Church­yard used as a pub­lic toi­let

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

I AM writ­ing in re­sponse to your ar­ti­cle about plans to make Ash­ford town cen­tre an al­co­hol-free zone (Oc­to­ber 16). As a res­i­dent of the church­yard area for the past 13 years, I have wit­nessed first­hand that anti-so­cial be­hav­iour has in­creased. The crim­i­nal dam­age that has occurred and is still oc­cur­ring within the church yard and sur­round­ing ar­eas seems to be on the in­crease. Peo­ple are hav­ing their win­dows smashed and class A drugs are be­ing used reg­u­larly on a Fri­day and Satur­day night. There is a con­sis­tent mis­use of the church­yard and church­yard pas­sage be­ing used as a pub­lic toi­let. There­fore I would like to air my sup­port for this scheme. I am in­ter­ested to know why this ini­tia­tive by Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil li­cens­ing of­fi­cer and Kent Po­lice has taken so long. Jeremy Adby, Ash­ford.

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