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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 8th November 7.30pm at the Royal Wells Hotel - Annual General Meeting followed by an open forum for members and the screening of a rare film first shown to the Civic Society 55 years ago about the regeneration of Windsor and Norwich in the early 1960's.

    Sunday 11th November 10.30am at the War Memorial
    Remembrance Sunday
    - members are invited to attend the parade in Civic Way.



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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