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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)

Read more about our projects, including DPD Moorhouse plan here

What’s On

Latest News

  • ‘Which Way Westerham?’

    Consultation in Westerham Hall. Thursday 26th January 3pm – 7pm; Friday 27th January 9am – 1pm; Saturday 28th January 10am – 2pm

    Consultation with Squerryes Estate which has been a major landowner and part of the Westerham community for the last 285 years. Read More

  • The Second Fleapit UK Independent Film Festival

    February 3rd – February 5th

    Welcome to the Second Fleapit UK Independent Film Festival, and a unique opportunity to catch up with a diverse selection of films that slipped through the distribution net. For line up and ticket booking.Read More

Quick look…


Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 29th January 11.00am in Shoreham (Kent) station car park. A gentle stroll around the Shoreham area. At the end we will have refreshments at The Old George, Shoreham. Approximate distance 2 miles.Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Club

    lionNext outing is ‘Schlepping Beauty’ at the Brick Lane Theatre Wednesday 1st February 2.00pm. The Club is offering membership for the price of just £5 (£8 for a couple) to the end of 2017. Read More

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    ‘Christopher Wren and the Baroque’ on Wednesday 1st February 7.30pm in Westerham Hall.
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  • The Second Fleapit UK Independent Film Festival

    February 3rd – February 5th

    Welcome to the Second Fleapit UK Independent Film Festival, and a unique opportunity to catch up with a diverse selection of films that slipped through the distribution net. For line up and ticket booking.Read More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 6th February 10.30am  Coffee Morning in The Grasshopper on The Green, OR Thursday 9th February 2pm Open Meeting  in Westerham Hall: talk by Geoff Farrell: Pilgrims’ Way – Canterbury to Santiago   Read More

  • Westerham Society

    screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-18-36-24Talk on 10th February 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall: ‘The Roman Villa at Lullingstone’ by Rod Shelton. Read More

  • The W.I.

    w-iMeeting Wednesday 15th February 7.45pm in the Westerham Hall with a talk: ‘Lewes & Bonfire Night’- Andy Thomas

  • Fleapit Cinema

    Friday 17th February 7.30pm ‘Aguirre The Wrath of God’ in Westerham Hall. Non members £4.50 on the door. 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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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


  • Welcome to Churchill’s Arts Café

    Situated on the south east corner of The Green, Churchill’s Arts Café is a Gallery, come and visit the genuine Dalek! Join in with one of the interactive experiences as well: Read More

  • ‘Which Way Westerham?’

    Consultation in Westerham Hall. Thursday 26th January 3pm – 7pm; Friday 27th January 9am – 1pm; Saturday 28th January 10am – 2pm

    Consultation with Squerryes Estate which has been a major landowner and part of the Westerham community for the last 285 years. Read More

  • Welcome back to Westerham, Westerham Brewery!

    shop_cgi_1Our Tap Room & Shop at Westerham Valley, on Beggars Lane is now open! Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm (subject to change without notice)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 seasonal treats, tinned fruit, cereals, biscuits, any tinned goods (not tomatoes!), household cleaning products. 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 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. Visit the new winter exhibition, Child of the Commons 12th November – 19th February which is full of discovery 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