Ashford is a thriving town where people enjoy the best that life
has to offer.
With the population expected to grow significantly in the
near future, Ashford has a dynamic development plan to
ensure the town grows in a way that suits both its existing
residents and welcomes new families and investors.
The town already boosts excellent leisure facilities, with the
Ashford Designer Outlet, revamped County Square shopping
centre, Stour Centre Leisure centre, international standard
Julie Rose Athletics Stadium, Eureka Leisure Park and Cineworld
complex, and the new Waitrose store. A new John Lewis at Home
store has also been given the greenlight.
Outside of the town centre, Ashford has a wealth of natural
heritage, charming villages and woodland areas waiting to be
explored, while the buzz of London is just 38 minutes away by train
and the glamour of Paris can be reached on Eurostar in just two
Future development plans for the town centre combine modern
shopping malls and pedestrianised streets that will complement
Ashford’s existing heritage.
With house prices 10% cheaper than the South
East average and 29% lower than in London, excellent transport
links and superb leisure and business facilities, Ashford is the
natural choice for a place to live life fully.
Ashford now benefits from a super fast rail service connecting London St Pancras to Ashford in just 38 minutes.
Ashford Gateway Plus is an iconic new building for Ashford, housing a library, a wide range of community services and a new civil ceremony venue all under one roof.
Modern shopping malls, first-class leisure facilities, popular cultural attractions and a rich heritage await in Ashford.
Ashford is the home to the UK's first 'shared space' traffic area - learn more about the pioneering scheme, and the buzz it is creating across the country...
Ashford’s residents are happy with where they live and feel safe, according to results of a national survey. Over 84% of residents are satisfied or very satisfied with the area as a place to live.
Two artworks in Ashford have been shortlisted for a prestigious award that recognises the best pieces of public art created in the county during the past two years.‘till the cows come home’ and ‘Breaking Boundaries’ have both been shortlisted for the Rouse Kent Public Art Award 2009 which is given biennially by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd and Kent County Council.
An event, which will span two days, is being held for people interested in finding out more about the outline plans for the old Ashford Hospital site in King’s Avenue.
Running your own small business can be daunting and often it is difficult to know where to find the right help and advice when you need it. Business Link is now offering free business advice clinics at the offices of Ashford’s Future in Charter House.