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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)

Read more about our projects here

What’s On

Latest News

  • Free Family Fun Sessions

    Four Thursdays in August 10.30am – 1.30pm (2nd, 9th,16th and 23rd August) on King George’s Field. There will be inflatable fun at each session including a Magician on the 2nd and African Drumming on the16th. Read More

  • A Summertime Celebration

    Westerham Women Present ‘A Summertime Celebration – the journey 1918 – 2018’ Saturday 25th August 11am – 6pm on Westerham Green. Live music, family fun, retro and mod stalls, ‘psychic Sadie’ (for entertainment only, book a slot) table top bric-a-brac, Collectors’ Corner (antiques advice from Chrissie Masters, from Design Gallery) themed tea tent, BBQ, 100 years of the W.I. Read More

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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 19th August 10.30am Meet at Car Park opposite entrance to Hever Castle (click here for directions) Postcode: TN8 7NH. Description: A fairly easy walk via Hoath Hill to Markbeech where we will take refreshments at The Kentish Horse before returning via Oak Wood and Meecham’s Farm. Approximately 5 miles in total. Gently undulating with one short steep hill (with steps).Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

    Next outing is ‘Othello’ at the Globe Theatre on Wednesday 22nd August 2.00pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)

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  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    Wednesday 5th September 8pm in Westerham Hall. Talk: “King George IV: the Greatest Royal Collector” For most of us the image of George IV is the fat, gluttonous, womaniser of the Gilray satirical cartoons.  Read More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 3rd September 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 13th September 2pm in Westerham Hall Wildlife Photography by Tom Way  

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  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 14th September 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! Book a place by ringing Westerham Town Council 01959 562147Read More

  • Westerham Society Talk

    Friday 14th September 8pm in Westerham Hall Anna Astin’s presents a talk on Women Aviators. Anna is well known for her presentations on Women in Motoring and The Women of the First World War. It promises to be another interesting and entertaining evening. Non members £5 on the doorRead More

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 19th September 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. Talk ‘African Djembe Drumming” by Cheryl Blake. Read More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 28th September 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

  • Westerham Art Group

    The Art Group is a group of friendly people who like drawing and painting together. We have a tutor/demonstration workshop in the Autumn and Spring terms but basically encourage each other.

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  • 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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  • Westerham Heritage Website Launch

    The Westerham Society Committee is very excited to announce the launch of our Heritage website project. Check out the new site at http://www.westerhamheritage.org.ukRead 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


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


  • 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 PCC are still seeking someone willing to serve on the Governing Body at our church school. Read More

  • Westerham’s Foodbank

    As we approach the long summer holidays (when we remain open) we are trying to build up our stocks . We always need tea, coffee, squash, pasta sauces, tomato ketchup, laundry and cleaning products and cooking oil, Smaller packs/jars are very useful—but anything you can spare is gratefully received. Thank you!’

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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, dates in the autumn tba

  • 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

  • LORRYwatch Volunteers Wanted!

    screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-15-31-14Full training given. Contact the Council T: 01959562147 E: office@westerhamtowncouncil.gov.uk

  • A Second Defibrillator

    defibhas been installed in the Town on the wall of the Westerham Sports Association building on King George’s Field, Westerham to add to the one outside NISA. 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


  • Free Family Fun Sessions

    Four Thursdays in August 10.30am – 1.30pm (2nd, 9th,16th and 23rd August) on King George’s Field. There will be inflatable fun at each session including a Magician on the 2nd and African Drumming on the16th. Read More

  • Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

    Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August at Biggin Hill Airport. At the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018, we will honour the RAF of today and the men and woman who serve. From the earliest biplanes to the fast jets of today’s RAF, the bond between men, women and their aircraft has not changed over the past 100 years. Read More

  • Coffee Time

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

  • Our town – our future

    22nd August 5 – 8pm Drop In Session Westerham Parish Council is holding a drop-in session on the Sevenoaks District Council Draft local Plan at the Westerham Sports Association pavilion. 
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  • A Summertime Celebration

    Westerham Women Present ‘A Summertime Celebration – the journey 1918 – 2018’ Saturday 25th August 11am – 6pm on Westerham Green. Live music, family fun, retro and mod stalls, ‘psychic Sadie’ (for entertainment only, book a slot) table top bric-a-brac, Collectors’ Corner (antiques advice from Chrissie Masters, from Design Gallery) themed tea tent, BBQ, 100 years of the W.I. Read More

  • ‘Sing Songs of Praise’

    Sunday 26th August at 4pm in St Mary’s Church. We will be holding a “Sing Songs of Praise” service (like “Songs of Praise”, but the BBC aren’t coming!). We will be singing well known hymns and are offering a chance for you to choose. Read More

  • ‘Lions & Donkeys’ Performance

    Saturday 8th September 7pm in Westerham Hall. In aid of Hospice in The Weald, Ghislane Bowden in conjunction with Friends of Hospice is performing the award winning play ‘Lions & Donkeys’ Read More

  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 21st September 11am – 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Battle of Britain Memorial Concert

    Saturday 22nd September 7.30 – 11pm in Westerham Hall. Buy tickets £15 here. In keeping up the traditions of the RAF by honouring those that fought and flew from RAF Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain, 2427 (Biggin Hill) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets has taken on the mantle of hosting the RAF Biggin Hill Battle of Britain Reception.Read More

  • Westerham Wednesdays

    Business Networking Meeting 26th September 10.30am – 12pm supported by Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce, Westerham Town Council Chamber, Russell House(above the Doctor’s Surgery)Read More

  • Outdoor Cinema & Live Music

    Friday 5th October  6.30 – 10.00pm King George’s Field. ‘The Greatest Showman’ Buy tickets here  The official last screening of the season! Using wireless headphones for all of the event’s sound, turns these evenings into a memorable night of dancing, laughing and singing under the stars.  Booked as a community event by Westerham Town Council.Read More

  • Battle’s Over

    Sunday 11th November. On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.Read More

  • Scouts Tea Stall

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


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 in 2018 we also have an u14s and u10s team. 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!

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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 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

  • Free Family Fun Sessions

    Four Thursdays in August 10.30am – 1.30pm (2nd, 9th,16th and 23rd August) on King George’s Field. There will be inflatable fun at each session including a Magician on the 2nd and African Drumming on the16th. 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


  • 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 details of our ‘Sing Songs of Praise’ service on August 26th – don’t forget to suggest the hymns that you’d like to sing, details of how to do so included in the newsletter.Read More

  • Congregational Church

    congegationalCafé Costa Sunday 27th January 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

  • ‘Sing Songs of Praise’

    Sunday 26th August at 4pm in St Mary’s Church. We will be holding a “Sing Songs of Praise” service (like “Songs of Praise”, but the BBC aren’t coming!). We will be singing well known hymns and are offering a chance for you to choose. 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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