Southborough War Memorial

Southborough Cemetery Chapel

Southborough Common

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Frank Weare Play Area

Community Centre

Holden Pond


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Southborough Town Council has moved to a temporary address to allow the progression of the Hub Development.

Until further notice our address will be

Southborough Town Council
c/o Tunbridge Wells Town Hall
Mount Pleasant Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1RS

All other contact details remain the same.

Southborough Town Council play areas including Pennington Grounds have now reopened. 

Our Playgrounds have now  reopened as from Monday 20 July 2020 but with new rules in place for the various areas contained within Pennington Grounds and the playgrounds located at Frank Weare Recreation Ground and Crundwell Road Play area. These are displayed in all areas. 

Please note the new opening and closing times for Pennington Grounds which are from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. (this will be under constant review)

Please continue to take note of the advice signs put in place for the users of the various areas.

Playground rules:

  • Please continue to follow the Government rules on social distancing and stay 1m+ apart from others, and 2m if possible.
  • Please wait until it is your turn to play and do not overcrowd the playground.
  • Limit your time to allow others to play.
  • One household at a time on any multi-play equipment please.
  • Please use your own hand sanitiser before and after using the play equipment. We advise to wipe the equipment at touch points before use if possible. Please dispose wipes/gloves in the bins provided.
  • Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from the virus. Avoid touching your face before your hands are washed. As soon as you can, wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.




For further details of the above position please see the Town Council tab above then Town Council vacancies.



Please see the following links for advice surrounding use of Allotments at this current time.

National Allotment Society 







All Committee meetings – All face to face committee meetings cancelled until further notice.

Virtual Meetings will be announced when arranged and displayed on the website.

Southborough Town Council Elections – Thursday 7th May 2020 – Deferred until May 2021




Residents may find the following links useful.

Please see the links to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. These links contain advice for local vulnerable residents, and where to report this for assistance.


Do you need help?

A local helpline has been set up to support people who need urgent help, supplies or medication as a result of the Coronavirus. The number is 01892 554497. Please call this number now if you do not have friends, family or neighbours looking after you.

Dear Resident,

We are writing to let you know that advice and support is available if you need it. Please check the Council’s website at for information on our services, for help and advice or to see how you can help others.

Help, Advice and Wellbeing

You can register for free Wellbeing calls for yourself or someone you know by calling 01892 554497. If you are struggling to cope and need more urgent help you can talk to someone on the 24-hour ‘Release the Pressure’ helpline on 0800 1070160, or you can call the Samaritans on 116 123.

For tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing during the outbreak you may like to visit the ‘Every Mind Matters’ website at

Protect yourself against frauds and scams by email, text or in person, by visiting

Financial Advice

Please contact 01892 526121 if you are struggling with Council Tax payments or housing costs. If your income has reduced, contact the Department of Work and Pensions and ask about making a claim for Universal Credit on 0800 328 5644 or at

Support and Advice for Businesses

There are a range of schemes to help businesses at There is also a business advice line run by the Kent and Medway Growth Hub on 03333 602 300.

If you believe you are eligible for support but have not been contacted by our Business Rates team, please email

Coronavirus Advice

Advice on the symptoms, what to do if you think you have contracted the virus, and how you can help stop the spread is at

Significant breaches of the Government’s coronavirus measures can be reported at Please do not call 999 except in an emergency.

Community Fundraising

During this time charities and organisations across the borough need your support more than ever. You can help them by visiting

Council Services

We are working hard to keep Council services running but some are suspended or reduced due to prioritising key services. Full details can be found on our website.


Please look after yourselves and those you care about by following Government guidance and staying at home. Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this difficult time.


Cllr Alan McDermott, Leader of the Council

William Benson, Chief Executive

Cllr Ben Chapelard (Liberal Democrat Group Leader)

Cllr Dianne Hill (Labour Group Leader)

Cllr David Hayward (Tunbridge Wells Alliance Group Leader)


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