Useful numbers and contacts, including mental health links and useful organisations and agencies, follows on from what Edenbridge Town Council is responsible for:
Edenbridge Town Council consists of 15 Councillors elected from the two wards of the parish. Council meetings are usually held on the second Monday of every month. Various other committee meetings generally take place on Mondays.
The Town Council is responsible for management of:
– The four Cemetery sections
– Parks and playgrounds (Blossoms Park; Marsh Green; Recreation Ground; Mowshurst and Millennium Wood; Spitals Cross; Stangrove Park)
– Other Open Spaces and many of the local sporting facilities in the parish.
– Car parks and public toilets
– Community Warden
– Rickards Hall and Hall hire facilities
– Thursday Charter Market
– Making representations on all Edenbridge Planning matters
– Maintain approximately half of the town’s streetlighting
– Tourism website – visitedenbridge
– Emergency Planning Committee
It is provides a local information point and is the local contact point for reporting street light faults, and for the purchase of black, clear and garden refuse sacks.
Contact Sevenoaks District Council for queries on:
Rubbish, recycling & garden waste collection
Planning and building control
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Voting and elections
Waste Management and Commercial Waste
Cost of living support
Kent County Council is responsible for highways, street lights and pavements.
Report a fault is the Kent County Council Highways reporting tool for highways issues on the highway or footpaths such as potholes, overgrown vegetation, damaged kerbs, footpaths and verges, which you come across in the county. Using the Report a fault site you will be able to check on the progress of your report and any work being undertaken.
Nearby local councils
Westerham Town Council 01959 562147
Hever Parish Council 01732 865547
Chiddingstone Parish Council 01892 740753
Cowden Parish Council 07387 768123
Sundridge with Ide Hill Parish Council 07495 962372
Sevenoaks Town Council 01732 459953
In an emergency, dial 999
For all non-emergency calls, dial 101 calls cost 15p
Here you can report crimes, issues and incidents (non-Emergency)
Police Sergeant: Kevin Savill
A/Chief Inspector: Mark Stubberfield
PCSOs: Samuel Rustrick; Hannah Rainbow
You can email the policing team
Action Fraud provide loads of information around a subject that cause concern and can be used to report such as post, phone, email scams.
Sevenoaks District Council 01732 227000 to report the following:
- dangerous structures; dangerous trees
- flooding and other major emergencies
- noise; licensing issues; fumes; and other emergency environmental health complaints.
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EDENBRIDGE – need support, advice, meet new people. Here are some useful support networks:
EDEN CENTRE, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge TN8 6BY
Community groups, classes, activities, Citizens Advice, library and computer services.
CITIZENS ADVICE (Edenbridge and Westerham)
Call the free Adviceline on 0808 278 7962 – Monday to Wednesday 9.30am to 4pm.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
Drop in at our offices in the Eden Centre – Monday to Wednesday 10am to 3pm or at the Edenbridge Foodbank on the third Tuesday of the month. Appointments now available at our outreach in Westerham.
LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS:
Reachout run by Mental Heath Resource – now meets weekly.
Find your local group and more information.
CREATIVE MINDS and WELLBEING GROUPS run by West Kent Mind
BRIDGES CENTRE, High Street, Edenbridge
PLACE OF WELCOME – Fridays 2-4 pm – This is an opportunity for the community to join in with the activities on offer, such as cooking on a budget, nurturing your own wellbeing or participating in a new craft.
Café and lunches open Fridays 9.30 am – 2 pm as well as weekday groups.
FORGET-ME-NOT CAFE operates in the district and run a number of helpful sessions. They provide support and companionship to those in the Sevenoaks area who are recognising issues with their memory or cognition as well as their carers, family and friends.
RECONNECT – helping Kent’s children and young people to get back to enjoying activities and opportunities post Covid-19.
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT – Useful numbers
MIND – 0300 123 3393
SAMARITANS – 116 123 (24 hours)
MAYTREE – sanctuary for suicide – 020 7263 7070 – open 8 am – 8 pm
PAPYRUS – Prevention of young suicide – 0800 068 41 41 open everyday 9 am – midnight
CALMZONE – webchat or call 0800 58 58 58
STREETLINK – a national referral service that the public can use to advise if they are concerned about someone who is sleeping rough. The website can be used to send an alert to Streetlife so that details can be provided to the local authority or outreach service.
If you think the person you are concerned about is in immediate danger or needs urgent care, please call 999.
Your Local Services booklet is maintained by SDC – for a current copy click here. You can find details on contacts for adult health, debit advice, dementia cafes, family support services, housing and homelessness, wellbeing and much more.
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