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Here is your weekly update from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council


Remembrance Sunday

You are invited to the service of Remembrance, Thanksgiving and Dedication which will take place at 10.45am on Sunday 13 November at the War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells. To find out more about Remembrance Sunday in the borough, take a look at our website

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Cabinet

Cabinet on Tour

The next cabinet meeting will take place at Southborough Civic Centre on 17 November at 7.30pm. Find out more information on our website.

Dunorlan Park consultation

Dunorlan Park consultation

The Council is considering the introduction of parking charges in Pembury Road and Halls Hole Road car parks at Dunorlan Park. To share your views, take the survey on Talking Point

Housing Allocations consultation

Housing Allocations consultation

We are reviewing our Housing Allocations scheme, which dictates how we allocate social housing in the borough. To share your views, take the survey on Talking Point

Cllr Ben Chapelard sweeping the streets

Council Leader takes part in street sweeping

Finding out about the work of the Street Cleaning team was ticked off his to-do list by Council Leader Ben Chapelard recently when he joined a crew on their daily rounds. Find out more on our 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, we are sending you an email or letter 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.



Christmas with Brass and Voices An evening of festive music from Paddock Wood Choral Society with Beyond the Bell Trombone Quartet

Paddock Wood Choral Society are looking forward to welcoming you to their Christmas concert on Saturday December 10th at St. Andrew's Church, Paddock Wood at 7.30pm. Tickets are available online

The Amelia

After Dark proudly presents the debut Amelia Scott Christmas Concert, featuring local favourites Rock Choir and Britain's Got Talent sensations The Frontline Singers!  Come and get festive on the 3rd December at 6.30pm. Tickets available on 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 six consultations available to take part in. 

You can access our consultations on Talking Point.  



There are currently three 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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TW Business newsletter

Find out the latest business news, funding, tips, services offered and business events from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and its partners via our quarterly newsletters, #TWBiz for all and #TWTourismBiz for the tourism sector.

Assembly Hall Theatre

The Assembly Hall Theatre send out a monthly email with announcements about the latest shows, offers and discounts.


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