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Accommodation

Ashby Farms Self Catering Cottages - Country cottages and detached pine lodges provide superior self-catering accommodation set in bluebell woods overlooking two lakes with a panoramic view of fields, woods and nearby unspoilt village in beautiful Kent countryside. The perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. Only 1½ miles from The South of England Rare Breeds Centre. We also provide rough shooting and coarse fishing (no closed season) on our farms. Weeks or short breaks. Monthly lets also available, ideal if you have sold your house.

Bethersden The Old Barn - Stay and enjoy bed and breakfast in a converted 18th century listed Kentish Barn. A very warm welcome awaits you, with exposed beamed bedrooms and mouth watering breakfasts. The Old Barn is situated in the heart of the "Darling buds of May country", and is a good central base for visiting all the local sights: Canterbury, Dixter, Pluckley, Rye, Sissinghurst, Smarden, Tenterden, The Marsh

Kent Cottage Holidays - Freedom Holiday Homes are a leading provider of top quality and great value self-catering accommodation throughout Kent with almost 250 properties available. All of our properties are Visit England assessed so you can be assured of a certain standard of quality. We have a number of properties in Tenterden just next to Ashford.

Mulberry Cottages - Choose from a simple fisherman’s cottage on a tranquil beach to a beautiful five-star stone cottage within minutes of the surf. Or perhaps you’d prefer the seclusion of a rustic Hansel and Gretel hideaway or a medieval cottage worthy of a Miss Marple film set. Enjoy selecting from our wonderful portfolio of holiday cottages throughout Kent, Sussex and the West Country to find the perfect accommodation for you.

Community

Ashford Freegle - Community reuse site offering items for FREE from local members in Ashford. Helping to reduce landfill locally and helping community members in Ashford. Join now to offer or request Free stuff

Central Ashford Community Forum Website - Website of the Central Ashford Community Forum, representing the views of the residents of the Central Ashford area.

Church of England - Ashford Deanery -

Flora - The Singleton Giant - I would like to introduce to you Flora - The Singleton Giant. She is the beautiful Giant made especially for the community of Singleton, in Ashford, Kent.

Kent Families - www.kentfamilies.com was recently launched to offer parents with young children an alternative to church ‘mother & toddler’ groups, our group is open to the whole family (mothers & fathers) and we meet on weekends as well as mid-week to give working parents the chance to join in too. We arrange outings and special events, always doing our best to include everyone.

the ashford salvation army christian centre - Provider of many actvities and events for people of all generations, including community groups, toddler groups, childrens groups, youth groups, adult groups, listening, pastoral care, outings, holidays - plus beign a Christian Church we hold worship celebrations for all ages, cell and house groups, prayer & healing ministry and much more

Totz2teens - We give parents somewhere that they are able to come and talk about anything they like. Be it a problem or to share a moment of joy or just to say hello and make friends who could be the other side of the world or just around the corner. We offer support with friendship and advice.

Education

Hatch Drama - Hatch Drama classes nurture confidence, creativity and self-expression: Help your child to HATCH! Our aim is to boost the confidence and self esteem of your child through role play, speech activities, drama and acting scenarios, scripts, mini-plays and lots of games. All of our weekly mini-plays are written by Laura who regularly incorporates the children's requests for topics into her writing. This really fires up their imagination AND helps with their literacy skills. All of our teachers have been fully DBS checked, first aid trained and are passionate about drama. Contact us today: Each child qualifies for one FREE taster session. We are confident that your child will have a fantastic time and want to come back to hatch a little more, but there is no obligation to join. Classes are weekly and term time only. They take place every Wednesday at Singleton Village Hall. 4-5pm - Mini-eggs (4-7 years old) 5-6pm - Fledglings (7-11 years old)

Right Track Music School - We offer musical instrument tuition for guitar, drums, piano, keyboard, vocals, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, theory and band workshops. We also offer band rehearsal facilities and recording.

Food

McDonalds -

Simon Green - Fair Trade Coffee house, specialising in original blends of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. We also sell top quality china, glassware, storage pots and other related equipment.

Health

My Skin, My Health. - A blog created to help educate people on skin melanoma. Regular updates on skin safety and early detection!

The Stour Centre -

Leisure&entertainment

Ashford Model Supply Centre - For all model railway enthusiasts in Kent, there is only one shop based in the Ashford area dedicated to the OO and N guage enthusiast. Come and visit for a freindly welcome.

Eurostar -

The Stour Centre -

Localauthority&government

Ashford Borough Council - For information about business, living and working in Ashford, together with details of Councill services visit www.ashford.gov.uk

Kent County Council -

Shopping&business

Ashford Designer Outlet Centre -

Ashford Local - Local Business Directory and Recruitment Adverts for Ashford Kent. Also Local News, Events and Free Classified Adverts.

ashford.co.uk - LOCAL ONLINE GUIDE - Your local guide to everything to do with Ashford...

BMPrint -

Boots -

Brightday Cleaning Services - Brightday Are a local cleaning company. Or services include window, carpet, office and domestic cleaning.

Burtons -

County Square Shopping Centre -

Coyler Commercial -

Epps Construction -

Ernest Jones - A sensational rangte of luxurious jewellery, watches and gifts, only at Ernest Jones

Hallett & Co Solicitors -

kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce -

Kent Space Self Storage and Business Centre - Household & Business Storage, Fully Serviced Offices, Mailboxes and Meeting Rooms all on Flexible Terms

Kentish Express -

Kingsfords -

Larkings -

Magee Gammon Chartered Accountants -

Marks & Spencer -

PARK MALL SHOPPING CENTRE - Conveniently located in Ashford, with easy access and parking, it's the natural choice.......Why shop elsewhere?

Pro-Eco Central Purchasing -

Taylor Riley -

The Flower Bouquet - The Flower Bouquet is a Kent based boutique florist that prides itself on delivering outstanding service and attention to detail. I personally strive to make sure our superior quality flowers and bouquets enhance every occasion! Liana Rabbetts, NPTC Qualified Florist

Vision Express -

WK Finn-Kelcey -

Travel

Speedy Connections Travel Services - Luxury private hire taxi services in and around Ashford Kent.

Taxi Ashford - Ashford Taxis is your local premier online Taxi service. We provide a professional Taxi service at a competitive price and operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Excellent Airport pickup and transfer service. Reliable and Punctual, on time, every time - guaranteed. Airport meeting service provided. Flight Delayed? No Problem, No Charge. High Quality Clean Vehicles. Professional drivers with a helpful attitude. We have several ways for our customers to make bookings. Either select our instant quote generator and follow the simple steps to get your quote or choose from one of our many promotional prices. What could be easier, booking a taxi has never been so easy. We undertake all sorts of journeys but Airport runs are our speciality and are well versed in dealing with business accounts as well as holiday transfers. Ashford Taxis operate in the Ashford area offering a full service 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We aim to provide all of our passengers with a professional yet affordable service - whether you're looking for an Airport transfer for business or pleasure, or treating yourself to a night out with friends, we can cover it. Our helpful, reliable staff are always there at the end of the phone to assist you, whatever the question on 01233 380009. With full online booking facilities and all major credit cards taken we take the headache out of your travel arrangements. We are here to help. Any questions please call or email us, our friendly team are here always to make your life easier by taking care of all your travel needs.

Voluntary&charity

Guide Dogs for the Blind - Guide Dogs are always looking for volunteers to help with fund raising activities. Please get in touch.

Sue Sawyer - We provide information about volunteering to people who are interested in getting involved in their communities. We offer guidance to organisations in good practice in managing and supporting their volunteers. We have the very latest volunteering opportunities and offer direct contact between volunteers and organisations looking for their help. We offer training to assist organisations and individuals to make decisions about volunteering and to get the most from being involved in our community. The Community Administration Team is based in our Ashford office as is our Rent-a-Desk and Car Scheme services. We offer a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checking service. We also run the Well-Being at Home and Care Navigator Services. We have an office in the Tenterden Gateway to assist with more localised volunteering opportunities and Car Scheme requirements.

Willesborough Silver Sparklers Majorette Troupe - Willesborough Silver Sparklers are a small troupe who meet once a week to learn the skills of Baton twirling,Majorettes,Ribbon twirling & Pompoms. We are from ASHFORD Kent The only Troupe in Ashford to attend 5 carnivals in 2005 We have 30 members which includes boys,the age's are from 5yrs.old. The "Sparklers" are a non-profit making troupe. we meet on sunday's 5-30 to 6-30pm W.I. Hall Church Rd. Willesborough Ashford Membership £1-00 each sunday We take part in Carnivals/Displays/Fetes/Parades/Competions We are currently looking for new members aged 7/8yrs. (Boys & Girls )to join our Troupe.for more info please phone or e-mail us phone: Louise 07721 750844 or e-mail: ian.dimmoc@ntlworld.com

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