Reporting crime, issues and incidents is easier than ever through the Police’s online reporting system. Reports are dealt with in exactly the same way whether you report it online or call 101.
Reporting incidents to the Police with as much information as possible will help towards keeping our community safe and help them to deal with issues such as nuisance vehicles – something we’ve been made aware of recently in Edenbridge.
Those causing a nuisance by off-roading without the landowner’s permission could lose their:
• bike or vehicle
They could also face a heavy fine or prosecution
For crime prevention advice or to report a non-urgent crime, visit www.kent.police.uk/report
Call 999 in an emergency
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the textphone service 18000. Or text the Police on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergency SMS service.
Edenbridge Manor Care Home – The Town Council Chairman Cllr Bob Todd, together with Cllr Alan Layland and the Community Warden, Rose, took a visit to the new care home in Edenbridge yesterday (Thursday 24 June). Cllr Todd said, ‘it was wonderful, very impressive and a real sense of community and care for its residents. It was real pleasure to meet and chat with staff and residents’.
Rose said, ‘it was really nice to meet everyone and looks forward to some of the residents coming along to the Monday Games Club’. Cllr Layland attended the topping out ceremony in 2020 when he was Chairman of the Council and said, ‘having watched the start of this project and to now see it completed and fully operational is fantastic. I was impressed with the quality of the caring, the new care and residential home is a real asset to Edenbridge’.
The new playground at Recreation Ground Lingfield Road is now open!
The playground was officially opened with a ribbon cutting by Chairman Cllr Bob Todd on Thursday 16 June. Local children came to enjoy the new play equipment while meeting some of their favourite jungle friends.
The project has been made possible thanks to money received from developers via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)*.
Chairman of Edenbridge Town Council, Cllr Bob Todd, said: “We are thrilled to have been able to deliver this project as we know how important play is in the physical and mental development of young people. The last playground, which was installed in the late 90s, had a limited choice of activity and was becoming very dated. We now have a stimulating playground, with a choice of 23 activities to choose from, that we hope everyone will be proud of and can enjoy using for generations to come.”
The new playground offers a natural design that harmonises with the surrounding natural environment. It has been designed by HAGS®, a global manufacturer and installer of outdoor play areas. “Our team at HAGS were very excited to be awarded this fantastic refurbishment project. Our designer, Lucy Hammersley, has done a wonderful job reflecting the rural surroundings whilst packing the scheme full of vital play values and challenges for all ages and abilities of children. HAGS hope that the children of Edenbridge enjoy the new play area for many years to come”.
*The Community Infrastructure Levy is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. It is an important tool for Edenbridge Town Council as it helps us deliver the infrastructure needed to support development in our community.
See more pictures on the Town Council’s Facebook page here.
On Thursday 2 June we helped light up the UK with our community beacon as we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Thank you to everyone that came along to join our picnic at Stangrove Park and lighting of the beacon. What a turnout there was, and what fun we all had celebrating her Majesty The Queen’s 70 year reign!
Everyone enjoyed music from Edenbridge Town Band who did a fantastic job getting us all in the celebratory spirit – BIG thank you!
Special thanks also to the Bonfire Society for making the Beacon lighting happen, all of the volunteers that made the event possible as well as stallholders that came along to provide food, refreshments and entertainment, including the Rotary Club and Scouts Jamboree.
And no Jubilee celebration would be complete without a crown competition! Thank you to all the children that came along with their crown or made crowns at the event. The high standard of craft skills definitely made Chairman Cllr Bob Todd’s job of judging more difficult! Finally, a huge thanks to our community warden and litter pickers who turned up early the next morning to clear the park.
New picnic bench at Stangrove Park: This is one of three picnic benches and seating benches funded by the Welcome Fund EU secured through Sevenoaks District Council for Edenbridge. Stangrove Park and play area has already benefited, and the others will be installed at the newly refurbished Recreation Ground playground.
The Beacon will be used for the first time as part of the nation’s lighting of Beacons on 2 June at Stangrove Park and will be part of the national celebrations next week.
The UK has a long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations through beacon lighting, and it is expected more than 2,200 beacons will be lit across the country following the first Beacon being lit at Buckingham Palace at 9.45 pm.
Residents are invited to Picnic in the Park, activities start in Stangrove Park from 7.00 pm. There will be music, union jack children’s face painting and a best crown competition, the Rotary Club providing bacon baps, and the Scouts Jamboree will be fundraising selling hotdogs and burgers, there will be other hot and cold refreshments, popcorn and games. The Town Band will be playing from 8.30 pm.
Come along for this momentous occasion to see the first lighting of the Edenbridge Beacon by the Chairman of the Town Council.To mark the four-day national celebrations the High Street will be dressed in suitable bunting.
The Beacon will be installed during week 23 May.
The national timetable prior to the beacons being lit which Edenbridge Town Band will accompany
At 9.35pm local time across the UK and Commonwealth, traditional and Northumbrian pipers and pipe bands will play Diu Regnare, a unique tune specially written for the occasion by Piper Major, Stuart Liddell, the world’s leading piper.
At 9.40pm buglers linked to local beacon lightings across the UK and the capital cities of the Commonwealth will officially announce the lighting of the beacons with a specially written bugle call, entitled Majesty.
Then at 9.45pm exactly local time, and to coincide with the lighting of the beacons, community choirs across all nations will sing Song for the Commonwealth, which has been written and composed by Lucy Keily, from Australia and Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu from Nigeria.