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'!
What's On Click here for Westerham Weather
Shire Horses in a Three Point Turn
Shire horses helping out on The Green at Beating the Bounds Sunday at the beginning of May
Churchill Primary School
'Great British Leaders Through the Ages' exhibition. Comprising the children's hard work and exhibits from both Chartwell and Quebec House about Churchill and General Wolfe. Thursday 23rd May at 6pm and the Friday 24th May 2-4pm.
Westerham Town Partnership AGM
Open to the Public 6.30 - 7pm 6th June 2013, Council Chamber, Russell House, (above the Doctors' surgery) Market Square. See more
MAKE WESTERHAM QUICKER with Superfast Broadband in every property.
VOTE NOW if your number is 01959 56x xxx and help get the Westerham Exchange area (Brasted, Sundridge, Westerham) to the top of the list for Kent County Council's allocation of funds. Broadband Update: At 11th May 2013, the Westerham and Crockham Hill ward had a total of 557 registrations on 'Make Kent Quicker' Petition. This places us second amongst Sevenoaks wards and third in the whole of Kent and Medway. C'mon Westerham, let's get top in Sevenoaks! Vote here, and please ask friends and family to join in! http://www.visitwesterham.org.uk/broadband-vote For more detail go to our Broadband Page.
The next Westerham Farmers Market is Sunday 2nd June. Read More Here
British Family Fayre at Squerryes Court 31st August –1st September The Bradshaw family have vowed to only buy British goods for a whole year. Follow their blog. Click here for This is Kent feature. Read more on the British Family Fayre website
Fundraising Social EventsProject Kilimanjaro. Quiz at the Grasshopper on the Green Thursday June 6th. 6.30 for 8pm start. View Poster
Cancer Research fundraiser. Friday June 21st Westerham Hall. Chelsea gold medallist Graham Harmer will be sharing his expertise with floral creations. Demonstration followed by ploughman’s lunch. Tickets £15 from Debbie Innes on 01959 577236. 12 noon start. Go to Local News for more.
Party in The Park June 23rd 17.00h Open Air Concert King Georges Field
N S P C C Westerham & Crockham Hill District. Salmon & Stalls Lunch. Monday 24th June 12noon–2.30pm Glebe House, Hosey Hill. By kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Hossein Babai. Tickets £15. For tickets please telephone Jenny on 01732 866329
Ray Barr has just started a "justgiving" page for his London - Brighton overnight walk Saturday 25th May to raise funds for Churchill School PTA. For more see www.justgiving.com/raymond-barr
Churchill School pupils made £135 with a Red Nose Day 'bake-off'. Read more in This is Kent feature.
Some of the children have raised £250 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Go to Local News for picture and more.
Westerham Brownies and Rainbows Eight Brownies walked Beating the Bounds with parents, thoroughly enjoyed by all especially the Enchanted Wood. We meet on Tuesdays 6:15 pm - 7:30pm at Churchill School. Rainbows are ages 5 - 7 and Brownies are for ages 7 -10. Go to Local News page for more .
Volunteers needed. Click here for more information about these volunteering opportunities with the young people.
Westerham Scout Group
SUMMER’S COMING! Why not try the sport of Bowling? Westerham Bowls Club’s Open Day on Sunday 26th May. All ages and abilities welcome. For more details contact Club Secretary: - Anne Farley 01959 565106 For more see Go to Local News
ANYONE FOR CRICKET? Brasted Chart & Toys Hill Cricket Club plays friendly village cricket on one of the most beautiful grounds in Kent. If you like the sound of this please call David Renton (01959 564749) or Chris Bailey (01959 562676).
Join the London 2012 legacy and make sport happen. Kent Sport Makers is the official Olympic and Paralympic Legacy programme encouraging residents to become Sports Makers. Go to www.sportmakers.co.uk.
For Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletter Click here
Westerham Library Opening hours and more.
The Hospice in the Weald Shop in the Market Square is looking for volunteers so that it can be open on Market Day. Just 2 Sundays each month. Contact Jo on 01959 565141
Flawless Jewellery award winning designer. See Press Release
Welcome to all our new shops
All about U Beauty Boutique has opened in the High Street, next to the Coop. For more details of their upmarket treatments go to their website.
Class Barbers has opened in the High Street. Highly recommended, definitely worth a visit and they are open to about 7.30 pm.Go to Shopping for more.
Welcome to Beauty Spot which offers beauty treatments in the converted the old Station House, on Hortons Way Go to Shopping for more.
Clubs & Societies
Westerham Society “The Pilgrims Way: What? Where? When? Who? Why?” Lecture by Amanda Hutchinson Friday 7th June 8pm Westerham Hall. For more events, report and pictures of AGM go to Local News. Click here for February 2013 Newsletter.
Westerham Fine Arts Society 3rd July: “Treasures of the Royal Collection - 50 of the finest items in the Collection demonstrate its range and magnificence. Given by Oliver Everett - Librarian Emeritus at Windsor Castle. More details and March report on Local News page. For 2013 programme Click here
New U3A for Westerham. There will be a meeting to formally launch the new U3A on Thursday 11th July 2pm at Westerham Hall. If you would be interested in joining go to the website of Knole U3A www.knoleu3a.org.uk for a leaflet - download and return. Read more on Local News page.
Society Reports, Programmes and Newsletters:
Westerham Schools Reunion Go to Local News for report.
Westerham – Bonneval Association saw a party from Westerham visiting France in April. Go to Local News for report on the weekend. Contact Pamela Williamson on 01959 572904 for more.
The National Trust is looking for Volunteers. Click here for more information about these volunteering opportunities.
Emmetts Gardens- website
Chartwell - website.
Quebec House - website
Quebec House For 2013 programme of events, see Local News.
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.
Westerham Town Council
Assistant Town Clerk
Westerham Town Council is looking for an Assistant Clerk to join its small team based in Russell House, Market Square, Westerham.
Working approximately 2 half days a week (including a few evenings each year) you would deal with queries coming into the Council offices from residents, District and County Councils, contractors and take whatever action is needed. You would also work with one of the Council Committees, arranging meetings, taking minutes and implementing actions.
If you have great customer service skills, a good level of general education including word processing and IT skills, then this may be for you.
Email, phone or call in for further details and an application form.
Application closing date 10th May 2013