About the Borough Council
In this section you can find out about our organisation and what
we do to help improve the lives of people who live, work and visit
the Borough of Tunbridge Wells. You can discover what shapes us as
an organisation and how we go about ensuring that the borough is
protected and cared for now and in the future.
This page has details of our senior officers and their place in the
Council's organisational structure.
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council's priorities and objectives
were agreed in line with the Strategic Plan 2009-2014 and the needs
and aspirations of the Boroughs communities.
Like all local authorities we have numerous plans and
strategies to help us deliver our Vision and four Corporate
Priorities and maintain a listing of the Borough Council's major
Performance and Improvement is absolutely crucial for the
residents and visitors of Tunbridge Wells.
The primary function of the Council’s enforcement work is to
protect the public, the environment and groups such as consumers
and employees. The Council is committed to achieving these aims and
maintaining a fair and safe trading environment.
The Council is monitored in various ways both internally and
externally; each year the Council publishes its budget estimates
The Tunbridge Wells Borough Council's constitution sets out
how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures
which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent
and accountable to local people.
It is essential that local authorities harness modern
technology to provide and enhance their services to the community.
They also need to communicate effectively with local residents,
with other authorities and partners, and with central
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has (in conjunction with Kent
County Council) certain responsibilities and powers to make, keep
under review and revise plans to cope with the effects of a major
civil emergency within all or part of the borough.
The site provides details of Council research and consultation
projects since 1999.
Tunbridge Wells Gateway is a joint venture between Kent County
Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, working together with
public sector agencies, volunteer and charitable organisations to
offer customers a wide variety of services, delivered in a modern
and user-friendly location right on the high street.
Information about the Act, the Council's responsibilities and how
to obtain access to information using our online request form.
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council believes it is important to ensure
the highest standards of conduct in all its business. The Council’s
work is underpinned by its written Constitution and Councillors are required to
abide by the Council’s Code of Conduct.
The monitoring and promotion of high standards and ethical
governance is the responsibility of the Standards