Welcome to Westerham Town Council

Welcome to Westerham Town Council

This website aims to give all the information you need about the Town Council, its Councillors and how it carries out its responsibilities. Westerham is in the north west corner of Kent, bordering Surrey, and covers the two wards of Westerham and Crockham Hill, with a population of just over 4,500.

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  • INVITATION TO TENDER FOR CREATION OF A SKATEPARK FOR WHEELED SPORTS, KING GEORGE’S FIELD, WESTERHAM

    Closing date for receipt of tender submissions: 14th September at 12 noon  For more details click on the link to the tender document. Skatepark tender   Full article

  • Removal of bus services

    The Town Council is as appalled and surprised as our residents to hear over the weekend that the school bus services TW4 and S1 serving schools Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks were to cease.  We had had no indication of this: we were consulted in February about the effect of KCC’s proposed decrease in bus subsidies – but these two services were not mentioned.  If there were discussions between KCC and Go-coach, we were not included. We know how much upset, concern and uncertainly this is causing to parents whose children depend on these services. We have seen email exchanges which purport to explain the situation.  None of these describes how the situation is to be resolved.  We know that the announcement has also caused consternation in Sevenoaks District Council, and with our MP.  We have registered our dismay with our County Councillor, with the Leader of Kent County Council, with the Chairman of KCC’s Environment and Transport Committee with our MP and with Sevenoaks District Council.  Between them and bus operators there must be a solution to be found.  Our influence in these matters may not be great, but what we have we will use. See the full text of our letter here Removal of bus services letter   and Full article

What we do

As the level of local government closest to those who live and work in the town and its surrounding areas, the Town Council strives to improve the quality of life in the area; it provides important services within the community and represents the views of local people in all matters which affect Westerham.

 

Its 13 Councillors work through 5 committees to carry out its responsibilities: the Allotments, Playing Fields and Open Spaces Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Highways and Lighting Committee, the Planning and Development Committee and the Youth and Community Committee.

Central to everything it does is communication and engagement with the community, ranging from detailed consultations on specific issues, to a wide ranging survey on which was based the current 4 year strategy. It is constantly seeking new ways to engage with its residents and businesses.

In so doing it works closely with local organisations: the Westerham Town Partnership, the Westerham Society, our local primary school, Rotary Club, as well as with the District, and County Council and with our MP.

Find out more about what we do

Meetings

Meetings

The Full Council meets six times and Committees meet five or six times a year. Planning Committee meets fortnightly.

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Your Councillors

Your Councillors

13 volunteer Councillors are elected every 4 years, 10 represent Westerham, 3 represent Crockham Hill.

Meet your Councillors

Upcoming Meetings

Latest News

Consultations

Consultations

We want to know what you think. Find out about all the latest consultations and opportunities to give your views right here.

Have your say

Contact Us

Contact Us

The Town Council office is located at Russell House, Westerham, and is open between 0930 and 1300, Mon-Fri.

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About Westerham

About Westerham

Independent shopping, great food, historic places to visit, walking & cycling; Westerham has something for everyone.

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