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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

  • Festival of Christmas Trees

    Thursday 29th November – Sunday 9th December at St Mary’s Church on The Green. A true Community event, individuals, local businesses, clubs, societies, school and many others contribute elegantly, quirkily or entertainingly decorated trees which transform St Mary’s into a veritable Christmas grotto.  If you’d like to display a tree click here for details.Read More

  • Carols On The Green

    Sunday 9th December 5pm Christmas in Westerham wouldn’t be the same without singing traditional carols on The Green, accompanied by Orpington Brass Band.Read More

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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 9th December 10.30am We Meet At: Outside The Woodman, Farnborough (click here for directions)  Approximately 5½ miles to Green St Green and back. Some steepish hills. Large section of the walk through High Elms country park. Refreshments to be taken in Green St Green at The Rose and Crown.

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  • Westerham Fine Arts Society

    Wednesday 12th December – (2nd Wednesday) ‘A History of Christmas Traditions’ Talk given by Imogen Corrigan
    What’s behind the Wassail and why do we kiss under the mistletoe and let loose women into York at Christmas?
    Every family hones its own traditions – but mainly they are built on as central theme.  How did the pantomime develop and how a few carollers sent out coded messages.
    ​All will become clear!
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  • Fleapit Cinema

    Friday 14th December 7.30 for 8pm  at Westerham Hall: ”The Producers’ Hard to believe but Mel Brooks most gloriously irreverent comedy is celebrating its bicentenary in 2018 and we will be gleefully screening a newly restored version. Members’ guests £5 on the door. Read More

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 19th December 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. Christmas PartyRead More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 14th December 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! Book a place by ringing Westerham Town Council 01959 562147Read More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 7th January 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 10th January 2pm Open Meeting in Westerham Hall – talk by Mary Smith – ‘A schoolgirl’s war’ 

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  • Westerham Society Talk

    Friday 11th January 7.30pm at Westerham Hall. A presentation by Sara Howe, who runs Bradbourne Carriage Driving Centre in Sevenoaks. She has been a top international carriage driver since 2003, representing Great Britain as a team member in 7 World Championships and is a bronze medal winner. This is an opportunity to hear about the history and drama of the sport. Non members £5 on the doorRead More

  • Westerham Local Vocals

    Spring terms starts Wednesday 16th January 8pm in the John Fryth Room. 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

    Spring Term starts Monday 21st January 2pm in the Council Chamber. Some of our recent topics have included a Flowers in Watercolour workshop; a still life demo by Fiona Hooper; a Rainy Day; Path through the Woods; Butterflies and Dragonflies; Angels for the WAG Christmas Tree; Life Drawing; Coloured Glass and Hands.

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  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 25th January 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 Theatre Goers Club

    Tuesday 26th February 2pm Next outing is ‘Mother Ghoosed’ Adult Panto at The Brick Lane Music Hall. Tickets £52 including Coach from Darent Car Park at 12.00pm (expected back 6.45pm) AND Full Afternoon Tea, served at the restaurant style tables. The most fun-packed show in London starring all your Brick Lane Music Hall favourites!

     We still have a couple of tickets left for the coach. If you’d like to join us, 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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  • 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


Community

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Community


  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has received Planning Application No. 2018/1792 for a DPD Parcel Depot. You can comment up to Planning meeting on 13th Dec. 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

  • Hearing Aid Clinic

    Normally 3rd Wednesday of the month 10 – 11.30am at Westerham Town Council – Council Room, Russell House, Market Square, WESTERHAM, Kent, TN16 1RB.Read More

  • Citizens’ Advice

    Wednesdays 10am – 1pm (drop in and by appointment). In Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue.  Tel: 03000 422888

  • 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

    As we approach the long summer holidays (when we remain open) we are trying to build up our stocks . We always need tea, coffee, squash, pasta sauces, tomato ketchup, laundry and cleaning products and cooking oil, Smaller packs/jars are very useful—but anything you can spare is gratefully received. Thank you!’

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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, dates in the autumn tba

  • 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

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


  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has received Planning Application No. 2018/1792 for a DPD Parcel Depot. You can comment up to Planning meeting on 13th Dec. More details and comments here

  • Festival of Christmas Trees

    Thursday 29th November – Sunday 9th December at St Mary’s Church on The Green. A true Community event, individuals, local businesses, clubs, societies, school and many others contribute elegantly, quirkily or entertainingly decorated trees which transform St Mary’s into a veritable Christmas grotto.  If you’d like to display a tree click here for details.Read More

  • Carols On The Green

    Sunday 9th December 5pm Christmas in Westerham wouldn’t be the same without singing traditional carols on The Green, accompanied by Orpington Brass Band.Read More

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 11th December 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 21st December 11am – 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Christmas 2018 Church Services

    Monday 24th December 11.30pm Midnight Communion Service at St Mary’s; Midnight Mass at St John The Baptist Catholic Church

    Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) 10.30am All-age Family Service with Communion at St Mary’s Church 

    Tuesday 25th Dcember 10.30 a.m. Family Service at the Congregational Church.

    Tuesday 25th December 9:00am Mass of the Dawn; 10:30am Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at St John The Baptist Catholic Church
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  • Holiday Rubbish & Xmas Tree collection

    If there is a Bank Holiday in the week, bins will be collected the day following your normal day, so for most of Westerham, the bins will be collected on the Friday of the holiday weeks. During January, the Council will also collect any real tree with a trunk of up to 90mm (3.5 inches) in diameter on your normal garden waste collection day (most of Westerham is the 2nd and 4th Thursday)Read More


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 in 2018 we also have an u14s and u10s team. 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!

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Young People

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Young People


  • Brownies return!

    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


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


  • 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 some of our Christmas services in the next week – not one, but two carol services today, Light Up A Life and Messy Nativity – so something to suit everyone. Plus notes from the PCC meeting on November 22nd. 

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  • Congregational Church

    congegationalCafé Costa Sunday 27th January 5.15pm An informal time of worship led by the Congregational Church, suitable for all ages, all are welcome.
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  • St John The Baptist Catholic Church

    catholica-churchSee more at Westerham Catholic website

  • Festival of Christmas Trees

    Thursday 29th November – Sunday 9th December at St Mary’s Church on The Green. A true Community event, individuals, local businesses, clubs, societies, school and many others contribute elegantly, quirkily or entertainingly decorated trees which transform St Mary’s into a veritable Christmas grotto.  If you’d like to display a tree click here for details.Read More

  • Carols On The Green

    Sunday 9th December 5pm Christmas in Westerham wouldn’t be the same without singing traditional carols on The Green, accompanied by Orpington Brass Band.Read More

  • Christmas 2018 Church Services

    Monday 24th December 11.30pm Midnight Communion Service at St Mary’s; Midnight Mass at St John The Baptist Catholic Church

    Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) 10.30am All-age Family Service with Communion at St Mary’s Church 

    Tuesday 25th Dcember 10.30 a.m. Family Service at the Congregational Church.

    Tuesday 25th December 9:00am Mass of the Dawn; 10:30am Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at St John The Baptist Catholic Church
    Read More

Café Church at Costa Coffee fourth Sunday of the month 5.15pm Informal afternoon service led by Westerham Congregational Church.


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