Ashford Borough Council

Oak Tree Road/Little Knoll

Ashford Borough Council (ABC) officers remain on site alongside representatives from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following Monday’s incident. Yesterday the emergency services handed the site over to the HSE and they are continuing their investigation.

When this is complete they will then hand the site over to ABCl, which we hope will be by tomorrow morning. Due to the significant structural, fire and water damage the site remains a dangerous location and will continue to be cordoned off to the public. (more…)

Festival needs your fountain of knowledge

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: 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