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Nestling in the valley of the ancient River Darent with some of Kent’s finest countryside, Westerham is a charming Market Town attractive to residents, business and visitors. Its roots can be traced back to the Vikings and the Romans.

With easy access from the M25, Gatwick and London, it abounds with cafes, pubs, restaurants and independent shops, and even has its own brewery. Its most famous residents are, amongst others, Sir Winston Churchill and General James Wolfe and their homes are open to the public. Welcome to all who wish to share our ‘Westerham experience’!


Parking FREE PARKING in Westerham Saturdays December 10th and 17th! Charges frozen for 2017 and the extra spaces are now available. More Westerham parking information (varying charges and times, including 3 hours free in the Darent car park)

Useful InfoMore useful information (getting here, buses, taxis, train links)

Read more about our projects, including DPD Moorhouse plan here

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Latest News

vintage-fairDaisy Dog Vintage Fair Sunday 11 December 2016 10 am – 3.30 pm in Westerham Hall. Admission £2 – doggies and under 12s free! The last Daisy Dog Vintage Fair of the year is our big Christmas extravaganza, with Christmas decorations, unique vintage gift ideas and frocks and accessories for the party season we’ll solve all your Christmas shopping solutions in one fabulous, fun-filled Christmas event!


 

red-posterValence School Christmas Fayre Sunday 11th December 2016 12:00pm-3:00pm Stalls, Raffle, Tombola, Santa’s Grotto, Mulled Wine & Mince Pies.. Team GB Olympic Medallist Steve Scott is coming to Valence School! Come and have your photo taken with him!

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  • Welcome back to Westerham, Westerham Brewery!

    shop_cgi_1Our Tap Room & Shop at Westerham Valley Farm on Beggars Lane will open on Thursday 8th December.

     

    • Draught craft beer to take home and mini-casks of bright and live beer
    • Preorder your Christmas beer in 18 pint Mini-pins and 36 pint Polypins
    • Gift boxes of bottled beer, 6 packs of Bohemian Rhapsody and a range of Christmas beer gifts
    • A wide range of wines from around the world with many available to ‘try before you buy’
    • Craft gins from local suppliers and beyond
    • Local cheeses to match with our craft beer

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  • Free Christmas Parking

    free-parkingSaturdays 10th & 17th December Feel the Christmas spirit with free parking in the District! Sevenoaks District Council is giving the gift of free parking this Christmas as parking charges in Sevenoaks and Westerham are waived on two Saturdays this month. Read More

  • Christmas Refuse Collection Dates

    Normally one day later than usual over the Christmas fortnightRead More

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2016 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has had confirmation from the applicants that this application has been withdrawn and will not therefore be reported to the 15 December planning committee.  Read more here.

  • Westerham’s Foodbank

    food-bankParticularly needed at this time are seasonal treats, tinned fruit, cereals, biscuits, any tinned goods (not tomatoes!), household cleaning products. Read More

  • Talking Town Heritage Trail

    winstonListen on your smartphone to Westerham life in times past! Read More

  • LORRYwatch Volunteers Wanted!

    screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-15-31-14Full training given. Contact the Council T: 01959562147 E: office@westerhamtowncouncil.gov.uk

  • A Second Defibrillator

    defibhas been installed in the Town on the wall of the Westerham Sports Association building on King George’s Field, Westerham to add to the one outside NISA. Read More

barley-charity-webThe Barley Charity Trustee Westerham Town Council has passed on a cheque for £1000 from Nisa, Westerham to the Tuesday Club. The Club meets in Westerham Hall each week and this money will go towards its Christmas lunch and outings in 2017.


clubThe Westerham Club is holding Ladies nights Thursdays 6 – 10pm, throughout October. Ladies – buy one drink and get another free. If you are not a member – why not pop in and see what makes our Club so special.


wine-barNo.17  Tapas Wine Bar is now open! Light bites, oysters, charcuterie, bread and olives as well as a small cocktail list. Watch this space!


hartleyHartley Gallery on the corner of The Green is a community home of art encouraging the interest and interaction of anyone with an artistic interest. To this end they run the following events: Drink & Draw – fortnightly on a Thursday at 7.00pm (bring a bottle and a £5 note) Art 4 Kids – weekly on a Saturday at 10.00am (bring an apron and a £5 note).


Owl GatekeeperMr Owl – Guardian of the Gateway: The Westerham Town Partnership, which funded carved wooden work from ‘Proud to Do Business in Westerham’, thanks all involved, and would welcome any volunteer to help care for these beautiful creations and their surrounding habitat – with strimming, weeding and tidying. You can read more about our projects on our page or write in to info@visitwesterham.org.uk


cspNews from PSCO Kingscott: crime prevention & tips to prepare for winter – don’t make your home obvious to burglars and ‘be safe, be seen’ Read Winter news


housebuildingCall for Housebuilding sites: SDC asked local landowners to volunteer land and a total of 252 sites were put forward. The majority of these sites are in the Green Belt as most of the 7% of the District not in the Green Belt has already been built on. See Sevenoaks Chronicle article detailing responses from Westerham landowners. In the coming months the SD Council’s planners will carry out a detailed investigation of each site and will recommend a shorter list of sites that have the potential to be developed. Residents are urged to have their say on local housing: keep a lookout for a housing survey that will be dropping through doors in the coming days..


Consultation funding for Hosey and Farley Commons. Over the 18 months to Autumn 2017, extensive consultations by SDC, with Heritage Lottery Funding, will be carried out with local people, in particular schools, to produce plans to increase public access and improve areas for wildlife.


Westerham ParkingFree Parking in Westerham!

Overflow 100 space car-park open permanently! See Press Release
* 3 hours free in the Darenth Carpark
* Up to 3 hours paid on Croydon Road & Fullers Hill
* 15 minutes ‘Pop & Shop’ for just 10p in the centre
* Darenth Carpark season tickets very good value


Read our Town PartnershipTown Council page. Read Council Newsletters.
Bypass (and new houses to fund it?) for Westerham – Town Meeting – Full report.
Darent Valley conservation – Kent Downs AONB has a grant of £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Young People
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Young People


jcWesterham Junior Football Club are looking for any young juniors who want to get into playing football (under 6’s to under 14’s).

Get fit, learn new skills and meet new friends E: westerhamjuniorfc@btinternet.com to find out more.


babyBaby Bounce & Rhyme 9.30 – 10am every Thursday in The Library starting 8th September, no need to book.


Musical Bumps! ‘A little frog in a pond am I, hippety hippety hop!’ Westerham 9.15am. Join us for a free trial. More info…
Westerham Youth Club – St George Playing Fields More info…
Monday Morning Play Group term times 10-12pm Congregational Church hall. Just turn up or call 07919488408 for more info.
Westerham Brownies – Gillian Simpkins 07712730389. More info…



Churches


Churches


Café Church at Costa Coffee fourth Sunday of the month 5.15pm Informal afternoon service led by Westerham Congregational Church.


Fundraising & Social Events
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Fundraising & Social Events


  • Valence School Christmas Fayre

    red-posterSunday 11th December 2016 12:00pm-3:00pm Stalls, Raffle, Tombola, Santa’s Grotto, Mulled Wine & Mince Pies.. Team GB Olympic Medallist Steve Scott is coming to Valence School! Come and have your photo taken with him!

  • The ‘Wolfe of Westerham’

    wow-300x112Cycling Sportif and Family Fun Day Sunday 2nd July 2017 from 8am Read more here


Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies


  • Fleapit Cinema

    passport-to-pilicoFriday 9th December 7.30pm ‘Passport to Pimlico’ Non members £4.50 on the door. Read More

  • Westerham Ramblers

    01-03-ramblers-at-one-tree-hillSunday December 11th 10.30am at Cudham Recreation GroundRead More

  • “In the Kingdom of the Sweets”

    nutWesterham Fine Arts Talk on Wednesday 14th December 2016 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. Read More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 9th January 10.30am  Coffee Morning in The Grasshopper on The Green. Or Saturday 14th January 2pm Open Meeting  in Westerham Hall: talk by Richard Filmer – Kentish crafts   Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Club

    lionNext outing is ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at the Theatre Royal Wednesday 11th January 2.30pm. The Club is offering membership for the price of just £5 (£8 for a couple) extended to the end of 2017. Read More

  • Westerham Society

    screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-18-36-24Talk on 13th January 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall: ‘3,000 years of African Gold’ by Michael Martineau. Read More

  • The W.I.

    w-iMeeting Wednesday 18th January 7.45pm in the Westerham Hall with a talk: ‘Silk & Silk Painting’ – Elitta Fell

  • Westerham Art Group

    art gp 3Winter Term Report: we have enjoyed ten busy Monday afternoons of painting and drawing. Subjects have included

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rotaryThe Rotary Club of Edenbridge and Westerham Town Quiz Westerham clubs, societies and groups are invited to enter the 2016/17 knockout competition, starting with qualifying rounds in which teams play against one another on a head to head basis in groups of three or four. Read More


photo-wlvWesterham Local Vocals –  is now preparing for Christmas performances Website


west-library-knittersKnit ‘N Natter Ladies have knitted jungle animal hand puppets for local charity Education East Africa. Photo courtesy Kevin Black. Read More


National Trust


  • Chartwell

    chRTWELL(opening times vary) was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922 and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration until the end of his life. Visit the new winter exhibition, Child of the Commons 12th November – 19th February which is full of discovery Read More

  • Quebec House

    quebecExplore this fascinating house, the childhood home of General James Wolfe. Discover the dramatic battle that won America for the British and learn of Wolfe’s tragic death, in our exhibition. Read More

  • Emmetts Garden

    emmetts(open daily from 10am – 5pm) is an Edwardian estate that was owned by Frederic Lubbock, becoming both a plantsman’s passion and a much-loved family home.
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Sport
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