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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! First 3 hours free in the Darent Carpark, and all day town-wide on Sundays. Charges frozen for 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 Society

    Talk: ‘Westerham, The Way Forward’ on 24th March 7.30 for 8.00pm, following the AGM at 7pm, at Westerham Hall: a presentation and discussion by Henry Warde. Read More

  • Chess Club

    Tuesday 28th March 8pm at “The Grasshopper on the Green” in Westerham. An informal club where you can come along and enjoy a game of chess and a drink in a pleasant atmosphere. Read More

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Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Society

    Talk: ‘Westerham, The Way Forward’ on 24th March 7.30 for 8.00pm, following the AGM at 7pm, at Westerham Hall: a presentation and discussion by Henry Warde. Read More

  • WADS AGM

    Tuesday 27th March 7.45pm for 8pm start in Westerham Hall. This is a short meeting required by our constitution. The AGM is open to all, though only current Members over 18 are eligible to vote.

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  • Chess Club

    Tuesday 28th March 8pm at “The Grasshopper on the Green” in Westerham. An informal club where you can come along and enjoy a game of chess and a drink in a pleasant atmosphere. Read More

  • Fleapit Cinema

    Friday 31st March 7.30pm ‘Harvey’ in Westerham Hall. Non members pay on the door. Read More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 3rd April 10.30am  Coffee Morning in The Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 13th April 2pm Open Meeting in Westerham Hall: talk by Tina Rhoda: Volunteering in Malawi  Read More

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    ‘Les Parisiennes’ Wednesday 5th April  7.30pm in Westerham Hall.Read More

  • Horticultural Society

    Easter themed Craft Stall Saturday 8th April 3pm on The Green, as part of Alice’s Eggscellent Adventure Trail
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  • Westerham Theatre Club

    Next outing is ‘An American in Paris’ at the Dominion Theatre Wednesday 12th April 2.00pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 (£8 for a couple)Read More

  • The W.I.

    w-iMeeting Wednesday 19th April 7.45pm in the Westerham Hall with a talk: ‘It Could be Verse’ – Ann Lovelace.Read More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 12th May 11am – 2pm 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! No need to book.Read More

  • 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…
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  • 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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  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 26th March 70s saunter at 11.00am Gentle walk round the Chart. Approximate distance 2½ miles. We will take refreshments at the Carpenters Arms at the end of the walk.
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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


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


Community
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Community


  • Kate’s Collections – welcome!

    The spring collections of newly opened Kate’s Collection, at No 3 The Green,  are an eclectic mix of wearable clothing aimed at stylish women of all ages. Read More

  • Kent & Surrey Aesthetics – welcome!

    Moving into 4 The Grange, is Kent and Surrey Aesthetics which is a medical clinic that offers treatments for the skin, face and body, to reshape, rejuvenate and correct any problems. 

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  • Free Flood Warden training session

    Saturday 18 March from 9am to 11.30am in Shoreham Village Hall. Residents in Westerham who live close to the River Darent are being urged to attend this flood warden training, so they can help their community in the event of flooding.Read More

  • Street Food at the Westerham Brewery Tap Room & Shop!

    shop_cgi_1Our Tap Room & Shop at Westerham Valley, on Beggars Lane is now open! Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Pizzas at the Brewery (take away available) every Friday starting Friday March 24th 4.30 – 8.30pm from Pizza Federicci

    Burgers at the Brewery (take away available) every Saturday from April 1st 4.30 – 8.30pm, from Taftugs BurgersRead More

  • Defibrillator Training

    Saturday 25 March from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Sevenoaks District Council offices on Argyle Road, Sevenoaks. Sevenoaks District residents will have the chance to learn life-saving skills for free with a session giving defibrillator and first aid training.

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  • Café Church Costa

    Sunday 29th March, 5.15p.m. Café Church is a monthly service held at Costa Coffee, The Green. An informal time of worship suitable for all ages

  • Annual Town Meeting

    Wednesday 10th May from 7.30pm at Churchill School. Free Event for all residents!Read More

  • 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

  • ‘Which Way Westerham?’

    Consultation on-line The draft report is now available and comments would be very welcome. Please help shape the future of Westerham by having your say on-line ….Read More

  • Westerham Schools Reunion

    Saturday 13th May 10.30am ’til late in the Bowls Club

  • Live! On The Green

    Saturdays 22nd July, 19th August, 16th September on Westerham Green 4 – 9pm Join Hobo and the Hippies and their invited guests to enjoy a chilled fusion of music. Read 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 tinned fruit, cereals, biscuits, any tinned goods (not tomatoes!), household cleaning products. 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 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. 


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



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 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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Young People
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Young People



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 Hall on Fridays Toddlers: 9.30am Babies: 10.30am. 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.


Visit Kent

Discover the Garden of England

Westerham Town Council

Westerham Society