Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal 2015

The 2015 Tunbridge Wells Mayor’s Christmas Toy appeal starts on Saturday 14 November.

Each year the Toy Appeal ensures that disadvantaged children in the borough receive Christmas presents donated by individuals, schools and businesses. A team of volunteers coordinate the gifts, carefully selecting them so they are age-appropriate for the child and beautifully wrapped. Without the Toy Appeal some children would not have any presents on Christmas Day.

Last year donations of new and nearly new gifts helped over 260 local children have a happier Christmas. Donations of new or as-new gifts are needed to ensure this year’s appeal is equally successful. Gifts do not need to be wrapped.

The appeal runs until Saturday 19 December, donations can be left at various points in the borough including Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery, Weald Sports Centre, Cranbrook, Southborough Library, Pembury Library and Barsley’s in Paddock Wood.

The volunteers organising the appeal politely request that no candles or cuddly toys are donated. If anyone needs an idea for a suitable gift they can find inspiration from the gift tags on the Giving Trees in the Assembly Hall Theatre, Royal Victoria Place, Trinity Theatre and Tunbridge Wells Gateway.

Cornford Lane Closure Consultation

A Public Exhibition is due to be held at Pepenbury Cafe, Cornford Lane on Saturday 1st March 10-4pm. From Monday 3rd March the consultation period goes live and is open for 3 weeks.

A Public Meeting will be held at Tunbridge Wels Borough Council offices in the Council Chamber on Tuesday 11th March 6-8pm.

The Joint Transportation Board Meeting where the outcomes will be reported takes place on 28th April.

Waste collections over the Christmas period

Information about Christmas waste and recycling collections is available on the council’s website.

Most households will have their bins emptied as usual over Christmas and New Year. There will be some changes that affect addresses where collections take place on a Wednesday, but knowing what day your bin is due to be collected over the busy festive period is probably not at the top of most people’s to-do list.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s website,, has an easy to use section that lets people find out about their collection day in just a couple of clicks.

Residents without internet access can pop in to the Tunbridge Wells Gateway or Cranbrook Weald Information Centre where staff will be happy to help.

For further information please contact the Communications Team on 01892 554032 or 07781 854235,