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Media Office Contacts

Opening hours

Ashford Borough Council's media office is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

The team proactively issues media releases and produces literature about council services, policies and consultations. It also responds to queries from journalists in local, regional and national print and broadcast media. The team also manages the council's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Contact the team

To reach a member of the team please email the media office in the first instance, or use the contact details below:

(Please note for queries relating to Highways, adult and social care, street lighting and education, please contact our colleagues in Kent County Council's media office)

Dean Spurrell, Communications and Marketing Manager
Enquiries relating to strategic communications, growth and economic development including the council's inward investment strategy and the Big 8 projects.

Jeff Sims, Senior Communications Officer
Enquiries relating to housing, finance, corporate property and legal and democratic services.

Samantha Stone, Communications Officer
Enquiries relating to planning, community safety, customer services and HR.

Leanne Benn, Communications Officer
Enquiries relating to environmental services (waste and recycling, parking, licensing), culture and leisure, town centre and health and wellbeing.

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