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Supporting our high street in challenging times | AshfordFOR News

Supporting our high street in challenging times

18 March 2019

In recent years Ashford Borough Council has taken bold steps to support our town centre and it is now bucking some national trends with regards to foo…

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Local Plan 2030 is officially adopted | AshfordFOR News

Local Plan 2030 is officially adopted

6 March 2019

Ashford Borough Council has officially adopted its Local Plan 2030. The Local Plan 2030 aims to make sure that future development is well planned, hel…

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Two Legendary Musicians coming to Create Festival | AshfordFOR News

Two Legendary Musicians coming to Create Festival

27 February 2019

Two legendary musicians are coming to Ashford this summer as part of the town’s annual Create Festival ‘platform’.

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Ashford: independent retail scene enjoys revival | AshfordFOR News

Ashford: independent retail scene enjoys revival

4 February 2019

With national retail in the doldrums, Ashford’s retail scene is bucking national trends, enjoying a 5.8% increase in town centre footfall in 2018.

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Ashford’s success celebrated in The Daily Mirror | AshfordFOR News

Ashford’s success celebrated in The Daily Mirror

30 January 2019

Another national newspaper has picked up on Ashford’s high street success and recognised the key part played by the Council.

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Green Light for the Coachworks | AshfordFOR News

Green Light for the Coachworks

17 January 2019

Planning go-ahead for The Coachworks, the £650,000 plan to transform disused industrial buildings into food, drink, event space and start-up business …

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Ashford bucks the 2018 national retail trend | AshfordFOR News

Ashford bucks the 2018 national retail trend

15 January 2019

While the UK retail picture looks bleak, the latest footfall and vacancy rate figures for the town centre show Ashford is bucking the national trend.

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Tourism growth in Ashford | AshfordFOR News

Tourism growth in Ashford

11 January 2019

The value of Ashford’s visitor economy grew by 5.3% in 2017 and is now worth £293 million, according to research released this week.

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Government High Street report “reflects the Ashford model”  | AshfordFOR News

Government High Street report “reflects the Ashford model”

21 December 2018

The report sets out recommendations that empower local authorities and the local community to take responsibility for the high street.

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