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Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society

Welcome to the website of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society. The Society is an independent organisation which campaigns for the conservation and improvement of this attractive town with its important heritage and rich cultural life.

  • see more about our objectives and background;

  • get the latest news on current issues;

  • download our latest Newsletter;

  • check out our latest Publication (use the Publications tab to buy on-line);

  • send us your comments on any of our activities or on current issues in the town.


    Calverley Adventure Grounds:

    In a very competitive field the new playground in Calverley Grounds - Calverley Adventure Grounds - has won a national award from Civic Voice. The playground was a project by the Friends of Calverley Grounds to bring the old bowling green back into use in a form sympathetic to a listed park.
    The Friends raised £235,000 in a little over a year by crowd funding and charitable grants, and the Council supported them with s.106 money and by taking on maintenance. Local designer Jennette Emery-Wallis contributed the design pro bono.
    The Society nominated the playground for the Public Realm category of the awards, and Alastair Tod attended the award ceremony with Jennette and Nick Pope of the Friends.
    The citation commended the scheme not just for its design, already a huge hit with local children, but also as a demonstration of a spontaneous community effort.




    Our next events:

    Thursday 6th September to Sunday 9th September and Thursday 13th September to Sunday 16th September -

    Heritage Open Days
    - in and around Tunbridge Wells on two consecutive weeks for the first time.

    Thursday 13th September 7.30pm at the Royal Wells Hotel -

    'This enviable little English Elysium'
    - Chris Jones looks at the early years of the Calverley development. This is the annual presentation by the Local History Group and is part of the Heritage Open Days In Tunbridge Wells programme.


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Picture: Cupola of the Church of King Charles the Martyr. Sue Daniels

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society - Registered Charity No. 276545