Flex­i­ble leases and mar­ket­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

A coun­cil spokesper­son said: “Busi­ness rates are set by the Val­u­a­tion Of­fice Agency (who will also deal with the ap­peal) not by Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil.

“We have been work­ing with the ratepayer to try and sup­port them in the con­tin­u­a­tion of their busi­ness un­til their ap­peal is heard.”

They added that the coun­cil does sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses through “flex­i­bil­ity in their leases and with mar­ket­ing sup­port through Love Ash­ford”.

They said: “We have cham­pi­oned small busi­nesses and en­cour­age en­trepreneur­ship by giv­ing them op­por­tu­ni­ties such as those seen in Park Mall’s Made in Ash­ford and ex­ten­sive sup­port through Love Ash­ford with blogs and fea­tures on our lo­cal busi­nesses.”

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