Ashford Gateway Plus

There have been some exciting changes over the last year at the Gateway.

Due to lack of demand we no longer hold wedding ceremonies at the Gateway but still continue to register births and deaths.

We offer KCC appointments including assisting people to complete their online Blue Badge application. We are keen to promote this service; appointments can be made either in person at the Gateway, by calling 03000 416666 or by emailing We also assist with all other KCC services such as reporting highway faults and school admission applications.

The Foot Clinic for senior citizens, held every Wednesday, is proving to be very popular; appointments can be made by phoning the chiropodist on 01580 242802.

The Food with Friends Café is located on our 2nd floor with great views over the lovely memorial gardens. They are a charity social enterprise contributing to the community and supporting learning disabled adults in the workplace. Their products are sourced or produced locally and they have a tasty range of homemade cake; come along and enjoy a slice of cake and mug of tea for £2.50 on Wednesdays or Fridays.

As the toilets are now closed in Vicarage Lane, we are happy for members of the public to use our facilities; we have disabled toilets, a changing place and a baby change room.

If you aren’t familiar with Ashford Gateway and the services we offer, you may be interested in having a short tour, we would love to show you around, please email

We signpost people to a number of different organisations so please feel free to encourage people to contact us by phone, email or in person for guidance with any issues they may have.

Contact the Meet & Greet Team, Ashford Gateway Plus, Church Road, Ashford, TN23 1AS, 03000 416666,