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How well do you know your town council?

Here at Edenbridge Town Council we have 15 volunteer councillors that are elected to represent the people of Edenbridge. For many, being a councillor is something they do alongside another job. They divide themselves between the South & West Ward, and North & East Ward.

Map 1: North & East Ward | Map 2: South & West Ward

Councillors attend lots of events within the community, so you are likely to become familiar with their faces – just last week some of our councillors attended the AGMs for Edenbridge & Westerham Citizen’s Advice, and Twinning Association, as well as the opening of the new sensory garden at Marsh Green Pre-School, and the Christmas Extravaganza.

Getting to know your local councillors and building a relationship with them will help you keep informed about any issues or council decisions that may affect you. They’re also a great bridge between yourselves and the full council – able to signpost you to the right people and services, as well as representing your views at council meetings.

Your councillors also have knowledge about Sevenoaks District Council and Kent County Council should you need advice on matters under their authority. Edenbridge is fortunate to have three town councillors that are also district councillors, and one who is also a county councillor. This helps when making local representations to the other authorities.

Find out more about your local councillors and get in touch.

Officers of the Town Council are also available to help with your queries.

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Market

Support your local High Street and market this Christmas

Before you venture further afield or search online for gifts, make sure you check out what our local retailers have to offer – you’ll be surprised at just how much there is in Edenbridge!

You can discover some of the shops on the Visit Edenbridge website.

And why not pop along to the town’s weekly market – held every Thursday at Market Yard Car Park from 8am to 2pm. There is free parking or pedestrian access from the High Street.

On 1 and 8 December you’ll be able to pick up a real Christmas tree at the market. There will be 4/5ft trees as well as 6/7ft trees and larger ones available to order. Prices start from £40 and there will also be a selection of smaller potted trees that can be replanted. Free local delivery is also available.

On Thursday 22 December we will also be welcoming back children’s entertainer and magician, Andy Hiccup, to the market!

Visit the Edenbridge Market website to see what stallholders are coming along each week or follow Edenbridge Market on Facebook.

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Community News Consultations

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 (kentcht.nhs.uk)

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Consultations

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 www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/spitalscross.

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Can you help fill up our Christmas Gift Bin?

It’s that time of year again when we’ve brought out our Christmas gift bin!

As part of our support for Edenbridge Food Bank, which helps provide emergency food for Edenbridge families in crisis, we are inviting the community to donate items that can be used for Christmas such as wrapping paper, gift tags, festive napkins and crackers. We would also be grateful for festive food treats – think chocolate tree decorations, Christmas cake, biscuits and tins of chocolate!

We know this year in particular may be a struggle for many families, but even if you are only able to make a small donation, you will be making a huge difference to someone else’s Christmas this year.

The donation bin can be found outside the Council office (Doggetts Barn, 72a High Street) until 5pm on Tuesday 13 December, and will be emptied daily. Please ensure all items are within sell by date for Christmas day.

Thank you so much in advance.

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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.

All of the plan documents and further details can be found at www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/plan2040

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 townclerk@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk 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

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Remembering the fallen

Chairman Cllr Bob Todd was honoured to lay a wreath at the War Memorial on behalf of Edenbridge Town Council on Remembrance Sunday, 13 November 2022.

Branches of the Royal British Legion have a long history of organising wreath-laying ceremonies and parades across the country. Thank you to the local Edenbridge branch for bringing together organisations from our community for this special day of remembrance.

The commemorations continued with an afternoon service held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church.

Poppy wreaths are laid at the War Memorial at Edenbridge War Memorial Hospital
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Community News News

New Town Guide out now

Look out for your copy of the new Edenbridge Official Guide & Map, which is being delivered to homes this week!

View Official Guide & Map

The Edenbridge Official Guide & Map is published every two years and contains lots of useful information for residents and businesses in the town.

Take a look to discover some of the town’s history, as well as contact details for local clubs and groups.

Copies of the Town Guide are also available from the Council office – Doggetts Barn, 72a High Street.

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VOTE FOR EDENBRIDGE in the Great British Market Awards 2023!

If our Edenbridge Thursday Market is your favourite market around, and seeing our stallholders is the highlight of your week, please show us (and them) your support by voting – it would mean the world.

Vote online by midnight on 13 December 2022: https://bit.ly/MyFavouriteMarket

The Great British Market Awards have been launched by NABMA and are sponsored by Market Place. The prestigious award will be presented at the NABMA January 2023 conference.

You can follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #MyFavouriteMarket and #GBMA2023

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Community News

Things are heating up at Games Club!

If you already come along to our over 55s Games Club on a Monday you’ll know we already welcome everyone with a warm smile, but now we’ll also be serving free soup to keep you toasty over the winter months!

We are pleased to be able to offer this as a complement to the district’s Warm Spaces scheme.

The Games Club takes place at Rickard’s Hall, next to the Town Council offices off of the High Street.
Every Monday 10am to 12pm for over 55s.
Cost: £2 to cover tea, biscuits. Free soup for those wanting to stay afterwards.

An opportunity to chat, socialise and play games over a nice cuppa! We have a variety of games available as well as puzzles and cards.

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