Town Centre Consultation
Ashford is changing
High streets up and down the country are facing challenging times with the increase in online shopping and the need to offer something beyond just a shopping experience. Here in Ashford we know residents want more from their town centre and the good news is there are many changes taking place or in the pipeline.
Our ambition is to build on Ashford’s heritage as a market town, one that makes the most of its unique location, international connections and strong community spirit – a modern market town. But it’s not just about words and grand visions – it’s about action.
We'd like YOUR ideas and views on how we improve Ashford town centre.
Ashford town centre - now, coming soon and in the future
We've created three maps to showcase the developments around Ashford's town centre. To see them in greater detail, just click on each map and they will then open up within a new window.
Map 1 - What's happening now (this year)
Map 2 - What's coming soon (within the next 3 years)
Map 3 - What we would like to see in the future
Check out these short videos showing the three major projects coming soon...
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How do I take part?
There are many ways in which you can take part and voice your ideas, so please do, we really want to hear from you!
Online consultation portal (Stickyworld)
The online consultation portal is accessible via a Stickyworld link (the shaded 'Take part here' box below, which will open into a new window) and is an in-depth tool that will allow you to add virtual sticky notes and comments to the town centre maps and add comments about the four open-ended questions that we're asking, which relate to Ashford's town centre. You'll also be able to upload photos of places that you've been to that you feel Ashford could learn from. This portal is designed to be easy to use but you are able to Download Stickyworld instructions for use [pdf] 74KB.
If you don't have access to a computer (or similar device), you can visit the Gateway or Civic Centre, where you can access the online consultation portal and provide your feedback.
Online questionnaire (Survey Monkey)
Our online questionnaire is accessible via a Survey Monkey link (the shaded 'Take part here' box below, which will open into a new window) and we are asking four open-ended questions which relate to Ashford's town centre.
If you don't have access to a computer (or similar devise), you can visit the Gateway or Civic Centre, where you can access the online questionnaire and provide your feedback.
You can visit the Gateway or Civic Centre, where you can access the online consultation tools above (Stickyworld and Survey Monkey) and provide your feedback. Alternatively, download the questionnaire Town centre consultation questionnaire [pdf] 894KB and send it back to us in the post (the address can be found on the back of the questionnaire) or scan and email it through to firstname.lastname@example.org
LoveAshford will be holding a number of events throughout the summer months, where you’ll also be able to provide your views.
- Ashford Farmers' Market - Sunday 2 September, lower High Street, between 10am and 2pm.
- County Square shopping centre - Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September, between 9am and 5.30pm.
More information on further events will be available soon.
Please be aware that only comments submitted via Stickyworld, Survey Monkey or the questionnaire will be taken into consideration. Any comments made via social media will not be considered in our analysis.
Let your families, friends and colleagues know about the consultation. We look forward to hearing from you all.