Ashford Borough Council

Pop into the community advice drop-in shop

Ashford’s Community Safety Partnership is having a ‘drop-in shop’ between Monday 10th and Saturday 15th August.

The purpose of the shop is to raise public awareness of the wide range of agencies and services available to support them in dealing with issues and problems affecting their quality of life.

During the week the following agencies will be available: Ashford Borough Council, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Services, Kent County Council, Sk8side, Citizen’s Trust and Turning Point. (more…)

Community Council recommended for South Ashford

Ashford Borough Council propose that Community Councils are formed for South Ashford and the other unparished areas of urban Ashford in Draft Recommendations resulting from their Community Governance Review.
The recommendations can be downloaded from the ABC website http://www.ashford.gov.uk/community-governance-review

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.

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…)