Annual Town Meeting – 10th May 2017 at 7.30 pm at Churchill School

Posted on Apr 25, 2017

The Guest Speaker will be Matthew Scott, the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner. There will also be information stalls.

Our Annual Town Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th May at 7.30pm at Churchill School.


This is your opportunity to hear from your Council what it has been doing with your money in the last year and to raise with us any points or queries you have. We will be reporting back on progress on the 4 year strategy you helped to formulate. As last year, there will also be ‘stalls’ staffed by the organisations which provide services to us – KCC, SDC, Police, Wardens, Fire Brigade Responders and local voluntary organisations so that you can see ‘who does what’ in our town.  One of the unacceptable issues over the last year has been an outbreak of vandalism and anti-social behaviour, so we have the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent coming to speak. We also know that house building issues are causing a great deal of concern in the town, so we’ll be touching on them too, but as this is such a  wide – and sometimes confusing – subject, we plan to hold a separate ‘Keeping you Informed’ public meeting on Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm in Westerham Hall.  This will focus only on the various strands of planning activity currently going on which may affect the future of our town. What’s going on with Sevenoaks District Council’s Local Plan?  Why is it important? How will it affect Westerham? What’s happening with the Moorhouse site?  And the Covers Farm sandpit? The Green Belt, need for housing? What’s the Community Infrastructure Levy, and what can it be spent on?

The Leader of Sevenoaks District Council, Councillor Peter Fleming, will be there and, as following the elections on May 4th, we will have a new County Councillor representing us on KCC who will be joining us.

Our aim is to share with you what we know, be clear about the things we do not know and when they might become clearer.

It’s important that as your elected representatives, we know your views, so that we can represent them as best we can wherever we can as this process progresses slowly on.

If you have any points you know you’ll want to raise – whether you can be at these meetings or not, then do email the Council Offices or phone 01959 562147 or drop in between 9.30 and 12.30 Monday to Friday.




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