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Christmas council opening times

In case you need to contact the council over the Christmas break, below are details of the festive opening hours for the Civic Centre, Ashford Gateway Plus and Tenterden Gateway.

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Festive opening hours

Ashford Borough Council’s opening hours vary across the festive period. Please find listed below the Christmas/New Year opening times for:

ABC Services at the Civic Centre

Monday 18th December Normal hours
Tuesday 19th December Normal hours
Wednesday 20st December Normal hours
Thursday 21st December Normal hours
Friday 22nd December Normal hours
Monday 25th December Closed
Tuesday 26th  December Closed
Wednesday 27th December Closed
Thursday 28th December Normal hours
Friday 29th December Normal hours
Monday 1st January Closed
Tuesday 2nd January Normal hours

 

ABC Customer Services at the Civic Centre

Monday 18th December Normal hours
Tuesday 19th December Normal hours
Wednesday 20th December Normal hours
Thursday 21st December Normal hours
Friday 22nd December Normal hours
Monday 25th December Closed
Tuesday 26th December Closed
Wednesday 27th December Closed
Thursday 28th December Normal hours
Friday 29th December Normal hours
Monday 1st January Closed
Tuesday 2nd January Normal hours

 

ABC Services at Tenterden Town Hall

Monday 18th December Normal hours
Tuesday 19th December Normal hours
Wednesday 20th December Normal hours
Thursday 21st December Normal hours
Friday 22nd December 9am to 12 noon
Monday 25th December Closed
Tuesday 26th December Closed
Wednesday 27th December Closed
Thursday 28th December Closed
Friday 29th December Closed
Monday 1st January Closed
Tuesday 2nd January Normal hours

 

 

 

The 12 days of Christmas..recycling!

Christmas is a time for indulgence and swapping presents. We eat more, drink more and receive new gifts, but this also means that we create more waste.

Here’s some top tips to help you reduce, reuse and recycle more over the festive season. So let’s all Jingle All the Way to our recycling bins!

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Don't let food poisoning ruin your Christmas holiday

If there’s one thing guaranteed to ruin your Christmas meal out with friends, family or colleagues, it’s a nasty bout of food poisoning.

But if you’re eating out, how do you know if the restaurant owner takes food hygiene seriously?

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The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rates eateries and other places that sell food on their hygiene standards, based on inspections carried out by Ashford Borough Council. What’s more, these ratings are available for everyone to see.

This national scheme, developed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in partnership with local authorities, rates food outlets on a scale ranging from zero at the bottom (which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to a top rating of five ‘very good’).

You can check the food rating online at www.food.gov.uk/ratings, via a free phone app, or look for the distinctive green and black rating sticker that businesses are encouraged to display.

If you’re organising a Christmas gathering with family, friends or work colleagues at a local restaurant, pub or hotel don’t just examine the menu, also check what their hygiene rating is too.

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