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'!
British Family Fayre
When Westerham Remembered the Summer of 1914
St Mary's Church: Monday 4th August commemorations of the Centenary of the Outbreak of The Great War. View the Commemoration Day Flyer. Read what is going on throughout the year on the Local News page.
LIGHTS OUT 11pm Monday 4th August. Part of 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions. Click here for Press Release
Studio WADS 9th August World War 1 Poetry, Songs and Readings evening. View Flyer for more information.
The next Farmers Market is on Sunday 3rd August. Go to Farmers Market page for more.
Calling Westerham & Sevenoaks Snappers! Share a Feel Good Photo to win a year’s worth of inspiring views at Kent’s Country Parks. Part of the Six Ways to Wellbeing campaign. Click here to view full details. The closing date for entries is 31 August 2014
Welcome to all the new Clubs and Businesses
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
Welcome to the Sweet Pea Florist stall which will be in the Westerham Market Square every Saturday and Sunday including the Farmers market. See Shopping Page for more
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Free Summer Family Fun Sessions Funded by Westerham Town Council. Thursday mornings - 10.30am-1.30pm. King George’s Playing Field. Go to Town Council page for details
Could you be the next West Kent apprentice? Come along to our apprentice awareness day on 7 August 2014 at our head office in Sevenoaks, and we will tell you why you should choose West Kent. You will be able to speak to the right People. Click here for Open Day Poster .
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4 to 11 years has a Mythical Maze theme and is already underway at Westerham Library. To see more on the local news page. Summer Reading Challenge. Children’s Crafts at Westerham Library Friday 1st & 8th August 10am to midday. Visit or call the library on 01959 562326 for full details or see www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk.
WESTERHAM’S community came out in force to support Churchill Primary School’s summer fete and fund new computing equipment. Read more in this Sevenoaks Chronicle article
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.
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Why not give BOWLS a try this summer? You’ll find us in the corner of King George V Playing Fields. Club Secretary Anne Farley 01959 565106 01959 565106 More information on Local News Page
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For Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletters Click here.
Westerham BNI, a local business network, meets at Parkwood Golf Club on Thursdays at 6.30pm. For more information go to the BNI website
The Kent Medieval Graffiti Survey was established in 2014 with the intention of undertaking the very first large-scale survey of early graffiti inscriptions in the county of Kent. Inspired by the work of the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey it is an entirely volunteer lead, community archaeology project, that is changing the way we look at our medieval church heritage. Click here to Sign up to attend the training
London Airspace Change – Gatwick Local Area Consultation Gatwick Airport Limited has opened a second period of consultation on options for changes to flight paths around Gatwick Airport. This will run from 23rd May until 14th August 2014. Click to view Consultation Document
This is to remind you that the following Flood Support grants are still available: Business Flood Support Scheme; The Repair and Renew Grant. See Town Council page. For more information click here for the Sevenoaks District website:
Kent Community Warden Service (KCWS) provides a public facing, frontline service for the residents of Kent. Read the Westerham AGM 2014 report
Westerham/Sevenoaks In Bloom. We've teamed up with Coolings Nurseries in Knockholt to launch the District's first In Bloom competition. Residents, businesses and community groups can enter the competition whether they are gardening experts or novices. The competition is free to enter. Go to Town Council page for details and how to enter.
Sevenoaks District Council clear recycling sacks & brown garden waste sacks can be bought at ‘The Light Brigade’, 1&2 Hortons Way, Westerham. Go to Town Council page for details
Gatwick second runway consultation to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think. Gatwick iis a potential location for the next runway in the UK. Click here to view Consultation Document and full details
Superfast Broadband. Most of our cabinets are now live, although exchange work is still ongoing. Shop around for ISPs - it is very nearly working! Go to Broadband Page for details
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Westerham Local Vocals won The Battle of the Choirs at Tentertainment on July 4th. Read more on Local News page
Westerham Art Group - August Bank Holiday Exhibition is in the John Fryth room at St May's Church Saturday 22nd August 10.00am--6.00pm Sunday 23rd August Noon -- 6.00pm Monday 24th August 10.00am--5.00pm We look forward to seeing all our visitors again. See Local News for more.
The Westerham Horticultural Society, as part of Westerham's commemoration of WW1, has given every school child at Churchill Primary a packet of Flanders Poppy seeds.
Westerham Fine Arts Society "The Shakers: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts". Wednesday 3rd September 2014 7.30 for 8pm Westerham Hall. John Ericson tells the extraordinary story of the Shakers.
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Chartwell House, Emmetts Garden and Quebec House all open on Saturday 1 March. Go to Local News page for more.Chartwell Website. Click for 2014 Events
Emmetts Gardens Website Click for 2014 Events
Quebec House Website Click for 2014 Events
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.
Louise Brooker, who runs Louise Makes Cakes in Westerham, has become an internet sensation. Her tutorials have been viewed more than a million times online. She says traditional cookery books could be a thing of the past. Read more at Sevenoaks Chronicle article.