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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.

Latest updates due to the coronavirus crisis for our 2020 Programme

The COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt our planned programme. We decided that a Garden Party would not be possible in July, and that it would be sensible to cancel the outings that we were looking forward to in September and October.

One piece of good news is that Ian Gledhill, whose talk in June had to be cancelled, has agreed to present it via Zoom on September 10th. An email invitation to the event will be sent to members beforehand, with full instructions explaining how to attend. Those who listened to John Arkell on June 11th will agree that this method of presentation can work very well.

We have decided that we will not hold a formal Awards ceremony this year. We will continue to assess developments in the town, and anticipate a joint 2020/2021 ceremony next year. We are looking to see whether we can provide an alternative talk for October 8th.

At present we assume that the AGM will go ahead in November, and the planned talk in December, though probably both using Zoom.

We wish you all well during these difficult times and trust that those of you who are having to practice social distancing are not finding it too onerous.

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