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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Christmas in Westerham:
St Mary's Church

Photo by courtesy of Philip Hoath

 

Church Services

St Mary's Church:  Click here  for Christmas Services
St John the Baptist Church: Click here for
Christmas Service
Congregational Church: Click here for Christmas Services

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 Happy Christmas and New Year from Westerham Town Partnership!

We've had a busy year and you can see some of our activities, plans and projects here.

 Boxing Day Ramblers

Extra walk on 26th December 2014 - Westerham to Limpsfield Chart. Full details on the Westerham Ramblers website

 

A Food Bank for Westerham....sad but true, our town needs one.  Can you help?   

Find out more about Westerham's Food Bank.

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Farewell to the Vicar. After 12 years in Westerham Paul and Nikki McVeagh leave to take up their new ministry in Sussex at the beginning of the New Year. There's to be a Farewell Tea for them from 3.30pm to 5.30pm in Westerham Hall on Saturday 3rd January 2015. You are cordially invited to join St Mary's congregation at this event held on the day before Paul's final service in the parish. Invitation

 

Many thanks to Sarah Fleet Photography, Philip Hoath,  Stuart Merrylees and Richard Banister and others, for contributing to this year's Late Night Shopping & Lights Switch on Photo Album. Click here to see the Photo Album.

 

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

 
Sevenoaks District Accommodation Forum Photo Competition which gives amateur photographers the opportunity to have their photo published on the front cover of the 2015 Accommodation Guide for Sevenoaks District. Closing date 30th December. See Website for full details

 

New Enterprises

 Welcome to the Chartwell Apothecary & Natural Healing Clinic in Lodge Lane. See Flyer. More on Health and Wellbeing page

 

Shops and more

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

 

Mark Nelson Vets We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for 'Practice of the year awards'! ! Please help us gain more votes by nominating us at:www.petplanvet.co.uk/vetawards . Closing date for nominations is the 16th January so please vote for us! f More details in Local News .

 

Westerham Post Office is ready to undertake ALL banking services for all major banks and building services. Go to the Shopping page for a full list of services on offer.

 

Westerham's Flawless Jewellery manager, Kaylie, has been picked out of thousands to feature in a piece created by Beatles Artist, Sir Peter Blake. This is part of the Amex Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small Initiative. Press Release and picture. See The Guardian newspaper article for more

 

Annies Attic new workshop calendar. Go to Workshops for more details and Local News page for  more on Late Night Shopping evening events.

 

Fundraising;  Social Events 

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St Mary’s Westerham Heritage Trust is putting on a Magic Extravaganza on 31st January 7pm Westerham Hall. Tickets £22 to include 2 course supper. See Local News page. View flyer

 

Upcoming events at the Kings Arms Hotel Go to Local News for details of Parties and other Events.

 

Westerham, Oxted, Brasted & Crockham Hill committee for Cancer Research UK. A very big thank you to all our supporters A special thanks to all those who came to our recent Christmas Fair at The Grasshopper Inn, where we managed to raise £6,800 for Cancer Research UK.

 

Light Up A Life service. Thanks to the the generousity of all those who attended, donations totally £571.97 have been sent to the Hospice in the Weald

 

Sport

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Happy New Year 2015 from Westerham Bowing Club. For more of what is going on see Local News.

 

 Westerham Cycling Club. The club is now affiliated with British Cycling. For more of what is going on see Local News.  Weekly ride, every  Sunday at MoorEnergy fitness club on Fullers Hill at 09:45am.  Subscription fee £25 to cover admin costs.

National Trust

Click heading for link to Places of Interest page

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

 

Chartwell For the first time The Royal Tunbridge Wells Choir will be performing three concerts from the dining room at Chartwell house.Sat 20 & Sun 21 December, performances at 11am, 12.30 and 2.30pm. The rooms that are open in the house are decorated as 1930s Christmas as the Churchill’s would have enjoyed.Tickets are £10 per person including admission. Booking essential on 0844 249 1895 or via the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

An exhibition commemorating the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. Death of a Hero, which opened on 15 November. It looks at the passing and impact of the country’s greatest statesman and war time leader ahead of the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death in 2015 see Press Release.

Website. Click for 2014 Events


Emmetts Gardens
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Quebec House
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Business Matters

Click heading for Business Page and more information


See Town Council page.

 

For Westerham Town Council  Monthly Newsletters Click here.

 

Christmas and New Year Rubbish Collections. See Town Council page.

 

Airports Commission – Gatwick Drop in Session 16 December 2014. Click to See more

 

GP Patient Survey Go the Westerham Practice website for more

 

Memorial Pavilion on King George V Field: Response from the consultation has been very wide ranging and imaginative. Click here for Summary of some of the most popular and achievable ideas. See also the Full Report including all the feedback. Thanks to the Westerham Town Council and the Westerham Town Partnershipwho joined forces to produce this document and who will be working together to take it forward.

Westerham residents speak out on future of shabby pavilion. Read  Sevenoaks Chronicle article

 

KCC Community Warden Service – Public Consultation Go to Town Council page for more information. View Consultation Document.  Click here to see E Petition which is on the KCC website.

 

Biggin Hill Future see Consultation Document to have your say.

 

Squerryes Estate has formalised a permissive footpath around the field to the south of Madan Road gardens - From King George Field to Beggars Lane. see explanatory letter

 

WESTERHAM BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB  Go to Breakfast Club page for more. 

  

Clubs & Societies

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The Westerham Club would like to wish all members and non-members a Happy New Year.  Memberships are due for renewal in January - only £15.00 for the year.  New members are always welcome

Saturday December 20th - Live Band - Mid Life Crisis. 8pm until late Wednesday 31st December  - New Year’s Eve Disco. 8pm until late

 

Westerham Theatre Club wishes everyone a happy and jolly holiday season and 2015! Our AGM is on 6th January at 7.30 pm in the Grasshopper on the Green, so come along and find out what a friendly bunch we are. Go to Local News for more


Local Vocals start the new term on Wednesday January 7th 2015 at 8pm. We have tremendous fun in rehearsals and love to welcome new members. For more information contact Jo Wood at www.kentchoirsrock.co.uk. See more on Local News page

 

Westerham Fine Arts Society TALK: “Claude Lorrain and his Influence”   by Jill Brownbill  7th  January   (N.B. 2nd Wednesday) 7.30 for 8p.m. Westerham Hall, Free to members. £4 non-members.  See the Local News page.  Click here for 2015 programme

 

Westerham and Crockham Hill Community Play Go to Community Play page or Website.
“Ad Hoc Round the Clock" on Saturday 24th January. All day improvisation workshop in the Village Hall, Crockham Hill,  culminating  in a public performance; this is also a fundraiser so please apply for sponsorship forms .

 

The Rotarians of Westerham are looking forward to another busy year,the first main item being the Fair on the Green on Sat May 16th. We have plenty of room for new members who are keen to help in the community and with projects the world over. Peter Stapleton will be pleased to hear from anyone interested on 01732 866 288. Go to Local News for full details and a report.

 

 Westerham Art Group had another successful Autumn term, with a varied programme and extra tables being needed for several meetings. Go to Local News page for more information

 

Westerham U3A  Local News page for more or 2015 U3A Calendar

 

View Chartwell Branch TCCUK News 32 and see Local News

 

Young People

Click heading for link to Children and Under 18's page

 

Free Christmas craft activity at Westerham Library. Tuesday 23rd December, 10.30-11.30 am. No booking required, just drop in. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by parent or carer. (Phone 01959 562326)

 

 

 

Westerham Baby Bounce and Rhyme volunteer needed to help run the club at the library See Sevenoaks Chronicle article

 

Does your little one like a boogie? New Dancing Days classes have started in Westerham Hall. Dancing Dots class at 2.15pm, for 18 months- 3 years old. Street Stripes class at 4pm for 4/5 year olds. A few spaces left, please contact Jo Andrews on Facebook to book! Thank you. http://www.dancingdays.co.uk

 

 


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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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