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New community website launched

The Council has launched a new community website Tunbridge Wells Social to help combat the social isolation and loneliness many people are experiencing during lockdown.

Tunbridge Wells Social offers something for everyone from arts and entertainment, to wellbeing tips and help and support. A weekly podcast, Tunbridge Wells Talking, will provide a light-hearted round up of local news, views and music, with contributions welcomed from the Tunbridge Wells community. Residents can get in touch via email at or by texting their ideas and suggestions to 07751 288830.

The site is a collaborative project between the Council’s Culture, Health and Housing teams, the Community Safety Unit and partners including Town & Country Housing, St Giles Trust, KCC’s Early Help, Salus, DAVSS and Age UK. The site is free to use. More content will be added over the coming weeks and months, and the site will continue to be available as a community resource after lockdown measures are lifted.

Stars from the stage and small screen with local connections including comedian Jo Brand, actor Philip Martin Brown, Olympic medallist Jayne Torvill and TV presenter Nick Knowles have all given their support to the initiative.

Councillor Jane March, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development said: ‘Tunbridge Wells Social will give our residents continued access to culture and the arts, as well as health and wellbeing advice while social distancing is in place. Over the coming weeks more content will be added to help our residents remain connected to creativity and feel less isolated, now and in the future.’

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