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Here is your weekly update from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

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Cost of living digital hub

These are challenging financial times. To find out more about the support available for those impacted by the cost of living crisis, take a look at our website.

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Town Centre plan - share your thoughts

There's just one week left to help shape the future of Royal Tunbridge Wells by completing the survey on Talking Point.

Royal Tunbridge Wells at Christmas

Royal Tunbridge Wells gets lit!

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Together Business Improvement District is bringing not one, but two Christmas light switch on events back to the town centre, as the organisation behind supplying and funding the Christmas lights for the town centre since 2020. 

Find out more on the Visit Tunbridge Wells website.

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Cinema site planning application approved

Planning permission for the redevelopment of the former cinema site in Royal Tunbridge Wells was agreed by the Planning Committee at a meeting on Wednesday 16 November 2022. Find out more on our website

Electoral System Consultation

Electoral System consultation

There's still time to share your views on which electoral system the Council should have. Take the survey on Talking Point

Your local information

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

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Bin Collections



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Changes to garden waste collection dates

If your collection has changed, this email shows your new garden waste collection dates. 

You can also check bin collection dates on our website.


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.



Local Plan

Local Plan examination update

The Council has received the Planning Inspector's initial findings following the examination of the proposed new Local Plan at hearing sessions that took place earlier this year.

Find out more on our website.


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

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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.



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Pembury Evening WI Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 3 December 2022
2 - 4 pm, Pembury Village Hall
Free Entry

Crafts, Flavoured Gin and Preserves, Candles, Honey, Bath Bombs, Soft Toys, Cakes, and more plus Tombola, Raffle &  Refreshments. Some stallholders will be able to take cards but not all so please bring cash. 

IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

IDMC Gospel Soul Choir return by popular demand to St Dunstan's. After a dazzling concert in April, the choir returns on 26 November with an exciting show featuring the gospel classics you love. Don't miss this night of soulful harmonies and seasonal cheer! Tickets £5 cash or card at the door on the night from 7pm at St Dunstan's Cranbrook. 


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 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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