Increase in Precept

Where does Westerham Town Council get its money from?

The Council’s expenditure for 2021/22 is budgeted to be £310,000. The Council generates income of £58,000 from rents, leases, grants and business contributions (Christmas lights/hanging baskets etc). The balance of £252,000 is called the precept, which is paid by local tax payers.  Council tax band D houses in Westerham/Crockham Hill will pay £123.68 per year or £2.38 per week. This is a 6.2% increase on last year, an increase of 17p per week.

Finance 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 Regs 2020

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL report 2020-21

CIL report 2019-20

CIL report 2018-19

CIL report 2017-18


Procurement Policy

Contracts over £5,000 – 2022/2023

Contracts over 5000 2022-23

Council Expenditure over £250

Why do we publish this information?
It is essential that Westerham Town Council is seen to provide value for money. This means ensuring that public money is spent efficiently to provide an effective service. The aim is to get more council activity for the least possible expense, without compromising quality.
At Westerham Town Council we are committed to financial transparency, so that everyone can see exactly how we are spending money. As part of our commitment to making our finances clear we have chosen to follow the recommended practice by publishing quarterly reports on all expenditure over £250 on our website (excluding confidential payroll payments).
How is the information presented?
The attached quarterly reports list the individual payments to suppliers with a value over £250. Please note these are payments made in the period, and do not necessarily relate to invoices dated or received in the period.
The reports are available as PDF files for easy reading and printing. The Town Council has published the data in a plain, simple format showing:
• Unique document reference
• Date of payment
• Internal cost centre
• Amount paid
• Payment beneficiary
• Details of the transaction
If you require further information about any of the payments, please contact setting out the details of the payment and what additional information you require. Such request will be handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We aim to be as transparent as we can, but in some cases we will need to respect information that is commercially sensitive and some of this information is withheld as it is personal data.

Expenditure over 250 Year 2022-23

Expenditure over £250 2021-22

Expenditure over 250 Year 2020-21

Expenditure over £500 Year 2019-20

Annual Return


Accounting Statement 21-22

Annual Governance Statement 21-22

Internal Audit Report 21-22

External audit 2021-22


Notice of conclusion of audit 2021-22


Notice of conclusion of audit 2020-21

External audit 2020-21

Accounts 2020-21

Dates for exercise of public rights


Notice of conclusion of audit 2019-20

provision for the exercise of public rights 2019-20

Accounting Statement 2019-20

Annual Governance Statement 2019-20

Local authority accounts – a summary of your rights


Asset Register

asset register 2021

Budget/Precept Information

Budget and Precept Information 2020-21 final

Budget and Precept Information 2019-20

Financial Risk Assessment

Financial Risk Assessment 2021

Internal Audit

Mid Year Audit Report 2020-21

Audit Plan 2019-20

Mid-Year Visit 2019-20 Report


Review of Internal Controls and risk Assessment

WTC Review of Internal Controls 2021

Investment Policy

Investment Policy 2021