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Here is your weekly update from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

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Water supply issues in Tunbridge Wells

We hope that your water supply has been restored. If you still have no water you can find updates including details of bottled water stations on the South East Water website.

If you are in need of extra care and support, or you know someone who is, we would encourage you to sign up online to South East Water's Priority Services Register.

Energy companies also have priority registers to support customers and now might be a good time to check you've signed up if you are eligible.

Fusion Lifestyle has agreed that anyone without water who wishes to shower can do so at Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre and The Weald Sport Centre, Cranbrook. Please take your own toiletries.

You can check the centres' opening times here:

Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

The Weald Sports Centre


Christmas messages 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Ben Chapelard and the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells Councillor Godfrey Bland send you their best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Find out what they have to say on our website.

Town Hall in Snow

Christmas opening hours for council buildings

Even though some of our buildings will be open at different times throughout the season, our services will be here to support you. Find out our seasonal opening times on our website.

Visit Tunbridge Wells

Merry Christmas from Visit Tunbridge Wells

Lots of new projects launched this month in Tunbridge Wells! Three new holiday accommodations, a new experience as well as a chef's table. Find out more on our news page. The Economic Development team at TWBC who run Visit Tunbridge Wells wish you a Happy Christmas! 

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Budget consultation 2023

Have your say on how the Council funds its services by taking part in our budget survey on Talking Point.


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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Xmas bin collections

Christmas bin collections

Bin collection dates are changing over Christmas and New Year, with most collections being made a day later than normal.

Check our website for more information. 


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.



Toad Rock

Rusthall Wellbeing Walk
Every two weeks, starting on 10 January
10.30am start from St. Paul's Church Centre
Rusthall Road TN4 8RE
60 minute gentle walk
Refreshments available in café afterwards
See website for full details.

Skate Tunbridge Wells

Skate Tunbridge Wells is open seven days a week till Monday 2 January 2023 (closed Christmas Day), the ice rink and festive stalls are a five minute walk from the train station, and make for a special seasonal experience! Find out more on the Assembly Hall 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 multiple consultations available to take part in. 

You can access our consultations on Talking Point.  



There are currently several 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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