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'!
Christmas in Westerham:
Happy Christmas and New Year from Westerham Town Partnership!
We've had a busy year and you can see some of our activities, plans and projects here.
Boxing Day Ramblers
Extra walk on 26th December 2014 - Westerham to Limpsfield Chart. Full details on the Westerham Ramblers website
A Food Bank for Westerham....sad but true, our town needs one. Can you help?
Find out more about Westerham's Food Bank.
Farewell to the Vicar. After 12 years in Westerham Paul and Nikki McVeagh leave to take up their new ministry in Sussex at the beginning of the New Year. There's to be a Farewell Tea for them from 3.30pm to 5.30pm in Westerham Hall on Saturday 3rd January 2015. You are cordially invited to join St Mary's congregation at this event held on the day before Paul's final service in the parish. Invitation
Many thanks to Sarah Fleet Photography, Philip Hoath, Stuart Merrylees and Richard Banister and others, for contributing to this year's Late Night Shopping & Lights Switch on Photo Album. Click here to see the Photo Album.
A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE DEFIBRILLATOR (PAD) has been installed in the Town’s High Street, outside the Nat West Bank in a red Telephone Kiosk. Read more
Shops and more
Mark Nelson Vets We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for 'Practice of the year awards'! ! Please help us gain more votes by nominating us at:www.petplanvet.co.uk/vetawards . Closing date for nominations is the 16th January so please vote for us! f More details in Local News .
Westerham Post Office is ready to undertake ALL banking services for all major banks and building services. Go to the Shopping page for a full list of services on offer.
Westerham's Flawless Jewellery manager, Kaylie, has been picked out of thousands to feature in a piece created by Beatles Artist, Sir Peter Blake. This is part of the Amex Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small Initiative. Press Release and picture. See The Guardian newspaper article for more
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Upcoming events at the Kings Arms Hotel Go to Local News for details of Parties and other Events.
Westerham, Oxted, Brasted & Crockham Hill committee for Cancer Research UK. A very big thank you to all our supporters A special thanks to all those who came to our recent Christmas Fair at The Grasshopper Inn, where we managed to raise £6,800 for Cancer Research UK.
Light Up A Life service. Thanks to the the generousity of all those who attended, donations totally £571.97 have been sent to the Hospice in the Weald
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Happy New Year 2015 from Westerham Bowing Club. For more of what is going on see Local News.
Westerham Cycling Club. The club is now affiliated with British Cycling. For more of what is going on see Local News. Weekly ride, every Sunday at MoorEnergy fitness club on Fullers Hill at 09:45am. Subscription fee £25 to cover admin costs.
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Chartwell For the first time The Royal Tunbridge Wells Choir will be performing three concerts from the dining room at Chartwell house.Sat 20 & Sun 21 December, performances at 11am, 12.30 and 2.30pm. The rooms that are open in the house are decorated as 1930s Christmas as the Churchill’s would have enjoyed.Tickets are £10 per person including admission. Booking essential on 0844 249 1895 or via the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell
An exhibition commemorating the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. Death of a Hero, which opened on 15 November. It looks at the passing and impact of the country’s greatest statesman and war time leader ahead of the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death in 2015 see Press Release.
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For Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletters Click here.
Christmas and New Year Rubbish Collections. See Town Council page.
Airports Commission – Gatwick Drop in Session 16 December 2014. Click to See more
GP Patient Survey Go the Westerham Practice website for more
Memorial Pavilion on King George V Field: Response from the consultation has been very wide ranging and imaginative. Click here for Summary of some of the most popular and achievable ideas. See also the Full Report including all the feedback. Thanks to the Westerham Town Council and the Westerham Town Partnershipwho joined forces to produce this document and who will be working together to take it forward.
Westerham residents speak out on future of shabby pavilion. Read Sevenoaks Chronicle article
Biggin Hill Future see Consultation Document to have your say.
Squerryes Estate has formalised a permissive footpath around the field to the south of Madan Road gardens - From King George Field to Beggars Lane. see explanatory letter
WESTERHAM BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB Go to Breakfast Club page for more.
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The Westerham Club would like to wish all members and non-members a Happy New Year. Memberships are due for renewal in January - only £15.00 for the year. New members are always welcome
Saturday December 20th - Live Band - Mid Life Crisis. 8pm until late Wednesday 31st December - New Year’s Eve Disco. 8pm until late
Westerham Theatre Club wishes everyone a happy and jolly holiday season and 2015! Our AGM is on 6th January at 7.30 pm in the Grasshopper on the Green, so come along and find out what a friendly bunch we are. Go to Local News for more
Westerham Fine Arts Society TALK: “Claude Lorrain and his Influence” by Jill Brownbill 7th January (N.B. 2nd Wednesday) 7.30 for 8p.m. Westerham Hall, Free to members. £4 non-members. See the Local News page. Click here for 2015 programme
Westerham and Crockham Hill Community Play Go to Community Play page or Website.
The Rotarians of Westerham are looking forward to another busy year,the first main item being the Fair on the Green on Sat May 16th. We have plenty of room for new members who are keen to help in the community and with projects the world over. Peter Stapleton will be pleased to hear from anyone interested on 01732 866 288. Go to Local News for full details and a report.
Westerham Art Group had another successful Autumn term, with a varied programme and extra tables being needed for several meetings. Go to Local News page for more information
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Free Christmas craft activity at Westerham Library. Tuesday 23rd December, 10.30-11.30 am. No booking required, just drop in. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by parent or carer. (Phone 01959 562326)
Westerham Baby Bounce and Rhyme volunteer needed to help run the club at the library See Sevenoaks Chronicle article
Does your little one like a boogie? New Dancing Days classes have started in Westerham Hall. Dancing Dots class at 2.15pm, for 18 months- 3 years old. Street Stripes class at 4pm for 4/5 year olds. A few spaces left, please contact Jo Andrews on Facebook to book! Thank you. http://www.dancingdays.co.uk
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.