Loft conversion and insertion of rear dormer
Loft conversion and insertion of rear dormer
Ashford Borough Council is continually seeking to improve the parking facilities and related highway services for our residents and visitors to the borough. From time to time they will invite views and comments using parking consultations. Current consultations include changes to on-street parking in South Ashford
Yesterday evening, a few of us attended a beautiful candlelit vigil arranged by our local Nepalese community. They have asked us to share their appeal for help. Many of them have lost friends and family in the Nepalese earthquake that occurred on Saturday. Many of them are still desperately waiting on news of their loved ones. Conditions are awful, with survivors homeless and in desperate need of help. (more…)
Another litter pick organised by Keep Ashford Clean is covered by local paper.
The launch of South Ashford’s Community Council Campaign petition appeared in the Kentish Express
Our Press Release:
Since its creation in 1974, Ashford Borough Council, in common with many Borough and District councils, has governed a larger area than its predecessors. While some of the local councils in town areas, e.g. Tenterden, and the parish councils in the rural areas, have continued to exist following reorganisation in the 1970s, other councils, such as the Urban District Councils, were subsumed into the larger Borough Council. As a result, 40% of the all voters in the Borough, about 2/3rds of voters in the urban area of Ashford, do not get the advantages of being represented by a local council.
Ashford Borough Council has started a Community Governance Review that could correct this anomaly.
South Ashford Community Forum has sent a petition to all of the households in the area it serves, requesting that Ashford Borough Council considers the creation of a Community Council to represent South Ashford. The Forum is asking that all voters in the area sign the petition, which can be returned in the supplied postage paid envelope.
If the petition is successful the Forum expects that the Borough Council will include the formation of a Community Council in draft proposals to be published as part of its Review. The Council will issue the proposals for public consultation later this year.
Community Councils are a great way to give residents a more powerful voice in the local area. Their role is to represent the community, provide services to meet local needs and improve the quality of life and community well-being.
More information is provided on the South Ashford Community Forum website www.southashfordcf.kentparishes.gov.uk
South Ashford Community Forum is an open forum set up to represent the views of people living and working in the non-parished area of South Ashford and to help communicate those views to Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council and other statutory organisations.
A litter pick on Watercress Fields made it into the local press.
The Hustings Events organised by Ashford’s Community Forums appear in the local press.
The Press release for the events:
Ashford’s Community Forums are giving voters the opportunity to meet with candidates for the Borough Council elections. An event arranged by each of the Forums will be attended by Borough Council candidates for the Wards the Forum serves. All who live in these Wards are welcome to attend the meeting.
The wards covered, times, dates and venues of each of the meetings are listed below. More details of each event can be found on the respective Forum’s website where any changes will be advertised.
Kennington Community Forum
Bybrook, Kennington, Little Burton Farm, Bockhanger and Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Wards
at 18:45 on 31st March at St. Mary’s Community Centre
South Ashford Community Forum
Beaver, Norman and Victoria Wards
at 19:00 on 22nd April at Ashford International Sports and Social Club
Central Ashford Community Forum
Godinton, Stour, Bockhanger and Victoria Wards
at 19:30 on 28th April at Furley Hall
North Willesborough Community Forum
North Willesborough, Highfield and Aylesford Green Wards
at 19:00 on 29th April at Willesborough Baptist Church
Ashford’s Community Forums are open forums set up to represent the views of people living and working in the non-parished areas of Ashford and to help communicate those views to Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council and other statutory organisations. All who live or work in the Forum areas are welcome to attend the relevant Forum’s public meetings.
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