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Nestling in the valley of the ancient River Darent with some of Kent’s finest countryside, Westerham, as the Gateway to the Garden of England,  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. It has its own brewery, drawing water from our Greensand aquifer and its own winery using grapes grown on our North Downs. 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! First 3 hours free in the Darent Carpark, and all day town-wide on Sundays. Charges frozen from 2017 and the extra spaces are now available. More Westerham parking information (varying charges and times)

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

Read more about our projects here

What’s On

Latest News

  • Fleapit Cinema

    Sunday 24th February 2.30 for 3pm ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence’ This is the Western for people who think they don’t like Westerns – in fact the Western setting is almost incidental, despite the cast list reading like a Who’s Who of the Hollywood Western genre. While the narrative thrust is typically Westernesque – straight-down-the-middle good vs. bad – the three main characters are far more nuanced and developed than was generally considered necessary for the genre. Read More

  • Family Fun Session

    Thursday 21st February 10am – 1pm in Westerham Hall. COME AND JOIN THE FUN! See the magic person and have your face painted. There will also be crafts, a bouncy castle, and indoor games. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for ages 2-12. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Event sponsored by Westerham Town Council

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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies


  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 20th February 7.30pm Talk in Westerham Hall. Talk entitled ”Pantograph’ by Lin Saines.. Read More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 22nd February 11.30am – 1.30pm in Westerham Hall. A delicious two course lunch on the last Friday (except August and December) of every month with tea or coffee. Raffle and quiz is included in the Read More

  • Fleapit Cinema

    Sunday 24th February 2.30 for 3pm ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence’ This is the Western for people who think they don’t like Westerns – in fact the Western setting is almost incidental, despite the cast list reading like a Who’s Who of the Hollywood Western genre. While the narrative thrust is typically Westernesque – straight-down-the-middle good vs. bad – the three main characters are far more nuanced and developed than was generally considered necessary for the genre. Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

    Tuesday 26th February 2pm Next outing is ‘Mother Ghoosed’ Adult Panto at The Brick Lane Music Hall. Tickets £52 including Coach from Darent Car Park at 12.00pm (expected back 6.45pm) AND Full Afternoon Tea, served at the restaurant style tables. The most fun-packed show in London starring all your Brick Lane Music Hall favourites!

     We still have a couple of tickets left for the coach. If you’d like to join us, do check out our website and enjoy a full year’s membership for just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)

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  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 3rd March 10.30am. We meet at Keston Ponds Car Park  (click here for directions) A walk to Farnborough Village and back, via the Wilberforce Oak and High Elms.  We will stop for refreshment in Farnborough at The Woodman before returning via a shorter route. Approx 6 miles in total, some hills, no stiles.

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  • Westerham Fine Arts Society

    Wednesday 6th March 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. “From Phaetons to Phantoms” The first bodies to be built on early motor cars were provided by existing carriage makers. Clive Barham Carter will describe some common types of carriage, trace how they were influenced by car design – discuss the skills involved and illustrate coachwork design in the extravagant heyday of the first half of the 20th C.  He owns a 1933 Rolls Royce!

     

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  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 8th March 11.30am – 1.30pm in Westerham Hall, for seniors and those less able. For £5 there will be a cuppa, a two course lunch, a quiz, a raffle and another cuppa! The Friday Lunch Club is currently full, please contact Westerham Town Council office to be put on the waiting list T: 01959 562147Read More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 11th March 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 14th March 2pm Talk Nick Thomas – ‘My life as a freelance comedy writer’  in Westerham Hall  

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  • Westerham Society AGM & Talk

    Friday 22nd March 7.30pm Talk at Westerham Hall. The Society AGM is at 7pm, followed by our talk at 8pm: ‘Kent Wildlife Trust and the Greensand Project” A presentation by Andrew Willmore, Project Manager of the Sevenoaks Greensand Commons Project. Andrew will tell us something about the Kent Wildlife Trust and also about the Greensand Project. The Sevenoaks Greensand Commons are some of the most beautiful, wild places in the south-east but have become overgrown and undervalued… Read More

  • Westerham Local Vocals

    Join us for a free taster session at the start of the summer term Wednesday 24th April 8pm in the John Fryth Room. This community-based, adult choir for people who love to sing, offers friendship, lively, non-auditioned fun, and we also aim to sing to a high standard! First session free…
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  • Westerham Art Group

    Spring Term has started in the Council Chamber and ends on 25th March. Subjects include Big Cats, Ships’ Figureheads, a Botanical Art Workshop and Stilettos & other Favourite Shoes.

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  • Scouts seek mini bus funds

    Westerham Scouts has launched a £12,000 appeal to buy a badly needed new 17 seater minibus for outings and camps. Read More

  • Knit ‘N Natter Ladies

    Meet every Thursday morning 10am – 12pm in Westerham Library. Their recent project has been ‘Bobby Buddies’ Inspector Nick Finnis saw the post about knitted Fireman Sams being given to Westerham Fire BrigadeRead More


Community

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Community


  • Draft Local Plan – final chance to contribute

    The Local Plan, which will determine where development will take place across the district up to 2035 is at its final draft stage, and now is your last chance to make your voice heard on its contents.

    What does it say about Westerham?Read More

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has received Planning Application No. 2018/1792 for a DPD Parcel Depot. Current status is ‘not yet determined’ but a letter has indicated that final comments must be received by 20th February 2019.  More details and comments here

  • Covers Farm Restoration Planning Application

    Planning Application KCC/SE/0495/2018 proposes ‘the stabilisation and restoration of Covers Farm Quarry using imported engineering materials to restore the site to grassland, including landscape planting and an ecological receptor area together with a temporary road and ancillary buildings.’ Read More

  • Westerham Almshouses

    From time to time vacancies occur in the charity’s properties for those of restricted financial means, are of a certain age and who have lived in Westerham or Crockham Hill for at least two years. Read More

  • Community First Responder volunteers wanted!

    Westerham needs more volunteers based here – training takes about a year E: info@sevenoakscfrs.org if you are interested. Read More

  • Hearing Aid Clinic

    Normally 3rd Wednesday of the month 10 – 11.30am at Westerham Town Council – Council Room, Russell House, Market Square, WESTERHAM, Kent, TN16 1RB.Read More

  • Citizens’ Advice

    Wednesdays 10am – 1pm (drop in and by appointment). In Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue.  Tel: 03000 422888

  • Churchill School Governor Recruitment

    The Churchill School Governors are seeking someone somebody with Finance experience willing to serve on the Governing Body. Read More

  • Westerham’s Foodbank

    Sponsor a Real Easter Egg for Westerham Foodbank: at the beginning of Advent, members of the congregation sponsored the gift of ‘Real Advent Calendars’ to the Westerham Foodbank. The families who received them were delighted. We now have the opportunity to sponsor Real Easter Eggs. Read More

  • Westerham Library

    Browse books, join a group, view the displays, use the computers, wifi and printersRead More

  • Café Church Costa

    Café Church is a monthly service held at Costa Coffee, The Green. An informal time of worship suitable for all ages, dates in the autumn tba

  • ellenor volunteers wanted

    Would you like to help support families in the Westerham area who are facing terminal illness? ellenor is keen to recruit volunteers for its successful charity shop in the centre of the town. Read More

  • Outdoor Gym on King George’s Field

    Now Open on King George’s Field! The installation of outside gyms has seen a huge increase over the past few years and they have become a popular and well used feature of many local parks. Read More

  • Allotments Available

    Westerham Town Council has a small number of full and half allotment plots for rent at each of their 3 sites: Bloomfield, Currant Hill and Farley Allotments. Read More

  • Barley Charity Applications invited

    Westerham Town Council invites applications for general charitable purposes for the benefit of the residents of Westerham parish. Read More

  • Talking Town Heritage Trail

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

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 Darling: monthly Police Engagement Meeting at Wolfe Garage. Read more here


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. 


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.



Fundraising & Social Events

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Fundraising & Social Events


  • Draft Local Plan – final chance to contribute

    The Local Plan, which will determine where development will take place across the district up to 2035 is at its final draft stage, and now is your last chance to make your voice heard on its contents.

    What does it say about Westerham?Read More

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has received Planning Application No. 2018/1792 for a DPD Parcel Depot. Current status is ‘not yet determined’ but a letter has indicated that final comments must be received by 20th February 2019.  More details and comments here

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 19th February 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Family Fun Session

    Thursday 21st February 10am – 1pm in Westerham Hall. COME AND JOIN THE FUN! See the magic person and have your face painted. There will also be crafts, a bouncy castle, and indoor games. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for ages 2-12. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Event sponsored by Westerham Town Council

  • Westerham Wednesdays

    Business Networking Meeting 27th February 10.30am – 12pm supported by Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce, at The Kings Arms HotelRead More

  • Town Councillor Information Workshops

    Wednesday 27th February 7 – 8pm (book your place) Find out more about becoming a Councillor and meet representatives from Westerham Town Council, or drop in Saturday 2nd March 10.30am – 12 pm. At the Council Chamber, Russell House (above the Doc’s surgery) T: 01959 562147 E: office@westerhamtowncouncil.gov.uk 

  • Sketcher Workshop on Hosey Common

    Saturday 2nd March 11am – 1pm on Hosey Common (meet at the car park) Free Sketcher Workshop for all ages and abilities. Booking required. Sketch to your heart’s content whilst showcasing the beautiful landscape surrounding the commons of Sevenoaks. Come along and see just what your natural heritage has to show. Read More

  • Dinner & Talk in aid of St Mary’s Heritage Trust

    Friday 8th March 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. ‘Anecdotes of a Royal Protection Officer’ A unique opportunity to hear about life behind the scenes from a former Royal Protection Officer, Colin Tebbutt. Tickets £25 each to include 2 course dinner, with cash bar, after which Colin will speak, from 01959 562058 or stmarysheritagetrust@gmail.com.

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  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 15th March 11am – 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Quiz Night in aid of Westerham Hall

    Friday 12th April 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. ‘It’s that time of year again – the unmissable, the legendary the one and only Westerham Hall Quiz!
     
    Doors and bar will open at 7.30pm with the first question at 8pm.  Tickets are £15 per head to include a hot supper.  There’s a cash bar and and a raffle too. (Oh and don’t forget your £1 coin for ‘Heads or Tails’)

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  • Beating of the Bounds of Westerham & Rotary Fair

    Monday 6th May from 8.00am. The Westerham Society and Westerham Town Partnership are delighted to welcome families, groups, friends and visitors to join the residents of Westerham in checking our boundaries are still in place! Read More

  • Do Big Cats Roam Kent?

    Friday 17th May 7 for 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. ‘Do Big Cats Roam Kent?’  Last ever public Big Cat talk from author and researcher Neil Arnold. Everyone has heard the stories, some have witnessed animals they cannot identify. Come along and hear Neil explain why! 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.Read More

  • Quebec House

    quebecExplore this fascinating house, the childhood home of General James Wolfe. Discover the dramatic battle that won Canada 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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  • Yoga Classes

    Mondays – new term starts 7th January in the John Fryth Hall (St Mary’s Church) Read More

  • Westerham to Chartwell Way-marked Walking Trail

    waymarker3The Westerham Town Partnership, the Squerryes Estate and the National Trust collaborated to sign a way-marked trail between Westerham and Chartwell. The trail covers about two miles, and takes about an hour. Read More

  • Cricket at Limpsfield Chart

    We are a small village club that fields two Saturday teams in the Kent County Village League, a Sunday friendly team and we also have u15s u11s and u8s teams. We take pride in always giving the opposition a good game but more importantly we value friendship, bringing members of the community together and offering a legitimate excuse for not mowing the lawn and putting off the DIY! Winter practice nets 18:30 to 19:30 every Tuesday from the 5 March until the 7 May. They take place at Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Surrey RH8 0QU.  

     
    Players of all ages and abilities welcome, the first practice session is free and if you decide to attend two or more we just ask for a one-off £10 donation towards the cost.
     
    To find out more please contact limpsfieldchartcricketclub@gmail.com

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Young People

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Young People


  • Brownies return!

    Westerham Brownies – for girls aged 7-10 years. Meet on Monday evenings in Westerham 5.15 – 6.30pm. The Brownie adventure – a journey that Brownies take with their friends as they discover the world together.
     
    To register your interest please visit girlguiding.org.uk and register your daughter.
     
    Contact – E: westerhambrownies@outlook.com 
  • Churchill School Governor Recruitment

    The Churchill School Governors are seeking someone somebody with Finance experience willing to serve on the Governing Body. Read More

  • RAF Air Cadets

    Are you aged between 12 (school year 8) and 17? Are you interested in making new friends? Are you interested in Aviation? Then the Royal Air Force Air Cadets at Biggin Hill could be for you.Read More

  • Parent & Toddler Group

    A voluntary run playgroup for families with babies and preschool aged children. Every Monday 10.00-12.00 drop in during term time, to the Congregational Church Hall, on Fullers Hill. Read More

  • Scouts seek mini bus funds

    Westerham Scouts has launched a £12,000 appeal to buy a badly needed new 17 seater minibus for outings and camps. Read More


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


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…


 

Forest Kindergarten Sevenoaks Enrolling up to September 2020

We are an outstanding forest kindergarten, tots and holiday club based within acres of woodland in Ide Hill near Sevenoaks and Westerham. We cater for 0-10 year olds.. come and visit us to find out more about our adventures! Read more here



Churches


Churches


  • Westerham Almshouses

    From time to time vacancies occur in the charity’s properties for those of restricted financial means, are of a certain age and who have lived in Westerham or Crockham Hill for at least two years. Read More

  • St Mary’s Church

    st-marysIn this week’s newsletter details of Reverend Andrew’s funeral arrangements, advance details of preparation and services for Lent and Easter, and an important message from the Food Bank, who are requesting our help once again. 
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  • Congregational Church

    congegationalCafé Costa Sunday 27th January 5.15pm An informal time of worship led by the Congregational Church, suitable for all ages, all are welcome.
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  • St John The Baptist Catholic Church

    catholica-churchSee more at Westerham Catholic website

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


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