Following reports of concerns for animal welfare, the Parish Council has been assured by the Borough Council that these are being investigated by a number of agencies. It is understood that some animals have already been removed by the RSPCA.
Please note that the “sleeper bridge” between Jubilee Field and the Football Field will be removed. Unfortunately one of the two sleepers has rotted and has subsequently been damaged, making the “bridge” unsafe to use. The Parish Council is in the process of getting quotations to reinstate the crossing with a similar bridge to the one further along.
CA – Nomination Form March 2018 [Word doc]
The Ashford Borough Council Civic Awards have been introduced in 2018 to recognise and honour those people who have contributed substantially to their community and who enrich the lives of others within the borough.
The Awards will provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of individuals who have given outstanding service in the community, or who have made significant achievements or have acted as role models for the residents of Ashford.
These notes are here to give general guidance to anyone considering making a nomination, but for further information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations open on: Monday 19th March 2018
The closing date for nominations is: Monday 21st May 2018
Guidelines for submitting a nomination
1. Only one nomination can be accepted from an individual, although nominees may receive more than one nomination
2. Anyone aged 16 or over, who is either a resident or who serves Ashford’s communities but lives outside the borough, can be nominated.
3. To safeguard the welfare and privacy of the young, nominations for children under the age of 16 will be excluded from these awards.
4. Letters of support (i) A minimum of two and a maximum of six independent letters of support must accompany the completed nomination form. (ii) Letters of support should come from well-informed, independent and unrelated members of the community who know the nominee and can vouch for his or her personal contribution to the borough. (iii) Letters of support are also encouraged from elected representatives, including Parish, Borough and County Councillors who cover Ashford Borough. (iv) Letters of support should be included with the nomination form and should be no more than 250 words in length.
5. There are no separate, individual or group categories for nominations and every nomination will be judged on its merits.
6. Specific Eligibility Criteria (i) The activities of nominees must positively impact on the borough of Ashford or its communities, whether or not nominees are residents of the borough (ii) Recipients will, in the main, be individuals, but in certain cases groups may be considered (iii) The Ashford Borough Council Civic Awards 2018 will recognise and celebrate those who have achieved, contributed to, excelled at or who have made personal effort or sacrifice to the benefit of others. (iv) Local Authority employees may only be considered where the nomination is external to their current job activities.
(v) Appropriate checks will be made on short-listed applicants prior to the decision to make an Award and Awards will only recognise those who have acted with honesty and integrity. (vi) The eligibility criteria are subject to review at any point. (vii) Nominations can be submitted electronically or by hard copy. (viii) The closing date for submissions for the Ashford Borough Council Civic Awards 2018 is midnight on Monday 21st May 2018. Nominations received after this point will not be considered.
7. Supplementary Information (i) All nominations and correspondence will be treated with the strictest confidentiality (ii) Selection of those people who will become recipients of awards will be made by the members of the Ashford Honours & Awards Board at a special selection meeting in June of this year (iii) The Ashford Honours & Awards Board is representative of the community as a whole and information regarding its composition and terms of reference is available on request (iv) Successful nominees will receive confirmation of their award and an official invitation to the Award Ceremony no later than week commencing 4th June. Further nomination forms can be obtained by e-mailing: email@example.com Hard copies of nomination forms and guidance notes are available from Ashford Borough Council’s Civic Centre reception, upon request.
Jun 16 2017
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Apr 25 2017
We currently have a few spaces for girls to join our village pack. We meet for fun, games, adventure and outdoor activities every week during term times. Brownies is for girls aged 7 to 10 years old and is part of the worldwide Guiding movement.
Girlguiding empowers nearly half a million girls in this country to be their best and face the challenges of growing up in the world today. To find out more about what we do go to www.girlguiding.org.uk or phone Brown Owl, Marianne Ball on 01233 850229.
We are also looking for another volunteer to join our team of Guiders and helpers. It’s great fun and very fulfilling to work with girls to deliver our programme. Girl guiding offers full training with support. Contact Brown Owl if you want to know more.
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Apr 19 2017
ATTENTION ALL VILLAGERS!!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
There are proposals at a very early stage by developers to create a residential development on Church Hill which would have a dramatically negative effect on the village
WHAT CAN YOU DO?!
Please email Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to Charles Robinson, DLP Planning, 18 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN
stating that you
“COMPLETELY REJECT AND OBJECT TO ANY FORM OF DEVELOPMENT WHATSOEVER ON THE GREEN FIELD LAND AT CHURCH HILL, HIGH HALDEN”
If you are happy to, please copy email@example.com into your email to DLP as proof of correspondence
Any queries please phone Amanda on 01233 851107
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Mar 16 2017
How much adventure can you take? Something for everyone ! ‘Life is not an X Box – 2017 Morocco Adventure’
Calling all young adults in High Halden and nearby…….
The past two years have been fantastically successful in providing opportunities for adventure in a very different cultural and mountainous country. You will be in a team of up to 25 leaving High Halden Village Green on Saturday 12 August and return on Sunday 20 August. You will be staying in Marrakech for 1 night, inside the medina / souk area where a local guide will take you on a tour of the tanneries / souks / Bahia Palace and other places of interest.
Then off to the Atlas mountains where you will stay in the Riad Dar Imlil in the small town of Imlil about 2 hours from Marrakech. Stopping for a short camel trek on the way to Imlil, you will then leave your baggage and straight out on a 3 hour orientation trek and meet our guides, Jamal and Mohammed.
The following days will be made up of foot trekking / mule supported trekking / cultural input and, for some, the opportunity of a three day trek to the top of Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. Returning to Marrakech for the last night gives an opportunity for shopping and haggling !!!
The generous support of High Halden Parish Council; Ashford Borough Council; Kent Police and many individual sponsors make this possible and this opportunity is life-changing.
Are you up for it?
There will be briefing evenings in April and July with a team building weekend in July which will include a half day certificated first aid course. You have to pay for your coach fare from High Halden and return; your return air fare Gatwick to Marrakech; travel insurance and baggage allowance on the plane. Spending money is down to you !!
You will all be met by me at Marrakech airport on your arrival and transported to our hotel in the souk. All hotel costs, food, treks, guided tours and transport in Morocco are covered by sponsors who are paying £320 for each of you and for this you have to attend briefings and team building and help with the High Halden bus shelter cleaning rota.
AND FOR FAMILIES WHO MIGHT LIKE SMALLER BITE SIZE CHUNKS OF ADVENTURE. Shorter treks suitable for children and families /mule treks/ camel rides and guided tours of Marrakech…..Cultural understanding…..whatever you want is probably possible. Photography? Bird watching? A quiet time of contemplation? Yoga ? …..I will talk with you about what the total cost of YOUR family adventure will be. There is no sponsorship money available for anyone other than the X Box team.
SO…WHETHER YOU WANT TO JOIN IN AS A FULL-ON ADVENTURER IN THE ‘X BOX’ TEAM / KNOW SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED OR IF YOU PREFER A QUIETER FAMILY EXPERIENCE IN A PART OF THE WORLD WHICH WOULD ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT BE YOUR USUAL HOLIDAY DESTINATION
CONTACT DAVID BALL on firstname.lastname@example.org 01233 850229
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Nov 18 2016
- The Parish Council is setting out the conditions to ascertain the viability of the Village
Envelope/Confines Process and what they would expect the outcome to look like, i.e. a
potential scale of development that could be expected to come forward as a result of the
drawing on the’envelope/confines.’
- Assuming a village envelope exercise is appropriate, ABC officers will undertake a desktop
exercise to assess planning history and likely areas of debate using for example, GIS data,
aerial pictures, Google Street map imagery, etc.
- ABC officers willthen conduct a site visit.
- ABC officers will then produce some options as a ‘starter for 10’ for discussion with the
Parish Council. The number of options is likely to depend on the complexity of the
geography. and layout of the settlement and whether any ‘outlying’ groups of buildings
should be included or not.
- The Parish Council undertakes a local public consultation exercise which will be supported /
facilitated by ABC officers. The precise nature and scope of this may vary from place to place
but should provide an opportunity for all local residents to feed comments into the process.
- Both the PC and ABC officers consider the responses made during the public consultation
and decide on a preferred option.
- ABC officers prepare a report to Cabinet (or Planning Committee) setting out the process
undertaken, options considered, public comments received and the responses to such
comments with a recommendation that the preferred option be adopted for development
management purposes. lf agreed, this would then be applied as the ‘built confines’ for
purposes of interpreting adopted Local Plan policy for that settlement.The principal benefit of establishing a map-based village envelope is that it can provide greater
clarity for local residents, landowners, developers and decision-makers (whether that is the Borough
Council or the Planning Inspectorate in appeal scenarios) as to where the Local Planning Authority
and local community generally regard the built up part of their settlement begins and ends. This can
identify infilling opportunities in settlements or where ‘exception’ policies (such as those for Local
needs housing) might apply.
Whilst it is no longer the case that development proposals outside a village ‘envelope’ can be
automatically regarded as unacceptable in principle, as such an approach is not supported by
government policy in the NPPF, the greater clarity afforded by a defined ‘envelope’ may be a
material factor in the overall balance.
- http://www.ashford.gov.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n5677.pdf&ver=8520 for further information on the terms used .
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Sep 19 2016
The Annual Return of the Parish Council’s accounts – for the year 2015-16 is now available.
This has been approved by the external auditor.
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