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Here is your weekly update from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

The Amelia

The Amelia Scott this winter

The Amelia Scott is a safe, friendly and warm building that is open to everyone, every day. Located in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, the Amelia Scott team will be on hand to welcome you in to enjoy the building's museum, libraries and exhibitions in both warmth and comfort. 

Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival

Arts Council funding for 2023 Literary Festival

Great news! We've been awarded a National Lottery Project Grant of £25K from Arts Council England towards the cost of the 2023 Festival. The TW Literary Festival 2023 will take place from 11-14 May, so put the dates in your diary now. More information will be published next year. 

Visit Tunbridge Wells

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Shops are filling with all the Christmas goodies and all the festive fun starts soon. Read our latest blog post 'Tunbridge Wells is Christmas' on our website for inspiration and keep an eye on our events calendar for the multitude of events coming up! 

Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre

Town Centre Plan - have your say

TWBC is currently preparing the Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre Plan. To have your say on the future of the Town Centre, take a look at the engagement page on Talking Point.

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Social tariff broadband

If you are looking for ways to cut back on your spending, you could be eligible for cheaper broadband deals with social tariffs. Social tariffs for broadband are discounted deals offered by various broadband providers to support households on low income or in financial hardship. Find out more on Kent County Council's website


Your local information

For Town Hall Mount Pleasant Road , Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

bin collections    

Bin Collections



Household waste

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Garden waste

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Changes to garden waste collection dates

If you subscribe to the garden waste service, look out for an email or letter from us during week commencing Monday 7 November 2022. We'll be giving you information about changes to collection dates.


Remember you can put old batteries out during your recycling collection week and small electrical items and textiles on your refuse collection week.

Check our waste and recycling pages for more information.




Planning Committee approves development on important employment site

A new industrial estate for Tunbridge Wells on land at Lucks Lane, north of Paddock Wood, has been given the go ahead.

The strategic employment site, which developers say could support more than 2,000 jobs, was given outline approval by the Council's Planning Committee on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

Find out more


Up to three recent planning applications within 200 metres of your property are listed below.

38-40 Monson Road Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1LU

Renewal of shop frontage including new signage and alterations to extraction location at rear of property.

View online 22/03229/FULL

Validated: 09/11/2022

38-40 Monson Road Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1LU

Listed Building Consent: Renewal of shop frontage including new signage and alterations to extraction location at rear of property.

View online 22/03230/LBC

Validated: 03/11/2022

Black Sheep Coffee 27 Mount Pleasant Road Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1PN

Advertisement - 2 sets of internally illuminated fascia text, 2 internally illuminated projection signs

View online 22/03097/ADV

Validated: 27/10/2022

There are more than 3 recent planning applications within 200 metres of your property.

You can search all new and historical planning applications in the borough on our website.

Information about how to receive an email alert for any planning application in the borough can be found on our website.



Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra

Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra's Sunday 6 November performance features well known works by the great British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. Book tickets on the Assembly Hall website

The Amelia

On 12 November in the Amelia Scott's Upper Atrium, there is a free session showcasing how you can use your library membership to take advantage of our newspaper archive subscriptions. Booking is recommended via the website


Would you like to let thousands of people across the borough know about your event? Tell us about it and we'll do our best to include it in a future update.


Your Councillors Park


Councillor Christian Atwood

Councillor Christian Atwood

Councillor Nicholas Pope

Councillor Nicholas Pope

Councillor Victoria White

Councillor Victoria White

Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward.

View your ward councillor's details on our website.

Council meetings    

Council Meetings

General Purposes Committee: Monday, 5th December, 2022 6.30 pm
Planning Committee: Wednesday, 7th December, 2022 6.30 pm
Cabinet: Thursday, 8th December, 2022 6.30 pm
Full Council: Wednesday, 14th December, 2022 6.30 pm
Full Council: Wednesday, 14th December, 2022 6.30 pm
Full Council: Wednesday, 14th December, 2022 7.00 pm

The full calendar of meetings and how to attend can be found on our website.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council publish a full list of the decisions taken at Council meetings along with the Forward Plan, a list of forthcoming decisions to be taken.


Consultations and Engagement

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council currently has five consultations available to take part in. 

You can access our consultations on Talking Point.  



There are currently four vacancies available across various services at the Council. 
View and apply for vacancies on our website



Kent County Council look after the county's highways and roads and are responsible for issuing permits and licences for road closures. Kent County Council publish an online map of planned roadworks in the area.

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