Local News

Boundary Review Spells Major Local Changes

The Boundary Commission has confirmed its recommendations for major changes to the boundaries of local parliamentary seats which will result in a total reduction of 50 Parliamentary seats nationwide.

Major Investment for Tunbridge Wells

Completion of the sale of Royal Victoria Place happened on Monday 21 May when British Land, the UK commercial property company, acquired the shopping centre in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Civic Project Goes to Next Stage

At a packed Council meeting, plans to build a new theatre, civic centre, car park and offices at a gross cost of £90 million were passed by the Full Council. There were 13 who voted against, and 4 abstentions. 

Councillor Julian Stanyer, who voted against the proposal, said:

CIVIC CENTRE - The Big Debate

Preparations are being made at Tunbridge Wells Town Hall on Wednesday for possibly the biggest debate in the Council's history since the debate over the original Town Hall complex seven decades ago.

Cinema Site Plans Hit Buffers

Long awaited plans for a development on Tunbridge Wells former ABC Cinema site have received a hostile reaction from the Tunbridge Wells Civic Society and other experts in the development world.one of whom described it as 'more akin to an industrial building.'

James sails home!

James McInroy sailed home for the Conservatives in Thursday's election.

James won the County Council Elections for Tunbridge Wells West with 55% of the vote.

Results were:

James McInroy 2720 Votes

Alan Bulliona Lib Dem 884 Votes

Alan Butcher Labour 718 Votes

Teresa Calls Election June 8th

The Prime Minister has just announced that a General Election will be held on 8 June - and that we will shortly take the necessary steps in Parliament to ensure that this can happen.

Councillor Julian Stanyer commented:

"I wholly support Theresa May's action:        

Campaign begins with a bang

The County Council elections have begun with a bang.

This month sees sustained campaigning with Greg Clark leading teams in each of the key Divisions.

Candidate for Tunbridge Wells West, James McInroy, said:

Tories Triumph!

Local Borough Elections gave a resounding vote of approval for the Council's Tory administration

Election Battle Begins

Councillor Julian Stanyer has launched his campaign for the Speldhurst & Bidborough Ward