Spring & Summer Vegetation

Spring is here and the sun is shining which means the growing season for vegetation is upon us.  KCC Highways, who maintain the roads and lanes, receive many enquiries throughout the Spring and Summer seasons reporting overgrown vegetation that causes obstructions to footways and roads. Please read this vegetation information letter   and see how you […]

Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean took place on March 5th, 2017 when villagers and members of the Shadoxhurst Scout’s Beaver Pack and the Shadoxhurst Baden Powell Scout Group helped to collect 30 bags of rubbish, cut back some overgrown hedging, cleaned the telephone box and the large village signs. A big thank you to all who […]

Want to Know More about the Air Ambulance?

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is inviting local groups, clubs, societies and other organisations to book a talk (free of charge) to find our more about the work of the charity. By inviting one of the air ambulance volunteer speakers to your group, you will be helping to raise awareness of our work […]

Bogus Callers

Kent Neighbourhood Watch message   Bogus Trading Standards Officer Kent County Council Trading Standards are warning the public to be aware of a bogus ‘Trading Standards Officer’ who has recently called at a resident’s home in Kent. The criminal claimed that he had received the resident’s money from a recent court case and in order […]

Ashford Courtside Football Club

We are a FA Charter Standard Club affiliated to the Kent FA who caters for children aged 7 to 16 years.  (Please see our Newsletter further down the page.) All Coaches are volunteers & FA qualified, CRB checked & trained in emergency first aid. We formed in 2009 and are members of the Ashford & District […]

Ark Drama 2000

We are a youth theatre group, based at Kingsnorth Parish Church, Ashford, affiliated to the Parish Churches of Kingsnorth with Stubbs Cross and Shadoxhurst. We are a non-profit making community group run by a volunteer committee and adult leaders. Membership is open to youngsters, aged 7 to 21 (inclusive), from all religious denominations and abilities, […]

Speed Limits on Single Track Rural Roads – Petition to Government

Did you know that there is a petition with the UK Government to reduce the speed limit on single track rural roads from 60mph to 30mph? Please read it and if you agree, sign it online and do encourage others to do so as well. The petition is open until 11 July 2017. If it […]

Alerts from Kent Police & Trading Standards

Clocks reported stolen in Smarden burglary Kent Police has issued information on two clocks which were reported stolen during a burglary in Smarden, Ashford.   It was reported that a burglary had taken place between 9.30am and 3.10pm on Friday 31 March 2017 at a house in Monks Hill. Two clocks were stolen during the […]

Fly Tipping

To report fly-tipping contact MBC on 01622 602000 or go onto MBC website at www.maidstone.gov.uk ‘residents page’ then ‘report it’ For large scale fly-tipping (more than a tipper lorry load of waste) report to the Environment agency on: 0800807060 It can also be reported to: Clean Kent on:08453450210. email: clean.kent@kent.gov.uk or visit:www.cleankent.com