Message from the Chair of Westerham Town Council

Posted on Sep 16, 2020

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 your Council is refocusing on the action plan it put together in consultation with our community last year.  Over the next few weeks and months, we hope that work can begin on the additional car parking spaces, that we can begin to plan for the regeneration of King George’s Field, and restart the activities with young people which had to end suddenly in March.

We’ll also be keeping a watching brief on national developments – the proposed reform of Planning legislation and of Local Government itself. As we understand a little more of these we will keep you informed.

And we’ll also be thinking about what we can do to celebrate Christmas in Westerham!