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Here is your weekly update from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

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Are you ready to vote in the local elections in May?

The Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Do you have an accepted form of photo ID?

If you don't have an accepted form of photo ID, or you're not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

If you want to know more about photo ID or to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate visit

Nordic walking

Free Nordic walks

Join us for a free Nordic style walk. These are specifically aimed at beginners to Nordic walking. Equipment is provided but places are limited so please book early.

-    Wed 8 Feb, 1pm at Kilndown Woods, Goudhurst
-    Mon 27 Feb, 1pm at Tunbridge Wells Commons

To book email or call 01892 554411.
One you kent

One You Clinic at TN2 Community Centre

At One You Kent we can help boost your motivation or kick-start some lifestyle changes if you would like to lose weight, eat well, get more active or reduce your alcohol intake. We have a weekly in person clinic running at the TN2 Community Centre, to find out more you can self-refer at or call 01892 554411.

Camden Centre

Camden Centre: What's On

The Camden Centre has a calendar of events and classes you can take part in. Have a look on our website to find out more!

Visit Tunbridge Wells

Join the parade and light up the town

The Lantern parade is back again this year in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Discover this year's theme and get ready for the parade on  Saturday 4 February. 

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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Got an awkward or bulky item to dispose of? Our bulky waste collection service will remove heavy or large items too big to fit in your bin. Book your collection online.


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.



Shakespeare's Mistress

Coming to the Amelia Scott on Sunday 23 April in support of DAVSS…'Shakespeare's Mistress' is 'Doctor Who' and 'Emmerdale' star Louise Jameson's memoir of her life and experiences on stage and screen, all based around her personal love of Shakespeare. 

Find out more and book tickets on the Amelia website.


Be part of #BigGardenBirdWatch. Simply choose an hour between 27 and 29 January and count the birds you see land in your garden, on your balcony, or in your local park. Then tell us what you saw. Even if you saw nothing, it still counts.

Find out more on the RSPB 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

You can access our consultations on Talking Point.



Report it    

Report it

You can report flytipping, graffiti and other problems in your area quickly and easily, 24 hours a day on our website

You can also apply online for more than 30 different types of services, including licensing, council tax, housing benefit, housing register, parking, planning and building control.



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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