Parish Councils

Ashford is surrounded by a large rural area with dozens of idyllic parishes and hamlets which make up the majority of the borough.

Skirted by three designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), 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 in the borough of Ashford. Contact details for the parishes can be found below.

Kent Association of Local Councils

The Kent Association of Local Councils (KALC) is a not for profit membership organisation serving member Parish and Town Councils and Parish Meetings (Local Councils) in Kent and Medway.

The Contact Details are as follows:

Chairman: Mr R Evison (c/c Mr Martin, Secretary)

Secretary: Mr T Martin, Dover District Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover, CT16 3PJ. Email: kalc@btconnect.com Tel: 01304 820173

Chairman of the Ashford Area Committee: Mrs A Breese, Pound Farmhouse, Church Hill, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3EG. Email: alisonbreese56@btinternet.com Tel: 01233 633568

Vice-Chairman: Mr G Fletcher, Stone Green Farm, Mersham, Ashford, Kent, TN25 7HD. Email: geoffrey@stonegreenfarm.co.uk Tel: 01233 720365

Secretary: Mrs S Wood, 14 Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4NS. Email: susanwood@uwclub.net Tel: 01233 623902

The website for KALC is: http://www.kentalc.gov.uk/