Archive for Month: August 2013

  • PopUp Britain launches Ashford popup

    An empty shop in Ashford is to host a unique initiative aimed at creating the high street entrepreneurs of the future. PopUp Britain, the retail arm of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain is to open PopUp Ashford in Park Mall shopping centre – and is looking for local online retail start-ups to take part. The…

  • The Marsh Million – boosting rural business

    Could you be eligible to apply for an interest-free loan from what is known as the ‘Marsh Million’? Many businesses in the Romney Marsh area, including several in the borough of Ashford, definitely are and they are being urged to access this new funding opportunity. The Marsh Million is a three-year, economic growth fund for…

  • TCAT -Town Centre Action Team

    The Town Centre Action Team was successfully launched today. Their focus is similar to our aims in the rural communities- they are tasked with keeping Ashford Town centre, clean, tidy, and presentable. This includes, clearing litter, bins, removing graffiti  and generally keeping Ashford centre ship shape. The initial Team of four have undergone considerable training…

  • TCAT is launched

    The new Town Centre Action Team– TCAT – tasked with keeping Ashford town centre clean and tidy, will be launched on Thursday 22 August at 11.45 am at the Bandstand at the Top of Ashford High Street.

  • Marsh Millions

    As part of the Ashford Borough Council Marketing Plan for this project, the first Ashford business will be profiled and with the owners permission, used as marketing. This would help not only to promote the project, but would also be invaluable to the launching of a new business idea Any interested parties, please contact me…

  • Marsh Millions

      There will be a meeting of Councillors in the relevant areas that can participate in this initiative on Friday 2 August in the Council chambers. The aim is to discuss how best to market the idea. The Marsh Million Business Loan Scheme is funded by Magnox, Kent County Council, Shepway District Council and Ashford…

  • Village “Handy Man ” Project

      There will be a meeting on Wednesday August 21st at 7pm in the Baptist Church, Plain Road Smeeth to discuss the Handy Man project.   The idea has come about after a number of residents expressed a wish to see this service re-instated. Originally, this service was operated in Aldington, and ended based on cost- as…