Author Archive: Bob Shrubb

Chair of South Ashford Community Forum

Sunray Engineering Ltd Unit 6, Wotton Road, TN23 6LL – decided

Planning Application

Proposed extension to an existing factory


Decided: Permit

Discharge of Conditions

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Big Energy Saving Week 2015

Big Energy Saving WeekBig Energy Saving Week; a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to, starts on 26 October 2015.

The week focuses on raising public awareness of the switching energy supplier/tariff to get the best deal and efficiency issues. This is the fifth Big Energy Saving Week and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Energy and Climate Change with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.

Last week for Community Council comments

Ashfored Borough CouncilThose who, haven’t done so, and wish to comment on Ashford Borough Council’s Draft Recommendation, that propose a Community Council for South Ashford have until this coming Friday, 30th October, to submit their comments.

The draft recommendations can be downloaded from Community Governance Review page on the Council’s website.

You can use the links below to respond to the consultation.

Consultation on proposed community councils

Or submit your comments by email to

or write to the Council at:

Legal Services
Civic Centre
Tannery Lane
TN23 1PL

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What can those who have been affected by Talk-Talk security breach do?

The phone and broadband provider Talk Talk which has over 4 million UK customers have that said banking details and personal information could have been accessed by hackers in a recent cyber attack. 

Credit card, bank account details, names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses and telephone numbers could all have been accessed by hackers according to Talk Talk. (more…)

Tea, coffee and therapy on the menu for new café

Ashford CCGA café will open in Ashford for people who need help and support with their mental health over the weekend.

The Wellbeing Café will run as a six-month pilot on Friday and Saturday nights and is funded by NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group.

It will mean that people who experience anxiety, low mood, loneliness and isolation can drop in and speak to a trained mental health support worker over a cup of tea or coffee.

The café will be based in House, Stour Centre, Tannery Lane and opens on Friday 23 October from 6pm until 9.30pm. It will be operated on behalf of the Ashford Mental Health Action Group (MHAG) by a group of partners including Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind and Speakup CIC. (more…)

Sign up now for free help during a power cut

UKPN LogoDo you know a friend or relative who would benefit from extra help during a power cut?

UK Power Networks is encouraging vulnerable people to sign up to its free Priority Services Register, which means they will be offered extra help during a power cut such as:

✔ A welcome pack with useful advice about preparing for a power cut
✔ A priority phone number that you can call 24 hours and updates until your power is back on
✔ Regular text message updates if you text ‘Power’ followed by your postcode to 80876
✔ Home visit from our staff or through our charity partnership with the British Red Cross (more…)

Don’t get left in the dark, visit the community advice drop-in shop!

Ashfored Borough CouncilHalloween and bonfire night are just around the corner so it’s a good time to think about your personal safety and that of your family to ensure these two favourites keep the emphasis on the fun!

With this in mind the community advice drop-in shop is returning to County Square during the half term week from Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st October. (more…)

What’s your cyber risk profile?

Get Safe Online WeekWe’ve just carried out some new independent research, surveying 2,000 people, from which one of the main findings is that cybercrime is getting personal – with one in five victims believing that they were specifically targeted by fraudsters. We’ve collated the data and put together this infographic, depicting statistics around habits, threats, issues and opinions split by gender and age groups. It makes some very interesting reading. (more…)