Census day 21 March 2021

Be a part of Census 2021

Census day is 21 March 2021

The Census is a survey that happens every 10 years and provides a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.

It helps plan and fund public services, like transport, education and healthcare.

By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you’ll help make sure you and your community get the services you need.

Nearer the time, you’ll receive more information.

There’ll be plenty of help to take part for people who need it.

Road Closures

Temporary Road Closure - Sponden LaneSandhurst - 2nd December for 1 day

Sponden Lane, Sandhurst will be closed at the junction with A268 Megrims Hill.

The alternative route is Queen Street, Rye Road, Hastings Road, High Street, Regent Street, Benenden Road, Sandhurst Lane, Sponden Lane, Mill Street, Iden Green Road, The Street, Rolvenden Road and vice versa.

The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while works are undertaken by BT.

Bin Collections wef 23rd November

From Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Waste & Recycling team :


From Monday 23 November 2020 our crews we will be starting bin collections from 6am, that’s earlier than usual.


This is because the Waste Transfer Station in Sevenoaks has closed for essential repairs which means more lorries are using North Farm causing delays to TWBC waste collection vehicles.


The early start will help the crews to finish the scheduled rounds each day.


Benenden Village Trust - Benenden Playground

Benenden Village Trust - Benenden Playground

In line with Government advice Benenden Playground will remain open during the current period of lockdown.

Benenden Village Trust carried out a COVID-19 playground risk assessment and would like to remind users of the measures and guidance put in place to enable the effective management of the playground to minimise COVID-19 transmission risk.

Users may only use the playground if Government rules and BVT guidance are observed.

Message from Hospice in the Weald

Could you become a Friend of the Hospice and join one of our Friends Groups?

Are you looking to volunteer your time for a great cause and are keen to meet with others in the local community? Friends Groups are made up of kind hearted people from the local community that come together to fundraise for the Hospice in whatever way they choose. The opportunity is a great way to meet new people whilst supporting your local Hospice Last year, our Friends groups have raised over £30,000, helping us to continue to provide specialist care to those in need.

Join a Friends group

Visit Kent Free Business Workshops

Visit Kent Free Business Workshops

These workshops are designed to help businesses from a range of sectors design new visitor experiences from non-tourism backgrounds and reach new markets and income streams. They will give business owners the chance to gather their thoughts, re-focus, pivot their strategies and discuss ideas with potential collaborators across the county.

The workshops are on from 4th to19th November and are being funded by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Pavement Parking

The Parish Council receives ongoing and increasing numbers of complaints about cars parking on pavements, in particular along The Street.  This is not acceptable and causes particular problems for those with mobility difficulties, wheelchair users, parents and carers with children and pushchairs, and is a general inconvenience for all pedestrians. Please park considerately to all road users and pedestrians, and do not park on the pavement.