Night Walk organisers hail second event as ‘inspiring’

Over 70 people took to the streets of Tunbridge Wells to join this year’s Reclaim the Night walk in a campaign for women’s safety. Following the success of last year’s inaugural walk, Reclaim the Night co-founders, writer and campaigner Lauren Brook and Cllr Jayne Sharratt (Labour), held the second annual walk last Saturday (November 25). […]

Christmas at Bewl Water launches with a special day to say ‘thank you’

Following a successful opening week at ‘Christmas at Bewl Water’, the Times spoke to some of the charities who went to the exclusive opening event last weekend. On November 18, a number of charities including Age UK, Taylor Made Dreams, ellenor, Nourish and West Kent Mind were invited to the immersive Christmas experience at the […]

Lloyds Bank reopens branch on Mount Pleasant Road

Lloyds Bank in Tunbridge Wells has now reopened to customers after its recent refurbishment and modernisation. Plans to turn the Grade II listed building into flats were shelved in the summer in favour of retaining the branch. The initial residential planning application for the historic building, located on Mount Pleasant Road, outlined plans for eight […]

Festive Ferris wheel to go ahead in Calverley Grounds

Following the announcement of this year’s SKATE events in Calverley Grounds, TWBC has confirmed to the Times that the Festive Ferris Wheel has been approved to go ahead. Running for just one month throughout December, families can ride the Christmas Wheel as part of their winter wonderland experience for £4.50 if booked in advance or […]

Local charity welcomes its award-winning garden home

A Chelsea Flower Show prize-winning garden was relocated to charity Aspens last week while guests celebrated the occasion. The Pembury-based organisation, which provides high-quality care and support to individuals on the autism spectrum and those with learning disabilities, worked with local garden designer Camellia Taylor to create the Natural Affinity Garden. It went on display […]

Beacon Academy students travel to Berlin for lessons of German culture and history

Beacon Academy students of GCSE German enjoyed an immersive trip to Berlin over the half-term holidays.  The students in Years 10 and 11 spent an action-packed five days improving their German, exploring Berlin and visiting important historical and cultural landmarks in and around the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, the open-air East Side Art Gallery […]

Dunorlan Park tidied up as group seeks new leader

Last week a team of volunteers spruced up the entrance of Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells. The group got together to tidy up the entrance borders of the award-winning park, planting a mix of perennials and spring bulbs on Monday October 9. The Monday Volunteers are made up of around 25 people, led by Kasia Olszewska […]

A whole lot of love for the British Heart Foundation

A ‘Women Inspiring Women’ event was held at One Warwick Park Hotel in Tunbridge Wells last Thursday (October 12), and raised £1879.01 for The British Heart Foundation (BHF). Nicky Tebay of local clothing brand TWseven, hosted the evening, where approximately 65 attendees were treated to a series of inspiring talks from a range of well-known […]

Leading audiologist opens second new clinic in town

Last week, Grosvenor Road in Tunbridge Wells welcomed its newest resident, Audiology Planet, to the row of shops in the town centre. The audiology clinic, which already has premises at Nuffield Hospital, Kingswood Road, opened its second Tunbridge Wells clinic on Saturday October 14. The grand opening was attended by the Mayor, Cllr Hugh Patterson, […]


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