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  • Little Burton Farm Matters

    I am not a fan of Facebook, but realise how great a platform it is to communicate with residents. This is why, I have set up “Little Burton Matters” on a page managed by Cllr Jane Martin, my daughter. This page can be accessed by any resident who is on Facebook, via the link but…

  • Public Meeting regarding Southern Water Waste Treatment Works

    A very successful meeting was held last night at the Spearpoint Pavilion regarding the extent of the odours from the Southern Water Treatment Works on residents lives and quality of life. I invited all homes in the ward, and was delighted that 23 residents attended. Southern Water sent 4 representatives and Ashford Borough Council Environmental…

  • Electoral Review- Your Ward Matters- Have your say

    The Ashford Borough Council Boundaty review is out for consultation. I am concerned with the recommendations to split the Little Burton Farm Ward. Please take some time to have your say

  • My thoughts and resident thoughts on Urban Parishing

    I recently saw a post on Streetlife bemoaning urban parishing, the Kennington Forum and the costs involved. At the time, I was one of only a handful of Councillors who strongly opposed this decision and I did make a posting regarding this at the time- here again by way of the link.: Urban Parishing The…

  • Spearpoint Pavilion now open and ready for business

    I am delighted that after years of hard work, Ashford’s and Kennington’s new state of the art sports centre, Spearpoint Pavilion, was officially opened on Saturday 8th October with help from The Mayor of Ashford, Cllr George Koowaree. The new sports pavilion features a wealth of modern facilities including a new kitchen and eight male…

  • Ashford to receive funding for Young People’s Sculpture Trail

    Funding to create a new Young People’s Sculpture Trail in Victoria Park has been granted to Ashford Borough Council by Tesco as part of the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme. In a bid to engage young people and families in the natural heritage of Victoria Park, officers from the council proposed creating an exciting…

  • Add your view to the Junction 10a Consultation

    What is J10a? The proposed J10a has been classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure project and specifically would aim to: •Increase the capacity of the road network •Improve journey time reliability •Allow the delivery of residential and employment development within the Ashford growth area •Provide a new route for traffic into Ashford via the new…

  • The Referendum on Europe

    The long awaited delivery of the Conservative Party manifesto promise to hold a referendum on Britain’s participation in the EU, has been set for June 23rd 2016. This is one of the most important decisions that we as the voting public in Britain will have been asked to make in the past 42 years. If…

  • Council Budgets & your Council Tax

    The Budget for the 16/17 Financial year has been out to you all for consultation and having been agreed by the cabinet, with now be ratified on Thursday at Council. This will include. important information about the Council tax for the next year. Ashford Borough Council is the collecting authority for Council tax- collecting it…

  • Pavilion rebuild begins with the demolition.

    After 4 years work fighting to get a new Pavilion on the Ridge for residents of Little Burton Farm and Kennington, I am delighted that this week, the demolition works began! This will provide a much needed modern sports facility, but more importantly, a meeting place for residents of Little Burton Farm. I have fought…

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