Welcome to Westerham
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'!
Thank you to all our generous supporters, Patrons and Sponsors and Gerald Brook of Curry Wood Nurseries, Halstead for supplying and maintaining the baskets throughout the season
Supper, talk and music. Friday 3rd October 7.30pm "Tales from the America’s Cup" in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. View Flyer for more information.
St Mary’s Heritage Trust
Race Night... as you’ve never experienced before with not a video or film in sight! Saturday 11th October Westerham Hall Doors open 6.45pm: first race 7.20pm Come and bring your friends! Tables for 6 or 8 available Ticket price £12 (includes meal!). FULLY BOOKED! View Flyer. or see Future Events you may like to come to.
Hospice in the Weald
Come along to see the comedy Halloween Film “Young Frankenstein”. Friday 31st October at Westerham Hall. Door and bar open 6.45pm for 7.30pm performance. Tickets £15 (includes a hot supper) from Entre Nous in the Market Square. Contact: Lee Phillips 01959 564712 for more details. View POSTER.
Road Closure 16 Sept - Westerham Road (from Church Road to Beggars Lane) 5 nights 9pm to 6am More info
The Westerham & Crockham Hill Community Play has been shortlisted for the Sevenoaks Chronicle 'Heart of the Community' awards. The script has now been commissioned, and you can find out all about plans on www.westerhamcommunityplay.com. Please support us with your vote! Go to the Community Play Page for details and how to vote. Our Code is 1075.
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
The next Farmers Market is on Sunday 21st September. Go to Farmers Market page for more.
Welcome to all the new Clubs and Businesses
Slimming World is coming to Westerham on Wednesday 10th September at Churchill Primary school at 7.30 pm. If you want to lose weight the easy way come along and join me, Heidi. Special offer in Woman Magazine out on 2nd September to join for just £5!
Class Barbers is under new management - cuts, restyling, tradition straight razor shaving, hot towel treatments and head massage. 07789 750573. Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm Late night Thursday opening until 7.00pm Saturday 8.30 - 7.00pm
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
Counselling with Rob Brown. We all have times when life feels too painful, when we feel it’s hard to cope and we need to find another way forward. At such times people find counselling is an invaluable support. Mobile 07910 656350. For more Click here
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
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St Mary’s Heritage Trust Race Night... as you’ve never experienced before with not a video or film in sight! Saturday 11th October Westerham Hall Doors open 6.45pm: first race 7.20pm Come and bring your friends! Tables for 6 or 8 available Ticket price £12 (includes meal!). View Flyer
Support the Hospice in the Weald by coming along to see the comedy Halloween Film “Young Frankenstein”. Friday 31st October at Westerham Hall. Door and bar open 6.45pm for 7.30pm performance. Tickets £15 (includes a hot supper) from Entre Nous in the Market Square. Contact: Lee Phillips 01959 564712 for more details. View POSTER.
The Westerham Society are pleased to confirm that a Concert by the London Welsh Male Voice Choir will be held in St Mary's Church on the evening of 15th November. Music, poetry and prose in St Mary’s church to reflect on life at the start of the First World War. Tickets will be available from September but please make a note for your diaries. More information on Local News page.
British Family Fair. Click here for Pictures.
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Parenting course Run by Kay Worth, at the John Fryth room, for all parents of children aged 2 to 10 years old. The course runs for 5 weeks, for 2 hours per week, £50 per participant. 24 Sept - 22 Oct Call Kay on 07808 586307 for more information, or to book your place. Please see Kay's facebook page, Parenting courses with Kay Worth.
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.
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A Drive Down Memory Lane. Car photography exhibition at Chartwell from Monday 13 October to Sunday 26 October, 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). Free to members and visitors with House or Garden admission tickets. See Press ReleaseChartwell Website. Click for 2014 Events
Emmetts Gardens Website Click for 2014 Events
Quebec House Website Click for 2014 Events
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For Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletters Click here.
Churchill CE Primary School need a Playworker for the After School Club (Mon-Wed). Click here for more information
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.
Westerham Library. Visit the exhibition ‘Westerham and the Great War’
COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH We are looking to recruit more speed watch volunteers for Westerham. All volunteers undergo training by Kent Police which lasts about 1.5 hours. If we have enough interest then training can be carried out at a Westerham venue. Click for more information
Westerham BNI, a local business network, meets at Parkwood Golf Club on Thursdays at 6.30pm. For more information go to the BNI website
Superfast Broadband. Go to Broadband Page for details
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Westerham Fine Arts Society "The Lindisfarne Gospel: from a practitioner's point of view". Patricia Lovett , calligrapher & illuminator: she will focus on the book, show how it was written and look at some of the conundrums the manuscript presents. Wednesday 1st October 2014. 7.30 for 8p.m. Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue Westerham TN16 1HH Free to members £4 non-members. See the Local News page. Click here for 2014 programme
Westerham Art Group had a very successful 29th August Bank Holiday Exhibition. with many visitors and almost perfect weather. Full report on Local News page
Westerham Theatre Club was privileged to visit the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks in August to witness a certain star of the future. Westerham's Jill Tookey, MBE, founder and artistic director of the National Youth Ballet was featured on BBC news as protege Drew McOnie, also supported by Matthew Bourne, premiered his Little Red Riding Hood.See. Local News
Westerham and Crockham Hill Community Play Go to our website to get involved. Read the first Newsletter
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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. Sunday 7th September we are also entering a team into the circuit of Kent http://www.kentcyclosportive.co.uk/ which is an 80km sportive organised by the Rotary Club of Sevenoaks.
Homestay accommodation in Westerham
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.
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.