Local News

Conservatives win bye-election

The Conservatives won the bye-election for the Kent County Council seat for Pembury, Sherwood and St James by 157 votes.

Current Water situation likely to continue

South East Water have written to Speldhurst & Bidborough Councillor Julian Stanyer to confirm that groundwater levels are still exceptionally low and that they are concerned of the potential impact a third dry winter could bring.

Speldhurst LNH Plans put on ice

Contraversial plans for a Local Needs Housing site in Speldhurst village have been put on hold whilst the issue is referred back to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Jukes elected new Leader

Councillor David Jukes, veteran Councillor for Speldhurst & Bidborough, has been elected Leader of the Council.

Atwood loses seat in Rusthall

There was shock amongst fellow Conservatives when Bob Atwood, the popular Leader of Tunbridge Wells Council, lost his seat to the UKIP candidate in Thursday's local elections.

Superfast broadband on its way

Following an initiative between the government, Kent County Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and local parish councils superfast broadband could soon be a feature of this locality.

Julian meets IDS

Whilst supporting the election campaign for the return of Boris Johnson as Mayor of London, Julian Stanyer took the opportunity to catch up with Ian Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Works and Pensions.