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The Commons Conservators meet in the Town Hall four times a year, usually in March, June, September and December.  The meetings for 2019 will be held on the following dates:

21 March 2019
20 June 2019
19 September 2019
5 December 2019
These meetings are attended by all twelve Conservators as well as the Clerk, Treasurer and Warden with the Administrator to take minutes.  
The Chairmanship rotates through the three groups of Conservators.  In the current year it is the turn of the Manor of Rusthall, who have selected Ewen Cameron as Chairman.  
In addition to those named above, the Conservators can invite others to the meeting.  The Chairman of the Friends of Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons, Clive Evans, is always invited together with the representative for Rusthall Parish Council, Liz Ellicott, and the local media.  Other people may also be invited to discuss particular agenda items if appropriate.
The meetings are open to members of the public who can observe from the observers' seats at the end of the meeting room but not speak unless invited to do so by the Conservators.
The next meeting will be held in the Town Hall at 2.00pm on 5 December 2019.  Here is the agenda: 



Meeting of the Commons Conservators

Thursday 5 December 2019 at 2.00pm

Committee Room A, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells


1.                  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE


2.                  MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 19 SEPTEMBER 2019 


3.                  MATTERS ARISING


4.                  MEMBERSHIP – to formally note the Conservators appointed by the bodies specified to serve for the ensuing year:


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council          


Councillor Barbara Cobbold        )

Councillor Joy Podbury                )           one year term ending

Councillor James Scholes             )           31 December 2020

Councillor Chris Woodward        )


Freehold Tenants


Stephen Lacey                              )

Ian Marshall                                  )           2nd year of three year term until

Chris McHugh                              )           31 December 2021

Clare Sinha                                   )


Manor of Rusthall


Paul Burnett                                  )          

Ewen Cameron                              )           1st year of three year term until

Antony Moore                               )           31 December 2022

Corin Thoday                                )


5.                  WARDEN’S REPORT 


6.                  FINANCE REPORT 


7.                  BUDGET REPORT AND PRECEPT 2020/2021 


8.                  DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT


9.                  RISK REGISTER 






12.              ARCHAEOLOGY


13.              MOUNT EDGCUMBE 


14.              ANY OTHER BUSINESS




Flat 2, 74 Mt Ephraim – convert sun room to open balcony.  Reminded them that the grass verges need protecting.


9 Nevill Terrace – large extension to create three further flats. Reminded them that the wide verge is part of the Common and that it will be very easy to overrun it.  Warden to meet developer if permission granted.


Sainsburys roundabout – permission to erect sponsorship signs. Granted.


Lodge on the Common – change of use to flats. Pointed out that all the outside space is part of the Common and no changes can be made without the Conservator’s approval.  Director to meet developer if permission granted.


16.              DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 26 March 2020


17.              EXEMPT SESSION






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