Ashford Borough Council

Ashford Borough Council
Civic Centre Tannery Lane
Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL
United Kingdom


COVID UPDATE. Coronavirus: help for the community, advice for businesses, Government help:
SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS: Any businesses eligible for Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) or Rural Rate Relief (RRR) can apply for a grant of £10,000 for ongoing business costs. Apply online
RETAIL GRANTS: Cash grant for businesses in the retail, leisure, hospitality sectors for up to £25,000. This will apply to businesses with a rateable value over £15,000 but less than £51,000. Apply online
MORE BUSINESS INFORMATION AND ADVICE: Job Retention Scheme (furlough), Statutory Sick Pay, Retail Business Rates Holiday 'Retail Discount', Retail Grants, Small Business Grants, Grants for Social Enterprise, Extra time for tax, VAT Deferral, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Bank Support, Eviction freeze, Self-Employed Workers, Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit


Ashford Borough Council is a local authority which provides services to residents in Ashford, Tenterden and a large network of surrounding villages.

Our services include keeping the streets clean and collecting rubbish, renting out social housing (council houses and flats), running cemeteries and providing play areas. Council tax and housing benefits, leisure facilities, and tourism are also handled by the council. We deal with planning applications for everything from a conservatory to major developments and if you are buying a home in the borough we can provide you with a comprehensive land search service. We issue licenses for taxis and licensed premises, look after parks and open spaces, and parking around the borough.

Payments to Ashford Borough Council

Penalty Charge Notices

Information about rats, mice and other pests

View Planning Applications Online


Reporting a Planning Breach

Recycling in Tenterden
Look up waste collection day
Garden recycling
Missed wheelie bin collection
Household Waste Recycling Centre (Kent County Council)

Online form to report environmental issues: dog fouling, lost and found dogs, litter, graffiti, fly tipping, fly posting, discarded syringes, vandalism, noise, food safety, trees (danger, obstruction)

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