Author Archive: Bob Shrubb

Chair of South Ashford Community Forum

Elwick Square, Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent

Planning Application

Proposed mixed use development (screening opinion)

15/00004/EIA/AS

This is an application asking the council whether or not any future planning application needs to include an Environmental Impact Assessment when/if it is submitted or the scope of any future assessment. It is not a planning application and the planning merits of the proposal will not be considered.

The decision of the council is limited by the requirements of the EIA Regulations. The parish council and local residents are not consulted on EIA applications but will be if a planning application is made in the future.

More information is available on the EIA page on the Ashford Borough Council web site.

Decided: EIA not required

Community Council recommended for South Ashford

Ashford Borough Council propose that Community Councils are formed for South Ashford and the other unparished areas of urban Ashford in Draft Recommendations resulting from their Community Governance Review.
The recommendations can be downloaded from the ABC website http://www.ashford.gov.uk/community-governance-review

Record Breakers – Summer Reading Challenge

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Free summer fun for families!

The Summer Reading Challenge for children starts in all Kent libraries on Saturday 11 July.

The Challenge, organised by The Reading Agency charity and your local library, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read 6 books during the long summer break.

Children will collect stickers for reading whichever library books they choose. When they read 6 books they will receive a fantastic medal and certificate. (more…)

Victims of Crime Survey – have your say

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, is inviting victims and witnesses of crime in Kent to have their say.

The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has created a short survey designed to find out what victims and witnesses’ experiences of the criminal justice system have been. The survey is anonymous and will only take a couple of minutes to complete. (more…)