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  • Autumn 2020 Newsletter

    Autumn 2020 Newsletter

  • Cobbs Wood Ashford HWRC re-opens Friday 15th May

    From Friday (May 15), Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will open to the public for essential use. On Wednesday, May 13, people will be able to book a slot to use one of the county’s 18 HWRCs which closed on March 23 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. Details on how to…

  • Coronavirus – Volunteering to Help

    I am aware that a number of parish councils and individuals are taking a proactive role in setting up various initiatives to support the elderly and vulnerable in our communities at this difficult time. Both Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council are following the advice from central government, who recommend that the best way…

  • Ward Member Newsletter Spring 2019

    Our latest newsletter, delivered to every home in the ward

  • Action to Tackle Fly-tipping

    Fly-tipping is a blight on the countryside and a burden on the taxpayer.  I am pleased that agencies have combined their efforts to target the fly-tippers. Details of the operation last week were released by KCC Press Office: Officers from Kent Police have worked with the Kent Resource Partnership, local authorities, Kent County Council and…

  • Future of Rural Bus Services – Tenterden Meeting 17th July

    If you’d like to have your say about the future of rural bus services, KCC are holding a Big Conversation during June and July.  The Ashford district public meeting will be on July 17th at Homewood School, Tenterden, 7 pm. If Canterbury is more convenient to you, the meeting will be July 10th at the…

  • Kennington Community Council – Call for Volunteers

    From spring 2019 Kennington will have a community council to represent local residents.  Similar to parish councils elsewhere  the community council will get involved in local issues and represent the best interests of residents. Ashford Borough Council is looking for volunteers from those communities who can help to set up the community councils. The first…

  • WYE3 Masterplan Consultation Launched

    Ashford Borough Council has started consultation on the draft WYE3 Masterplan. This follows over a year of collaboration between the Council, Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council and the landowner Telereal Trillium. Residents, businesses, a variety of local and national organisations have also been involved. Find out more and have your say in the consultation –

  • A252 Chilham

    I was pleased to support Kent County Council’s bid for capital funding from the Department for Transport’s Safer Road Fund programme to improve the highways and reduce the number of people killed and injured on the A252 between Charing and Chilham The proposal was included in Item 12 of the Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee…

  • Tackling Litter Louts

    I’m delighted that the Government has launched the first Litter Strategy for England.  Litter is a blight on our streets, countryside, rivers and seas and clearing up the mess costs the taxpayer nearly £800 million a year.