Appeal for witnesses following robbery and assault in Ashford

Surrey Police is continuing to investigate a robbery and two assaults, which are believed to be linked, in Ashford earlier this month. The robbery took place in Chesterfield Road at the junction with Fordbridge Road around 5.15am on 12 March 2017. The male victim was standing in Chesterfield Road near to the Junction of Fordbridge […]

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March 27, 2017

Surrey demands meeting over refusal to hold Heathrow expansion events in two boroughs

Surrey County Council is demanding a meeting to discuss the government’s refusal to hold Heathrow expansion events in two boroughs that could be affected by aircraft noise from a planned third runway. Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman had called for public consultation events to be held in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath alongside those in […]

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March 23, 2017

M3 crash chaos as emergency services attend three serious smashes in just two days

The emergency services was dispatched to several accidents on the M3 over the weekend Surrey ‘s emergency services were kept busy at the weekend after they were called to three separate crashes on the M3 in just two days. The first crash happened at around 3pm on Saturday (March 18) when a car reportedly left the northbound carriageway and […]

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March 21, 2017

Ashford nail bar could face £20,000 fine for employing illegal worker after immigration raid

An Ashford nail bar faces a potential fine of up to £20,000 for employing an illegal worker unless it proves the appropriate checks were made. Laura’s Nails in Station Road was visited by immigration enforcement officers acting on intelligence at around 3.30pm on Tuesday (February 21). Immigration checks on staff found that a 35-year-old Indian woman had overstayed […]

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March 7, 2017

The Spelthorne app to report information

Did you know the Council has an app called ‘Spelthorne BC App’ to offer residents more choice in the way they contact the Council. The Spelthorne app is free and can be downloaded to any smart phone/device and gives residents the opportunity to access a range of the most frequently used Council services quickly and […]

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February 28, 2017

South West Trains announce plans – Class 707 units for services between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside

In September 2014 South West Trains announced plans to procure a total of 30 five-car trains as a means of expanding the fleet used to operate services out of London Waterloo. The Class 707 is an electric multiple unit being built by Siemens for South West Trains. A total of 150 vehicles will be built, […]

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February 24, 2017

New HQ for 8th Ashford Scouts Group

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED PLEASE!                                                                                                           February 2017   Dear District Supporters  Planning application for the new HQ for 8th Ashford Scout Group. The lease on the current site has expired and, despite protracted negotiations, they have been unable to secure an extension of the lease.  They have been offered the opportunity to build a new HQ in the grounds of […]

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February 22, 2017

Duke of Kent officially opens new Ashford campus of Brooklands College

Principal Gail Walker took The Duke of Kent on a tour of the new facility on Tuesday (February 7) The Duke of Kent officially opened the Brooklands College Ashford campus on Tuesday (February 7) after being greeted by students and staff. Principal Gail Walker took The Duke of Kent on a tour of the new […]

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February 8, 2017

M&S denies purchase of multi-stroy carpark

Marks & Spencer has denied claims it intends to buy Ashford ‘s multi-storey car park. Rumours circulated online that the retailer had bought the Church Road site put up for sale by Spelthorne Borough Council in 2015 following a public consultation the previous year asking residents and local businesses for their views. When asked about […]

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January 31, 2017

The Government gives the green light to Heathrow!

The Government gives the green light to Heathrow! Today the Government announced that it will back a new runway at Heathrow Airport. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling made a statement to the House of Commons at lunchtime today. The Government’s decision follows the recommendation of the independent Airports Commission in 2015, who said that expansion of Heathrow was […]

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October 25, 2016