Keep Ashford Talking

We have recently launched a new initiative to ‘Keep Ashford Talking’ because we believe that a community that opens up the channels of communication between one another, will be able to better address the difficult issues that face us all.

‘Keep Ashford Talking’ is spearheaded by the Ashford Mediation Service (AMS), but we partner with the Kent Police, Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council, Victim Support, Restorative Justice, Ashford Volunteer Centre, Citizens Advice and many, many more local organisations, all designed to work with individuals and community groups to create a more harmonious living environment for all who work and live in the borough and beyond.

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AMS already provides a free mediation service to residents who require assistance with neighbourhood disputes, child access issues, issues between family members and workplace disagreements. Often, in our mediation work, we find that people require other assistance and with our new initiative, we can signpost people to the right place at the right time.

In this digital age where much communication is done online and through social media platforms, we can still see the real value of actually having an old-fashioned conversation with one another to ‘work things out’. Online and social media platforms can be very useful, but there is something very special about listening to another point of view and together, working to solve problems that in the long-term, will ensure our safety and our happiness.

We want the community to take this opportunity to join us in talking things through.

If you represent a local organisation that can help facilitate the conversation or additional services please get in touch.

If you’re an individual who is facing personal challenges with others, we can help you do this in a neutral place and our partners are available to assist you with any further requirements.

Ashford Mediation Service is a registered charity, number 1065625.

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