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
Westerham Remembers the Great War
Visit the exhibition ‘Westerham and the Great War’
St Mary’s Remembers
Throughout the Great War St Mary’s was a focal point for the town, and it will play its part over the coming four years as the town remembers those of its sons who made the final sacrifice, and those whose rôle was played out on the home front. See the roll of honour and biographies of servicemen in the church.
Concert on Saturday November 15th. The London Welsh Male Voice Choir, conductor Edward Rhys-Harry, and the Westerham Society present an evening of music, poetry and prose in St Mary’s church to reflect on life at the start of the First World War, at home and abroad. Advance booking will be essential.
Read what is going on throughout the year on the Local News page.
Westerham Remembers the Summer of 1914.
The WW1 trench will be open at the RBL Club house in Mill Lane, during August.
Join the Royal British Legion now, before price increase in October 2015. Membership £25p.a. or £20.50p.a. for Seniors. Bitter £3, Lager £3.30, special prices sometimes available
URGENT EMERGENCY ROADWORKS ON Pilgrims Way between Westerham Hill and Croyden Road 12th August for up to 7 days. Enabling high voltage work on the carriageway. Alternative route via B2024 Croyden Road, A25 Market Square, London Road A233 London Road.
he next Farmers Market is on Sunday 7th September. Go to Farmers Market page for more.
Crayford AGM & Car Meeting at the George & Dragon, Sunday August 24th. It was a fantastic event last year - definitely worth a look at these Westerham built Crayford Convertibles. Click to see Flyer and more information.
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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St Mary’s Heritage Trust Race Night... as you’ve never experienced before with not a video or film in sight! Saturday 11th October Westerham Hall Doors open 6.45pm: first race 7.20pm Come and bring your friends! Tables for 6 or 8 available Ticket price £12 (includes meal!). View Flyer
The Westerham Society are pleased to confirm that a Concert by the London Welsh Male Voice Choir will be held in St Mary's Church on the evening of 15th November 2014. Tickets will be available from September but please make a note for your diaries. Full details will be advertised next month. More information on Local News page.
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Come on all you young Westerham fishermen.
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
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 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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For Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletters Click here.
COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH We are looking to recruit more speed watch volunteers for Westerham. All volunteers undergo training by Kent Police which lasts about 1.5 hours. If we have enough interest then training can be carried out at a Westerham venue. Click for more information
Westerham BNI, a local business network, meets at Parkwood Golf Club on Thursdays at 6.30pm. For more information go to the BNI website
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
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
Superfast Broadband. 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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Westerham Cyclo Club. Weekly ride, every Sunday at MoorEnergy fitness club on Fullers Hill at 09:45am. Subscription fee £25 to cover admin costs. Sunday 7th September we are also entering a team into the circuit of Kent http://www.kentcyclosportive.co.uk/ which is an 80km sportive organised by the Rotary Club of Sevenoaks.
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 More information on Local News Page
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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.