Welcome to Westerham

Welcome to Westerham

Wolfe In The Spring

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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'!

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  Our Superb
Hanging Baskets
 

Thank you to all our generous supporters, Patrons and Sponsors and Gerald Brook of Curry Wood Nurseries, Halstead for supplying and maintaining the baskets throughout the season

RNLI

Supper, talk and music. Friday 3rd October 7.30pm "Tales from the America’s Cup" in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. View Flyer for more information.

St Mary’s Heritage Trust

Race Night... as you’ve never experienced before with not a video or film in sight! Saturday 11th October Westerham Hall Doors open 6.45pm: first race 7.20pm Come and bring your friends! Tables for 6 or 8 available Ticket price £12 (includes meal!). FULLY BOOKED! View Flyer. or see Future Events you may like to come to.

Hospice in the Weald

Come along to see the comedy Halloween Film “Young Frankenstein”. Friday 31st October at Westerham Hall. Door and bar open 6.45pm for 7.30pm performance. Tickets £15 (includes a hot supper) from Entre Nous in the Market Square. Contact: Lee Phillips 01959 564712 for more details. View POSTER. 

Quick look....

Road Closure 16 Sept - Westerham Road (from Church Road to Beggars Lane) 5 nights 9pm to 6am More info

 

The Westerham & Crockham Hill Community Play has been shortlisted for the Sevenoaks Chronicle 'Heart of the Community' awards. The script has now been commissioned, and you can find out all about plans on www.westerhamcommunityplay.com.  Please support us with your vote!  Go to the Community Play Page for details and how to vote. Our Code is 1075.

 

A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE DEFIBRILLATOR (PAD) has been installed in the Town’s High Street, outside the Nat West Bank in a red Telephone Kiosk. Read more

 

The next Farmers Market  is on Sunday 21st September. Go to Farmers Market page for more.

 

New Enterprises

Welcome to all the new Clubs and Businesses

 

Slimming World is coming to Westerham on Wednesday 10th September at Churchill Primary school at 7.30 pm. If you want to lose weight the easy way come along and join me, Heidi. Special offer in Woman Magazine out on 2nd September to join for just £5!

 

Class Barbers is under new management - cuts, restyling, tradition straight razor shaving, hot towel treatments and head massage. 07789 750573. Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm Late night Thursday opening until 7.00pm Saturday 8.30 - 7.00pm


Welcome to the newly formed Westerham Cycling Club, run by Mark Brewer. It meets every Sunday morning at 09.45am outside MoorEnergy Fitness Club. £25 yearly subscription. For more information go to the Local News Page. Check our Facebook page for ride times as they have varied slightly recently.

 

Westerham Lionesses! Brand new ladies U16 Football team recruiting NOW for September start of season - to train Wednesdays 5.20pm - 6.20pm on Kind George's Field. All levels welcome Call the Coach on 07956 782555 to register interest

 

Counselling with Rob Brown. We all have times when life feels too painful, when we feel it’s hard to cope and we need to find another way forward. At such times people find counselling is an invaluable support. Mobile 07910 656350. For more Click here

 

Welcome to Ideal DIY, 1a Fullers Hill. A DIY shop with their own key cutting service and a whole team ready to help with any building, roofing, garden, electrical, plumbing needs. Any job- big or small we will endeavour to help. See Shopping Page for more

 

Fundraising & Social Events 

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RNLI Supper, talk and music. Friday 3rd October 7.30pm "Tales from the America’s Cup" in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. View Flyer for more information.

 

St Mary’s Heritage Trust Race Night... as you’ve never experienced before with not a video or film in sight! Saturday 11th October Westerham Hall Doors open 6.45pm: first race 7.20pm Come and bring your friends! Tables for 6 or 8 available Ticket price £12 (includes meal!). View Flyer

 

Support the Hospice in the Weald by coming along to see the comedy Halloween Film “Young Frankenstein”. Friday 31st October at Westerham Hall. Door and bar open 6.45pm for 7.30pm performance. Tickets £15 (includes a hot supper) from Entre Nous in the Market Square. Contact: Lee Phillips 01959 564712 for more details. View POSTER.  

 

The Westerham Society are pleased to confirm that a Concert by the London Welsh Male Voice Choir will be held in St Mary's Church on the evening of 15th November. Music, poetry and prose in St Mary’s church to reflect on life at the start of the First World War. Tickets will be available from September but please make a note for your diaries.  More information on Local News page.

 

British Family Fair. Click here for Pictures.

 

Young People

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Parenting course Run by Kay Worth, at the John Fryth room, for all parents of children aged 2 to 10 years old. The course runs for 5 weeks, for 2 hours per week, £50 per participant. 24 Sept - 22 Oct Call Kay on 07808 586307 for more information, or to book your place. Please see Kay's facebook page, Parenting courses with Kay Worth.

 

Brownies are adventurous, helpful and up for a challenge! Try games, activities, advice, badges and find out more about Girl-guiding! Westerham Brownies is on Thursdays 6 - 7.30pm at Churchill School. Contact Gillian Simpkins E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07712730389. For more information see www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies/

 

St Mary's Junior Church Choir meet each Friday at 6.10 - 6.50pm in the John Fryth at St Mary's Church. If your child is aged 8 or above and you would him/her to join or want to know more please contact Mrs Jeannie Pearch, Junior Choir Leader T 01959 564518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come along on a Friday evening with your child and see what goes on.  

 

Westerham Sea Cadets  See Local News for more information

Westerham Scout Group See Local News for more information

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.  

 

National Trust

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A Drive Down Memory Lane. Car photography exhibition at Chartwell from Monday 13 October to Sunday 26 October, 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). Free to members and visitors with House or Garden admission tickets. See Press Release

Chartwell House, Emmetts Garden and Quebec House Go to Local News page for more.  Volunteers wanted!

Chartwell  Website. Click for 2014 Events
Emmetts Gardens
Website Click for 2014 Events
Quebec House Website  Click for 2014 Events

  

 

 

 

Business Matters

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See Town Council page.

 

For Westerham Town Council  Monthly Newsletters Click here.

 

The Pavilion George V Field.  What do you see, an eye sore; or potential...? (Click here for picture) Go to Town Partnership New Projects Page for the full story.  

 

Churchill CE Primary School need a Playworker for the After School Club (Mon-Wed). Click here for more information

Also casual relief staff to supervise children during breakfast club, lunchtimes and during after school club to cover during busy periods/ absence/ holiday. £7.45 per hour. No  experience needed but references required and CRB checks will be made on the successful candidates. For further information  01959 562197 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Crime Prevention Event On Saturday 8th November we will be holding a property marking event between 2pm and 4pm at the Current Hill Allotment site.

 

Westerham Library. Visit the exhibition ‘Westerham and the Great War’

 

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH  We are looking to recruit more speed watch volunteers for Westerham. All volunteers undergo training by Kent Police which lasts about 1.5 hours. If we have enough interest then training can be carried out at a Westerham venue. Click for more information

 


PARKING:  Westerham Darenth Car Park  3 hours FREE and new overflow car park is ready.  'Pop and Shop' for 10p in the centre. New parking charges, on trial for one year (from April)  Click here for more details on the WTP page. View FULL TARIFF.  Click here for Town-wide Parking information.

 

Westerham BNI, a local business network, meets at Parkwood Golf Club on Thursdays at 6.30pm. For more information go to the BNI website

 

Superfast Broadband.  Go to Broadband Page for details 

  

Clubs & Societies

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The Westerham Society  "Kent – The Spirit of Invicta”  Talk by Bob Ogley Friday 19th September, 7.30pm for 8pm at Westerham Hall. Click here for Flyer and more information

September Newsletter on  Local News page. Click here for website and future events.

 

Westerham Fine Arts Society "The Lindisfarne Gospel: from a practitioner's point of view". Patricia Lovett , calligrapher & illuminator: she will focus on the book, show how it was written and look at some of the conundrums the manuscript presents. Wednesday 1st October 2014. 7.30 for 8p.m. Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue Westerham TN16 1HH  Free to members  £4 non-members. See the Local News page.  Click here for 2014 programme

 
STUDIO WADS presents “An Evening with Dylan Thomas”a celebration of the centenary year of his birth Saturday evening 25th October  at the Grasshopper on the Green’ 7.30pm for 8.pm.

Wads Christmas pantomime will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Saturday 29th November to Saturday 6th December (matinees on Sunday 30th November and Saturday 6th December). For details go to Local News page.

 

Westerham Art Group had a very successful 29th August Bank Holiday Exhibition. with many visitors and almost perfect weather. Full report on Local News page

 

Westerham U3A   Local News page for more or U3A Calendar More info: Call the Membership Secretary on 01959 562274 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details

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The Royal British Legion in Mill lane is inviting new members to join following the success of the WW1 trench and increased visitor numbers over the summer. Join now (£25p.a. or £20.50p.a. for seniors) and no need to renew until October 2015 Contact Tony Reed  07799502583 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ore information on the Local News page.

The Poppy Campaign is also looking for volunteers in early November. Contact Sharon Lord 01959 562274 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Westerham Theatre Club was privileged to visit the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks in August to witness a certain star of the future. Westerham's Jill Tookey, MBE, founder and artistic director of the National Youth Ballet was featured on BBC news as protege Drew McOnie, also supported by Matthew Bourne, premiered his Little Red Riding Hood.See. Local News

 

Westerham and Crockham Hill Community Play  Go to our  website to get involved. Read the first  Newsletter
The Westerham Society More information on  Local News page. Click here for website and future events.

Westerham's Rotary Club  is appealing for new members Click here for Sevenoaks Chronicle article.They also have a new venue. Go to Local News for full details and a report.

 

View Chartwell Branch TCCUK News 32 and see Local News

 

Sport

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 Westerham Cyclo Club. Weekly ride, every  Sunday at MoorEnergy fitness club on Fullers Hill at 09:45am.  Subscription fee £25 to cover admin costs. Sunday 7th September  we are also entering a team into the circuit of Kent http://www.kentcyclosportive.co.uk/  which is an 80km sportive organised by the Rotary Club of Sevenoaks.

 

 


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Homestay accommodation in Westerham

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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.

It's important that you read them carefully before committing yourself. If you might be interested, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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