KCC to start work on drain cleaning blitz in Tunbridge Wells

A drain cleaning blitz will begin in Tunbridge Wells next week, Kent County Council has announced. The authority, which is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the drains and pipework connecting to the public sewers, said work will begin from July 23. During the programme, parking restrictions and possibly some out of hours road…

Grosvenor Bridge has reopened

Grosvenor Bridge has reopened today (Friday) ahead of schedule following work by Kent County Council. The authority says work throughout July switched from the vital structural reconstruction works below the bridge to the resurfacing works above. The road and footpath has now been completely resurfaced and has now reopened – having previously been planned for…

Grosvenor Bridge repair works to start in January

Essential maintenance work on Grosvenor Bridge in Tunbridge Wells will begin in January. Kent County Council said the reconstruction of concrete piers which support the bridge and the road across it will begin on January 3. The road is expected to be closed until autumn 2017 and will remain closed to vehicles until that time.…

Nifty knitters get purling for premature babies

Nifty knitters at a Knit and Natter group have created 50 blankets, hats and jumpers for babies born prematurely. The group, which runs out of Staplehurst library every Tuesday, consists of eight members who have been working tirelessly to create the woolly wonders. They were handed over to Neonatal Unit Manager Julia Moat at Tunbridge…