Author Archive: Bob Shrubb

Chair of South Ashford Community Forum

Report waste crime anonymously

Did you know that you can report waste crime anonymously? Waste crime blights communities and causes pollution. People who carry out waste crime, such as running illegal landfills, threaten legitimate waste businesses. If you are aware of, or have suspicions about, illegal activity, please report it today.

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. You can report fly-tipping to the local council: Telephone 01233 331111 or online via www.ashford.gov.uk/flytipping.

You can report major incidents of the dumping of waste to the Environment Agency incident hotline, eg lorries dumping waste: Environment Agency incident hotline Telephone: 0800 80 70 60

To report anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or report it online: crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information.

SACF Comments on KCC Division Boundaries

Following our post of 12 May 2015 we South Ashford Community Forum has reviewed the ‘Draft recommendations for the further electoral review of Kent County Council’. published by the Local Government Boundary Commision for England (LGBCE) . Although there is little change from the existing divisions that serve South Ashford we believe the boundaries could be improved.We have submitted our comments to the LGBCE. (more…)

Delay to waste collections

Update published by Ashford Borough Council on 2nd July 2015

As you are aware the continuation of operation stack has impacted on traffic congestion in and around Ashford with severe delays being experienced. Despite this our waste collection contactor, Biffa, has been able to maintain collections on the due day of collection with some minor delays due to the traffic congestion. Unfortunately the longer the current situation continues there is the possibility that collections may be disrupted. (more…)