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Here is your weekly update from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Love Where We Live

Love Where We Live Awards 2022
Last night we held our annual Love Where We Live Awards ceremony and what a fantastic night it was celebrating with our finalists, and hearing from the winners. Read more on our website

Winter Local Magazine

Winter Local is coming

The latest edition of Local magazine will be landing on your doorsteps next week, with updates on council news and events from across the borough. 

Shop Small Support Big Dreams

Shop small, support big dreams

It's Small Business Saturday on Saturday 3 December. Come and win a prize in Royal Tunbridge Wells (by the clock)! In the meantime, follow the online campaign on our new Instagram @LoveLocal_TW celebrating our brilliant local businesses.

Read more about Small Business Saturday on the Visit Tunbridge Wells website.

Mind West Kent

Tunbridge Wells Parent and Carer Support Group

For parents and carers of young adults aged 18-24 who self-harm, or are at risk of self-harming or suicide, a new group starts January 2023.

To join the group, email or call 01732 744950. The programme is free to attend.

One You Kent Eat Well Move More

One You Kent Weight Management 

One You Kent have free 12-week weight management groups starting in January 2023. Groups include Monday daytime online, Wednesday evening online and Thursday daytime at the Camden Centre. If you are interested in finding out more, please complete our referral form. Alternatively, the team can be reached by calling 01892 554411 or emailing

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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lawnmower pic

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

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.



Putland Play Days

Putlands Leisure Centre will be running Putlands Playdays on 5 and 12 December from 10.30-12.00pm, for £3 per child.

The Amelia

There's snow place like The Amelia Scott this winter, we Ho-Ho-Hope you can join us for our fabulously festive Christmas concert! Come and get festive on 3 December at 6.30pm. All tickets available on our 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 two consultations available to take part in. 

You can access our consultations on Talking Point.  



There are currently eight 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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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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