Welcome to Bidborough Parish Council

Bidborough is situated about five miles from Tunbridge Wells (click here to view map) and has a population of approximately 970. The village has a primary school, a church, a pub and restaurant, a garage and a shop. It also has a village hall that is very well used by many clubs and societies including the dramatic society, woodland group, nursery group, W.I., gardening society, brownies and badminton.

 The Parish Council has been running for over 125 years and holds in trust the Arthur Nicholson Recreation Ground.  This provides sports and recreation facilities including cricket, tennis, bowls and play areas for younger and older children.

 The services the Council provides to the community include overseeing the maintenance of Birchwood and Brookhurst Field and the issue twice yearly of the Parish magazine.   The Parish has been active in initiating projects like the Village of the Year competition, Speedwatch, Neighbourhood Watch and Bidborough in Bloom.






NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for Bidborough Parish Council following the resignation of Councillor Amanda Collins


Rule 8(1) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (Amendment) Rules, 1986, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of councillor of a parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held within 60 days if, within fourteen days after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given by TEN electors of the parish to


The Returning Officer

  Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

  Tunbridge Wells TN1 1RS

Email: elections@tunbridgewells.gov.uk


If no such notice is given by 11 June, Bidborough Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.


Neil Harris Clerk

Bidborough Parish Council                                                     Dated 21 May 2024

In computing any period of time for the purposes of this notice a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning, shall be disregarded.





Published: 30 Oct 23

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2023

RoSPA Safety Inspection Report 2023

RoSPA Safety Inspection Report 2023

Published: 31 Aug 23

Safety Inspection Report


Published: 1 Feb 23

Initiative to gain service for all households in Bidborough Read More...

TWBC Street Scene Enforcement Team

Published: 24 Jan 23

A description of services this team are responsible for. Read More...

KCC Roads and Travel

KCC Roads and Travel

Published: 2 Nov 22

If you wish to report a highways non-urgent issue, please click on the header above to do so. Read More...

Kent Fraud Alert System

Published: 6 Sep 22

With the cost of living concerns dominating the news, it is no surprise that fraudsters are keen to capitalise on this opportunity to scam you out of your hard earned money. Read More...

Citizens Advice Scam Call

Published: 1 Sep 22

Residents Targeted By Citizens Advice Call Scam