Commons Touch - Our Railway

One of the most important decisions for the future of thousands of commuters from Ashford, and other rail users, will be taken in the next few months. This is the decision over who will run the rail franchise for our area from the end of 2018 for the next nine years.

Commons Touch - Celebrating Ashford

I attended two events last Saturday which in their own ways illustrate so much of what is good about our country and our area. At times when the world seems darker than ever it is important to remind ourselves about how much good we see around us.

Our Man - High-Speed Rail

Many people will have read with interest the recent report which showed that the high-speed rail service, which over the past ten years has been so vital for Ashford’s progress, adds about £73 million to the wider Kent economy.

Commons Touch - Ashford Volunteers Fair

One of the best features about Ashford has always been how many people are prepared to spend time and effort helping their neighbours, or even complete strangers.

Commons Touch - Breast Cancer

In the midst of all the controversies swirling around Westminster about Brexit and other matters it is important to remember some long-term issues which transcend politics.

Our Man - Ashford College

The next couple of weeks are a really exciting time for the future of education in Ashford. The first students are arriving to enrol at the new Ashford College, whose splendid building now dominates the view as you turn left out of the domestic side of the station.