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 2019

Data Protection Policy

Information Data Protection Policy 2019

Complaints procedure

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

Complaints procedure 2020

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 2020

Communication and Engagement Strategy

WTC Communication and Community Engagement Strategy 2015 -2019

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

Press and Media Protocol

Press Policy Jan 2020

Equal Opportunities Statement

Equality and Diversity Policy 2020

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 the last financial year are as follows:-

Westerham Art Group – £75
Tuesday Club Westerham – £300
Friday Lunch Club – £100
Sevenoaks Volunteer Transport Group – £100
Westerham Food Bank – £150
Westerham Sea Cadets – £100

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 email office@westerhamtowncouncil.gov.uk

Health and Safety Policy

Health & Safety Policy

CCTV Policy

CCTV Policy 2018

Website Policy

Website Policy 2018