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Here is your weekly update from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

A calculator and a cup of tea

Have your say on our 2023/24 budget

The Council currently has a budget deficit of £1.4m for 2023/24.

Take our survey to let us know how you would prefer we increase income or reduce costs to balance the budget.

One You Kent Eat Well Move More

One You Kent Weight Management

There are still places available on our free 12-week weight management groups starting in January, run by One You Kent. Due to the start dates of the groups, we recommend getting in touch as soon as possible.
To find out more call the team on 01892 554411, or visit the website.

Broadband symbol

Broadband social tariffs

Some broadband providers offer discounted broadband deals. Find out more online.

Visit Tunbridge Wells

Try a new brunch spot this year

Tunbridge Wells is growing as a food destination: choose from a classic English breakfast with a twist, bottomless brunch, or even vegetarian / vegan options; we have something to please everyone's tastes and cravings. Read more on our website.

Tag us on Instagram to share your favourite brunch discovery (@officialvisittunbridgewells


Tunbridge Wells car club

Co Wheels is a car sharing scheme that can help you reduce your carbon foot print and save money. Find out more on their website.


Your local information

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

bin collections    

Bin Collections



Household waste

Not available


Garden waste

Not available



Not available

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.



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.


Carmen, the most powerful, enjoyable, and tuneful opera is coming to the Assembly Hall Theatre on Sunday 12 March performed by the Dnipro Opera. To find out more, and to book tickets take a look at 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.  



Our vacancies are

Principal Planning Officer
Planning Compliance Officer (Development Management)

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 website, 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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