Ashford is surrounded by a large rural area with dozens of idyllic parishes and hamlets which make up the majority of the borough.
Skirted by three designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the borough of Ashford is enriched by the most stunning countryside in Kent - quite a boast for a county known as the Garden of England. The setting for Darling Buds of May, the rural part of the borough is characterised by rolling green pastures, orchards, chocolate-box villages and distinctive rural architecture including scores of windmills and Oast houses - a testament to our hop-growing history.
There are 39 parish councils in the borough of Ashford. The following table of lf links will take you directly to the respective parish council website. You can also find out more about the parish clerks [pdf] 143KB.
Please note that each parish council is responsible for updating their own website. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact the relevant parish clerk [pdf] 143KB.