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…)
The dates for Parliament Week 2015 have been announced as 16 – 22 November 2015. We are planning our meeting of 17 November as Parliament Week event.
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.
Colette Chaffey of Carers Support will be attending South Ashford Community Forum’s Meeting on 20 May 2015 to provide information on their Dementia Visitor Scheme
The aim of the scheme is to improve the experience of people with Dementia and their Carers during a stay in hospital.
Are you kind, patient and understanding?
Can you spare a minimum of 4 hours a fortnight ?
Would you like to be a volunteer visitor? (more…)
Candidates in the forthcoming Ashford Borough Council elections for the wards of Beaver, Norman and Victoria attended a hustings event organised by South Ashford Community Forum (SACF) on 22 April. (more…)
An enthusiastic group of volunteers from Keep Ashford Clean and South Ashford Community Forum helped to clean up Noakes Meadow, South Ashford on Saturday. (more…)
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Ashford’s Community Forums are giving voters the opportunity to meet with candidates for the Borough Council elections.
An event arranged by each of the Forums will be attended by Borough Council candidates for the Wards the Forum serves. All who live in these Wards are welcome to attend the meeting. (more…)
As a result of the history of local government in Ashford, 40% of the all voters in the Borough of Ashford; that is approximately 2/3rds of voters in the urban area of Ashford, do not get the advantages of being represented by a local council.
Ashford Borough Council has started the process that could correct this anomaly. (more…)