Welcome to Westerham

Welcome to Westerham

Wolfe In The Spring

General Wolfe

 

Nestling in the valley of the ancient River Darent, Westerham's roots can be traced back to the Vikings and the Romans, and today has evolved into a charming market town attractive to residents, business and visitors.

With easy access from the M25, Gatwick and London, Westerham has some of Kent's finest countryside on its doorstep and is surrounded by stunning fields and woodland. It abounds with cafes, pubs, restaurants and independent shops, and even has its own brewery.

It is perhaps best known for its famous residents: amongst others, Sir Winston Churchill and General James Wolfe. Both had homes here, which are now open to the public. Welcome to all who wish to share our 'Westerham experience'!

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Remember, Remember........

 

The Licks are playing in the WSA clubhouse after the fireworks

Our Town Crier is back

Town Crier

Oyez!  Westerham's Town Crier, John Scholey, will be making an appearance on Sunday 2nd November from 11am till lunchtime.

If you missed him at the "Summer of 1914", come into town (it's a Market Day) and hear him tell you what will be going on in Westerham between now and Christmas.

Town Criers may yet make a comeback as a new trend in social media.

 

A Food Bank for Westerham...

Sad but true, our town needs one.  Can you help?   Find out more about Westerham's Food Bank.

The London Welsh Male Voice Choir

LWMVC

 

The Westerham Society present the Choir on Saturday 15th November. Local celebrity, Katy Secombe, will be the guest soloist.  The evening will include music and readings reminiscent of life a hundred years ago. More information on Welsh Choir Concert page and to book tickets.

 

 

Lantern Making Workshops

Park ViewMake your own unique lantern using traditional materials of withy and tissue paper.  People will be on hand to help. You can make a simple pyramid or box lantern in a little over an hour or by arrangement make something more complex.  October 25th and November 15th between 10am and 1pm at the School Room behind the Congregational Church, Fullers Hill. More information on Community Play website  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You are then all invited to join the Lantern Processions at St Mary's Heritage Trust Carols on The Green on Sunday 7th December 5pm

 Casino Night

                                                               Westerham Community Play fundraising evening. Saturday 22nd November Tickets £22 each – to include £5 of chips.  Light sPark Viewupper – licensed bar.  Posh frocks! To buy tickets, click here or from Ibbett Mosely in Market Square. More information on Community Play website

Quick look....

 

WESTERHAM REMEMBERS Remembrance Sunday 9th November 10.30am: Service of Remembrance Rev’d Paul McVeagh with the Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths at the War Memorial

 

Emergency Road Closure - A223 Beggars Lane, Westerham - 30th November 2014 

 

A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE DEFIBRILLATOR (PAD) has been installed in the Town’s High Street, outside the Nat West Bank in a red Telephone Kiosk. Read more

 

Westerham Post Office is ready to undertake ALL banking services for all major banks and building services. Go to the Shopping page for a full list of services on offer.

 

Sarah Fleet Photography took pictures free of charge at the 1914 weekend and will do so again for the Late Night Shopping. Please see Sarah Fleet's website for more.

 

The next Farmers Market  is on Sunday 2nd November Go to Farmers Market page for more.  Our Town Crier will be there!

 

New Enterprises

The Dental Spa at 22 High Street, Westerham is now under new ownership. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL OFFERS IN: MOUTH CANCER ACTION MONTH 1ST - 30TH NOV 2014 Tel: 01959 565415 or visit the website or the Health and Wellbeing Page

 

Fundraising ; Social Events 

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The Westerham Community Play Events - Lantern Making Workshops October 25th and November 15th between 10am and 1pm Drama Search Saturday 8th November 2 - 5pm Casino Night 22nd November. Go to Community Play page or Website.

 

David Bateman, author of Uncle Charlie Comes Home will talk about his book Saturday 1st November at 3.30pm In St Mary’s Church. All are welcome to join the Trustees and Members of St Mary’s Heritage Trust at this Annual Meeting. The meeting will be followed by the Trust’s AGM see Flyer Go to Local News page for more AGM information

 

Cancer Research UK Christmas Fair Wednesday 5th November at the Grasshopper Inn, Moorhouse. see Flyer. Go to Local News page for more information  

 

Westerham Rotary Club Charity Dinner Westerham Golf Club on 21st November The Speaker is Barbara Stevens (Nigel Farage's mother) It is in aid of Hospice in the Weald. see Flyer for more information. 

 

Late Night Shopping & Christmas Lights Switch On Thursday November 27th 2014 6 - 9pm ITV Breakfast Star to turn on Westerham’s Christmas Lights. Historic church’s Festival of Christmas Trees. Go to Late Night Shopping page for full information.

 

Retailers fund raising dinner for the Christmas lights. The "Rendezvous" Thursday December 4th. Tickets £35 from Entre Nous.

 

St. Mary’s Heritage Trust has asked ‘Your Friends and Mine’ choir for a ‘one off’ choral performance at 'A Christmas Cracker’ – an evening of music and poetry for all the family on Saturday 6th December from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in St. Mary’s Church. More on Local News page. Tickets £8 adult, (£7 members) £4 (16 & under) includes mulled wine & mince pie.

St Mary’s Heritage Trust. Carols on the Green Sunday 7th December 5pm. Free event. See Christmas Tree Festival page for details. See Flyer

  

Upcoming events at the Kings Arms Hotel Go to Local News for details of Parties and other Events.


Young People

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Does your little one like a boogie? New Dancing Days classes starting on Wednesday 22nd October, in Westerham Hall. Dancing Dots class at 2.15pm, for 18 months- 3 years old. Street Stripes class at 4pm for 4/5 year olds. A few spaces left, please contact Jo Andrews on Facebook to book! Thank you.http://www.dancingdays.co.uk

 

All welcome to join Fortitude Academy’s Martial Arts Training classes. Three classes each Wednesday: Ninjas 4:00 – 4:30 Dragons 4:30 – 5:15 Juniors 5:15 – 6:00   For more information see their website http://www.tkd4u.co.uk/taekwondo-classes/westerham/quebec-hall/

 

Songwriting/singing workshop for children aged 7-16 with Apollo Youth Choir Learn to write a song and sing it! Saturday October 11th. See Local News page for details.

 

Brownies are adventurous, helpful and up for a challenge! Try games, activities, advice, badges and find out more about Girl-guiding! Westerham Brownies is on Thursdays 6 - 7.30pm at Churchill School. Contact Gillian Simpkins E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07712730389. For more information see www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies/

 

St Mary's Junior Church Choir meet each Friday at 6.10 - 6.50pm in the John Fryth at St Mary's Church. If your child is aged 8 or above and you would him/her to join or want to know more please contact Mrs Jeannie Pearch, Junior Choir Leader T 01959 564518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come along on a Friday evening with your child and see what goes on.  

 

Westerham Sea Cadets  See Local News for more information

Westerham Scout Group See Local News for more information

Westerham Youth Club (11- 19 year olds) Weekly Children & Youth Club sessions, planned in consultation with the young people and the local community. Go to Children and Young People Page for details.  

 

Sport

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 Westerham Cyclo Club. Weekly ride, every  Sunday at MoorEnergy fitness club on Fullers Hill at 09:45am.  Subscription fee £25 to cover admin costs. 

 

 

 

Business Matters

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See Town Council page.

 

For Westerham Town Council  Monthly Newsletters Click here.

 

KCC Community Warden Service – Public Consultation Go to Town Council page for more information. View Consultation Document.  Click here to see E Petition which is on the KCC website.

 

 

Biggin Hill Future see Consultation Document to have your say.

 

Squerryes Estate has formalised a permissive footpath around the field to the south of Madan Road gardens - From King George Field to Beggars Lane. see explanatory letter

 

Please come to the next Westerham Town Partnership meeting on Thursday 13th November at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber Russell House (above the Doc's). More on Wtp Projects Page

 

Grace Hair Design: Part-time experienced stylist wanted. Come and join our little team! Experience vital, Aveda colour training will be given Hours can be negotiated. Please call/email or pop in, ask for Vardy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01959 563895

 

WESTERHAM BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB  at Westerham Golf Club on Friday 14th November    Guest speaker: Sophie Chappelow, Funding Circle  07:45-08:15 Open networking with Tea / Coffee / Juice   08:15-08:45  Breakfast served   08:45-09:15 Guest Speaker Presentation   09:15-09:30 Open Networking. They donated £200 to the Overspill car park last month.Go to Breakfast Club page for more

 

The Pavilion George V Field.  What do you see, an eye sore; or potential...? (Click here for picture) Go to Town Partnership New Projects Page for the full story.  

 

Churchill CE Primary School need a Playworker for the After School Club (Mon-Wed). Click here for more information

Also casual relief staff to supervise children during breakfast club, lunchtimes and during after school club to cover during busy periods/ absence/ holiday. £7.45 per hour. No  experience needed but references required and CRB checks will be made on the successful candidates. For further information  01959 562197 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Crime Prevention Event On Saturday 8th November we will be holding a property marking event between 2pm and 4pm at the Current Hill Allotment site.

    

Clubs & Societies

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Wads Christmas pantomime will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Saturday 29th November to Saturday 6th December (matinees on Sunday 30th November and Saturday 6th December). For details go to Local News page

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Westerham Society Go to Local News page for more information. See October Newsletter. Click here for website and future events.

 


 Westerham Fine Arts Society VISIT to the Garrick Club Thursday 16th October. TALK: "An Introduction to Organic Gems" Wednesday 5th November 7.30 for 8p.m. Westerham Hall, Free to members. £4 non-members See the Local News page.  Click here for 2014 programme

 

Westerham U3A Monday 3rd November Coffee Morning, 10.30am Grasshopper on the Green

Open Meeting, Thursday 13th November 2pm in Westerham Hall.

Both meetings are for members and potential members only. Speaker: Michael Smith, a former journalist, is an established authority on polar exploration.Talk  on Sir Ernest Shackleton, the legendary Antarctic explorer. More info: Call the Membership Secretary on 01959 562274 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Local News page for more or U3A Calendar

 

The Royal British Legion in Mill lane is inviting new members to join following the success of the WW1 trench and increased visitor numbers over the summer. Join now (£25p.a. or £20.50p.a. for seniors) and no need to renew until October 2015 Contact Tony Reed  07799502583 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ore information on the Local News page.

The Poppy Campaign is also looking for volunteers in early November. Contact Sharon Lord 01959 562274 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Westerham and Crockham Hill Community Play  Go to our  Website to get involved. Read the first  Newsletter

Westerham's Rotary Club  is appealing for new members Click here for Sevenoaks Chronicle article.They also have a new venue. Go to Local News for full details and a report.

View Chartwell Branch TCCUK News 32 and see Local News

 

National Trust

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Chartwell House, Emmetts Garden and Quebec House Go to Local News page for more.  Volunteers wanted!

Chartwell  Website. Click for 2014 Events
Emmetts Gardens
Website Click for 2014 Events
Quebec House
Website  Click for 2014 Events

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Homestay accommodation in Westerham

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Are you interested in renting out your house or spare room during the London 2012 Games and beyond? Westerham is planning to promote the town as a base for visitors, mentioning surrounding countryside and attractions, both close by and further afield, including the London sights.

The initial promotion will be for the Olympics but there's no reason why we cannot make it a permanent feature. If you are interested, then Westerham Town Partnership would be happy to hear from you and, hopefully, to add you to the current list of accommodation.

Guidance notes for residents, who are thinking of renting out their home/room can be found here.

It's important that you read them carefully before committing yourself. If you might be interested, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send your contact details including email, phone number, the type of property you are offering, including number of bedrooms and your area of town/general location, and anything particular potential customers may need to know, like 'car essential' - for example. Include a photo if possible.

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