The Website of the Westerham Town Partnership

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 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 here

What’s On

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Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Ramblers

    Walk – Sunday 20th August 10.30am meet at Biggin Hill Recreation Ground

     

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  • Chess Club

    Tuesday 22nd August 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

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 25th August 11.30am – 1.30pm in Westerham Hall. A delicious two course lunch on the last Friday of every month Read More

  • Westerham Art Group

    Summer Exhibition Saturday 26th 10am – 6pm; Sunday 27th August 12 – 6pm & Monday 28th August 10am – 5pm in the John Fryth Room adjacent to St Mary’s Church. Free admission.

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  • Westerham Theatre Club

    Next outing is ’42nd Street’ at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Wednesday 30th August 2.30pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)Read More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 4th September 10.30am  Coffee Morning in The Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 14th September 2pm in Westerham Hall, talk by John Halligan ‘Samuel Pepys’  Read More

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    Wednesday 6th September 8pm in Westerham Hall talk by Brian Stater “Great Photos of the 20th Century”Read More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 8th September 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 Society

    “The Queen’s Jewels” Talk by David Thomas Friday 15th September 7.30pm in Westerham HallRead More

  • Horticultural Society

    Autumn Show Saturday 16th September from 8am at Churchill School
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  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 20th September 7.30pm in the Westerham Hall. Harvest SupperRead 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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  • 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


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


  • Public Meeting – Westerham Town Council

    Wednesday 13th September 7.30pm at Churchill School ‘Keeping You Informed’ Public Meeting by Westerham Town CouncilRead More

  • ‘The Local Plan’ – Issues and Options Consultation by SDC

    Residents in the Sevenoaks District are being urged to have their say on a new Local Plan which will help guide what can be built and what should be protected in the District up until 2035, in what is called the Issues and Options consultation. Read More

  • Public Toilets Consultation

    For many years there have been public toilets on Fullers Hill in Westerham. Please help the Council to assess the public’s views on this issueRead More

  • ‘Which Way Westerham?’

    The online platform for ‘Which way Westerham?’ Room 5 for the July 2017 planning submission to SDC for Inclusion regarding the New Local Plan Issues and Options 

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  • 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 PCC are still seeking someone willing to serve on the Governing Body at our church school. Read More

  • Westerham’s Foodbank

    food-bankParticularly needed at this time are tinned fruit, cereals, biscuits, any tinned goods including meat or fish (not tomatoes or soup!), household cleaning products, loo rolls. Read More

  • Westerham Library

    Browse books, join a group, view the displays, use the computers, wifi and printersRead More

  • Linden Homes Development

    Parking at the Madan Road/London Road Junction

    The Town Council has been receiving a high number of complaints from residents regarding obstructive parking at the junction of Madan Road/London Road. Read More

  • Café Church Costa

    Sunday 27th August, 5.15p.m. Café Church is a monthly service held at Costa Coffee, The Green. An informal time of worship suitable for all ages

  • 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

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



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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Young People
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Young People


  • Churchill School Governor Recruitment

    The PCC are still seeking someone willing to serve on the Governing Body at our church school. 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

  • Summer FunFest for 10 – 14 year olds

    Monday 21st August Westerham Hall 10am-2pm Come Dine with Us! Have fun cooking a meal for others to taste 2.30-pm – 5pm Drama WorkshopRead 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


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