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  • The worst council in the country?

    By LGWcommuter at 20:06 on 08/04/13
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    The journalists of the Courier missed this story. Perhaps they were too busy reading about celebrities and wiping chicken grease off their fingers! Village converted to town status "to build more homes" Residents of picturesque Hawkhurst in Kent fought the decision and yesterday it emerged that the council had to reverse its decision. They struck a deal allowing planners to build 240 new homes on the condition that it...
  • Last chance to have your say on Tunbridge Wells Borough Council budget for next year

    By kentsussex at 09:44 on 17/01/13
    Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
    The public consultation allowing Tunbridge Wells residents to have their say on the council's budget for next year ends tomorrow. The consultation asks people to give their views on the draft budget for 2013/14 and on the document known as the Strategic Compass which sets out the council's medium term priorities.  Citizens are also being asked to consider the draft Property Asset Management Plan - which  explains how the...
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council sells off five sites for £242K... but has it been short-changed?

    By kentsussex at 16:16 on 24/12/12
    Tunbridge Wells Borough Council sells off five sites for £242K... but has it been short-changed?
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    Tunbridge Wells Borough Council cashed in on five of its sites at a London property auction last week - and raised £242,000. But the exact location of those sites has not yet been revealed, and so it is difficult to know whether the authority has got a sweet deal or has been short-changed. The sell-off comes shortly after the scrapping of the controversial Regeneration Company, which was supposed to develop the council owned...
  • Illustrated Talk in Tunbridge Wells: The Fascinating Lives Of Bees, Wasps And Ants

    By kentsussex at 10:03 on 23/11/12
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    Who or what kidnaps other people's children and forces them into slavery, and what connection do they have with this area?  Find out as Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery's illustrated evening talks series continues on Wednesday 28 November in the Camden Centre, Royal Tunbridge Wells. Social and Solitary is the title for the next talk which will be given by the museum's own natural history expert Ian Beavis. Ian will be...
  • Shock as TWBC leader Bob Atwood loses his seat to UKIP

    By Rebecca_H at 16:43 on 04/05/12
    Cllr. Bob Atwood
    The leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Bob Atwood, lost his seat to UKIP in the local elections in the results announced earlier today. Conservative Mr Atwood, who was only elected as leader in January last year, lost by just 46 votes. Mr Atwood is the second cabinet member to have lost his seat this morning, after Brian Ransley was defeated by the Lib Dems in Capel. Mr Atwood was defeated by Piers Wauchope, a criminal...

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