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Bulky Waste Collection Saturday 8 October

We are pleased to be able to continue funding the bulky waste collection for the town. The collection vehicle will be visiting Edenbridge again on 𝑺𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝟖 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫, so pop the date in your diary and get sorting!

Collections will be made from:

𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭 (the Plat junction) 9.15am – 9.45am
𝐒𝐤𝐞𝐲𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 (by the green) 10.00am – 10.30am
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 (Park View Close) 10.45am – 11.15am
𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 (Fircroft Way near Farmstead Drive) 11.30 – 12noon

Please wait with your items until the vehicle arrives. The collection areas will be closely monitored in advance for fly-tipping.

Please be aware that the service cannot take electrical appliances, metal, hard core, compostable garden waste, large panels of glass, oil or paint. You can find out how to dispose of these at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/info/20000/rubbish_and_recycling

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𝑬𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒈𝒆 𝑯𝒊𝒈𝒉 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝑷𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑪𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈

Sevenoaks District Council was out this morning cleaning the High Street pavements using a brand-new piece of specialist equipment, which has had great result removing stains and gum – the pavement slabs now have a glimmer of newness to them.✨

The Town Council had been discussing with SDC about what could be done to help improve the general condition of the pavements along the High Street. Following a successful grant bid to The Chewing Gum Task Force scheme, SDC was awarded £20,000. SDC is one of the first authorities to be awarded the grant, which will be used to carry out deep cleans and remove chewing gum stains from a number of the District’s high streets. New signage to encourage residents to bin their gum will also be installed.

The scheme, that was set up by DEFRA and is run by Keep Britain Tidy, aims to help Councils clean up discarded gum in towns and villages. Edenbridge is delighted by the results this specialist equipment is having with the street cleansing.

Thank you to the SDC Street Cleaning team working in the town today and will be returning tomorrow to continue the clean.

SDC Street Cleaning in progress Edenbridge High Street
Image showing clean paving slabs after a street cleansing

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New Date for Garden winners to be revealed at garden talk night – Tuesday 4 October

The Awards presentation to reveal the winners of our Ready-Steady-Grow gardening competition we launched earlier this year, will now be Tuesday 04 October.

The winners in seven categories will be announced at a presentation evening at Rickards Hall on Tuesday 4 October (6pm for 6.30pm start), followed by a talk from renowned horticulturalist and RHS judge, Jim Buttress, who is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio Sussex/Surrey Dig It. The evening is expected to finish by 8.00 pm.

Jim has won eight gold medals at RHS Chelsea, and in 2006 he was awarded the highest accolade possible in the gardening world in recognition of his unrivalled contribution to horticulture – the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH).

Learn more about Jim Buttress

“We were really impressed with this year’s entries and are looking forward to celebrating everyone’s efforts in the garden,” said Cllr Bob Todd, Chairman of Edenbridge Town Council. “It’s clear to see that the people of Edenbridge take great pride in their gardens and that there is a lot of gardening knowledge and skill among us.”

REQUEST A FREE TICKET

We have a limited number of tickets for Edenbridge residents to attend this event – first come, first served. To request yours, email: information@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01732 865368

Tickets will be confirmed after 27 September.

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National Moment of Reflection to pay our respects to Her Late Majesty, The Queen. 

There will a brief vigil held on Sunday 18 September, 8.00 pm at Doggetts Courtyard as part of the National Moment of Reflection to pay our respects to Her Late Majesty, The Queen. 

Residents are invited to come together for this poignant moment to remember the late Queen Elizabeth II, at Doggetts Courtyard, or perhaps you may prefer to be with neighbours on your doorstep or with friends and family.

Gates will open at 7.45 pm and you should arrive in time for 7.55 pm in time for the Chairman of the Town Council to say a few words before the start of the one-minute silence at 8.00 pm which will be observed across the UK.

The Town Band will play the Last Post to mark the minute silence, and the Reveille afterwards. Following the short reflection vigil they will play the National Anthem, and attendees will be asked to join in and sing.

Doggetts Courtyard is accessed through gates off the High Street, between the Crown and the Museum, Edenbridge, TN8 5AR.

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Proclamation of King Charles III in Edenbridge

The reading of the Proclamation of King Charles III was hosted by the Town Council on Sunday 11 September at 4.00 pm.

Councillors and members of the public joined to hear the Proclamation, which was red by Chairman of Edenbridge Town Council, Cllr Bob Todd.

When opening the ceremony, Cllr Todd said: “We come together this afternoon following the death of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second. Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning Monarch.

“But the basis on which our monarchy is built has ensured that through the centuries the Crown has passed in an unbroken line of succession. Today’s ceremony marks the formal Proclamation to the people of Edenbridge of the beginning of our new King’s reign.”

Cllr Todd then read out the official Proclamation and, after the singing of the National Anthem, invited attendees to give three cheers to His Majesty the King.

Thank you to everyone that came along, as well as Edenbridge Town Band and Edenbridge 1st Scout Group for their contribution to this historic event.

Edenbridge 1st Scout Group raise the flag for King Charles III
Edenbridge Town Band play the National Anthem and hymns
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French twinning visitors receive warm welcome

French visitors at the Edenbridge Motor Show

We were pleased to host visitors from our twinning town of Mont St Aignan in Normandy, France, over the weekend of 9-11 September. The Twinning Association was formed in 1973 to promote friendship and understanding between the two towns and its people.

During their visit, the group paid tribute to our late Majesty The Queen and observed a one minute silence.

As part of their trip, the Chairman of the Edenbridge Chamber of Commerce, Anita Black, kindly welcomed our French visitors to the Edenbridge Motor Show.

The Twinning Association will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Find out more: Twinning Association – Edenbridge Town Council

Message sent to the Town Council from the Twinning Association on 8 September 2022:

En ce jour de deuil, nous vous adressons nos affectueuses pensées. Elisabeth II, amoureuse de la culture française, restera à jamais l’une des figures les plus emblématiques et les plus aimées de l’histoire de son pays et de notre continent.

On this day of mourning, we send you our loving thoughts. Elizabeth II, in love with our French culture, will remain forever one of the most emblematic and beloved figures in the history of her country and continent.

 

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Notice for Proclamation ceremony Sunday, 11 September at 4pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend a short ceremony outside the Town Council office, Doggetts Barn courtyard, off High Street. The Chairman will read a short statement and the Proclamation, followed by the Town Band playing the first verse of the national anthem.

 

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New website launched for Edenbridge Market

Visit our new Edenbridge Market website for details on the town’s weekly Thursday Market. Information for shoppers and stallholders.

Find out what stalls will be attending each week and plan your shop!

You can also Follow/Like Edenbridge Market | Facebook

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Council’s achievements highlighted in Annual Report 2021-22

Our Annual Report provides a summary of the Council’s end-of-year finances, activities and projects.

You can now view our Annual Report for 2021-22.

Key achievements:

  • Launched the new website www.visitedenbridge.com 
  • Supported the Food Bank in its recent transition – we provide a space at Rickards Hall and storage area at the rear of Doggetts Barn
  • Adopted the phone box in the High Street to enable the Community First Responders (CFRs) to house a public access defibrillator
  • Gave a grant to the CFRs to install a public access defibrillator in the middle of Stangrove Park to give good emergency coverage to Stangrove estate as well as park users
  • Resumed the Bulky Waste Collections which have proved to be very popular with residents
  • Purchased a portable Speed Indicator Device (SID)
  • Continued to liaise with Highways over Edenbridge issues including the north end of Main Road (B2026)
  • Gave £21,880 of grants and SLAs to local organisations
  • Tendered for the refurbishment of the Recreation Ground playground
  • Commissioned improvements to the Skate Park
  • Supported four summer play days at Stangrove Park
  • Computerised the Cemetery Records and Asset Register
  • Maintained our four cemeteries and moved into the 4th section in autumn 2021
  • Were a finalist at the UK Go Awards Procurement Awards for the Outdoor Gym and Street Snooker project delivery
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Garden winners to be revealed at garden talk night

 

This event is cancelled due to the national period of mourning and the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II

It’s almost time to reveal the winners of our Ready-Steady-Grow gardening competition we launched earlier this year!

The winners in seven categories will be announced at a presentation evening at Rickards Hall on Wednesday 14 September (6pm for 6.30pm start), followed by a talk from renowned horticulturalist and RHS judge, Jim Buttress, who is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio Sussex/Surrey Dig It. The evening is expected to finish by 8.00 pm.

Jim has won eight gold medals at RHS Chelsea, and in 2006 he was awarded the highest accolade possible in the gardening world in recognition of his unrivalled contribution to horticulture – the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH).

Learn more about Jim Buttress

“We were really impressed with this year’s entries and are looking forward to celebrating everyone’s efforts in the garden,” said Cllr Bob Todd, Chairman of Edenbridge Town Council. “It’s clear to see that the people of Edenbridge take great pride in their gardens and that there is a lot of gardening knowledge and skill among us.”

REQUEST A FREE TICKET

We have a limited number of tickets for Edenbridge residents to attend this event – first come, first served. To request yours, email: information@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01732 865368

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