Bidborough Windmill, June 2006
|Population||958 (2001 census)|
1,163 (2011 Census)
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Tunbridge Wells|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
Bidborough is a village and civil parish in the borough of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England, north of Royal Tunbridge Wells and south of Tonbridge. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 958, increasing to 1,163 at the 2011 Census.
Amenities include the primary school, the 'Kentish Hare' pub (purchased in 2012 by a local resident and extensively refurbished), the historic 11th-century church of St Lawrence, and nearby community hall. The village has its own amateur dramatic group, 'BADS', which puts on productions twice a year, as well as a youth group, Women's Institute and a gardening association. The village also has its own garage, shop and used to have a post office that closed in 2008.
Sports facilities include a tennis court, a bowls green and two recreation ground areas, which are available for cricket and five-a-side football.
Buses 231/233 connect Bidborough to Edenbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The bus 235 links Leigh to Bidborough and Tunbridge Wells. The bus 237 links Chiddingstone to Bidborough and Tunbridge Wells.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 188 Maidstone & Royal Tunbridge Wells (Sevenoaks & Tonbridge) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319228814.
- "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
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