Formally adopted Council policies are below with the exception of policies relating to the management of the council’s employees. All policies are reviewed as per the following schedule.

Shaping our Future – Westerham Town Council Strategy 2019 – 2023

Westerham Town Council are consulting with residents and will be published shortly.

Action Plan 2019 – 2023

Westerham Town Council will review the Action Plan following adoption of the WTC Strategy.

Standing Orders

Westerham Town Council has a duty to ensure that rules for administration of the Council are followed. These rules are set out to guide the procedures of the Council and are called Standing orders. Some of them are required by law and must be adhered to; others are formally agreed by Council.

Standing Orders

Financial Regulations

Westerham Town Council must operate a system of internal control appropriate to its expenditure and activities. The Financial Regulations give details of how the Council must manage its finances.

Financial Regulations

Code of Conduct

Westerham Town Council has adopted this Code which sets out details of expected behaviour by Councillors. It is based on the seven ‘Nolan’ principles of public life; selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

WTC Code of Conduct

Data Protection Policy

WTC Data Protection Policy

Complaints procedure

Westerham Town Council’s complaints procedure covers complaints about the administration or procedures of the  Town Council.

Complaints procedure

Westerham Town Council has adopted the complaints procedure of Sevenoaks District Council for any complaints against Councillors.  To make a complaint about a Councillor click on the following link Complaint against a councillor 

Publication Scheme

Westerham Town Council seeks to be as open and transparent as possible by proactively making information available via this website. It has adopted a Publication Scheme and aims to respond promptly to any requests for information.

Freedom of Information

Communication and Engagement Strategy

WTC Communication and Community Engagement Strategy 2015 -2019

Press and Media Protocol

Press and Media Protocol

Equal Opportunities Statement

Equal Opportunities Statement

Grant Application Form

The Town Council donates grants to applicants through the year, please download the Policy and application form or email the office on office@westerhamtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Grants awarded in this financial year:-

St Mary’s Church, Westerham £1,600
Westerham Town Partnership – event £200
Citizens Advice – Westerham outreach £500
Holy Trinity Church, Crockham Hill £1,100
Greensands Commons project £1,500
Porchlight £250
Darent Velley Partnership project £1,500
Crockham Hill CIC – Land issue £2,000

Grant Awarding Policy

Alternatively apply to the Barley Charity (Westerham Town Council is the trustee) to apply for general charitable purposes for the benefit of residents of westerham parish by March 31st each year. For an application please email the Town Clerk on the email address above.

Health and Safety Policy

Health & Safety Policy

CCTV Policy

CCTV Policy 2018

Website Policy