Community News Consultations

Have your say on next steps for health centre

A month of public listening events is taking place for people in Edenbridge as the build of the new Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre enters its final phase.

The full range of proposed services that could be delivered from the centre will be talked through, plus Edenbridge residents are being asked how the community space could be used by community and voluntary groups.

Public listening events

Please note: The online meetings on 8 and 17 March will follow the same format and content as the public meeting on 4 March.


Community Services Consultation

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched a public consultation on its Community Services, which runs until 26 March 2023.

The consultation proposes changes to the way it uses buildings to deliver some of its community services. Your feedback on the proposals is sought as part of this consultation.

Why is KCC proposing changes?

The Council has experienced big increases in costs and has less money to spend.  So KCC needs to look ahead and do things differently to make sure it can still help residents in the years to come. Whilst ensuring effective support for residents who need the services, KCC needs to:

  • tackle the rising costs of maintaining its many buildings
  • find savings, so the Council can balance the budget
  • reduce the Council’s carbon footprint to meet its Net-Zero ambitions.

What services are included in the proposals?

Children’s Centres and Youth Hubs, Public Health Services for Children and Families, Community Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities, Community Learning and Skills, and Gateways.

What are the proposals?

  • Having fewer permanent buildings, meaning that some of the Council’s buildings would close – KCC want sto keep buildings in areas where they are needed the most
  • co-locating more of the Council’s services, meaning more than one service would be available from some of the buildings you might visit
  • continuing to deliver some services by outreach, which means they do not take place in a dedicated or permanent space, but move around to when and where they are needed
  • ensuring residents can continue to access services and information online.

KCC’s proposals have been designed by considering where there is greatest need for its services.

Find out more and share your views

Please visit to view the consultation document, design handbooks, a video summarising the proposals, and the Equality Impact Assessments. You can respond via the online questionnaire (or download the Word version). You can also joint a drop-in event where you can ask any questions you may have. Details of the drop-in sessions can be found below. If you have any queries, please contact


Have your say on Home to School Transport

Kent County Council is inviting comments on a draft Home to School Transport Policy for children and young people aged 4 to 16. 

This policy brings together information on how procedures work, making it clearer for parents and carers when securing transport for their children. 

They are also seeking views on their Post 16 Transport Policy Statements for 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.

The Statement for 2024-25, which includes support for 19+ learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan proposes a number of changes and they want parents and students to be able to consider these and tell them their views.

The consultation closes 21 March.

Community News Consultations

Town Council’s response to draft Local Plan initial consultation

Sevenoaks District Council has drafted a new Local Plan to cover the period up to 2040.

The initial consultation (closed 11 January) on the draft Plan was viewed by Members of the Town Council and its response has been submitted.  You can read the Council’s representation here:

Response to Reg 18 draft Local Plan 2040 consultation
Supplementary information to Reg 18 consultation questions  

The Local Plan addresses areas such as housing, schools, health and leisure, transportation, and the environment. It also looks at the use of business space and high streets.

Plan 2040 Summary Leaflet

All of the plan documents and further details can be found at


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Share your thoughts on Memorial Garden designs

With the building of the new Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre in full swing, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to be able to speak to the local community about the Memorial Garden plans.

Drop in to Rickards Hall, next to the Town Council office (off of the High Street) on Saturday 3 December 2022, anytime from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

The chosen landscape architect will be present with a couple of potential designs and would love to hear your comments in order to produce a final design that incorporates the views of the town.  The aim is to create a beautiful space for all to enjoy for years to come and your involvement would be greatly welcomed.

Community Liaison – Kent Community Health NHS Trust

Find out more about the new health centre:

Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre – Edenbridge Town Council

Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre | Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (


Revised Spitals Cross improvements – residents urged to comment

Sevenoaks District Council is set to unveil revised plans to provide additional parking, a new community hall and community shop plus other improvements on the Spitals Cross Estate in Edenbridge.

The club and shop were built in the 1960s and have served the community well for the best part of 60 years. But both facilities are now in need of improvement. Parking has also become a problem in recent years. Few people owed a car when the Estate was constructed, but now the area is congested with residents struggling to park their vehicles.

Following a consultation earlier this year, the Sevenoaks District Council has improved its initial proposals having taken on board residents’ comments. The new plans include fewer new homes and additional parking spaces for residents throughout the Estate, improved play provision, a community hall that enables flexible uses and other improvements including better signage and landscaping. The new homes would pay towards the community improvements.

Sevenoaks District Council is keen hear residents’ views on its updated plans.

Residents can find out more and have their say at two drop in sessions (no appointment necessary) at the FTRA Club on Farmstead Drive on:

  • Wednesday 7 December 12.15pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 10 December 10am to 3pm

An online survey seeking residents’ views will be open from Wednesday 7 December until 5pm on Wednesday 14 December 2022.

Sevenoaks District Council is proposing to lodge a planning application for the improvements in the New Year once it has reviewed residents’ latest feedback.

Further information is available at

Community News Consultations

Have your say on Local Plan that will shape Edenbridge’s future

Sevenoaks District Council has drafted a new Local Plan to cover the period up to 2040.

We would encourage all residents to find out more about the proposals and complete the consultation survey as the final Plan will shape the future of Edenbridge.

Members of the Town Council will also be reviewing the Plan and submitting comments.

The Local Plan addresses areas such as housing, schools, health and leisure, transportation, and the environment. It also looks at the use of business space and high streets, of which the district council’s vision for the town centre of Edenbridge can be found in the ‘Town Centres Strategy 2022’ document, pages 43-56.

Plan 2040 Summary Leaflet

All of the plan documents and further details can be found at

You can also attend a drop-in event on Wednesday 30 November (2.30pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 8pm) at Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Stangrove Park, TN8 5LU

We also have a paper copy in the Town Council office (Doggetts Barn, 72a High Street). Appointments can be made to view the document by emailing or calling 01732 865368

The survey closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday 11 January 2023.

Complete Short Survey response form

Complete Full Survey response form

Consultations News

Main Road speed limit consultation

Update February 2023: The new 40 MPH speed limit is now in force.

Kent County Council is consulting on a proposed Order to introduce a new 40 MPH speed limit on a section of Main Road, as you enter Edenbridge from the north (Crockham Hill and Westerham end).

The speed limit on the section of Main Road concerned changes from the National Speed Limit right down to 30 MPH. By adding a 40 MPH limit in between, it is hoped that drivers will slow down sooner on entering the town, and the road will be safer for all users.

If you would like to view the proposals, visit: Road, Edenbridge in Sevenoaks – Amendment 33: Speed limit order | Let’s talk Kent

You can comment on the Order until 12 noon on Monday 1 August 2022. Please send your comments direct to Kent Highways on the above link.

Edenbridge Town Council is very supportive of any changes that will help make this stretch of road safer for everyone. The Order has been proposed following analysis of traffic data over several years, with various solutions considered. This scheme for safety measures will be funded by the Town Council through money received from developers via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

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