Recent News

  • Village Protection Policy

    Within the Ward, it has come to my attention that there are a number of issues that need addressing created by increased traffic, often as a result of increased development. Development in our rural area can be a myriad of things- new housing, larger farms, Business Parks and so on. All such developments have an…

  • New bins for the town centre

    The next time you pop into Ashford, you might notice there are some brand new bins dotted around the town. In a bid to make Ashford town centre a cleaner and more pleasant place to visit, a total of 80 new refuse and recycling bins have been installed. Multi-use refuse bins now take bagged dog…

  • Site Submissions & core Plan update to 2030

    The core plan – Ashfords Blueprint for development is being updated to include the years 2015- 2030. We had a number of sites that were put forward, but the list has been reduced to just 2 sites in Aldington & Bonnington, 3 in Brabourne & Smeeth, 1 in Brook. The other villages, Hastingleigh, Ruckinge &…

  • Success with a new Drainage system for Bromley Green Rd Ruckinge

    Press release that was sent out and the correspondbing newspaper article After a 20 year wait, Southern Water working local Councillor Jane Martin & MP Daiman Collins, has reassured residents in Bromley Green that a resolution to their sewer problems is on the horizon. At a public meeting in the village on June 26, the…

  • Connecting Ashford Businesses

    Connecting Ashford businesses – broadband grants now available Ashford businesses in the urban area can now apply for grants of up to £3,000 to get better broadband following the news that Kent has been included in the £40 million national Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme. Cllr Jane Martin, portfolio holder for information and communications, said: “This…

  • Election

    Although the election was some time ago, I have had little time to write and post my Thanks here, to all those who voted for myslef and the Conservatives. I am absolutely delighted and honoured, to have a further opportunity to serve you all, and I will continue to work hard on your behalf. I…

  • New Look for “Love Ashford”

    Ashford’s digital high street, LoveAshford.com, has a brand new look. The face of LoveAshford.com has been transformed and now features even more shops, blogs and great offers and events. Designed in a magazine format, the revitalised website also includes top tips and lifestyle features for Ashford residents. New articles will be added to LoveAshford.com every…

  • Bonnington Rd Roadworks

    Kent County Council will be treating the surface of Bonnington Road, Bonnington between Boat Lane and New Road Hill. The Surface Treatment work will start on 26th May 2015 and should be completed in only 1 day. Working hours will be between 7am and 7pm. This type of work can be affected by bad weather,…

  • A record of Action for Ashford and a promise of more

    We have worked hard to deliver some key policies and improvements to Ashford as the administration in the past 4 years – Keeping your Council tax the lowest in Kent – Rolling out the recycling system that you asked for and taking Ashford from the bottom to amongst the best performing recycling Boroughs in the…

  • Ashford Living Wage Allowance- ABC leads the way

    From 1st April 2015 Ashford Borough Council’s employees will be paid a minimum of £8.00 per hour and apprentices will receive 15 pence per hour above the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The changes were approved as part of a new pay policy which was agreed at last night’s Cabinet meeting (Thursday 12th March). The announcement…