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Town Council’s new website

Welcome to the new website for Edenbridge Town Council under construction, which includes current details about the Council, its members and activites. Information is being transferred and updated from the previous website www.edenbridgetc.kentparishes.gov.uk

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300 New Homes Refused

Plans to build 300  new homes in Edenbridge have been refused, as the density would be contrary to planning policy and out of character with St John’s Way and could lead to an unacceptable conflict between vehicles and pedestrians.

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Cllr Stuart McGregor appointed Chairman

Cllr Stuart McGregor has been unanimously  by his fellow Councillors to be Chairman of Edenbridge Town Council for the next year

Cllr Richard Davison was appointed as the Vice Chairman

 

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Busy time for the Neighbourhood Plan team

It’s all systems go for the Edenbridge Neighbourhood Plan project team.  Local businesses have had the Business Survey hand-delivered to their premises, and an assessment of the different Characters Areas of the town’s development is also in full swing.

Replying to the Survey will give local businesses the opportunity to have their say in the shaping of the future of Edenbridge.  Are there enough of the right kind of premises in the town? Is there sufficient of the right kind of housing to meet employers’ and staff needs? Are transport and communication links enough to meet their current and future business needs?  Every company that received a survey is urged to complete and return it to the collecting point at the Town Council office by the end of May.  Any business which has not received a survey is asked to please contact the team for a copy.

A series of walks through the town has been organised to assess the character of different areas of the town, looking at Edenbridge’s history and architecture and character.  The information which comes from these will help support local policies about the design of any future buildings. Then on 4th June, 7-9pm at Rickards Hall there will be a workshop bringing together the findings.

Five different Task Groups are working on aspects of the Neighbourhood Plan – housing, economy, environment, infrastructure, and health/learning/well-being.  These are meeting monthly to progress the sections of the Plan – next is Thursday 21st May and then 18th June, 7-9.00pm at Rickards Hall, just off Edenbridge High Street, behind the Museum. Local people are invited to join in and help shape the future of the town, and can keep up to date with our news by following the project on Facebook.

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Town Council Election Results

The  following Councillors have been elected to serve on Edenbridge Town Council,

Representing the North and East Ward:  Jill Davison, Richard Davison, Alan Layland, Vince Maynard, Stuart McGregor, Mark Robson, John Scholey and Bob Todd.

Representing  South & West:  James Barnett, Trevor Bryant, Joanna Chappell, Margot McArthur, Bob Orridge, Clive Pearman and Joseph Wooltorton.

For a  full copy of the results please click here Election results for District Council Results Town

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District Council Election Results

Cllrs Margot McArthur, Alan Layland, Stuart McGregor and John Scholey have been elected  to represent the town on the District Council.

For a full list of the results please click here.Election results for District Council

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District Council Election

The District Council Election is taking place on 7 May,  For the lists of Councillors representing Edenbridge please follow this link. district council electio_20150427151437

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Election 7 May

The names of those standing for election in Edenbridge North & East and Edenbridge South and West Wards can be found via this link

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Annual Council Meeting

The Council’s Annual Town Meeting is taking place on Monday 2 March, 8pm at the W.I. Hall.

There will be an update on the Neighbourhood Plan and a chance to put questions to representatives of Edenbridge Town Council, Sevenoaks District Council, Kent Police and Kent County Council.

EVERYONE WELCOME

Click to view a copy of the Agenda 2015 Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

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Council Objects to Second Runway

The Town Council has submitted a strongly worded response to the Airports Commissions consultation on a second runway at Gatwick.  The response was unanimously supported by the Members of the Council who continue to take an active role in lobbying to reduce night flights and noise levels for residents of the town.

Click to view copy of the Council’s response.  Second runway response ETC January 2015 doc