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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  • Message from the Chair of Westerham Town Council

    As I write this, the Prime Minister has just announced the ‘rule of six’ – socialising limited to a maximum of six people.  By the time TN 16 readers see this, the world may have moved on again.  It is clear that we will be living with Covid-19 for some time to come.  We in Westerham are not immune and as we enter autumn and winter, we want to make sure that all our businesses – retail, hospitality, commercial – are able to remain open and trading.  Never has ‘Shopping Local’ been so important. But life goes on and after the Covid pause Full article

  • Westerham Town Council Town Councillor vacancy – Westerham Ward

    Cllr Alex Bates resigned from the Council in July 2020. It is with regret but with our good wishes that we see him go. As required by law we posted a notice of a vacancy which allows for a by-election to be held if 10 or more voters so request it. No such requests have been received by the Monitoring Officer and it is now time to co-opt someone to fill the vacancy. Councillors work together to make decisions on local services and amenities for the town and ensure the council tax raised is prudently used. The work can be challenging and rewarding. 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

Due to COVID-19 the Council offices are closed to members of the public, however, our phones are still answered, our mail picked up and our emails acted upon.
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.

Go to Visit Westerham