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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'!

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Sir Winston Churchill's statue
on The Green

 'Death of a Hero'

Marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of statesman and wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill, who lived at Chartwell, Westerham . 

Churchill died 24th January 1965
State funeral in London 30th January 1965.  See more.

Park ViewChurchill the man: Following Sir Winston’s death on January 24 1965, his chauffeur to and from Chartwell for over forty years Frank ‘Joe’ Jenner appeared in the January 29th Evening Standard in an article titled ‘All of Us’

“Under that bluff manner, there was the greatest kindness and sympathy for people” said Mr Jenner “I like to remember Sir Winston not for the great things he did for the world and all of us during the war, but for his kindliness and thoughtfulness for ordinary people. I remember particularly some years ago when I was driving him to London and he could see that I wasn’t driving as well as usual. ‘Why these mistakes?’ he asked me. I explained to him that my little boy was seriously ill in Edenbridge Hospital. He at once told me to drop him in London and go straight back to the hospital and stay with the boy. ‘Keep me informed and make sure the little chap has anything he wants.’ When I was able to tell him that the crisis was over, I could see he was genuinely pleased to hear the news. That was typical of Sir Winston.”
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Sir Winston pictured (right) at the 1956 Gala Day with with his wife Clementine and Emma (Soames) 
Pam Myhill was the Gala Queen.

Read Sir Winston's biography on the Heritage page

Visit the exhibition at Chartwell commemorating the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. "Death of a Hero" looks at the passing and impact of the country’s greatest statesman and war time leader ahead of the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death in 2015 see Press Release. Website.

 
Westerham Town Council has commissioned a 'clean' of Sir Winston's Statue (which will be done in warmer weather)
 

Quick look....

 
The next Farmers Market  is on Sunday 15th February. Go to Farmers Market page for more.

 

 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

 

Westerham Brewery. New this year is Brewery Fresh beer and 2015 will be The Year of the Hop. Read more on Local News Page.

 

Annies Attic new workshop calendar. Go to Workshops for more details and Local News page for  more.


New Enterprises

 County Border Osteopathy at the Chartwell Apothecary, Lodge Lane. Genevieve Westoby is a registered osteopath  Monday 1.30pm - 6.30pm.  Thursday 8am - 1pm. 07711 832 614 Click for website

 

Fundraising;  Social Events 

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The Westerham Club Saturday 31st January & Saturday March 14th.  Band / Live Music - Into the Blue   - 8pm to late. Local News page for  more.

 

RNLI  Fundraising PUB  QUIZ  Grasshopper-on-the-Green, at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th February.  £10 per head,   Book with John Edwards,01959 564063 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Prize and raffle.  Good food and drink available. All information on Local News Page

 

WESTERHAM HALL ANNUAL QUIZ Friday, 27th February. Doors & Bar Open: 7.30pm. First Question: 8:00pm PROMPT. To raise funds for improvements at Westerham Hall.  £10.00 per person, including an interval supper. All information on Local News Page or ring Rita 01959 56268.  View Poster.

  

Westerham Bowling Club  is having a big fundraising push over the next 18 months in an effort to get a new Club House. Auction on Saturday 28th February 2015 see Flyer

 

Westerham, Oxted, Brasted & Crockham Hill committee for Cancer Research UK Saturday 28th February: Film Night at Westerham Hall, showing 'Genevieve' - £20 per ticket including a 2-course supper, cash bar & raffle. Full 2015 Programme of Events on Local News Page

 

Churches

The WHY Course.  Come and discover Catholic answers to the big question. A 3 part introduction to Christianity.  St John the Baptist Church during  March. View  POSTER   for full details

 

Sport

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 Westerham Cycling Club. The club is now affiliated with British Cycling. For more of what is going and read the NEWSLETTER see Local News.  Weekly ride, every  Sunday at MoorEnergy fitness club on Fullers Hill at 09:45am. .

Happy New Year 2015 from Westerham Bowling Club. For more of what is going on see Local News.

 

Young People

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Go Ride - Westerham Cycling Club has become a British Cycling accredited Go-Ride club. Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people. Interestingly 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride clubs so who knows one day Westerham could have its very own Bradley Wiggins. Please visit http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/…/article/goridest-What-is… fFor more of what is going on see Local News. Mark Brewer & Michael Craig: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 Westerham Baby Bounce and Rhyme volunteer needed to help run the club at the library See Sevenoaks Chronicle article

 

Does your little one like a boogie? New Dancing Days classes have started in Westerham Hall. Dancing Dots class at 2.15pm, for 18 months- 3 years old. Street Stripes class at 4pm for 4/5 year olds. A few spaces left, please contact Jo Andrews on Facebook to book! Thank you. http://www.dancingdays.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Matters

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to Town Council page for more. Monthly Newsletters Click here.

 

Happy New Year from Westerham Town Partnership! We've had a busy year and you can see some of our activities, plans and projects here.

 

Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletters Read January issue: The Food Bank  (read more about Westerham's Food Bank), plus Shutting the Gate on Rural Crime and The National Speed Limits - advice from the Kent Police. Domestic abuse services, free drop in centr. (For Freedom Programme see Town Council page.) 

 

KCC Library Consultation. There is a 12 week consultation on KCC’s plans to modernise its Libraries, Registration and Archives service. Register your views Online A hard copy questionnaire in an explanatory booklet is available in county libraries. Go to Town Council page for more.

 

Barley Charity Westerham Town Council invites applications for general charitable purposes for the benefit of the residents of Westerham parish.  The closing date for applications is 31st March 2015.  Please apply in writing to the Town Clerk. See more in newsletter - Click here.

 

YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU! Become a Local Councillor – Make a Difference! Elections for Town and Parish Councils take place In May 2015. See more in newsletter - Click here.

 

Kent Police: Crime Prevention Event: 25th January 11:00am-1pm at Wolfe Garage.  Mobile Police Station: Wolfe Garage 4:30 - 5:30pm on 27th January, 10th and 24th February.  Go to Town Council page for more.

 

GP Patient Survey Go the Westerham Practice website for more.

 The Airports Commission Garwick consultation closes 3rd February. Westerham Town Council is against the Gatwick second runway and has asked us to publish details of the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign which the Council supports. The GACC has published a leaflet advising the public how to respond to the consultation, which can be accessed here http://www.gacc.org.uk/the-runway-issue.php

 Kent Police: Public Engagement Events: PCSO Simon Humphreys will be at Wolfe Garage on 15th February 11:30am - 12:00noon, 22th February between 6:30pm and 7:00pm, 1st March 11:30am - 12:00noon, 22nd March between 11:30 and 12:00noon, and 29th March between 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Go to Town Council page for more.

 

Memorial Pavilion on King George V Field: Response from the consultation has been very wide ranging and imaginative. Click here for Summary of some of the most popular and achievable ideas. See also the Full Report including all the feedback. Thanks to the Westerham Town Council and the Westerham Town Partnershipwho joined forces to produce this document and who will be working together to take it forward.

Westerham residents speak out on future of shabby pavilion. Read  Sevenoaks Chronicle article

 

Clubs & Societies

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The Westerham -  Bonneval Association members will be visiting Bonneval this year from 9-12 April. Visitors will be home hosted.  See Local News for more information. Anyone interested in making the trip please contact the chairman Pamela Williamson 01959 572904 or 07799 601480. Visiter le site internet de Bonneval

 

Westerham Fine Arts Society 4th February:  “The Genius of Antonio Stradivari”. This talk by Toby Faber explores the history  & the central mystery of the violin’s legendary tone and beauty.

7.30 for 8p.m. Westerham Hall, Free to members. £4 non-members.  See the Local News page.  Click here for 2015 programme

Westerham U3A   Open Meeting Thursday 12th February.Westerham Hall. Ian Keable will talk on the  'Mystery of the vanishing maidservant'. Go to Local News page for  more or 2015 Calendar of Events

 

The Weight Watchers group meets at 6.30pm on Monday evenings at the Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue, TN16 1BGIf you have any further questions please call Sue Vallender, Weight Watchers Leader, on 07736967167.  see Newsletter.

 

Local Vocals started the new term on Wednesday January 7th 2015 at 8pm. We have tremendous fun in rehearsals and love to welcome new members. For more information contact Jo Wood at www.kentchoirsrock.co.uk. See more on Local News page

 

The Rotarians of Westerham are looking forward to another busy year,the first main item being the Fair on the Green on Sat May 16th. We have plenty of room for new members who are keen to help in the community and with projects the world over. Peter Stapleton will be pleased to hear from anyone interested on 01732 866 288. Go to Local News for full details and a report.

 

 Westerham Art Group had another successful Autumn term, with a varied programme and extra tables being needed for several meetings. Go to Local News page for more information

 

Westerham Horticultural Society More news on Local News Page.

 

View Chartwell Branch TCCUK News 32 and see Local News

 

National Trust

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Chartwell House, Emmetts Garden and Quebec House Go to Local News page for more.  Volunteers wanted!

 

Chartwell An exhibition commemorating the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. Death of a Hero, which opened on 15 November. It looks at the passing and impact of the country’s greatest statesman and war time leader ahead of the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death in 2015 see Press Release.

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Emmetts Gardens
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Quebec House
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Homestay accommodation in Westerham

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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.

It's important that you read them carefully before committing yourself. If you might be interested, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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