Archive for Month: January 2014

  • Create Festival 2014

    Ashford’s Create Music Festival 2014 is now accepting applications from talented musicians looking to be part of the festivities this summer. Bands, DJs, singer-songwriters and musicians of all genres are being invited to get involved in what is hoped will be the biggest and best Create yet on Sunday 27th July. Last year, Create broke…

  • Don’t lose your vote

    Residents are being reminded that they must fill in their annual voter registration form or face a potential fine. The annual canvass allows Ashford Borough Council to update its register of electors and ensures it contains the most up to date information in the event of an election. The information is also supplied to credit…

  • Right to Buy Update

    On 3rd January 2014 the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced proposed modifications to the Right to Buy (RTB) scheme. These are seen as part of the ongoing commitment to keep the RTB scheme under review and ensure that some eligible tenants will be able to realise their home ownership aspirations sooner. The…

  • Homelessness

     There has been some  local, regional and national media coverage (including two pieces on Channel 4 News) this week regarding a private landlord terminating the tenancies of those people who are in receipt of benefits. Ashford Borough Council has moved quickly to reassure anyone who may be affected by asking them to arrange to talk…

  • Pop up Ashford

    Ashford now has its very own PopUp shop to welcome and support local entrepreneurs. Ashford Town Team has joined forces with PopUp Britain, the retail arm of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain, to give online businesses the chance to test their trade on the high street. PopUp Ashford, based in Park Mall, opened its doors for the first time on Monday…

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