Southborough & High Brooms
Southborough Labour Councillor’s, in my second term (2003-2007) were:-
Andrew Lohmann (Town), Dianne Hill (Town)
Jacqui Jedrzejewski (Town),
David Belchem (Town), Ronnie Ooi (Town
Maurice Knights (town).
News Item – new contract for the 284 Saturday bus service
A new KCC contract for the 284 Saturday bus service provides a super low flow Bus starting second week of November 2001. This may be the first easy access bus in Tunbridge Wells providing a regular service on a residential route. The new time table to be operated by Metrobus gives journey times 10 minutes latter than the present Southlands timetable as shown at the bus stops. The bus now visits Sainsbury, and as before continues as service 234 to Edenbridge.
As you may know Southborough Town Council underwrote the 284 Saturday bus belfry two years ago following a request by Southborough electors who carried out a feasibility study. KCC made the contract then subsequently financed the service.
Southborough and District Bus Users Group: (not functioning)
A new group set up to liaise with bus operators to improve timetables and services running through the town. Also concerned with bus ticket inter changeability.
Southborough Common and Barnetts Wood Management see High Weald Project
You may note that an alternative plan, a by-pass to Langton across the
common has been proposed at Southborough Town Council.
Southborough Town Council
Jurassic Cemetery in Southborough
I am told by David Tourle of Modest Corner, Southborough that he saw a large dinosaur toy, at the entrance to the Cemetery on Saturday 22 September, only it moved. It was a four foot long Iguana, and this was about midday. David with Malcolm the keeper of the cemetery, who resides there. between them they coached this large lizard in to a corner of the cemetery and called the RSPCA. The RSPCA were busy and could not come until 8pm.
The Iguana climbed a tree, and the RSPCA called the fire brigade who got it down by cutting a branch at 9pm. The RSPCA took the creature away. Apparently Iguana’s eat vegetation and climb a trees, they don’t have teeth but a type of bone like beak.
All involved deserve the councils thanks for their help to the town, dealing with this situation.