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Council shares emerging ideas for former Mecca site | AshfordFOR News

Council shares emerging ideas for former Mecca site

13 February 2019

Ashford Borough Council is sharing the emerging ideas for the former Mecca Bingo site at a small exhibition in Ashford Gateway from Tuesday 12 Februar…

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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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Ashford Local Plan - Final report | AshfordFOR News

Ashford Local Plan - Final report

11 January 2019

Ashford Borough Council has received the final version of the Local Plan Inspectors Report from the Planning Inspectorate, marking the end of the exam…

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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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Ashford, leading the way in innovative technologies | AshfordFOR News

Ashford, leading the way in innovative technologies

4 January 2019

Discover how Ashford has become an innovative hub for tech and digital businesses across Kent and the South East.

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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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