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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2nd West Lancs RFA Church Parade

 

The Summer of 1914

Westerham Remembers
26th & 27th July 2014

 

Visualise and imagine what life was like just before the outbreak of war on 4th August. Click for  Programme of Events Visit Summer of 1914 page for more. Free Parking all weekend, shop window exhibits, children's quiz, WW1 trench, exhibition and artefacts on The Green, music, "Warhorse", our Suffergette and lots more.

The Royal British Legion have a price reduction on Beer, Guinness and lager at £2.50 a pint and during the 1914 weekend they are reducing prices even more to £2.00 a pint!

All of Westerham's Clubs and Societies are invited to take part. Please come and join ‘your friends and mine’ for a sing-song in the John Fryth Room (behind the church) 6pm Wednesday July 23 to prepare for ‘Westerham’s Summer of 1914’ weekend when we will be gathering to sing on the Green around the piano. Click for Community Play Poster.
Our Town Crier will have his first official engagement will be during the 'Summer of 1914. More on Town Council page. Click here for Sevenoaks Chronicle article.

Churchill School children have been learning all about WW1 and last week the whole school focused on the topic. Go to Local News page for pictures and more.
St Mary's Church: Monday 4th August commemorations of the Centenary of the Outbreak of The Great War.See the Commemoration Day Flyer  See more on Summer of 1914 page
LIGHTS OUT 11pm Monday 4th August. Part of 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions. Click here for Press Release
Studio WADS 9th August World War 1 Poetry, Songs and Readings evening.  View
Flyer for more information.

 

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St Mary’s Church WW1 Commemoration. Read what is going on throughout the year on the Local News Page

 

The Kent Medieval Graffiti Survey was established in 2014 with the intention of undertaking the very first large-scale survey of early graffiti inscriptions in the county of Kent. Inspired by the work of the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey it is an entirely volunteer lead, community archaeology project, that is changing the way we look at our medieval church heritage. Click here to Sign up to attend the training

 

Welcome to Ideal DIY, 1a Fullers Hill. A DIY shop with their own key cutting service and a whole team ready to help with any building, roofing, garden, electrical, plumbing needs. Any job- big or small we will endeavour to help. See Shopping Page for more

 

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Florist stall which will be in the Westerham Market Square every Saturday and Sunday including the Farmers market. See Shopping Page for more

 

3 hours FREE PARKING in Darenth Car Park, Pop and Shop' for 10p in the centre. New parking charges, on trial for one year (from April)  Click here for more details on the WTP page. View FULL TARIFF.  Click here for Town-wide Parking information.


The next Farmers Market  is on Sunday 3rd August. Go to Farmers Market page for more. Pimpernel Fisheries of Salcombe will be at the next market. Read more about Pimpernel on a Cobham market website.

Fundraising & Social Events 

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Westerham Rocks. Kings Arms Saturday 19th July. Hendrix, Zeppelin and Beatles Tributes plus The Licks. Go to Local News Page for more information. Tickets in advance £15 - 01959 562990. See Poster

British Family Fayre 2014 To find out more view Press Release. Click to view Your Invite or go to the British Family Fare website

Young People

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 Free Summer Family Fun Sessions  Funded by Westerham Town Council. Thursday mornings - 10.30am-1.30pm. King George’s Playing Field. Go to Town Council page for details

 

Could you be the next West Kent apprentice? Come along to our apprentice awareness day on 7 August 2014 at our head office in Sevenoaks, and we will tell you why you should choose West Kent. You will be able to speak to the right People. Click here for Open Day Poster .

 

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4 to 11 years has a Mythical Maze theme and is already underway at Westerham Library. To see more on the local news page. Summer Reading Challenge. Children’s Crafts at Westerham Library Friday 1st & 8th August 10am to midday. Visit or call the library on 01959 562326 for full details or see www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk.

 

WESTERHAM’S community came out in force to support Churchill Primary School’s summer fete and fund new computing equipment. Read more in this Sevenoaks Chronicle article

 

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 Lionesses! Brand new ladies U16 Football team recruiting NOW for September start of season - to train Wednesdays 5.20pm - 6.20pm on Kind George's Field. All levels welcome Call the Coach on 07956 782555 to register interest

 

Why not give BOWLS a try this summer?  You’ll find us in the corner of King George V Playing Fields. Club Secretary Anne Farley 01959 565106 01959 565106 More information on Local News Page

 

Fortitude Academy offers Taekwondo classes in Westerham Hall. If you would like to try Taekwondo and see all the benefits that you can gain from it then feel free to sign up for our months free unlimited taekwondo classes . Go to Fortitude Academy website for more information or Children and Young People Page.

National Trust

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 Chartwell House, Emmetts Garden and Quebec House all open on Saturday 1 March. 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

 

 

Business Matters

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See Town Council page.

 

For Westerham Town Council  Monthly Newsletters Click here.


Westerham BNI, a local business network, meets at Parkwood Golf Club on Thursdays at 6.30pm. For more information go to the BNI website

 

London Airspace Change – Gatwick Local Area Consultation Gatwick Airport Limited has opened a second period of consultation on options for changes to flight paths around Gatwick Airport. This will run from 23rd May until 14th August 2014. Click to view Consultation Document  


This is to remind you that the following Flood Support grants are still available: Business Flood Support Scheme; The Repair and Renew Grant. See Town Council page. For more information click here for the Sevenoaks District website:

 

Kent Community Warden Service (KCWS) provides a public facing, frontline service for the residents of Kent. Read the Westerham AGM 2014 report

 

Westerham/Sevenoaks In Bloom. We've teamed up with Coolings Nurseries in Knockholt to launch the District's first In Bloom competition. Residents, businesses and community groups can enter the competition whether they are gardening experts or novices. The competition is free to enter. Go to Town Council page for details and how to enter.

 

Sevenoaks District Council clear recycling sacks & brown garden waste sacks can be bought at ‘The Light Brigade’, 1&2 Hortons Way, Westerham. Go to Town Council page for details

 

Gatwick second runway consultation to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think. Gatwick iis a potential location for the next runway in the UK. Click here to view Consultation Document and full details

 

Superfast Broadband. Most of our cabinets are now live, although exchange work is still ongoing. Shop around for ISPs - it is very nearly working!  Go to Broadband Page for details 

   

Clubs & Societies

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Westerham Local Vocals won The Battle of the Choirs at Tentertainment on July 4th. Read more on Local News page

 Westerham Art Group - August Bank Holiday Exhibition is in the John Fryth room at St May's Church Saturday 22nd August 10.00am--6.00pm Sunday 23rd August Noon -- 6.00pm Monday 24th August 10.00am--5.00pm We look forward to seeing all our visitors again. See Local News for more.

The Westerham Horticultural Society, as part of Westerham's commemoration of WW1, has given every school child at Churchill Primary a packet of Flanders Poppy seeds.
Our Autumn Show is on Saturday 13th September.
On Sunday 26th October we are having our first Fungal Foray! Go to Local News for full details.

 

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

 

Westerham Fine Arts Society "The Shakers: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts". Wednesday 3rd September 2014 7.30 for 8pm Westerham Hall. John Ericson tells the extraordinary story of the Shakers.  

For report on the visit to Strawberry Hill House  see the Local News page.  Click here for 2014 programme 

  

The Westerham Society More information on  Local News page. Click here for website and future events.

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.

Westerham Theatre Club. Go to Local News for  latest report. Check out our outings on the Westerham Theatre Club website

 

Westerham U3A  Local News page for more or U3A Calendar

View Chartwell Branch TCCUK News 32 and see Local News

 


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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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Louise Brooker, who runs Louise Makes Cakes in Westerham, has become an internet sensation. Her tutorials have been viewed more than a million times online. She says traditional cookery books could be a thing of the past. Read more at Sevenoaks Chronicle article.

The Shakers: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts".Wednesday  3rd September 2014
7.30 for 8p.m. Westerham Hall.
John Ericsontells the extraordinary story of the Shakers.