The job of the Town Council is to look after the interests of the whole community of Westerham. This is fulfilled by the Councillors individually and collectively, assisted by the Town Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Assistant Clerk and the Responsible Finance Officer.
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 to District and County Councils and our local MP. Westerham Town Council is the lowest tier of local government and operates at a level lower than County and District Councils.
The Town Council has a direct responsibility for The Green; for the three allotments; for King George’s Field and Crockham Hill Playing Field and Garden and the majority of Street Lights in Westerham. Most of the other services affecting Westerham are carried out by Sevenoaks District Council or Kent County Council and other agencies such as the Police, West Kent and Moat Housing.
Westerham Town Council (WTC) is consulted on all planning applications affecting its area and it works with Kent Highway Services on matters affecting roads and pavements in the Town. Crockham Hill War Memorial Playing Field is administered by a Trust funded by WTC. In addition WTC councillors are representatives on a significant number of outside bodies, e.g. Action With Communities in Rural Kent, the Westerham Town Partnership and Business Forum, and the Kent Association of Local Councils.
The Annual Report aims to outline and review the key events the Council has been involved with during the year. It is presented to members of the public in April at the Annual Town Meeting.
Westerham Town Council provides and maintains a range of important community assets. These are listed below.
The Council is committed to Communicating and engaging with all communities in Westerham and Crockham Hill. To taking their views into account and working with them in a collaborative way for the benefit of Westerham. This strategy sets the context for and guides all of Council’s communication and engagement activities with those who come into contact with it. Click on the link for details WTC Communication and Community Engagement Strategy
Westerham Town Council must operate a system of internal control appropriate to its expenditure and activities.