Trevor Poile

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New Tory Councillor confused over by-election facts.

by Trevor Poile on 15 February, 2017

The new Tory Town Councillor, Ian Kinghorn, has made a bizarre claim in the local press that the recent by-election caused by the resignation of Tory Bill Legrys “need not have been held until the May 2017 elections had it not been for the Liberal Democrats.” This shows a complete ignorance of electoral law. The […]

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Liberal Democrats Surge to By-election Victory

by Trevor Poile on 2 December, 2016

Another amazing by-election result for the Liberal Democrats has seen them elect Sarah Olney to Parliament, sending a thumping message to the Conservative Government. Sarah will be the new MP for the former Conservative strong hold of Richmond Park after she overturned a huge 23,000 vote majority to win. Liberal Democrat support is now growing across […]

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I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the recent council by-election, and everyone in Southborough for the wonderful reception I received on doorsteps. I would also like say a big thank you for all the amazing work that local volunteers put in to the campaign. We were all stunned by the […]

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Congratulations Tim!

by Trevor Poile on 22 July, 2015

Cllr. Trevor Poile welcomed the election of Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Tim Farron said that under his leadership, the party would oppose the cuts to tax credits and other benefits in the Conservative’s budget and push for greater spending on infrastructure such as transport and broadband. […]

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Tesco have submitted four planning applications for the Kelsey Arms site. The supermarket does not need planning permission for the change of use from a pub to a shop. However they are planning to extend the ground floor and convert the first floor to three flats. Eight parking spaces are proposed for shoppers at the […]

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As part of the process of determining where future growth happens in Tunbridge Wells and Southborough up until 2026, a draft document has been prepared by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. This is out for consultation until May 24th. In the coming week there are exhibitions as part of this consultation at Monday 15 April   […]

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Out of the blue, Tory controlled Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is proposing that part of the green at South View Road and Holmewood Road be used to build six semi detached homes. Access is suggested to be from Holmewood Road. The land to be used is designated as recreational land under the Local Plan. The […]

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There will an inaugural meeting on the future management of Southborough Common at 7 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday 11th January, in the Parish Room of St. Thomas’ Church, Pennington Road. The agenda for this meeting, and a short set of questions and answers on the consultation are now available to download from the […]

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Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are planning to introduce car park charges in the well used John Street car park from April 1st. While the first hour will be free, any other parking between 8 am and 6pm Monday – Saturday and 10 am and 5 pm Sunday will incur a charge. The maximum daily charge […]

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Consultation document finally being delivered

by Trevor Poile on 22 January, 2011

At long last the consultation documents on the future of the civic complex in Tunbridge Wells are being delivered to households. I received mine a couple of days ago. Because of the delays, the deadline for the return of responses has been extended to February 14th. However I’m still monitoring the situation and if you have yet to […]

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