Ashford is surrounded by a large rural area with dozens of idyllic parishes and hamlets which make up the majority of the borough.
The borough of Ashford is enriched by the most stunning countryside in Kent - quite a boast for a county known as the Garden of England. The setting for Darling Buds of May, the rural part of the borough is characterised by rolling green pastures, orchards, chocolate-box villages and distinctive rural architecture including scores of windmills and Oast houses - a testament to our hop-growing history.
There are 39 parish councils, 1 town council, 2 community councils and a Parish Meeting in the borough of Ashford. Contact details can be found below