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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)

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What’s On

Latest News

  • Bowls Club Open Day

    Sunday 26th May 11am – 4pm  Just drop in and ‘have a go’. All that is required is a pair of smooth soled shoes – bowls will be provided. For those who find they really enjoy it there will be four follow-up coaching sessions to gain more experience of bowling before deciding if it’s a sport they want to pursue by joining the Club. Read More

  • Outdoor Cinema & Live Music

    Saturday 25th May  8.00 – 11.45 pm in King George’s Field. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Buy tickets here   Booked as a community event by Westerham Town Council.Read More

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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies


  • Bowls Club Open Day

    Sunday 26th May 11am – 4pm  Just drop in and ‘have a go’. All that is required is a pair of smooth soled shoes – bowls will be provided. For those who find they really enjoy it there will be four follow-up coaching sessions to gain more experience of bowling before deciding if it’s a sport they want to pursue by joining the Club. Read More

  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 26th May 10.15am. We meet at Hosey Common (click here for directions) A walk from Hosey via French Street and Emmetts on to Toys Hill where we will stop for refreshments at The Fox and Hounds before returning via a different route. Total distance approx. 6 miles with a long hill on the outbound section and a shorter one on the return.

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  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 31st May 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 3rd June 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 13th June 2pm Talk  by Nigel Bates in Westerham Hall – ‘Troop! The music of Trooping of the Colour.’ You are assured of a warm reception at our OMs – non-members are welcome on up to three occasions. There is no charge, but a voluntary donation of £1 is requested for tea/coffee and cake.        
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  • Westerham Fine Arts Society

    Wednesday 5th June 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. A History of England’s Architecture – in 10 great buildings” From the Tower of London’s White Tower, to Norman Foster’s Great Court at the British Museum, Brian Stater’s journey taking a look at buildings in or around London. We all enjoyed his previous lecture on Photography.Read More

  • Westerham Society Talk

    Friday 7th June 7.30pm in Westerham Hall  ‘The Magic, Mystery and Madness of travelling in Latin America’. A presentation by Latin America travel specialist David Gilmour. David is a travel specialist and tour leader in Latin America.

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  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 14th June 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! The Friday Lunch Club is currently full, please contact Westerham Town Council office to be put on the waiting list T: 01959 562147Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

    Wednesday 19th June 2.30pm ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ at the Apollo Theatre. If you’d like to join  the mailing list, do check out our website and enjoy a full year’s membership for just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)

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  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 19th June 7.30pm Talk ‘Odd Corners of London’ by Jo Livingston. We are welcoming new members!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! First session free… Read more here

  • Westerham Art Group

    Spring Term has started in the Council Chamber and ends on 25th March. Subjects include Big Cats, Ships’ Figureheads, a Botanical Art Workshop and Stilettos & other Favourite Shoes.

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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

  • Knit ‘N Natter Ladies

    Meet every Thursday morning 10am – 12pm in Westerham Library. Their recent project has been ‘Bobby Buddies’ Inspector Nick Finnis saw the post about knitted Fireman Sams being given to Westerham Fire BrigadeRead More


Community

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Community


  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council heard Planning Application No. 2018/1792 for a DPD Parcel Depot on 7th March 7.30pm which was refused. More details and comments here

  • Covers Farm Restoration Planning Application

    Planning Application KCC/SE/0495/2018 proposes ‘the stabilisation and restoration of Covers Farm Quarry using imported engineering materials to restore the site to grassland, including landscape planting and an ecological receptor area together with a temporary road and ancillary buildings.’ Read More

  • 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 Churchill School Governors are seeking someone somebody with Finance experience willing to serve on the Governing Body. Read More

  • Westerham’s Foodbank

    Westerham Food Bank Appeal: Update May 2019: You may have seen in the press recently that pressure on Food Banks is growing and in Westerham we have seen a significant increase in clients referred to us over the past few months. 

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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 lead by the Congregational Church, see their website for dates and times

  • 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

  • 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

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


  • Greensand Commons Project

    Saturday 25 May 11am – 1pm in Westerham Library FREE spring crafts and information about Sevenoaks Greensand Commons Project with Kent Wildlife. There will be clay items to decorate, a variety of paper crafts, and the chance to add to our ‘Commons Community Tree’! 

  • Outdoor Cinema & Live Music

    Saturday 25th May  8.00 – 11.45 pm in King George’s Field. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Buy tickets here   Booked as a community event by Westerham Town Council.Read More

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 28th May 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Westerham Brocante by Vanity Fairs

    Friday 1st June 10am – 5pm in the Kings Arms Hotel. A true French-style Flea market! Supporting MacMillan Cancer Support, monthly on the first Friday of the each month. For more information contact Allen Hartley at Vanity Fairs 01959 563041 07787 656037 www.vanityfairs.co.uk/be-a-stall-holder FB @westerhambrocante

  • Westerham Schools Reunion

    Saturday 1st June from 10.30am at Westerham Sports Association. Churchill, Hosey, St Mary’s Schools Reunion – all welcome! 

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  • Tennis Day & Lunch for CRUK

    Wednesday 5th June from 9.30am at various courts. A morning of friendly competition followed by a delicious lunch in aid of Cancer Research UK.Read More

  • Little Gables Open Garden (NGS)

    Saturdays & Sundays 8th & 9th June 2 – 5pm. No parking available, walk from Quebec Avenue Car Park to Little Gables, Holcombe Close TN16 1HA. ¾ acre plant lover’s garden extensively planted with a wide range of trees, shrubs, perennials etc, incl many rare ones. Collection of climbing and bush roses. Large pond with fish, water lilies and bog garden. Fruit and vegetable garden. Large greenhouse. Read More

  • Park Farm Open Farm Sunday

    Sunday 9th June 11am – 4pm at Park Farm. Come and see what happens on our dairy and arable farm. Find out where your milk comes from and how we grow our crops. Meet our young stock, sheep and pigs. Have a ride on a tractor and trailer. Enjoy refreshments from out tea tent and something to eat from our bbq. Read More

  • Westerham Wednesdays

    Business Networking Meeting 19th June 10.30am – 12pm supported by Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce, at Squerryes WineryRead More

  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Wednesday 21st June 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Westerham Rocks

    Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June doors open 6pm at The Kings Arms Hotel. Tickets £15 at the Westerham Rocks Facebook page or the Kings Arms. Join us for the 13th annual festival held over two days. Friday night kicks off at 6pm with local original folk rockers The Brereton’s , followed by Tributes to AC/DC and then U2.

  • Tea at Three

    Saturday 6th July 3pm at Church Gate, on The Green (next to the Church) Cream teas and the U3A Ukulele group musical entertainment in aid of The Hospice in the Weald. £5 on the door

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  • Eureka Open Garden for NGS

    Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st July, 3rd & 4th August, 24th & 25th August 11 – 4pm Suzanne & Gordon Wright are again opening their garden for charity as part of the National Gardens’ Scheme.
    Adults £5 children FREE.
     

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  • Tina Turner Tribute in aid of NSPCC

    Saturday 20th July 7.30pm in Westerham. Tickets £30 which includes a voluntary donation of £10 to help raise funds for the NSPCC. Includes hog roast and BBQ. Cash Bar and Raffle. To apply for tickets email info@visitwesterham.org.uk

  • Scouts Tea Stall

    Sundays 2 – 5pm on Hosey Hill until end July (weather permitting).  Selling teas, coffee, cakes etc. Drop by and support the local Scouts!

  • Christmas Fair at the Grasshopper Inn Moorhouse

    Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November Preview drinks reception and opportunity to shop on Tuesday 5th November before the main day of the Fair on Wednesday 6th. Invitations will be mailed out in the Autumn


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 we also have u15s u11s and u8s teams. 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! Winter practice nets 18:30 to 19:30 every Tuesday from the 5 March until the 7 May. They take place at Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Surrey RH8 0QU.  

     
    Players of all ages and abilities welcome, the first practice session is free and if you decide to attend two or more we just ask for a one-off £10 donation towards the cost.
     
    To find out more please contact limpsfieldchartcricketclub@gmail.com

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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 Churchill School Governors are seeking someone somebody with Finance experience willing to serve on the Governing Body. 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

  • Scouts Tea Stall

    Sundays 2 – 5pm on Hosey Hill until end July (weather permitting).  Selling teas, coffee, cakes etc. Drop by and support the local Scouts!


babyBaby Bounce & Rhyme 9.30 – 10am every Thursday in The Library We need a volunteer to host this.  Please contact the library for more information on Westerhamlibrary@kent.gov.uk .


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…


 

Forest Kindergarten Sevenoaks Enrolling up to September 2020

We are an outstanding forest kindergarten, tots and holiday club based within acres of woodland in Ide Hill near Sevenoaks and Westerham. We cater for 0-10 year olds.. come and visit us to find out more about our adventures! Read more here



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

  • St Mary’s Church

    st-marysIn this week’s newsletter an update on Messy Church’s activities last week – some of the fabulous artwork produced above – and reminders about the Sunday Homegroup and Elizabeth James’ open garden, both of which take place today. Plus details of the White Ribbon Diocesan Campaign, which seeks to end male violence against women. Read the full newsletter here

     

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  • Congregational Church

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    Westerham Evangelical Congregational Church is an established non-conformist Baptist Church in the centre of Westerham.  The Pastor, Phil Sutton, has been the minister since 2008, following his retirement after 34 years with Kent Police.Read More

  • St John The Baptist Catholic Church

    catholica-churchSee more at Westerham Catholic website

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


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