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Hello Ashford

Want to find out more about the Council’s plans for the town centre? Want to know what events and activities are taking place? Intrigued by the new seating in the high street and want to know what it’s all about?

Now you can. Look out for the colourful “Hello” signs inviting you to ‘talk’ with objects in the town centre.

How does it work?

Using the engagement platform Hello Lamp Post, members of the community will be able to interact with objects around the town centre via your mobile phone.

You can strike up conversations with familiar street furniture such as benches, bins, flower beds, lamp posts, the bandstand and more.

Signs have been placed in and around Bank Street and Middle Row, you can either text the number displayed on the sign or scan the QR code to receive information on the object.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the conversation.

Town centre changes

Over the summer parts of Ashford Town Centre looked a little different as new seating, furnishings and bunting decorated upper Bank Street and Middle Row.

This temporary pilot scheme delivers some interventions that links to key themes from the Town Centre Reset – integrated play, feature lighting, temporary public realm and outdoor seating.

If successful this could lead to further, more permanent features in the future. 

It provided a new look and feel to areas of the town centre, with additional cleaning, re-decoration and new planting, bunting and seating adding a touch of colour.

It is important to gain feedback from residents, visitors, shoppers and businesses on these ideas, so please say Hello and tell us what you think.

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