107.1FM AHBS Community Radio for Ashford, Kent

About AHBS Community Radio

AHBS Community Radio broadcasts on 107.1FM to Ashford, Kent and features a wide variety of music together with community news and information. You can also hear our Events Diary and Community Focus updates three times each hour during the day with information on a range of events, activities, fundraising and voluntary services in Ashford.

Each weekday evening from 7-9pm and weekends from 5pm join us for the evening request show, produced by AHBS Hospital Radio live from the William Harvey Hospital with requests, dedications and great music. You can join in wherever you are with a free call to the studios from within the hospital or by phone or email to studio@ahbs,org.uk from anywhere! We also have speciality music programmes focusing on the local music scene with Tuesday's "Rock Hard" and Wednesday's "The Wood and the Wire" (folk & acoustic) from 9pm. Each week "The Radio Forum" discussed issues of relevance to local residents, specifically looking at local public bodies, charities, community groups and the local democratic process. You can listen to the show live on Sundays from 3pm as well as repeats throughout the following week at various times. Please visit the schedule for details on upcoming programmes.

AHBS Community Radio does not feature commercial advertising or paid for sponsorship and is run entirely by volunteers, being funded by grant, subscription and donation. If you're interested in taking part, please contact info@ahbs.org.uk.

Last modified: 01 January 2014 at 12:30

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Ashford Police Officers receive commendations
18th April 2014 14:00

Kent Police has presented awards to a number of Ashford officers who detained a knife wielding robber.

PC Michael Williams-Smith, PC Jason Gisby, PC Ryan Duffy and Acting Sergeant Mark Bardsley have been awarded the Certificate of Merit after safely detaining a robber in Ashford.

On Thursday 21st February PC Williams-Smith responded to a report that staff at a petrol station in Ashford had been threatened with a knife.

When PC Williams-Smith arrived at the scene he could see a member of staff and potential offender inside the building, although he was unable to see whether the suspect was carrying a weapon.

The suspect smashed a bottle against the inside of the window and fearing that there was an immediate threat to life, the officers decided to enter the shop quickly. Acting together, PC Gisby discharged PAVA spray whilst PC Duffy moved in with the shield and successfully detained the suspect on the floor. PC Williams-Smith and A/Sgt Bardsley assisted and a knife was recovered.
The suspect was charged with robbery and subsequently sentenced to six years in prison.

Chief Superintendent John Molloy, Central Response Commander, said: `The awards ceremony allows us to celebrate the work and bravery of those who go the extra mile to catch offenders and respond to those most in need of emergency help. The Certificate of Merit is not handed out lightly. The latest recipients have shown they are truly courageous by going beyond their call of duty, from assisting injured people or those who are unwell to confronting offenders with a weapon.

Kent Police provides a first class service and specialist support to those who have been affected by crime. Every day officers and staff working across Kent demonstrate their dedication to protecting the public from serious harm and making a difference in Kent's communities. We will continue to put victims first and provide visible policing across the county to help keep Kent a safe place to live, work and visit.'

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