Cultural groups combine for support and advice
NINE ethnic community groups have moved into their new home.
The groups previously occupied Swanton House in Elwick Road until health and safety problems at the former education offices left them homeless.
Now they have taken up residence at a new base in International House in Dover Place.
Ashford Mayor Cllr John Link was among guests at an open meeting on Wednesday at their new headquarters on the first floor of the building overlooking the station complex.
The groups have formed a consortium under the banner of the Ashford International Association with the aim of promoting and offering support and advice on a range of issues that affect the many cultural groups in the borough.
There was traditional food available for guests to sample as well as information on the cultures represented.
The day also formed part of the programme celebrating Black History Month, an initiative promoted by Kent County Council and other partners.
Edwin Lui, secretary of the Ashford International Chinese Community, decorates their office