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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)

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What’s On

Latest News

  • Westerham Rocks

    Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June doors open 6pm at The Kings Arms Hotel. Tickets £15 at the Westerham Rocks Facebook page or the Kings Arms. Join us for the 13th annual festival held over two days. Friday night kicks off at 6pm with local original folk rockers The Brereton’s , followed by Tributes to AC/DC and then U2.

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 28th June 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

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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies


  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 28th June 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

  • Westerham Ramblers – 70s saunter

    Sunday 30th June 11.15am. We meet at Biggin Hill Recreation Ground (click here for directions). A gentle walk from Biggin Hill recreation ground past FOAL farm on to The Aperfield Inn where we will take refreshments. Slightly shorter route back. No hills. No Stiles. Just under 3 Miles in total.

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  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 1st July 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 12th July 2pm AGM and Talk by Margaret Watson: The Harp. You are assured of a warm reception at our OMs – non-members are welcome on up to three occasions. There is no charge, but a voluntary donation of £1 is requested for tea/coffee and cake OR       
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  • Westerham Society Canada Day Members’ Social

    Monday 1st July 6.00pm in Quebec House  Following the successful garden party last year we are pleased to invite Members to another evening social. The Quebec House garden will be open to the Society between 6.00 and 9.00 pm. This will be a ticket only event with canapés and drinks served during the evening, but tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.

    Read more about the Westerham Society here

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society

    Wednesday 3rd July 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. ‘The Role of the Royal Mistress in History’ The power and influence of the RoyalFavourites through the ages, given by Caroline Rayman who makes a welcome return to Westerham.  She will discuss the importance of these ladies and their influence on the political and social life of the times which is often portrayed in the paintings that they inspired.Read More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 12th July 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

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 17th July 7.30pm Talk ‘Simple Flower Arranging’ by Pam Cawley. We are welcoming new members!Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

    Thursday 25th July 3.00pm Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’ at The Other Palace Theatre. If you’d like to join  the mailing list, 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 Local Vocals

    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… Read more here

  • 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

  • Tuesday Club

    Tuesday 2nd July 2.30pm in Westerham Hall. Bingo and Social Club for senior citizens. Run by local people for the benefit of local people. All are welcome to attend whether you just want to turn up, meet others and play or get involved and help keep this great club going. For more information come along to the hall any Tuesday afternoon. Read More


Community

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Community


  • Hearing Aid Clinic

    Wednesday 19th June 10 – 11.30am Normally 3rd Wednesday of the month (excluding August) at Council Chamber (above the Doc’s) Russell House, Market Square, WESTERHAM, Kent, TN16 1RB.Read More

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council heard Planning Application No. 2018/1792 for a DPD Parcel Depot on 7th March 7.30pm which was refused. 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

  • 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

    Westerham Food Bank Appeal: Update May 2019: You may have seen in the press recently that pressure on Food Banks is growing and in Westerham we have seen a significant increase in clients referred to us over the past few months. 

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  • 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 lead by the Congregational Church, see their website for dates and times

  • 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

  • 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

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


  • Westerham Rocks

    Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June doors open 6pm at The Kings Arms Hotel. Tickets £15 at the Westerham Rocks Facebook page or the Kings Arms. Join us for the 13th annual festival held over two days. Friday night kicks off at 6pm with local original folk rockers The Brereton’s , followed by Tributes to AC/DC and then U2.

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 2nd July 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Tuesday Club

    Tuesday 2nd July 2.30pm in Westerham Hall. Bingo and Social Club for senior citizens. Run by local people for the benefit of local people. All are welcome to attend whether you just want to turn up, meet others and play or get involved and help keep this great club going. For more information come along to the hall any Tuesday afternoon. Read More

  • Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

    Thursday 4th July 7 – 9pm at The Council Offices (above the Dr’s) The Police will be in attendance and the Neighbourhood Watch scheme. You are all welcome to the Youth and Community meeting but this meeting will be specific to the issues you talk about and has been set up as a result of all the recent issues. 

  • Westerham Brocante by Vanity Fairs

    Friday 5th July 10am – 5pm in the Kings Arms Hotel. A true French-style Flea market! Supporting MacMillan Cancer Support, monthly on the first Friday of the each month. For more information contact Allen Hartley at Vanity Fairs 01959 563041 07787 656037 www.vanityfairs.co.uk/be-a-stall-holder FB @westerhambrocante

  • Tea at Three

    Saturday 6th July 3pm at Church Gate, on The Green (next to the Church) Cream teas and the U3A Ukulele group musical entertainment in aid of The Hospice in the Weald. £5 on the door

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  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 19th July 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Eureka Open Garden for NGS

    Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st July, 3rd & 4th August, 24th & 25th August 11 – 4pm Suzanne & Gordon Wright are again opening their garden for charity as part of the National Gardens’ Scheme.
    Adults £5 children FREE.
     

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  • Tina Turner Tribute in aid of NSPCC

    Saturday 20th July 7.30pm in Westerham. Tickets £30 which includes a voluntary donation of £10 to help raise funds for the NSPCC. Includes hog roast and BBQ. Cash Bar and Raffle. To apply for tickets email info@visitwesterham.org.uk

  • Race Night

    Friday 26th July 7.30pm at the Westerham Club. Come and have some fun. Race night in aid of Brain Tumour Charity.

  • Family Fun Session

    Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd August 10.30am – 1pm on King George’s Field. There will be inflatable fun and a National Trust raft table, as well as Magician (1st) Face Painting (8th) African Drumming (15th) and Additional Play Activities (22nd) If the weather is wet, sessions will be held in the Sports Association. No need to book, just turn up. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Event sponsored by the Town Council

     

  • Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

    Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August at Biggin Hill Airport. We are delighted to welcome the return to the 2019 Biggin Hill Festival of Flight the Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team with Flight Lieutenant Jim Peterson in the cockpit, flying one of the most advance fighters in the world. This year the team also have a Biggin Hill connection with their team manager Flying Officer Steve Inch. Steve is a former member of our operations team here at Biggin and went on to win the Nick Davidson Flying Scholarship, before being excepted into the RAF. Read More

  • Scouts Tea Stall

    Sundays 2 – 5pm on Hosey Hill until end July (weather permitting).  Selling teas, coffee, cakes etc. Drop by and support the local Scouts!

  • Christmas Fair at the Grasshopper Inn Moorhouse

    Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November Preview drinks reception and opportunity to shop on Tuesday 5th November before the main day of the Fair on Wednesday 6th. Invitations will be mailed out in the Autumn


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

    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

  • Scouts Tea Stall

    Sundays 2 – 5pm on Hosey Hill until end July (weather permitting).  Selling teas, coffee, cakes etc. Drop by and support the local Scouts!


babyBaby Bounce & Rhyme 9.30 – 10am every Thursday in The Library We need a volunteer to host this.  Please contact the library for more information on Westerhamlibrary@kent.gov.uk .


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 James DeVilliers’ baptism, today at 12.15pm. Plus a reminder about signing up to Easyfundraising to help raise money for St Mary’s when you shop online over the summer – it’s free to you! And finally, a link to Pat Blanchard’s latest newsletter, giving details of recent developments and events in the Peruvian church community and elsewhere. Read the full newsletter here

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  • Congregational Church

    congegational

    Westerham Evangelical Congregational Church is an established non-conformist Baptist Church in the centre of Westerham.  The Pastor, Phil Sutton, has been the minister since 2008, following his retirement after 34 years with Kent Police.Read More

  • 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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