There are 14 Parish and 2 Town Councils within the Borough of Tunbridge Wells which vary in size and capacity. As a tier of local government they are elected bodies with discretionary powers and rights laid down by Parliament to represent their communities and provide services for them. They act as a focus for local opinion and provide a way to get things done in a means that is best suited to their local community.
The unparished area of Royal Tunbridge Wells is administered directly by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Parish and Town Councils are administered by Parish and Town Clerks – their details, as well as the Chairmen's and Vice-Chairmen's, are set out on the links below: