Cam­paigner steps down

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

A com­mu­nity cam­paigner has stepped down as chair­man af­ter seven years of ser­vice.

Chris Mor­ley, pic­tured right, was a key fig­ure be­hind the Ken­ning­ton Com­mu­nity Fo­rum, which is set to be­come a com­mu­nity coun­cil in 2019.

He cham­pi­oned is­sues such as re­build­ing the di­lap­i­dated Spear­point Pavil­ion, in­stalling the Trim Trail, and bring­ing back the By­brook Na­ture Re­serve.

The an­nounce­ment has been made in the March edition of Ken­ning­ton News, and sec­re­tary San­dra Dunn says Mr Mor­ley will be missed for his keen eye for de­tail and tenac­ity to stand up for res­i­dents. A woman had to be treated by paramedics af­ter a car hit a road sign in Can­ter­bury Road at the junc­tion with Ceme­tery Lane, Ash­ford, at 11.20am on Sun­day.

A wit­ness said: “A car has crossed a pedes­trian cross­ing point, knock­ing down a lamp­post, be­fore com­ing to a halt with the lamp­post still trapped be­neath the car.”

It caused mi­nor de­lays for driv­ers on one of the main roads in and out of Ash­ford town cen­tre.

A po­lice spokesman said: “We were called at 11.15am on Sun- day, April 2, re­gard­ing a re­port that a car had struck a sign on the cen­tral reser­va­tion in Ceme­tery Lane, Ash­ford.

“Po­lice of­fi­cers and South East Coast Am­bu­lance Ser­vice went to the scene where a woman re­ceived med­i­cal at­ten­tion.”

Pic­ture: Andy Clark

Car hit road sign

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