Community and Living
Ashford has a wide range of community facilities in and around
the town. These include primary and secondary schools, health and
social care facilities, community halls and buildings for the
voluntary and community sector.
In Ashford town centre, existing suburbs, and new housing
developments community facilities may need substantial investment
to meet the needs of our growing population.
The Community Infrastructure Work Group (CIWG) is
responsible for ensuring Ashford continues to have sustainable and
vibrant communities with high quality and integrated cultural and
community services, alongside the new schools and health
It is composed of partners representing all community services:
schools, health, libraries, youth and community, culture,
voluntary, faith, social care and the police.
Everyone deserves to live in a safe place. Research indicates
that Ashford has the best success rates in crime reduction in the
- Ashford's incident rates a third below the national
- Ashford works hard to ensure the community feels it can live
and work in a crime-free environment. Initiatives are in place
to support those most at risk.
- The Community Safety Unit works together with other key
agencies to review crime and disorder in the area, develop and
implement a strategy for resolving locally identified crime and
- Ashford is active in promoting and implementing Community
Safety beyond crime prevention, detection and reduction. It is also
about anti-social behaviour, home security, fire safety, street
cleansing, fly tipping, noise problems, dog fouling, litter,
vandalism, abandoned vehicles and much more.
Community Safety Unit Contacts
Anti-social Behaviour Hotline: Telephone 01233 660747
David Lloyd, Community Safety Officer: Telephone 01233
Market and Community Liaison Officer: Telephone 01233 660747
or email the Community Safety Unit
For more information on crime and policing in Ashford visit