Much-used al­ley­way is open again

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

A busy al­ley­way in the town cen­tre has re­opened.

Coun­cil of­fi­cials closed Tay­lors Pas­sage link­ing the High Street to the taxi rank out­side Wilko last month.

Con­trac­tors work­ing on the for­mer Bur­ton store next to WHSmith erected scaf­fold­ing in the cut-through, forc­ing Kent County Coun­cil to shut the route.

But the al­ley­way has now re­opened, al­low­ing shop­pers to take the short­cut to the High Street again.

Last month, Ice­land bosses were forced to per­ma­nently close a door at the back of their store fol­low­ing “hun­dreds” of sho­plift­ing in­ci­dents.

Spec­u­la­tion on so­cial me­dia sug­gested bosses had shut the en­trance be­cause of the tem­po­rary clo­sure of Tay­lors Pas­sage, but a store a spokesman said it had noth­ing to do with the al­ley­way.

Tay­lors Pas­sage in Ash­ford has re­opened

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