Here is a selection of stories in this week’s Times of Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. For more stories and the latest news, make sure to visit our sister site theknow.guide.

£90M CALVERLEY SQUARE COULD BE CHALLENGED IN COURTS BY JUDICIAL REVIEW

Moves are being made to challenge Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in the courts over their planned £90million Calverley Square.

The Times understands that legal papers have been filed by an individual associated with the Tunbridge Wells Alliance, the political party founded to oppose the development.

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TONBRIDGE BRACED FOR MORE CONGESTION AS RAILWAY STATION UPGRADE STARTS

Tonbridge town centre is set to endure more traffic chaos as work begins to improve the area around the railway station.

The renovation by Kent County Council [KCC] will begin on July 25 and continue until the autumn, though the most disruptive part will be finished by the end of the school holidays.

The area is already heavily congested as it copes with High Street traffic, commuters using the county’s busiest rail hub and the massed ranks of schoolchildren congregating around the bus stops.

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TONBRIDGE ‘BEE WALK’ HELPS LOCALS TO BE AWARE OF INSECT’S PLIGHT

THE Tonbridge & Malling branch of Friends of the Earth held a ‘bee walk’ through Tonbridge this month to draw attention to the plight of the insect.

The popular event was part of the campaign group’s National Bee Campaign to show the positive action that can be taken to protect and improve their environment.

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RAIL TRAVELLERS DO NOT BELIEVE TICKETS ARE WORTH THE PRICE

Just one in three commuters on Southeastern trains think their tickets are value for money, new figures have revealed.

The remainder said they were dissatisfied or did not have an opinion on the price of tickets for the service – which runs through Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge – in a survey by Transport Focus that took place in the spring.
And only 38 per cent of Southern commuters said their ticket was value for money.

Greg Clark, MP for Tunbridge Wells, said: “Southeastern passengers have endured a variety of problems over the past few months, so I’m not surprised to see their satisfaction ratings slip.”

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