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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What's On 

 

Beating the Bounds -
Sunday May 4th from 8am 

Free Entry! Trek as much, or as little, as you like - Family Section 'The Enchanted Wood' & Quiz. BBQ, Music, Children's Entertainment on The Green from 12pm. Click here for more information.

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. See Sevenoaks Chronicle article Westerham Brewery's Back.

 

 

 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 

The Day of Music  runs in conjunction with the Fair View.  Poster. Go to Local News for more details.

Park View

 

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.

 

Quick look....

 

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.

 

 Farmers Markets - Sunday 4th May. Go to Farmers Market page for more. See Kent Farmers Market Association article  - including fish recipe.

 

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

  

Fundraising Social Events 

Click heading for Local News page more information

 

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.

 

The Westerham Society is organising The Beating of the Bounds on 4th May and it very much hopes that members of local groups will join in. It would like to invite groups to showcase their activities to the visitors on The Green in the afternoon, and perhaps sign up new members. If you have any questions please contact Gordon Rodgers on 01959 564140 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Read March 2014 Newsletter

 

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.

 

Hospice in the Weald Gourmet Bridge Lunch Sunday 8th June Westerham Hall 10.30 for 11am start £80 Team/ Table.. Duplicate or Chicago Bridge. Raffle. Contact Sylvia Tonge 01959 564607 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a table. Click here for 2014 Diary Dates.

 

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

 

Young People

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

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.   

 

National Trust

Click heading for link to Places of Interest page

 

 Chartwell House, Emmetts Garden and Quebec House all open on Saturday 1 March. 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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For Westerham Town Council  Monthly Newsletters Click here.   

 

Police Contact Point. Discuss any policing issues with a local neighbourhood officer. Fortnightly on Tuesdays at Wolfe Garage 4.30pm – 5.30pm 22nd April; 6th May; 20th May; 3rd June; 17th June. Click here for Flyer and full information.

 

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
Click here for Dental Care  (NHS England)
Click here for What Really Matters to Patients DGS
Click here for What Really Matters to Patients WK

 

A further Lorry Watch Scheme is planned for March/April . The areas being monitored will be Hosey Hill, Hosey Common Road, Goodley Stock Road, Croydon Road and London Road. If you are interested becoming a volunteer then please contact the Council Offices, Tel: 01959 562147, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Read more on Town Council page

 

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 Workshops.  Click here for Spring/Summer Workshops

 

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.

   

Clubs and Societies

Click heading for more information on Clubs & Societies page

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

 

The WADS Spring 2014 production will be Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard 7th May -10th May at Westerham Hall. Go to Local News for ticket information and more.
Read "The Green Room" Wads  Newsletter


Westerham Fine Arts Society Wednesday 14th May 2014 (2nd Wednesday) 7.30 - 8p.m. Westerham Hall, WIND in the WILLOWS: the world before the first war"  Click here for 2014 programme

 

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 Independent Literature Group is studying ‘Stoner’ by John Williams, ‘Whose Life is It Anyway’ by Brian Clark and excerpts from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ in the translation by Clive James. Go to Local News for more details. Contact Margaret Robertson on 01959 564149 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

Westerham U3A  Local News page for more or U3A Calendar

 

View Chartwell Branch TCCUK News 32 and see Local News

 

Sport

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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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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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