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'!
Beating the Bounds -
Brewery and Winery
The development of a combined brewery and winery facility at Charmans Farm has been granted planning permission, subject to certain conditions. Click here for details.
Rotary Club Fair
All the Fun of the Fair! This charity event takes over The Green, Westerham Saturday 17th May from 10 am Traditional and quirky entertainment. Summer fun for all the family. See Rotary Fair for more. See Poster
St Mary’s Heritage Trust Day of Music
London Mayfair Saville Jazz Concert - finale of the Day of Music. Saturday 17th May 5.30pm St Mary’s Church. Book early to ensure your place at another thrilling evening of jazz. Tickets £15 adults £6 for children Click to Buy tickets online or get them from Karrisons or the Heritage Trust website.
Three hours FREE PARKING in Darenth Car Park in Westerham
'Pop & Shop' for 10p in the centre
New parking charges, on trial for one year, are confirmed from 1st April:
SDC has also extended the staying time in the Croydon Rd and Fullers hill to 3 hours (from 2 hours) These measures are designed for the longer term shopper - or those who want to shop and eat....
Pop & Shop in the on-street central spaces - 1st 15 minutes 10p, 15 - 30 minutes 20p (old price 20p for first 30 minutes) Click here for more details on the WTP page. View FULL TARIFF Click here for Town-wide Parking information.
This year's Hanging Baskets will be bright pink petunias and pink geraniums. Each basket costs £65 and there will be over 100, plus 3 jasmine towers. If you'd like to support the Westerham Society's appeal, please send your cheque, made payable to: ‘W.S. Hanging Baskets’, to: Pam Shutter, Croft Cottage, Hosey Hill, Westerham, Kent TN16 1TA For more see Local News page.
Squerryes Celebration Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June 11am to 5pm on. Tickets £8 per adult, children under 18 free. Free glass of Squerryes Sparkling Wine, 1/3 pint of Westerham Brewery beer and cup of Blends for Friends tea. There will be the first opportunity to buy Squerryes Sparkling Wine. Tickets will be available before the day. Click here for Squerryes Website and full details
Taking your kids, or walking the dog on King Georges Playing Field? Why not pop into the Westerham Football Association building for refreshments. This is on a trial basis from 14th April 2014, between 12pm -2pm.
For St Mary’s Church April/Easter services see the Local News page
Highways Agency update on M25 Junction 5-7 roadworks Smart Motorway
As works are completed on the motorway we now have to demobilise the Clacket bund area as the access and exit routes from the motorway have now been closed off as part of the completed works. More information on Town Council page.
Temporary Road Closure – D2267 Fork to Croydon Road, Westerham – please note that due to unforeseen circumstances these works will now commence on 7th April for 1 month. More information on Town Council page.
Have you got any memorabilia about Westerham? See “Virtual Museum” on the Local News page.
Click here for Sevenoaks Chronicle "Westerham through the ages" feature on the work of Bill Curtis
The BBC are looking for people who live in interesting homes around the UK, who would be happy to try a home swap short break over a weekend in the next few months for a new TV series. Go to their Website for full information
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Westerham Society and the George and Dragon St George's Day Sunday breakfast 27th April from 9am All welcome - book in advance at G&D. Music, morris dancing (website) vintage car rally about 11am.
Westerham and Crockham Hill District NSPCC invite you to 'A Night With Elvis' at Park Wood Golf Club, Tatsfield on Friday 23rd May, 7.30pm for supper at 8pm. Tickets are £25 and are available from Deborah Mills, telephone 01959 574808.
The Summer of 1914: Westerham Remembers 26th & 27th July 2014 Westerham Traders and the Westerham Town Partnership are organising a weekend event to help visualize and imagine what life was like just before the outbreak of war on 4th August. All of Westerham's Clubs and Societies are invited to take part. For more information, click here.
British Family Fayre 2014 To find out more view Press Release
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Digital Workshop for young people. BeyondLocal will be hosting their first meetup at the Westerham Town Council Offices on the evening of Tuesday 8th of April from 7pm until 9pm. Go to their WEBSITE for full details
Westerham Sea Cadets' fantastic trip to Malta February half term. For full report go to Local News
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? Come down to Westerham Bowling Club’s OPEN DAY on Sunday 25th May 2014 between 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. You’ll find us in the corner of King George V Playing Fields. Club Secretary Anne Farley 01959 565106 More information on Local News Page
Fortitude Academy offers Taekwondo classes in Westerham Hall. If you would like to try Taekwondo and see all the benefits that you can gain from it then feel free to sign up for our months free unlimited taekwondo classes . Go to Fortitude Academy website for more information or Children and Young People Page.
Music Click for link to Music page
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For Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletters Click here.
Westerham Hall has relaunched its Website http://www.westerham-hall.org/
There are full and half Allotment Plots for rent at the 3 sites: Bloomfield, Currant Hill and Farley Allotments. A full allotment rental is just 12p a day (£44 per year). For more information contact the Town Council Deputy Clerk on 01959 562147 More details
What really matters to Patients and Carers’? Three surveys available
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
Annies Attic Spring Workshops. See Local News for details
Sevenoaks District Council has launched a new Air Alert Service, an automated service available to anyone living in Sevenoaks District who suffers from a respiratory condition including COPD or asthma. More information on Town Council page.
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Bonneval Society A group from the town of Bonneval, France (our twin town) will be visiting us Friday 25th April to Sunday 27th April. For further information, please contact Chairman - Pamela Williamson 01959 572904
Hosey Schools Reunion, next meeting 20th May Read latest Newsletter
Westerham Art Group See Local News for Spring Exhibition at Quebec House. 1st March - 27th April 12-5pm
Westerham and Crockham Hill Community Play has its own website. Click here to find out more and to get involved Westerham and Crockham Hill Community Play website
Westerham Society For more see Local News page.
Westerham Theatre Club. Go to Local News for more information.
Westerham's Rotary Club Churchill Commemoration Dinner. Go to Local News for more
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Chartwell House, Emmetts Garden and Quebec House all open on Saturday 1 March. Go to Local News page for more.
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.