There are four post boxes serving Sandyhurst Lane.
These are situated:
(1) at the Faversham Road junction with Sandyhurst Lane
(2) opposite Sandyacres
(3) about half way along Sandyhurst Lane
     (opposite no. 134)
(4) at the Hare and Hounds
Latest collection times are as follows:

(1) Faversham Road: Mon - Fri 9.00 am, Sat 7.00 am.
(2) opposite Sandyacres: Mon - Fri 5.15 pm, Sat 9.00 am.
(3) half way down Sandyhurst Lane: Mon - Fri 9.00 am, Sat 7.00 am.
(4) Hare and Hounds: Mon - Fri 5.00 pm, Sat 10.30 am.

All four of these post boxes are of limited slot size. Larger size post boxes are available in Faversham Road and in Warren View, Orchard Heights. The post box at Kennington Post Office, situated at the junction of Faversham Road and Upper Vicarage Road, has latest collection times:
Mon - Fri 5.15 pm, Sat 12.15 pm.

A later collection, Mon - Fri 6.15 pm, Sat 12.45 pm is available at Ashford Sorting Office, Tannery Lane. There are no collections on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Bus Services

Bus service 10X operates between Ashford and Maidstone (Mon - Sun) and stops at the Maidstone Road (A20) end of Sandyhurst Lane (by the Hare and Hounds). There are 12 services per weekday, 10 on Saturdays and 5 on Sundays. In most cases, this service becomes the 10 or 10A on reaching Ashford town centre and then continues to the William Harvey Hospital, Sellindge, Port Lympne, Saltwood, Hythe, Sandgate and Folkestone. Through tickets are available. The timetable for the 10/10A/10X services may be found here.
Kennington Post Office is open as follows:
Mon - Fri 9.00 am - 5.30 pm, Sat 9.00 am - 12.30 pm.
Post Offices at Bockhanger Court and The Street, Hothfield also have these opening hours.
The main Post Office in Ashford town centre is open Mon - Sat 9.00 am - 5.30 pm.

Bus service 666 operates between Ashford and Faversham (Mon - Sat) and stops at the Faversham Road (A251) end of Sandyhurst Lane (by Eastwell Towers). The service also goes to the William Harvey Hospital. The timetable may be found here.

Water Supply
Water is supplied to residents in the SLRA area by South East Water Ltd. Homes built in recent years are fitted with water meters. Older properties without water meters are being compulsorily fitted with them in 2017/2018. See or call 0333 000 0003 for more information.

For water emergencies, call 0333 000 0365.

Following a very dry winter, a hosepipe ban was introduced on 5 April 2012. Following a very wet spring, including the wettest June on record, the ban was lifted on 9 July 2012. There have been no hosepipe bans since then.
Local Services

Royal Mail Postal Services
Bus Services
Water Supply
Electricity Supply
Mains Gas Leaks
Waste and Recycling Centre

Royal Mail Postal Services

Waste and Recycling Centre
In addition to the weekly waste and recycling collections provided by Ashford Borough Council, there is a Household Waste & Recycling Centre operated by Kent County Council. This is located in Brunswick Road, Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate, TN23 1EL (SatNav 51.148995°N, 0.851410°E).

Opening times are as follows:

Monday to Saturday: 8am - 4.30pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 9am - 4pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

For the latest information, check the KCC website here.

See our NEWS
page for the latest on local matters.

Bus service 123 operates between Ashford and Biddenden (Mon - Fri) and stops at the Maidstone Road (A20) end of Sandyhurst Lane (by the Hare and Hounds). There are 4 services per weekday. The timetable may be found here.

Bus service 124 operates between Ashford and Egerton (Mon - Fri) on school days only and stops at the Maidstone Road (A20) end of Sandyhurst Lane (by the Hare and Hounds). There is 1 service per weekday. The timetable may be found here.

Residents living towards the Faversham Road end of Sandyhurst Lane have access to the bus services running along Trinity Road (as well as the 666 route which stops at Eastwell Towers in Faversham Road):

Route B is is a ‘Little and Often’ service using minibuses which will run up to every 6 minutes (during the daytime) Mondays to Saturdays, linking Kennington, the town centre, the rail station, Asda, Park Farm and Bridgefield. During the evenings and on Sundays, minibuses run up to every 15 minutes. The timetable for route B may be found here.

Route E. From Trinity Road, buses run via Faversham Road, Upper Vicarage Road, The Street and Little Burton every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays. The timetable for route E may be found here.

Please find here a map showing the Ashford bus routes. (Note Route E no longer serves William Harvey Hospital)
Electricity Supply
Residents have a choice of electricity supplier in the competitive market. However, all electricity in this
area is delivered by the same company, UK Power Networks, who own and operate the local electricity

If you experience a power cut and wish to contact the network company, dial 105 free from any land line
or mobile phone and you will be connected, in this area, to UK Power Networks.

Their alternative contact details are:

Tel: 0800 316 3105
Text: POWER and your postcode to 80876

You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put you, or
someone else, in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, call the emergency services too.

If you are dependent on medical equipment, have a disability, are elderly or have small children, you can
ask to be on the Priority Services Register, which will result in you getting extra support during any power

For full details, click here and to register, click here.


Mains Gas Leaks
Residents have a choice of mains gas supplier in the competitive market. However, nearly all mains gas in this area is delivered by the same company, Southern Gas Networks, who own and operate the local gas network. A few properties are served by small independent gas network operators.

Should you experience a mains gas leak, please call the national gas emergency number:
0800 111 999.
Sandyhurst Lane
Residents Association

Protecting the rural character of Sandyhurst Lane and the adjoining area