The signs they are still not a-changin’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

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

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