Welcome to Westerham
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'!
St Mary's Heritage 10th Anniversary
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Christmas Message from Westerham Town Council
On behalf of the Councillors and Staff, I would like to wish all residents of Westerham and Crockham Hill a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year. We recognise that for many, circumstances are difficult so we hope 2014 will bring welcome improvement. Alan Wesley, Chairman, Westerham Town Council.
Christmas Church Services
St Mary's Westerham
Christmas is a wonderful time of year. We warmly welcome everyone to share in our services of worship this Christmastime. Rev Paul McVeagh, vicar.
St John The Baptist Westerham
If you would like to celebrate the birth of God’s Son or to find out more about the true meaning of Christmas, you are warmly invited to join us in worship at our church in Fullers Hill.
Christmas Shopping Sevenoaks District Council has agreed to waive all its parking fees in Westerham on 7th and 14 th December.
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Westerham Press Release or go to the Media Centre
Westerham Calendar 2014 £5.00 with all profits going to the Hospice in the Weald. Available from the Hospice in the Weald Shop and many other shops.
Westerham Heritage Trust: Christmas cards-50p or £4 for a pack of 10. Tea towels - £4 each from Quebec House Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm until 22nd December and at the Festival of Christmas Trees
Westerham In Living Memory 1919 - 1959 For more information see Publications. Available from Chocs-on-the-Green at special Christmas Sale prices
Christmas refuse collections arrangements and during severe weather. Go to www.sevenoaks.gov.uk or ring 01732 227000.
Parking in Westerham - some possible options?
During 2013, the Westerham Town Partnership has been talking to visitors, residents, landowners and to the Town Council and Sevenoaks District Council about parking problems in the town. Read the report (click here) which has been submitted to SDC.
SDC has made proposals to increasing existing charges. Vote for their proposals (options 1-4) or the Town Partnership proposals (option 5). Please go to http://www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/services/transport-and-streets/parking/201415-parking-charges-consultation and find the Westerham options.
Consultation closes on 15th December.
New stall at the next Farmers Market on Sunday December 15th. Go to Farmers Market page for more.
Minor Ailment Treatment is available at Edenbridge Hospital Mill Hill Edenbridge TN8 5DA 01732 863164. Open until 6.30pm from 8.30am 365 days a year with ample free parking.
Community Play for Westerham? Come to a Public Meeting to decide. Churchill School Wednesday 15th January 3.15pm and 7.30pm. Go to Local News page for full details.
River Darent Consultation - survey responses. In order to feed into the consultation, contributions to a Survey www.surveymonkey.com/s/YM5JLJZ are invited from anyone with an interest in the river. Thank you for your time. Go to River Darent for more information on local news page
Welcome to our new shops! Go to Shopping for more.
Westerham Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic at the Dental Spa, 22 High Street. 15% off first appointment, offer valid until end January Read more
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Westerham's Rotary Club Churchill Commemoration Dinner. Go to Local News for more
Westerham Independent Literature Group is half-way through a 20 week course entitled ‘The Voices Inside’. Go to Local News. for more about the books they are studying.
A huge thank you to all of you who have made St Mary’s Heritage Trust’s 10th anniversary year such a memorable one! Go to Local News for full message.
Age UK Westerham Lunch Club. Last Friday of the month at Westerham Hall. Meet up with friends or make new friends. 2 course lunch, tea & coffee for £4.00. More on the Local News page. Book a place or volunteer to help,
Westerham Fine Arts Society Vernon Rapley has stepped in to replace Ian Kelley’s lecture “Cooking for Kings”. Vernon was in charge of Scotland Yard’s Art & Antiques Fraud Squad for many years and is now head of Security at the V & A. Museum. Wednesday 11th December. More on Local News page.For 2014 programme Click here
Visit from our twin town, Bonneval Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April 2014. We are looking for people to host, people to join in the weekend programme and also looking for new members to join the WBA association..
Have you got any memorabilia about Westerham? The Westerham Society would like to hear from you for their virtual museum initiative. Contact Bill Curtis 01959 564428 or through www.pasttimespress.co.uk. More details on Local News Page.Click here for October 2013 Newsletter.
Read "The Green Room" Wads Newsletter
Westerham Horticultural Society Autumn Show. Go to the Gallery to see pictures
Westerham Theatre Club. Go to Local News for the latest Newsletter
Westerham Art Group See Local News for report on our interesting summer.
Westerham Schools Reunion Go to Local News for report.
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HRH The Prince of Wales presented with 2013 Sir Winston Churchill Award. Press Release
A Georgian Christmas at Quebec House. Poster
Also rare treasures originally belonging to legendary military hero, General James Wolfe areon display Press ReleaseHeather O’Neill’s third exhibition at Quebec House. This year there are several other artists joining in. November 2nd to December 22nd weekends only 1-4pm. Poster
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Kent Police Crime notice from Kent Police on burglers ‘marking’ properties. Go to Local News page for more
For Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletter Click here
KCC closure of Childrens Centres sadly includes Merry Go Round at Westerham. Go to Town Council for more.
Parking Update. Click here for This is Kent feature.
Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign. London Airspace Consultation. Important Information affecting Westerham. Go to Town Council page.
THE DEADLINE IS THE 21st January 2014.
“SuperFast Fibre Broadband coming to Westerham” work should start between October 2014 and March 2015. Kent County Council has announced the Kent roll out of the Superfast Broadband project co funded by BT and the Government BDUK project. Go to Broadband Page. or KCC Press Release October 2013 incl FAQs
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Latest report from the Westerham Sea Cadets – with pictures. Go to Local News.
Churchill School Governor Wanted!... Click for Full Details
Westerham Youth Club (11- 19 year olds) Weekly Children & Youth Club sessions, planned in consultation with the young people and the local community. Go to Children and Young People Page for details.
Westerham Junior Football Club; Sea Cadets;Westerham Scout Group; Beavers Volunteers needed. Click here for more information about these volunteering opportunities with the young people.
Westerham Junior Football Club. Go to Local News for report
Sport Click for link to Sports page
The Bowling Club Season draws to a close! Weather-wise, we’ve had the best Summer for 7 years! Read Newsletter
Music Click for link to Music page
A new singing group, Westerham Local Vocals at the Kings Arms. Go to Music Page for full details.
Homestay accommodation in Westerham
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.
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.
Westerham Amateur Dramatic Society present The Wizard of Oz at Westerham Hall 30th November to 7th December. Box Office now open
http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wads or Karissons in the Market Square.