Council Tax Support

Self-help facilities are available via 5 self-help PC's, where you can access various government body websites.

Find us at the Civic Centre
Download the Civic Centre location and Ashford town centre car parks map [pdf] 371KB

Opening Hours - Civic Centre, Ashford and Tenterden Town Hall
Venue Day Time
Civic Centre
Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL
Monday – Friday


Call Centre
For all council enquiries

Monday – Friday

8.30am – 4pm
Customer Services Tuesday – Friday
This is an appointment-only service.
Fast Track Desk
Copying/scanning evidence and documents
Monday – Friday


Tenterden Town Hall
Town Hall, 24 High St, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6AN
Monday – Friday Closed

Email Us

Email us or complete our Contact us Form

Our Customer Service Team will endeavour to respond to your email enquiry as soon as possible. However, during busy periods please be aware that a response may take up to three working days.

Please do not email us to report a missed bin collection, please complete our missed collection form instead.

Social Media

You can contact us via our social media channels:

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Providing feedback

We want to hear your views on the service we've provided to you. You can use our online form to provide comments, suggestions and compliments.

Making a complaint

You may be dissatisfied about the standard of a service, actions or lack of actions by the council and its staff. In this case, you may wish to make a complaint to the council. This is different to making a service request about a matter that concerns you, for example a missed bin collection or a noise nuisance. If this is the nature of the contact you with to make with us, you should use the search bar at the top of the page to find the correct area of the site to make your report.

Complaints online form or more information on our complaints procedure page.

Requesting information from the council

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. Lots of this information is available via our publication scheme. Where it is not available, however, you can make a Freedom of Information enquiry.

Make a Freedom of Information enquiry online