Archive for Month: October 2019

  • East Kent Hospital Trust Members Evening Ashford

    Members’ Evening Meetings Join us in October to hear about the cutting edge work in East Kent Hospitals Meetings start at 5.30pm with refreshments followed by a presentation from one of our leading Clinicians, starting at 6.00pm. 22 October – William Harvey 28 October – QEQM 29 October – Kent & Canterbury Please contact Jazmine…

  • One in a Million! A Truly Committed Councillor Marion B Martin

    I want to pay tribute to Cllr Marion B Martin, my Mother, who stood down in May after an amazing commitment of almost 40 years serving the Community of Kennington, In Ashford, Kent. Marion began her life as a Councillor in 1976 when the Borough Council as it now is, did not exist, and on…

  • Kennington – Lets make a stink!

    The Water Treatment Works just off Canterbury Road, Kennington have created foul smelling odours for years. Cllr Marion Martin, who stood down in May 2019, worked tirelessley to seek a resolution. Public meetings were held to hear resident issues and to offer Southern Water an opportunity to remedy the issue; Resident visits to the site…

  • SOS Postboxes ! Saved thanks to YOU!

    It is excellent news that- after your representations and letters to the Parish Council- it has been overwhelmingly approved to retain the telephone boxes in both Shottenden and Old Wives Less. Thank you so very much for taking the time to write in and support the cause to keep them!!! BT have given Parish Councils…

  • Shottenden removed from Planning Policy HOU3a Old Wives Lees Remains

    In June last year the Government Inspectorate reviewed the Ashford Local Plan to 2030 over a period of 3 months. I spoke at 3 of the hearings, and together with Cllr Doug Mariott and Jane Mariott, challenged the inclusion of Shottenden, Crundale, Bilsington, Ruckinge, Godmersham into policy HOU3a. Policy HOU3a – Residential windfall development within…

  • Council disregarding own policies to build indiscriminately in rural areas

    It has been a great concern to me, that almost before the ink was dry on the so called “village confines exercise”, that Ashford Borough Council began disregarding the outcomes and defined areas agreed by residents and the Council. The exercise, encouraged Parish Councils and Residents to define the red line which would represent the…