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Who We Are

An independent non-political body with about 400 members seeking to represent all those living or working in the town;

Founded in 1959, we cover Royal Tunbridge Wells with a population of close to 60,000, the historic centre of the present Borough of Tunbridge Wells.

The official amenity society for the town, we work with the Borough Council, the Town Forum and other local bodies and campaign on current issues.

Our Aims

The prefix 'Royal' was awarded to the former borough of Tunbridge Wells in 1909. Today it is used simply to distinguish the town itself from the much larger local authority area.

The Society is run by a committee that is elected each year.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society - Registered Charity No. 276545