Site Rules

  1. The site is operated on, by or on behalf of South Ashford Community Forum (SACF).
  2. Posts and comments should relate to:
    1. the function of SACF, i.e.
      • represent the views of people living and working in South Ashford and to help communicate those views to Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council and other statutory organisations, or
    2. its objectives
      1. To find out and represent the needs and aspirations of the community and to work with private, statutory and voluntary bodies to take any action as appropriate.
      2. To promote community spirit within the Community Forum boundaries (the community area as shown on the attached map).
      3. To be a means whereby the community is able to voice opinions on local matters, which affect their lives and wellbeing.
      4. To raise money and other resources necessary for fulfilment of the above.
  3. Comments should relate to the matter contained in the original post.
  4. Posts and comments must not contain:
    1. Subjects not directly related to the area served by SACF
    2. Text shorthand and other abbreviated forms of writing
    3. Offensive or threatening language (including swear words)
    4. Potentially libellous accusations
    5. Intentionally unconstructive, off-topic or disruptive comments (while we welcome differing views and debate, please be respectful of other users)
    6. Any form of gaming, lottery or betting
    7. Use of material that violates copyright or breach of a licence agreement
    8. Any use of images that may be considered abusive, offensive, indecent or obscene Links to sites that may be obscene, offensive, indecent etc.
    9. Overtly political statements
    10. Advertising or promotion of businesses, products or services, other than described in 6 below.
  5. Posts on behalf of not for profit organisations giving details of community events within the SACF area are limited to one post per event. No more than two comments may be added to ‘bump’ the post from the time of first posting to the date of the event.
  6. at our discretion, posts giving details of similar events taking place outside of the Forum Area, where similar events are not available in the Area, may be accepted.
  7. Posts announcing businesses starting new operations within the SACF area are limited to one post per event. No more than two comments may be added to ‘bump’ the post from the time of first posting to the date of the event.

We will monitor this site to ensure that these simple rules are being followed. We will delete posts and comments that break these Guidelines.