High streets up and down the country are facing challenging times, with the increase in online shopping and the need to offer something beyond just a shopping experience.
Here in Ashford, the authorities understand that residents want more from their town centre and the good news is there are many changes already taking place or in the pipeline.
Ashford Borough Council's ambition is to build on Ashford’s heritage as a market town, one that makes the most of its unique location, international connections and strong community spirit.
But of course, it’s not just about words and grand visions – it’s about action.
We’d like YOUR ideas and views on how to improve Ashford town centre.
You can now have your say at: www.ashford.gov.uk/towncentre