31 Aug 2023
A project is running to help people move into training, work and permanent accommodation.
07 Aug 2023
TWBC is carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’ to identify available and suitable development sites.
11 Aug 2023
The public toilets at Crescent Road car park, Royal Tunbridge Wells will be permanently closed from 2 October 2023.
26 Jul 2023
Cllr Nancy Warne explains what Vibrant and Safer Towns and Villages look like to TWBC.
24 Jul 2023
The Council is partnering with the housing association Town & Country Housing (TCH) on a project to add 15 new homes to local social housing stock.
19 Jul 2023
It’s good news for Tunbridge Wells as we learn that the Council’s award-winning parks and green spaces have retained their Green Flag Award for another year.
18 Jul 2023
We have had a great response on our residents' survey so far, but we'd love to hear from more young people.
20 Jul 2023
Cllr Jayne Sharratt explains the Council's need to prioritise Carbon Reduction.
07 Jul 2023
TWBC is carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’ to identify available and suitable development sites to deliver the strategy and vision for Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre over the next 15 years until 2040.
20 Jul 2023
Cllr Hugo Pound sheds some light on our priorities for housing and planning across the borough.
06 Jul 2023
The Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Tunbridge Wells was granted to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust on Wednesday 5 July.
05 Jul 2023
It is now over a year since The Amelia Scott opened its doors in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
29 Jun 2023
A Tunbridge Wells street artist has taken inspiration from The Amelia’s collections to transform the underpass at Grosvenor Bridge off Grosvenor and Hilbert Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells.
29 Jun 2023
Cllr Christopher Hall explains what safeguarding finances means for the council and for residents.
14 Jun 2023
We have opened a survey for residents to tell us what they think about the services the council provides, the council’s current priorities and what they should be in the future.
12 Jun 2023
Co Wheels, the social enterprise car club in Tunbridge Wells, now has eight cars available locally for use by members.
07 Jun 2023
The Council is backing the call from the Association of Tree Officers encouraging people to water their trees.
07 Jun 2023
We are looking for an exercise instructor to run sessions an three of the outdoor gyms in Tunbridge Wells.
05 Jun 2023
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’ (from 6 June to 21 July 2023) to identify available and suitable development sites to deliver the strategy and vision for Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre over the next 15 years until 2040.
02 Jun 2023
Find out more about volunteering at The Amelia Scott
25 May 2023
Councillor Hugh Patterson is the new Mayor of Tunbridge Wells after being elected at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Wednesday 24 May 2023.
25 May 2023
At the Annual Meeting of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on Wednesday 24 May 2023 Council Leader Ben Chapelard confirmed that the Borough Partnership established following the 2022 elections will continue.
20 Apr 2023
The TWBC Culture and Visit Tunbridge Wells Team share their top tips to throw a Royal-themed party to celebrate the Coronation in Tunbridge Wells.
20 Apr 2023
Royal Tunbridge Wells resident, Dr Philip Whitbourn OBE PhD, FSA, FRIBA, FRTPI has been awarded the honour of the Freedom of the Borough.
17 Apr 2023
From 1st June 2023 The Housing Allocations Scheme and how you apply for the housing register is changing
17 Apr 2023
Cut carbon emissions and save on energy bills.
20 Mar 2023
Vehicles that contravene the bus gate/lane restriction on Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells will now receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) in the post (from 20 March 2023).
16 Mar 2023
At least 15 new homes are to be added to the Council’s housing stock following a decision to participate in the Government’s Local Authority Housing Fund programme.
13 Mar 2023
Monday 13 March is Commonwealth Day 2023
07 Mar 2023
Celebrating Tunbridge Wells Women in Business to recognise International Women’s Day.
02 Mar 2023
A new plan for Tunbridge Wells borough was approved by Full Council on 1 March 2023
02 Mar 2023
Dr Philip Whitbourn OBE PhD, FSA, FRIBA, FRTPI is to receive the honour of the Freedom of the Borough from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
24 Feb 2023
A new flagpole donated by members of the Tunbridge Wells Branch of the Royal British Legion has been installed at the War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
22 Feb 2023
Our latest budget survey (2023/24) received over 1,000 responses, which is a record-breaking number for this survey.
21 Feb 2023
Free event for private sector landlords and letting agents
21 Feb 2023
Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom is a finalist in Britain in Bloom.
03 Feb 2023
The first grants from the Council’s new £100,000 Community Support Fund have been awarded.
06 Feb 2023
The War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells was unveiled 100 years ago.
01 Feb 2023
A special tree will be planted in Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells in honour of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
01 Feb 2023
New recycling and waste vehicle fleet proposed for waste partnership.
31 Jan 2023
The Council is hosting an event outside the Town Hall in Royal Tunbridge on Wednesday 8 February to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week which runs from Monday 6 February until Sunday 12 February
30 Jan 2023
The Council is going to receive £25,000 from Active Travel England’s Capability Fund grant to Kent County Council.
30 Jan 2023
Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27 January was marked by a short ceremony at the War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells, following by readings, reflections and music in The Amelia Scott.
23 Jan 2023
Friday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day.
20 Jan 2023
Was that Mary Beard in Tunbridge Wells? Yes it was! Find out more about her visit and listen to what she has to say about Royal Tunbridge Wells in a new podcast series...
23 Jan 2023
Lift and staircase structural survey
04 Jan 2023
Do you have a view on how the Council should manage its money and balance its budget?
23 Dec 2022
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
07 Dec 2022
The Kent & Sussex Crematorium and Tunbridge Wells Cemetery have been visited twice in recent weeks by Council Leader Ben Chapelard as he gets to know the work of different departments.
10 Nov 2022
Finding out about the work of the Street Cleaning team was ticked off his to-do list by Council Leader Ben Chapelard recently when he joined a crew on their daily rounds.
08 Nov 2022
Details of events in Royal Tunbridge Wells
10 Oct 2022
Council Leader Ben Chapelard spent some time working in the Council’s contact centre (call centre) as he continues to explore how front-line teams operate on a day-to-day basis.
30 Sep 2022
Didn’t they do well! Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom came home from the annual South and South East in Bloom awards on Friday 23 September 2022 with an impressive haul of medals.
07 Sep 2022
Council Leader Ben Chapelard recently welcomed Simon Miller from Southborough and District Wheelers cycling club to the Town Hall.
01 Sep 2022
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Kent and Sussex Crematorium has donated £12,000 to Jigsaw (South East).
31 Aug 2022
Council Leader Ben Chapelard has completed a fact-finding visit to Utrecht to find more about why some people call this city in the Netherlands the cycling capital of the world.
25 Aug 2022
Council Leader Ben Chapelard joined a recycling and waste crew.
11 Aug 2022
The gym in Dunorlan has officially opened.
02 Aug 2022
The Love Where We Live community awards celebrate the people who make the borough of Tunbridge Wells a great place to live and work.
28 Jul 2022
Flags are flying in parks across Tunbridge Wells following the news on 26 July 2022 that six of our parks and green spaces have retained their Green Flag Award for another year.
27 Jul 2022
A Cabinet meeting took place on Wednesday 20 July 2022.
07 Jul 2022
The Visit Tunbridge Wells team and Royal Tunbridge Wells Together are attending Pub in the Park this weekend (8-10 July) with a stand to support our local businesses.
04 Jul 2022
Mayor of Tunbridge Wells Godfrey Bland was a special guest of the Rotary Club of Tunbridge Wells at their recent Centenary Dinner.
10 Jun 2022
A new way of holding Cabinet meetings is being introduced by the Borough Partnership.
25 May 2022
At the Annual Meeting of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on Wednesday 25 May 2022 Councillor Ben Chapelard was elected as Leader.
25 May 2022
Councillor Godfrey Bland is the new Mayor of Tunbridge Wells after being elected at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Wednesday 25 May 2022.
06 Apr 2022
The council has announced its new coworking partner: Town Square Spaces Ltd (TownSq).
04 Apr 2022
A new Changing Places facility in partnership with Forestry England at Bedgebury National Pinetum.
24 Mar 2022
The council’s leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle has announced upgrade plans for three leisure centres in the borough.
17 Mar 2022
Monday 14 March was Commonwealth Day 2022.
10 Mar 2022
Garden waste collections will resume from Monday 21 March 2022.
07 Mar 2022
A successful prosecution resulted in a £1.1m fine for a company.
03 Mar 2022
A statement of support for the people of Ukraine, and their family and friends living in the Tunbridge Wells borough.
02 Mar 2022
The Boundary Commission for England is holding an independent review of all constituency boundaries in England, and invites you to have your say on its proposals.
24 Feb 2022
The World Cup really is coming home in 2024
17 Feb 2022
The Council has been successful in bidding for money from the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme which provides grants for public sector bodies to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures.
17 Feb 2022
A Tunbridge Wells resident has been nominated for a Civic Medallion.
07 Feb 2022
Neighbourhood Plans for Benenden and Goudhurst have been voted on.
20 Jan 2022
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has been shortlisted in the 2022 Hearts For The Arts Awards.
20 Jan 2022
The Mayor will lay a wreath for Holocaust Memorial Day.
13 Jan 2022
Tunbridge Wells’ winter attraction Skate saw record attendance for the 2021 season as nearly 50,000 visitors took to the ice and enjoyed the fun of skating and Bavarian curling.
11 Jan 2022
A new pattern of wards is being developed for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
07 Jan 2022
Create a memory leaf that describes your experience of the pandemic.
20 Dec 2021
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Tom Dawlings and the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells Councillor Chris Woodward send you their best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
08 Dec 2021
Our online budget consultation survey is open until 14 January 2022 and we are keen to hear your views.
03 Dec 2021
Tackling rent arrears and supporting landlords.
25 Nov 2021
From Thursday, 25 November, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council will be lighting the arched window over the entrance to the Town Hall in Royal Tunbridge Wells orange in support of the United Nation's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign 2021.
24 Nov 2021
New £1.4m South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) grant given to The Amelia Scott.
04 Nov 2021
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday will be commemorated at ceremonies taking place in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
02 Nov 2021
Find out more about how you can be involved in the Queen's Green Canopy tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
08 Oct 2021
We held our annual Love Where We Live Awards... in real life! A huge thank you to all those that attended and made the evening special. Find out who won in each of our eight categories.
06 Oct 2021
The Council is one of the first in England to get a clean bill of health for its 2020/21 accounts.
28 Sep 2021
Councillor Julian Stanyer 1943-2021. It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Councillor Julian Stanyer, Conservative ward member for Speldhurst and Bidborough.
21 Sep 2021
Although there was no awards ceremony to attend again this year Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom and the Council achieved great results in the 2021 South and South East in Bloom competition.
03 Sep 2021
Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government visited Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday 1 September.
20 Aug 2021
The Council is leading the way in protecting office and business space in the borough from being converted to residential use.
19 Aug 2021
The Council has pledged to help find homes for five Afghan families as part of the Government’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.
23 Jul 2021
Completion of a project to renovate three empty Council-owned properties and turn them into six self-contained homes for homeless people.
23 Jul 2021
Garden waste collections are temporarily suspended.
15 Jul 2021
The red and white barriers in the High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells are being removed in readiness for new planters and parklets to be installed.
15 Jul 2021
We would like to hear your views about proposed changes to the existing Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).
06 Jul 2021
Monday 5 July 2021 marked the first NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day and the Mayor, Councillor Chris Woodward, hosted a number of events to commemorate the occasion.
30 Jun 2021
A new report from The National Lottery Heritage Fund features Grosvenor and Hilbert Park, Tunbridge Wells as a case study.
28 Jun 2021
The Council’s Planning Committee has unanimously approved a planning application for accommodation and teaching space for medical students at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
26 May 2021
Members of the Council elected Councillor Tom Dawlings as new Leader at a meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday 26 May.
24 May 2021
We need your help to plan the future provision of electric vehicle chargers in our car parks. Let us know what you think by taking a short survey.
12 May 2021
The Love Where We Live Awards 2021 are now open for nominations. Celebrating local volunteers, groups and individuals across the borough. Who gets your nomination?
13 Apr 2021
Local residents and visitors are to be encouraged to support the shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and salons in four of the Tunbridge Wells borough high streets when coronavirus restrictions ease.
06 Apr 2021
The Council now has a reporting tool for residents to report near-misses on our roads.
31 Mar 2021
Waste and recycling collections will take place as normal on Good Friday and Easter Monday so please have your bins out by 7am on your collection day.
17 Mar 2021
A new business park on land east of Kingstanding Way, Tunbridge Wells has been given the go ahead by the Council.
17 Mar 2021
Homeschooling was the inspiration for an innovative project designed to get young children in primary schools across Kent thinking about the air they breathe while encouraging their parents to do the same.
02 Mar 2021
Members of the Council agreed to increase their part of the Council Tax bill by 2.7 per cent (£4.99) for the year 2021/22 when they met on Wednesday 24 February.
25 Feb 2021
A recent carbon emissions audit carried out for the Council showed a 43 per cent reduction in its total carbon emissions in 2018/19 compared with the figure for 2013/14.
08 Feb 2021
Snow and icy conditions during the week beginning 8 February have had an impact on services across the borough.
28 Jan 2021
Wednesday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day, and the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.
21 Jan 2021
Disability friendly signage has been installed in all the Council’s public toilets making it easier for those with hidden disabilities to use the facilities without fear of criticism.
21 Dec 2020
Read the full message from Leader of the Council, Cllr Alan McDermott, about Tunbridge Wells moving to Tier 4 of local restrictions from Sunday 20 December.
23 Nov 2020
Please be aware that on Thursday 26 November all our payment systems will be unavailable due to essential maintenance, between 10am and 3pm.
04 Nov 2020
Watch the private Remembrance Sunday service in Royal Tunbridge Wells on the Council’s website twbc.online/remembrance. View the Order of Service for the event.
21 Oct 2020
See our guidance and advice on bonfires and fireworks.
15 Oct 2020
Once again Grosvenor and Hilbert Park, St John’s Park, Dunorlan Park, Calverley Grounds, Woodbury Park Cemetery and The Grove have retained their Green Flag for another year.
04 Oct 2020
Results from the first detailed review looking at the one-way scheme in the High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells show that three quarters of businesses questioned are in favour or have yet to form an opinion about the scheme.
02 Oct 2020
The Council has been successful in bidding for government funds to continue to help people sleeping rough who were housed during the pandemic to stay in accommodation. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council will receive around £153,000 and is one of a number of councils across the south east which will receive funding to ensure interim accommodation and support for the most vulnerable people in the community.
24 Sep 2020
Tickets are now on sale for Skate 2020, the popular ice rink that is returning again this year to transform Calverley Grounds in Royal Tunbridge Wells into a magical festive destination.
21 Sep 2020
We’re excited to announce that along with our new website to keep you updated, we will soon be sending email alerts. Be the first to know what’s happening in your area with the latest news and events from the borough direct to your inbox, from us.
28 Jul 2020
The Amelia team have taken their popular school holiday activity programmes, Discovery Days and Park Safaris online this summer.
26 Nov 2020
A family adventure guide to help local families get out and about across Tunbridge Wells has been launched through TW Social.
08 Jul 2020
Time In activity packs have recently been delivered to vulnerable and isolated residents across the borough.
24 Jun 2020
Following the successful reopening of high streets in the borough of Tunbridge Wells the Council is exploring how it can make some changes to roads and pavements to enable people to maintain social distance and queue safely for shops.
16 Jun 2020
The latest edition of Local, the Council’s magazine for residents has been published and is being distributed to households across the borough from Monday 15 June 2020.
21 Aug 2023
Plans for a safe return to trading for Tunbridge Wells borough’s high streets are being finalised as many retailers get ready to reopen on Monday 15 June.
09 Jun 2020
When the Covid-19 pandemic first struck and restrictions were imposed on residents, businesses and Council services we jointly wrote to express our concerns for those affected, to set out the impact of the crisis on the Council and to thank all local residents, businesses and voluntary groups who have stepped up to help support our communities and protect the vulnerable.
28 May 2020
A new group, Covid-19 Panel, has been set up by the Council, to oversee the borough-wide recovery process following the coronavirus lockdown, met online for the first time on Tuesday 26 May 2020.
21 May 2020
This week (18-22 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK.
13 May 2020
The Council‘s Love Where We Live Awards 2020 are now open for nominations.
11 May 2020
A Positive Postcard to boost wellbeing.
07 May 2020
An update on Council meetings.
06 May 2020
Garden waste collections will resume across Tunbridge Wells borough from Monday 18 May.
05 May 2020
The Council’s help and support for residents during the coronavirus emergency offers more than just food parcels.
01 May 2020
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.
18 Apr 2020
The Council has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help three local charities that we are working very closely with during the current national emergency: Nourish Community Foodbank, Mental Health Resource and Age UK Tunbridge Wells.
08 Apr 2020
With garden waste services temporarily suspended we would ask residents to consider their neighbours and to refrain from having bonfires in their gardens.
08 Apr 2020
I am very conscious that you have a lot to think about at the present time, and there is a constant flow of information coming towards you.
07 Jul 2022
A 24-hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.
25 Mar 2020
Garden waste collections have been suspended from 25 March for the foreseeable future.
10 Mar 2020
Monitoring vehicles going through Mount Pleasant Road near the war memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells, where recent public realm works have been completed, begins this week.
09 Mar 2020
Monday 9 March, was Commonwealth Day 2020.
06 Mar 2020
Public Health England and the NHS are leading on the health response to coronavirus.
14 Feb 2020
Further rain is forecast across Kent up to and including Monday and the Met Office have issued amber weather warnings for rain.
10 Jan 2020
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, along with our partners in Tonbridge and Malling, recently notified Urbaser of our intention to trigger financial penalties in the waste and recycling contract.
08 Jan 2020
Reduced Cost Parking on Sundays in Royal Tunbridge Wells continues in January and February.
20 Dec 2019
Further rain is forecast across Kent up to and including Saturday and the Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for rain. If you live in a known flood risk area, please adopt a self-help approach by purchasing sandbags from your local builders merchants, making up a flood kit, and knowing where to turn off your gas and electricity.
11 Dec 2019
There will be temporary changes to your recycling and refuse collection days over Christmas and New Year.
06 Dec 2019
Not responding to a Community Protection Warning letter has resulted in a local shop being closed down.
03 Dec 2019
Some changes are being proposed for Torrington Car Park in Royal Tunbridge Wells and we would like to hear what you think about the proposals.
27 Nov 2019
Captain Safety visited Royal Tunbridge Wells and Hawkhurst and entertained more than 700 primary school-aged children earlier this month during Road Safety Week.
25 Nov 2019
Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) schemes are set up to tackle underage drinking and the resulting harm to young people and the communities they live in.
05 Nov 2019
You are invited to the service of Remembrance, Thanksgiving and Dedication which takes place at 10.45am on Sunday 10 November at the War Memorial in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
17 Oct 2019
Presented at a ceremony at the Assembly Hall Theatre on Wednesday 9 October 2019.
16 Oct 2019
Extension to 5pm on 15 November 2019.
22 Nov 2022
At the Extraordinary Full Council meeting on Tuesday 8 October 2019 members debated the delivery of the Calverley Square project.
26 Sep 2019
If you're 10 or over, you can learn to drive at Crescent Road Car Park.
25 Sep 2019
Multiple awards for Royal Tunbridge Wells and its parks.
23 Sep 2019
Reduced Cost Parking on Sundays in Royal Tunbridge Wells for a 3-month trial period.
13 Sep 2019
An article in the Kent and Sussex Courier suggests that there may be problems associated with the start of the new recycling and waste service in the borough which begins on 30 September.
05 Jul 2019
Tunbridge Wells Council secured funding to establish a Rapid Rehousing Pathway.
17 Jun 2019
Tunbridge Wells residents are being asked to try and make the air we breathe cleaner and healthier for everyone with a new anti-idling campaign.
06 Jun 2019
New waste contractor, Urbaser, reunite visitor with lost wedding ring.
15 May 2019
Nominate by 26 July 2019!
03 May 2019
The Planning Inspectorate has approved the Council’s planned compulsory purchase of land and acquisition of rights over land for its Calverley Square development.
11 Apr 2019
12 Mar 2019
Tunbridge Wells residents will see new recycling, waste collection and street cleaning vehicles and crews out and about on the streets from 30 March as waste management company Urbaser Ltd begins its collection and cleaning services contract for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
12 Mar 2019
The Council is delighted to receive a positive feedback report in response to the Local Government Association Corporate Peer Challenge follow up visit.
12 Mar 2019
This month's #TWBiz newsletter covers 11 tangible ways to help your business prosper in the Tunbridge Wells borough.
04 Mar 2019
Monson Road closed until Tuesday 23 April 2019.
22 Feb 2019
A briefing for election agents and those standing for local elections in 2019
08 Dec 2020
Safer Internet Day 2019 will take place on Tuesday 5 February with the theme ‘Together for a better internet'.
29 Jan 2019
The Council’s community grants scheme will give a boost to local groups.
25 Jan 2019
Civic Way to close from Monday 28 January 2019.
24 Jan 2019
Commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day at the War Memorial, Royal Tunbridge Wells.
21 Jan 2019
Surveying in Calverley Grounds taking place in January 2019
11 Jan 2019
Following the announcement of the date for the public inquiry to consider the Council’s compulsory purchase order (CPO) for its Calverley Square development, a dedicated inquiry website has been launched.
09 Jan 2019
Following the Paddock Wood Town Council meeting held on Wednesday 19 December 2018, a Parish Poll has been requested.
08 Jan 2019
The email newsletter sent on 17th February 2022 contained an item about Jason Dormon, recipient of a Civic Medallion in 2019. The item and link should have referred to the award of the Civic Medallion to Mrs June Bridgeman CB. The details of this award can be found on our website. Our apologies to Mrs Bridgeman for the error.Members of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council will award a Civic Medallion to Jason Dormon, co-founder of The Forum, the independent music venue in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
08 Jan 2019
Refurbishment work in Crescent Road Car Park has restarted. The project has been extended because during earlier work it became apparent that more repairs were needed than originally anticipated. These unforeseeable repairs were hidden within the concrete structure, and as a result additional time to complete the work is necessary.
02 Jan 2019
The public inquiry to consider the Council’s compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) for its Calverley Square development will begin in February 2019.