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Thursday 26 April at the Mercure Pembury Hotel

Entering the Times Business Awards 2018 offers you a unique opportunity to showcase yourself and your company alongside some of the most outstanding businesses and business people in West Kent.

Due to essential maintenance work our online Planning systems will be unavailable on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

The Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom and Competition for 2018 is being launched on Friday 13 April and Saturday 14 April between 10am and 3pm in the Shopping Precinct outside the entrance to the Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre.

A paving stone honouring a First World War hero, Major Eric Stuart Dougall VC MC, is to be unveiled in Royal Tunbridge Wells, the town where he was born and grew up.

We are pleased to say the specialist vehicles used to empty the bottle banks are back on the road and the crews are working hard to catch up on collections. Our street teams are also continuing to clear bottles left on the ground.

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