Christmas Message from Westerham Town Council

Posted on Dec 23, 2020

After a year we could not have imagined, we face a Christmas which we could not have anticipated.  We had hoped that – with some restrictions remaining – we could emerge from the November lockdown to enjoy some Christmas spirit.

The Christmas Tree is up on The Green; the strands for the lights across the A25 are lit; shops have decorated their windows; the Heritage Trust, Town Partnership, Town Council and the Westerham Society have come together to make sure the town is decorated and lit by the Christmas Trees which are normally displayed in the Church; the Town Council has organised a ‘best dressed window’ competition and a children’s Christmas star trail along the High Street.

Yet in the last few days our Christmas plans have been upended. Families and friends unable to meet;  long standing arrangements cancelled; we are all urged to stay at home.  It will indeed be a different Christmas.

One day we will look back on this and wonder how we lived through it.  But our community has shown already this year that it is resilient, that it cares for and supports its members.  Our businesses are adaptable and innovative.  We will emerge into a new normal.

In the meantime, we’ll support our local businesses – many of whom are offering click and collect and remember ‘Hands, Face. Space’

To all who live here, work here and especially those who have made such enormous efforts to support our community during this strange year, Councillors and staff thank you and send you our wishes for a Happy Christmas and our hopes for a Peaceful and, above all, a Healthy New Year.