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Real action on mental health

In the last decade there has been a 43% increase in the number of people detained under the current Mental Health Act – which raises concerns that vulnerable people are being subject to detention, including in police cells, unnecessarily.

DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT

As of the 3rd May Parliament will be dissolved so there will be no Members of Parliament until after the General Election on June 8th 2017. 

350,000 more people in work

Between June and September this year unemployment fell by 37,000 and since last year 350,000 more people now have a full time job.

Latest Development Update looks forward to changing skyline

Ashford is attracting unprecedented levels of inward investment. Major regeneration projects that have been spoken about for so long are now being delivered, with hoardings recently appearing at the Commercial Quarter site and around the Ashford College.

Council invests in Ashford’s future with town centre cinema agreement

Final approval has now been given to allow a major new leisure development to proceed in Ashford. Ashford Borough Council will fund the construction of the new town centre complex consisting of a cinema, hotel and seven restaurants on its land at Elwick Place.

Council invests in Ashford’s future with town centre cinema agreement

Final approval has now been given to allow a major new leisure development to proceed in Ashford. Ashford Borough Council will fund the construction of the new town centre complex consisting of a cinema, hotel and seven restaurants on its land at Elwick Place.