Maternity services at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury rated ‘inadequate’

Pam Mills

A RECENT report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated maternity services at Tunbridge Wells Hospital as ‘inadequate’. The rating follows a short notice inspection at the hospital which focused on patient safety and wellbeing. The hospital at Pembury provides maternity services for a population of 500,000 and was last inspected under the maternity […]

Town celebrates successful festive period and looks forward to 2024

TUNBRIDGE Wells has reason to be cheerful this New Year, as it has just celebrated its most successful festive season post-Covid. Many of the town’s hospitality venues, arts centres, and businesses experienced a bounce in trade thanks to the lack of restrictions and a much-improved variety of events to enjoy over Christmas and New Year. […]

Taylor-Made Dreams biennial Dragonfly Ball raises an ‘incredible’ £65,000

Over 150 guests attended the biennial Taylor-Made Dreams (TMD) Dragonfly Ball at Salomons Estate on Friday November 24 helping to raise an incredible £65,000 for the charity who support children with life-limiting illness. The event, which was sponsored by Easyfairs, TWC Financial and Ven Morgan Interiors, is one of the biggest fundraisers this year for […]

Cuts to local radio introduced this week

Schedule changes to local BBC radio station have been made this week amid contentious plans to implement cuts to local radio services.  On Monday November 6, BBC Radio Kent, which is broadcast from The Great Hall in Tunbridge Wells, saw a joint schedule introduced following the planned content cuts.  Some shows across BBC Radio Kent, […]

Artist brings a splash of colour to town

LOUISE DEAN recently left her art studio in Langton Green to take up residency on the streets of Calverley Road, where she has been transforming two green utility boxes into public pieces of art. Louise told the Times that she has been “surprised” by the amount of attention her work has received. “The level of […]

The Princess Royal celebrates Benenden centenary

Last Thursday, Benenden School held its Centenary Global Conference. Titled ‘Inspiring Future Female Leaders’ the event saw HRH The Princess Royal in attendance, along with other high-profile alumnae who all gave keynote speeches as experts in their particular field. The Times of Tunbridge Wells was invited along to this very special historic event, which was […]

No free parking for Dunorlan

THERE will be no free first-hour parking at Dunorlan Park when charges are introduced, Council leaders decided last week, as they weighed the budget against the results of an informal consultation. Meeting last Thursday (July 27), Cabinet members admitted that Lib Dem, Alliance and Labour groups were all “divided” and “split” over proposals to introduce […]

Dunorlan parking charges inch one step closer

Controversial plans to introduce parking charges at Dunorlan Park are set for approval after councillors endorsed the proposals. At a Cabinet Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday July 11, councillors voted four to three in favour of motorists being charged to park in the car parks. If approved by the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) Cabinet […]

Digitom achieves B Corp status

After 18 months of hard work, local video production company Digitom has been recognised for its high standards of social and environmental performance with the achievement of B Corporation status. B Corp is a designation assigned by the global non-profit B Lab movement that indicates a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability […]

Care home operator seeks amended planning permission to increase beds

A new operator which has acquired a site with planning permission for a care home near the Tunbridge Wells Hospital is now seeking to increase the number of beds on the plans. The Owlsnest Wood site was acquired from Quantum Group, also known as Octopus Healthcare, with permission to build a 76-bed health and wellbeing […]


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