In 2009 the Town Council took over the management of the public toilets from Sevenoaks District Council who wished to close them. The Town Council carried out a consultation which culminated in a presentation to the Annual Town Meeting. Residents voted overwhelmingly that they wanted to keep the public toilets open. Due to ongoing maintenance issues and the building condition in 2017 the Town Council investigated modernising/or replacing the public toilet facility.
At a time when hundreds of Council run toilets are being closed, Westerham Town Council is proud to have opened new public toilet facilities in September 2018 following community demand and visitor need as confirmed in local consultations.
The old toilets – which were over fifty years old – were irreparable and a modern facility was needed to serve the community for the future. £46,000 was spent on modernising the new ones, which are now complete with baby changing facilities. The new free to use toilets are cleaned twice a day to keep up with new standards and are externally monitored by CCTV.