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

Latest News

  • Westerham Wednesdays

    Business Networking Meeting 22nd November 10.30am – 12pm supported by Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce, at Westerham Golf Club. Networking and a talk by Sevenoaks Sports Magazine.
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  • Late Night Shopping

    Friday 1st December from 6pm. Father Christmas and his trusty elves will switch on the lights at 6.30pm. Presented by the Westerham Town Partnership, on behalf of Westerham’s retailers, read more on the Late Night Shopping page

Quick look…


Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Horticultural Society AGM

    Tuesday 21st Nov 7.30pm at the Grasshopper on the Green.Read More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 24th November 11.30am – 1.30pm in Westerham Hall. A delicious two course lunch on the last Friday of every month Read More

  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 26th November 10.30am Meet at Penshurst near the Leicester Arms (click here for directions)
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  • Westerham Theatre Club

    Next outing is ‘Labour of Love’ at the Noel Coward Theatre on Monday 27th November 7.30pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)

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  • Chess Club

    Tuesday 28th November 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

  • Come On Jeeves! – WADS’

    29th November – December 2nd Performances starts at 8pm and 2.30 pm on the Saturday in Westerham Hall. Wads proudly presents the wit and wisdom of P G Wodehouse and Guy Bolton in ‘Come On Jeeves.’ Read More

  • Fleapit Cinema

    Friday 8th December 7.30pm ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ in Westerham Hall. Non members pay £5 on the door. Read More

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 20th December 7.30pm Christmas Party

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  • Westerham Society

    30th November 7:30pm Annual Sir Winston S. Churchill Dinner at Chartwell. The Society will hold its annual Sir Winston S. Churchill memorial dinner at the Mulberry Room in Chartwell. Tickets by invitation to members only.
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  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 4th December 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green Thursday 11th January 2018 2pm in Westerham Hall, talk by the Air Ambulance – its lifesaving work  Read More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 8th December 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 Fine Arts Society Talk

    Wednesday 13th December 8pm in Westerham Hall talk by Bertie Pearce “The Punch and Judy Show”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

  • Westerham Art Group

    We are a small, friendly group meeting for a variety of activities – drawing, watercolours, pastels and more. Our topics for the Autumn Term include Read 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! We are currently preparing seasonal pieces for performances at Westerham Place and at Late Night Shopping! First session free…
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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


  • A Keepsake for Revd Andrew Reid

    Memories are made of this – a keepsake for Revd Andrew Reid

    As many of you are now aware, Andrew has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness and will not be able to return home, as he needs specialist supervision with his breathing. He has lived in Westerham all his life and served the town and its people in many ways.  Read More

  • Westerham’s Future: ‘Which Way Westerham’ and Covers Farm Restoration

    ‘Which Way Westerham’ documents submitted to Sevenoaks District Council deal with the proposals for houses and infrastructure in Westerham. There is a separate set of documentation dealing with a scoping request by Kent County Council, which deals with the restoration of Covers Farm, which would need to be utilised as part of the proposed by-pass. 

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  • ‘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

  • 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 26th November, 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


  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 21st November 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Westerham Wednesdays

    Business Networking Meeting 22nd November 10.30am – 12pm supported by Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce, at Westerham Golf Club. Networking and a talk by Sevenoaks Sports Magazine.
    Read More

  • Chartwell at Christmas

    Friday 24th – Sunday 26th November 10am – 4pm Chartwell Christmas Market Stock up on gifts ready for Christmas or buy your newest decoration at our Christmas market.Read More

  • Late Night Shopping

    Friday 1st December from 6pm. Father Christmas and his trusty elves will switch on the lights at 6.30pm. Presented by the Westerham Town Partnership, on behalf of Westerham’s retailers, read more on the Late Night Shopping page

  • Festival of Christmas Trees

    Friday 1st December – Sunday 10th 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. Book a place hereRead More

  • Light Up a Life Service

    Monday 4th December 6.30pm at St Mary’s Church. Light Up a Life is a wonderful way of remembering someone special at Christmas whilst supporting Hospice in the Weald. Read More

  • Churchill School PTA Christmas Fair

    Thursday 2nd December 12 – 4pm at Churchill School. We are looking for external retailers who might be interested in taking a stand. Please email pta@churchill.kent.sch.uk

  • Pensioners’ Christmas Buffet

    Thursday 7th December 12 – 3pm at The Westerham Club.Read More

  • Carols On The Green

    Sunday 10th December 6pm Christmas in Westerham wouldn’t be the same without singing traditional carols on The Green, accompanied by Orpington Brass Band.Read More

  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 15th December 11am – 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead 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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  • Chartwell at Christmas

    Friday 24th – Sunday 26th November 10am – 4pm Chartwell Christmas Market Stock up on gifts ready for Christmas or buy your newest decoration at our Christmas market.Read More


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


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


  • Christmas 2017 Church Services

    Sunday 17th December 4pm St John The Baptist Catholic Church Carols by Candlelight and Visit from Father ChristmasRead More

  • A Keepsake for Revd Andrew Reid

    Memories are made of this – a keepsake for Revd Andrew Reid

    As many of you are now aware, Andrew has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness and will not be able to return home, as he needs specialist supervision with his breathing. He has lived in Westerham all his life and served the town and its people in many ways.  Read More

  • St Mary’s Church

    st-marysIn this week’s NewsletterAs Christmas is rapidly approaching, when you are doing your shopping, please remember easyfundraising. You can shop with thousands of high street names and without costing you an extra penny, you can raise funds for St Mary’s. To date we have raised £209.57 from 22 supporters—thank you. There is now a link at the bottom of our website, so please register and you’re away!
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  • Congregational Church

    congegationalCafé Costa Sunday 26th November 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

    Friday 1st December – Sunday 10th 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. Book a place hereRead More

  • Light Up a Life Service

    Monday 4th December 6.30pm at St Mary’s Church. Light Up a Life is a wonderful way of remembering someone special at Christmas whilst supporting Hospice in the Weald. Read More

  • Carols On The Green

    Sunday 10th December 6pm Christmas in Westerham wouldn’t be the same without singing traditional carols on The Green, accompanied by Orpington Brass Band.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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