Ashford is a town found within the ceremonial county of Kent, in the south eastern part of the United Kingdom. The town is situated at the south edge of the North Downs, about 61 miles (98 km) southeast of central London and 15.3 miles (24.6 km) northwest of Folkestone.
The settlement’s name comes from an Old English version thought to be æscet, although its meaning is easily discernible from the modern moniker. This is that the original dwelling was named for its position at a fording point of the River Stour, close to a collection of Ash trees.
Modern Ashford as a communications hub
Today, the town of Ashford has come to be an important transport and communications hub which plays a large part in the commuting of thousands of Kentish folk to and from London. The town is home to a large international railway station which connects Kent to London and also to the continent by way of the Eurostar.
Alongside this importance to the local railway network, Ashford also connects to the wider national transport network by way of the M20 motorway. All of this, therefore, has helped to spur the growth and expansion of the town to become the significant population centre that it undoubtedly is today.
The population of Ashford
According to the latest census data, Ashford today is home to nearly 75,000 permanent residents. This makes the town a comparatively heavily populated settlement and means that it does see a large amount of both economic and human activity. These higher levels of activity have many positive impacts but do also have some drawbacks, including the fact that in Ashford accident claim proceedings can be comparatively common.
Ashford accident claim proceedings
Being a large settlement means that Ashford plays host to a significant number of accidents and injuries and it is this which means that residents of the town may find themselves in a position to purse an Ashford accident claim.
This kind of Ashford accident claim can be embarked upon if and when you suffer an injury in the town which was demonstrably somebody else’s fault. This is the case as personal injury compensation is designed to provide financial reparations for the physical, emotional and monetary hardships the injury may have caused you.
Who can help you to claim?
If the above makes you think that you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim, then the very best people to contact for help are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. We have an unmatched level of experience within the personal injury field and can apply it all to successfully resolving your case. To find out more, give us a call on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 6th October 2014
Author: David Brown