Friends of Cornford Lane
Friends of Cornford Lane

Your Countryside Needs YOU !

Cornford Lane, on the edge of Tunbridge Wells, once a common route for walkers, runners and cyclists, is now ‘too dangerous’ to walk in according to Kent County Council Highways. And for many local people it is now too dangerous to drive in because of the speed, size and volume of vehicle traffic, or impassible due to the frequent gridlocks - often lasting 40 minutes or more. 

A beautiful country lane is being irreparably damaged and lives are being put at risk by its unacceptable use as a convenient by-pass (or 'rat-run') for traffic avoiding Tunbridge Wells.

We believe that action needs to be taken to improve safety and protect the hedgerows and verges from the increasing and continuous damage caused by vehicles using a small and beautiful country lane that was never designed or intended to be used as such.


Take a look at the evidence in other pages of this website and if you agree with us please send an email to


The Friends of Cornford Lane:

Changing convenience, measured in minutes,

      for safety, measured in lives,

             and the countryside, measured in generations.

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