Most people who call at your home will be genuine. But sometimes, people turn up unannounced and try to trick their way into your home to steal your valuables and money. These are known as ‘distraction burglars’ and ‘bogus callers’. (more…)
Author Archive: Bob Shrubb
Two storey side extension
Erection of replacement free-standing, letter-illuminated, advertising structure
Decision: Grant Consent
It was very reasssuring to hear Julie Rogers say at the June 3rd meeting that the review does not contemplate any large rise in rents.
It has been suggested that plotholders were silly to fear a 400% increase in rents. (more…)
Erection of a two storey rear extension
New access with dropped kerb and vehicle crossing
The Create Festival will this year celebrate the 174th birthday of Mr George Harper, who donated the Hubert Fountain to Ashford. However, festival organisers are keen to know more about the man who bestowed it to the town’s people back in 1912.
Does anyone have any old photographs of him? Is anyone distantly related to him, or does anyone know someone who is?
If you have any interesting stories to tell please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and the best responses will form part of the proceedings on 23rd July and be shared with local media.
For more information refer to the event on our Calendar
I attended workshop today run by Community Energy South – Warmer, cheaper, local Energy. A workshop on how it can be done.
Very briefly, the discussion started with the Big Energy Saving Network and how trained Energy Champions are helping the elderly and vulnerable switch tariffs and get energy saving upgrades to their homes.
Anybody who has not switched energy supplier or tariff within the last two years is paying an average of 20% more than they should. http://www.communityenergysouth.org.uk/energy-bill-checking/
South Ashford Community Forum (SACF) have submitted a proposal to Ashford Borough Council) for creation of a local council for South Ashford. The proposal, submitted in response to a consultation being undertaken by the Borough Council as part of a Community Governance Review is available from the Forum’s website: southashford.org.uk/index.php/about-us/publications/.
The Borough Council will consider SACF’s proposal alongside others received, then publish their draft recommendations in August 2015 for further consultation.