Guide to your councils

We are making it easier to find information about your councils (Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council)

Under our new menu item Councils and Government you will find:

Representatives: Your elected representatives in Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council as well as Parliament and European Parliament

Council and Government Services: Lists of services provided by Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council. We will expand this to government departments in the future.

Have your say

We want to hear what those who live and work in South Ashford think about issues that affect them.

As proposed at our meeting on 5th September we are promoting online discussion of such matters.

We will post any information we receive about such issues here on our website and on our Facebook Page. We have also created a Facebook Group where you can join the discussion.

Join in now:


The case for change: Mental health

1 in 4 people have
a mental health
problem at some point in their lives

We all want health and social care services that can meet our needs now and in the future.  However, health, social and public health services face new challenges that mean they need to change the way hey work to improve care and get better value for the money that is available.

To find out more about the Case for Change and the emerging Sustainability and Transformation plan that will set out the strategy for dealing with the challenges that face health, social and public health services visit:

Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway website and

Better health and care in east Kent website


Scam, Safety and Recall Alerts

Twitter_logo_blueWe get many scam alerts and safety and product recall notices. If we posted them all on our website and Facebook page our other posts would be missed among all of the alerts. Instead we have included a number of organisations that provide alerts in a twitter feed shown in the right hand column of our website. Watch this feed for public protection alerts.

The feed currently includes: (more…)

Alerts feed added to web site

We’ve added a twitter feed to our website for alerts from:

  • Kent County Council Public Protection
    Consumer & business alerts about Scams, Rogue Traders, Major Incidents, Severe Weather, Recalls & more.
  • Recall Database
    Aiming to bring all of the UK product safety notices and recalls together in one place.
  • The National Trading Standards eCrime Team
    tackling online consumer scams, rip-offs and fraud, as well as those committed by text or email.
  • Action Fraud
    The UK’s national fraud & cyber reporting centre where you can report, get advice and information

Check the Public Protection feed in the right hand margin to keep abreast of consumer and fraud alerts

Website obtains security certificate

site logoWe have procured a security certificate for the website. This increases the protection for sensitive information transmitted through our website, such as details of those making comments on our posts.

Some links we have on our pages, both internal and external will cause a warning on your internet browser. This is not something you should be concerned with but we will, over time, eliminate as many of the non-SSL internal links as we can.

Our thanks to Let’s Encrypt, for providing our Certificate and to our hosts, Free Virtual Servers for enabling encryption using the Let’s Encrypt certificate.

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Let’s Encrypt  is the free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit, provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).