The signs they are still not a-changin’
I do believe the market town of Ashford is beginning to wake up at last. Maybe it is the noise from the demolition of the town’s historic buildings that has disturbed the powers that be.
I was interested to read an article in the KE a few weeks ago about visitors asking where the tourist information centre (TIC) was located, because all the finger signs were pointing in the wrong direction.
Museum curator Mr Sharp has been promised new signs before Christmas 2015. I was made the same promise in 2014, so don’t hold your breath Mr Sharp.
Meanwhile, good news has arrived. I was amazed to see that four years after the TIC moved, the new Stagecoach number 10 bus (Folkestone, Ashford, Maidstone) timetable has an Ashford town map showing the TIC now being in the library. Hooray, we are finally getting there.
But we are not getting there in other areas. A street lamp stump still remains in King’s Parade, and a new street lamp-post erected before Easter 2014 on the Twelve Acres estate in Willesborough awaits a light at the top. Maybe we are looking at 2018 before it is fitted. BE Lawrance Gordon Close, Ashford