Could you be a local councillor? We have four vacancies

Council meetings are held at Rickards Hall

Edenbridge Town Council is looking to fill vacancies by co-opting four new members to the Council.

Councillors make a huge difference to the quality of life of local people and how local issues are dealt with. They work to improve the prosperity of residents by enhancing the town’s caring community spirit, protecting the environment, and retaining the town’s character.

As a local councillor you will get involved with many interesting projects and issues that affect Edenbridge and our community. The Town Council owns and maintains a number of parks, playgrounds and buildings in the town, and works with a wide range of partners to make Edenbridge a better place to live. This is a great opportunity to be involved at the beginning of the new Council term and help set its vision for the next four years.

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, please consider applying by submitting an expression of interest.

Candidates will be invited to attend a full Council meeting and to give a short presentation, up to three minutes, on why you would like to be a Town Councillor and what you feel you can offer the community. Of course, applicants do not have to attend the meeting to be considered. This statement should be submitted whether you are attending the meeting or not.

Thursday 8 June 2023 – express interest and submit presentation statement to the Town Clerk, Caroline Leet, by email to

Monday 19 June, 7.30 pm – Council meeting to consider applications

For an informal discussion please contact the Town Clerk on 01732 865368


Council starts its new term

On Monday night (15 May) our new Council met for the first time following the four-yearly local elections earlier this month. The election for Edenbridge Town Council was uncontested, as there were only 11 candidates nominated for 15 places. This means we have four vacancies, which we will shortly be advertising and looking to fill by the summer– keep an eye out on our website, Facebook page and noticeboards around the town for further details.

At the meeting, Cllr Bob Todd was voted in as Chairman and Cllr Angela Baker as Vice-Chairman for the year. Members were also appointed to committees, such as Finance, Planning and Open Spaces. Committee Chairmen will be appointed at the first meeting of each committee.

Chairman Cllr Todd said: “Having the opportunity to continue to serve the residents and communities of Edenbridge is a great honour, and I feel especially fortunate to represent an area with such a wonderful sense of community, as seen at the recent Coronation celebrations held at the Recreation Ground.

“As Chairman, I shall look forward to representing the Council at various engagements throughout the year and will be undertaking my duties with great pride. I am immensely proud of what this Council has achieved over recent years, and I very much look forward to working alongside my fellow councillors to best serve our community and to raise the profile of Edenbridge Town Council and the important work it does.”

View your councillors and what committees they’ll be sitting on.

For details of Full Council meetings, including agendas and minutes, you can check our Council Meetings page. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings.

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