Debate on Museum Funding
(BBC Radio 4, Thursday 27 April 2017 "FrontRow")
2 May 2017
This BBC R4 programme exposes the fragile nature of funding for arts projects.
What if the Culture and Learning Hub (Tunbridge Wells) is built and fails because of lack of public funding.
Funding for Arts Projects A live programme from the Nereid Gallery in the British Museum, John Wilson
is joined by Hartwig Fischer, director of the British Museum,
Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A,
Sarah Munro, director of Baltic,
Stephen Deuchar, Director of the Art Fund.
After the announcement of the Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlist,
the panel will debate the current and future role for museums and galleries in Britain,
with particular attention to how they are funded,
and how to make them relevant to the people of Britain today.
NEWS concerning PLANNING
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
9 August 2016
A Planning Briefing was held at the Town Hall on 13 July 2016 covering the following subject areas:
How the new in-house Technical Team operates.
(This activity was formerly known as Planning Support - staff who handle the planning application process from an administrative aspect - before it became part of the Mid-Kent Improvement Partnership arrangements in 2013/14.
It returned to being an in-house service from 4 July 2016.)
An update on
- recent legislative changes affecting the Planning Service and
- the implications of reduced grant funding on the delivery of the Planning Service.
An explanation of the key issues and the process of TWBC's review of its Local Plan.
Royal Tunbridge Wells GROT SPOTS
to be revisited in 2013
15 March 2013
While we await the design, planning approval, funding and building of a number of major schemes for the own, the RTWCS is reviving the Bechsí initiative. We are asking you to nominate the grot spots in the town for a new list. They neednít be whole buildings or sites but could be as small as items that need cleaning, clearing away or repair.
If you would like to remind yourself of what was in the original list in 2005 they can be found at
Top 10 Grot Spots in 2005 The survey of street clutter grot spots also gives an idea of the kind of things worthy of listing
Highways Grot Spots in 2005