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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)

Read more about our projects here

What’s On

Latest News

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has received Planning Application No. 2018/1792. You have 24 days from the 19th September to make any comments. Read more here

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Outing

    Wednesday 3rd October 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. ‘William Moorcroft and The Liberty Connection’ Eric Knowles, well known to us from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, makes a very welcome return to Westerham to tell us, in his own inimitable and enthusiastic way, about the history of this famous and well loved Pottery Company and its superb products. ​​
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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Ramblers – 70s saunter

    Sunday 23rd September 11.15am Meet at Shoreham (Kent) Station Car Park (click here for directions) A gentle stroll to Otford where we will have refreshment at The Woodman before returning to Shoreham. Approximate total distance 2½ miles. No Stiles.

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  • Westerham Art Group

    24th September 2pm Autumn Term starts in the Town Council Chamber. Subjects this term include a Flower Painting Workshop, drawing hands, a model and a demo of Painting in Oils with a Palette Knife.

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  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 28th September 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

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 1st October 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 11th October 2pm Talk in Westerham Hall Briar Blake: Setting the Scene 

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  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Outing

    Wednesday 3rd October 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. ‘William Moorcroft and The Liberty Connection’ Eric Knowles, well known to us from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, makes a very welcome return to Westerham to tell us, in his own inimitable and enthusiastic way, about the history of this famous and well loved Pottery Company and its superb products. ​​
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  • Fleapit Cinema

    Friday 5th October 7.30 for 8pm  at Westerham Hall ‘Don Camillo’ Don Camillo has been on our hit list since Season 1 and is finally available…Giovannino Guareschi’s comic Don Camillo novels are both unmistakably Italian and sublimely universal.  Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

    Next outing is ‘Six’ at the Arts Theatre on Thursday 11th October 8.00pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)

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  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 12th October 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

  • Westerham Society Talk

    Friday 12th October 8pm in Westerham Hall ‘The Mistresses of King Charles 11’ The talk will cover the many mistresses of the King and how they vied for position and the privileges the position gave them. The speaker is John Halligan, a well known London Guide and Freeman of the City of London. John will also explain how some of the mistresses have links with the aristocracy today.  Non members £5 on the doorRead More

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 17th October 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. ‘What to do when you witness a cardiac arrest’ by Jonathan Smart. Read More

  • Westerham Heritage Website Launch

    The Westerham Society Committee is very excited to announce the launch of our Heritage website project. Check out the new site at http://www.westerhamheritage.org.ukRead 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


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

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has received Planning Application No. 2018/1792. You have 24 days from the 19th September to make any comments. Read more here

  • 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 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


  • ‘Magna Carta, King John and the Knights of Kent’ Exhibition

    September 12th – 6th October in Westerham Library. After touring Kent Libraries, Sevenoaks Museum, Allington Castle and Lullingstone Castle, this exhibition returns to mark the 800th anniversary of the reinstatement of Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury, completing the story of the saving of Magna Carta. Read More

  • Battle of Britain Memorial Concert

    Saturday 22nd September 7.30 – 11pm in Westerham Hall. Buy tickets £15 here. In keeping up the traditions of the RAF by honouring those that fought and flew from RAF Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain, 2427 (Biggin Hill) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets has taken on the mantle of hosting the RAF Biggin Hill Battle of Britain Reception.Read More

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 25th September 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Westerham Wednesdays

    Business Networking Meeting 26th September 10.30am – 12pm supported by Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce, Westerham Town Council Chamber, Russell House(above the Doctor’s Surgery)Read More

  • Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Mornings

    Friday 28th September 10am – 12.30pm in the Council Offices, Russell House (above the Dr’s)
    Saturday 29th September 10am – 12.30pm in The John Fryth Room.
    Saturday 29th September 10am – 12.30pm in Westerham Sports Association

    Come along for coffee and cake, all profit to support Macmillan Cancer Support.

  • Outdoor Cinema & Live Music

    Friday 5th October  6.30 – 10.00pm King George’s Field. ‘The Greatest Showman’ Buy tickets here  The official last screening of the season! Using wireless headphones for all of the event’s sound, turns these evenings into a memorable night of dancing, laughing and singing under the stars.  Booked as a community event by Westerham Town Council.Read More

  • Michael Coates Concert

    Saturday 6th October 7.30pm ‘Bossanova and beyond’ in St Mary’s Church, in aid of the Heritage Trust. Michael Coates, saxophonist, and friends Geoff Eales, Dave Green, with Georgia Mancio. Tickets £15 and £20 (to include interval refreshments) available from: The Cyclery, The Green, or online by clicking here Read More

  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 19th October 11am – 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Westerham Remembers

    Saturday 27th October 7 (canapés served) for 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church. Westerham Town Partnership, in association with St Mary’s Heritage Trust and guests, present a personal-to-Westerham evening  of letters, music, poetry and prose to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.Read More

  • Westerham Fireworks Spectacular

    Friday 9th November 5 – 11pm at Westerham Brewery. Tickets now available, read more here 

  • Battle’s Over

    Sunday 11th November. On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.Read More

  • NSPCC Winter Warmer Lunch

    Friday 23rd November 12pm in Westerham Hall. Two course lunch and a little retail therapy. Beautiful stalls to browse and purchase from includingRead 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 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


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

  • ‘Magna Carta, King John and the Knights of Kent’ Exhibition

    September 12th – 6th October in Westerham Library. After touring Kent Libraries, Sevenoaks Museum, Allington Castle and Lullingstone Castle, this exhibition returns to mark the 800th anniversary of the reinstatement of Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury, completing the story of the saving of Magna Carta. Read More

  • St Mary’s Church

    st-marysIn this week’s newsletter thoughts on further reading, both following on from today’s service, and more generally through various links and apps. Also included are details of our Harvest Festival service on Sunday October 7th, which will support both our local community through the Food Bank, as well as our friends in Kigezi.

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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

  • Michael Coates Concert

    Saturday 6th October 7.30pm ‘Bossanova and beyond’ in St Mary’s Church, in aid of the Heritage Trust. Michael Coates, saxophonist, and friends Geoff Eales, Dave Green, with Georgia Mancio. Tickets £15 and £20 (to include interval refreshments) available from: The Cyclery, The Green, or online by clicking here 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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