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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’!

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BluebellsBeating the Bounds of Westerham Sunday 1st May from 8am. The Westerham Society is delighted to invite families, groups, friends and visitors to join the residents of Westerham in checking our boundaries are still in place! Take the 246 bus opposite The Green, at 25 past each hour, and get off at The Avenue, to walk the family section, BBQ on The Green from 12.30pm, Maypole Dancing from Churchill School 1pm and 3pm.  Download route cards and read more.


Punch & JudyRotary Fair Saturday May 14th 10am – 3.30pm on The Green. The Dignity Fairground Organ, Sea Cadets Band and Simpletones duo set just the right musical background for our homespun event, and as ever the Phoenix Sahar Bellydancers will gather a crowd. With the Slide and Rotary Games, Hook-a-duck and Punch and Judy and other attractions on the stalls, the kids will have fun and it will be a lovely traditional Fair on The Green. Read more here.

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Alison BurtAlison Burt: It is with great sadness that the Westerham Town Partnership reports the death of Alison, after a short battle with cancer. A much valued stalwart of this website, you will be greatly missed Alison, R.I.P. The family thanks everyone, and requests that any donations made in memory of Alison’s life be to support the wonderful work of the Hospice in The Weald. Donate on-line here .


winniesWinnies Pre-School Petition to save it from closure, announced for the end of the Summer Term. Sign here


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!
* 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

 


westerham rocksWesterham Rocks Saturday 2nd July at the Kings Arms 1pm – late. In its 11th year, Westerham Rocks features the best local Rock Soul Funk and reggae bands. Tickets £20 (Under 12s £15 – no Under 5s please) from The Kings Arms 01959 562990.


Read our Town PartnershipTown Council page. Read Council Newsletters.
Sevenoaks District Freedom Programme – Support group for women to break the cycle of domestic violence. Read More.
Wheels to Work – low cost moped loan scheme. Read More
Westerham Town Partnership Next meeting 12th May 6pm Council Offices. Read minutes of last meeting here.
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. Read more… Have your say: Take survey.
Westerham Valley Railway – Find out about the Disused Railway Stations
Problems on King George’s Field – If you see anything untoward  please call the Police on 101 and let the Council know. More info…


Churches


Churches


St Mary’s Church Ascension Day: Thursday 5th May 11.30am. Choral Communion Service. Readings: Daniel 7.9-14 Acts 1.1-11* Luke 24.44-end Psalm 47 The Bishop of Rochester will be in Westerham on Saturday 4th June. There will be a Morning Prayer service at 10.00am before he visits the town.  Read Newsletter


Catholic Herald v2St John the Baptist Catholic Church: Walk of Witness Sunday 29th May 3pm.


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


Sport
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Netball Fun adult netball sessions in May and June at Churchill Primary School, Westerham organised by the Knole Sports Partnership. 18 May, 25 May, 8 June 15 June 6.30 to 7.30pm £1 per session.


Spring into Fitness

Spring into fitness logoWith spring around the corner, Westerham U3A is launching an initiative to get people out and about and active.  Spring into fitness is an open invitation to anyone who’d like to join the U3A and who wants to increase their fitness to take part in a series of activities – indoor and out. More about the Westerham U3A


wolfe‘Wolfe of Westerham’ Sunday 3rd July Westerham Cycling Club, Westerham Cyclery and Squerryes Estate present a Cycling Sportive comprising a 75 or 44 mile ride. Kids’ Go-Ride racing event and mountain bike trail , with music refreshments and entertainment at Squerryes Court. Read more…


National Trust


National Trust Properties – Winter Events – ChartwellQuebec House, Emmetts



Fundraising & Social Events
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Fundraising & Social Events


Sports Association Open Day Sunday 29th May 12 – 4pm Stalls, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Charity Dog Show, Music from Sam Bushell, Randy & The Rockets and Biggin Hillbillies.


Vintage carsVintage Car Show & Hill Climb Demonstration, Sunday 15 May 10 – 4pm See vintage cars, speak to the owners and step back into the golden era of motoring at a classic car show. Entry £3 (under 3s free) or £10 per family. Vintage car owners can pay £10 to exhibit and £3 to take part in the Hill Climb, payable on the day. Raising funds for the Friends of Valence. Read more and reserve tickets in advance

 


“Saints & Sinners” Saturday June 4th 7.30pm After their marvellous and innovative Messiah last year Merry Opera is back! This time they are presenting us with “Saints and Sinners”, which will contain Saintly Snatches from classic church music, Fickle Fragments from favourite operas, and Mischievous Moments from songs of the 20s & 30s and sometimes earlier. Tickets £15 or £12 from The Cyclery or Online (code MEM16 to get the Member’s discount).


Come Fly With Us“Come Fly With Us” Saturday July 9th from 5.30pm. Bring a picnic, enjoy a band and watch a Spitfire display – at a unique event being held in Westerham. Tickets bought in advance £17 read more here


Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies
Westerham Local Vocals will be performing at Beating of the Bounds Read more…
Westerham Fine Arts – Website.
Westerham Theatre Club welcomes new members. Read More.
Westerham Darenth WI – In this WI centenary year they would like to welcome even more new members. Read more… New Programme. More members needed, see Local News.
Westerham Horticultural SocietyWebsite. Read Newsletter..
Royal British LegionLocal News page.
Westerham Society Upcoming events calendar.
Westerham Ramblers Walks on our website.
Knit ‘N Natter Ladies are knitting jungle animal hand puppets Read More


Young People
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Young People


winniesWinnies Pre-School to close at the end of the summer term Read More


Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 08.18.02Coffee Mornings run by pupils of Valence School. Thursdays 12th and 19th May and 9th and 16th June. Westerham Hall 10 – 11.30am. Wonderful homemade cupcakes and cookies for sale.


Westerham Junior FC – The U8s are recruiting for next season u9s for team playing Saturday football. Current year three, please contact 07904 435 628. Our u9s for next season are looking for sponsors, lovely set up, we will advertise your company.
Musical Bumps! ‘A little frog in a pond am I, hippety hippety hop!’ Westerham 9.15am. 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…


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