Author Archive: Bob Shrubb

Chair of South Ashford Community Forum

Dementia Awareness Week

Do you suffer from Dementia, have a friend or relative that suffers from dementia, support somebody who suffers from dementia? There is a wide range of support for dementia sufferers and their carers. The agencies that provide support are working together more than ever to provide a holistic approach to dementia care.

Are you able to give your time to help those with dementia? Schemes such as Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Friends and Carers’ Support’s Dementia Visitors Scheme provide training for those providing help and support for those with dementia. (more…)

An open letter to the people of east Kent from CCG chairs

Over the last couple of weeks, our local papers have carried worrying headlines about the possibility of the east Kent hospitals trust changing emergency care and, perhaps, centralising the most high-risk procedures in one centre.

We chair the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) for east Kent which have the job of planning and paying for most local health services. Our aim is to make sure that everyone in our areas who needs healthcare receives safe, high-quality care. (more…)

The Big Bike Revival

The Big Bike Revival is two fun weeks of family-friendly events taking place at bike recycling centres across the country from 23rd May – 7th June 2015. It’s all designed to help you get that unloved bike back into use, learn how to look after it for yourself and rediscover how much fun cycling can be.

By attending an event near you, you’ll be able to pick up practical maintenance tips, trade your bike in for another more suited to you, or even donate a bike you no longer need so it can go to a new home.

Events include entertainment, refreshments and lots of exciting activities, so The Big Bike Revival is a great way to keep the whole family entertained during the school holidays.

Why not find out when your nearest bike recycling centre is running events?

www.bigbikerevival.org.uk

Events in South Ashford have been added to our Calendar

This page features some of the occasions when South Ashford Community Forum has appeared in the press.

We list here planning applications for sites in the unparished area of South Ashford and large applications close to its boundary, for which Ashford Borough Council has sent us a notice.

Clicking on the case reference will open the application on the ABC Planning Portal, giving access to full details of the application and documents forming part of the application, via the tabs at the top of the application page.

Your comments regarding individual applications will be considered and may be included in any comment or objection we submit to the Council. We do not undertake to pass on your comments to Ashford Borough Council. You can comment in your own right by selecting the Make a Comment tab on the application page on the ABC portal. Any comments should relate to Material Planning Considerations

If a change or update to an application is notified we will amend the post and add a comment, which will be show in the Recent Comments list in the right hand column.