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Nestling in the valley of the ancient River Darent with some of Kent’s finest countryside, Westerham 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, and even has its own brewery. 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 Society

    “A day in the life of a ‘Tower of London’ Beefeater” Talk by Mitch Jones Friday 2nd June 7.30pm in Westerham HallRead More

  • Sports Association Open Day

    Sunday 28th May 1 – 5pm on King George’s Field. BBQ Face Painting Raffle Bouncy Castles, Bubble Football and lots moreRead More

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Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 28th May 10.30am Meet at One Tree Hill Car Park. Near Underriver (click here for directions)Read More

  • Chess Club

    Tuesday 30th May 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

  • Westerham Society

    “A day in the life of a ‘Tower of London’ Beefeater” Talk by Mitch Jones Friday 2nd June 7.30pm in Westerham HallRead More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 5th June 10.30am  Coffee Morning in The Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 8th June 2pm in Westerham Hall talk by Mary Forlenza: ‘Great Lovers      Read More

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    Wednesday 7th June 8pm in Westerham Hall. The Mysterious Disappearance of the Ghent Altarpiece Read More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 9th June 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 Theatre Club

    Next outing is ‘Lettice and Lovage’ at the Menier Chocolate Factory Thursday 15th June 8pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)Read More

  • Horticultural Society

    Summer Show Saturday 17th June from 8am at Valence School
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  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 21st June 7.45pm in the Westerham Hall. Talk ‘English Concertina Group’ by David RobsonRead More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 30th June 11.30am – 1.30pm in Westerham Hall. A delicious two course lunch on the last Friday of every month 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…
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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

  • Westerham Art Group

    art gp 3Spring Term Report: We have had ten meetings this term with topics including A Day at the Races; On the Sea Front; Dancers and Dancing; Speed sketching; Pen and Wash; an Illuminated Initial and Venice.

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  • Bowling Club Open Day

    Sunday May 28th 11am – 4pm Could bowls be the sport for you? Come down and find out! 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


  • ‘Which Way Westerham?’

    May Drop In Sessions In case you couldn’t make it, visit the display boards at Westerham Library, 26 London Rd, Westerham TN16 1BD and at the Westerham Town Council Offices, Russell House, Market Square, Westerham TN16 1RB.with an opportunity to comment.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

  • ‘Keeping You Informed’

     

    Meeting 24th May 7.30pm in Westerham Hall, hosted by the Town Council. This will focus only on the various strands of planning currently going on which may affect the future of our town. Read More

  • 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. 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 28th May, 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

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2016 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has had confirmation from the applicants that this application has been withdrawn and will not therefore be reported to the 15 December planning committee.  Read more here.

  • Talking Town Heritage Trail

    winstonListen on your smartphone to Westerham life in times past! 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



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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Young People
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Young People



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


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


Visit Kent

Discover the Garden of England

Westerham Town Council

Westerham Society