County Council

Local government is organised in different 'tiers'. In Kent there are three tiers:

  1. The county council
  2. The district or borough council
  3. The parish or town council

Kent County Council covers the whole of the county and is responsible for services such as education (primary and secondary schools), highways (roads and pavements) and social services. Kent works closely with 12 district councils, one unitary authority (Medway Council), and more than 300 town and parish councils.

There are seven county councillors for the borough of Ashford.  

County councillors
Division Councillor
 Ashford Central Mr P W Bartlett
 Ashford East Mr S J G Koowaree
Ashford Rural East Mrs C L Bell 
Ashford Rural South Mr M J Angell
Ashford Rural West Mr C Simkins
Ashford South Mr D Farrell
Tenterden Mr P M Hill