Enjoy the South East by bus with a Discovery Ticket

BusResidents are being given a better deal with the launch of the Discovery Ticket, which allows users to explore and discover everything the South East region has to offer by bus.

Now passengers can travel from Thanet to Chichester, or Dartford to Brighton – anywhere in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Brighton & Hove, East Hampshire and Kent & Medway – with a Family Day Ticket for £16.00, an Adult Day Ticket (£8.50) or an individual Child Day Ticket at £7. (more…)

Victoria Park – Suggestions please!

Following his presentation to South Ashford Community Forum on 16th September, Chris Dixon of ABC is asking for suggestions to improve Victoria Park. The outline of the presentation is attached to the Minutes of the Meeting, available from our Minutes and Agendas page.


KCC Budget Consultation

KCC LogoKent County Council has launched a six week consultation campaign to explain the impending scale of the county council’s budget challenge for next year.

The Council estimates it needs to make £80 million of savings for the 2016/17 budget.

This comes on top of savings of £433 million already made over the last five years.

The council will be asking people how they want their money spent in the face of increasing demands for county council services at a time of reduced funding. (more…)

Help shape stroke services

Ashford CCGThe NHS is asking local people who have experience of stroke to complete a survey to help improve local stroke care.

You don’t have to have had a stroke yourself – if you are the relative or friend of someone who has, and you have views on the service they received in Kent and Medway, your views are welcome.

The survey is part of a review of the care stroke patients receive within the vital first 72 hours. The review is looking at stroke services across Kent and Medway and is being led by the eight local NHS clinical commissioning groups. (more…)

Ashford’s change in pest control services

Ashford Borough Council is committed to keeping its council tax low, so it is essential that public funds are focussed on statutory services. With this in mind, the council will be changing the way it provides pest control services.

From 1st January 2016, subsidies will be removed and charges will be introduced for services relating to rats, mice, bedbugs and cockroaches. Local authorities are not legally required to provide a pest control service, although they do have a duty to keep their district free from rats and mice. (more…)