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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British Family Fayre
Saturday 30th August at Squerryes Court

Celebrating the amazing range of products that are still manufactured and produced in Britain. To find out more view Press Release. Click to view Your Invite or go to the British Family Fare website

 

 

 Westerham Remembers the Great War

 Westerham Library.

Visit the exhibition ‘Westerham and the Great War’

Westerham Library will be holding a WW1 commemorative coffee and chat morning on Wednesday 20th August, 10-12.  It will be hosted by library staff and two community wardens. Cakes will be provided by the Womens' Institute and any donations will go to the British Legion. 

 

 

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

What life was like just before the outbreak of war on 4th August. Click here for PICTURES of a great weekend.  Visit Summer of 1914 page for more.

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


Quick look....

 

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

 

New Enterprises

Welcome to all the new Clubs and Businesses

Class Barbers is under new management - cuts, restyling, tradition straight razor shaving, hot towel treatments and head massage. 07789 750573. Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm Late night Thursday opening until 7.00pm Saturday 8.30 - 7.00pm


Welcome to the newly formed Westerham Cycling Club, run by Mark Brewer. It meets every Sunday morning at 09.45am outside MoorEnergy Fitness Club. £25 yearly subscription. For more information go to the Local News Page or visit the Club Website.

 

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

 

Fundraising & Social Events 

Click heading for Local News page more information

RNLI Supper, talk and music. Friday 3rd October 7.30pm "Tales from the America’s Cup" in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. View Flyer for more information.

 

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.

 

Young People

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

Come on all you young Westerham fishermen.
Edenbridge Angling Society
is holding a fishing week for Juniors this August 19th - 23rd. Click here for Flyer and full details of how to join in.

 

St Mary's Junior Church Choir meet each Friday at 6.10 - 6.50pm in the John Fryth at St Mary's Church for a rehearsal. Children learn important musical skills such as harmony and rhythm and sing with the full church choir in services. They can even earn a small amount at weddings! If your child is aged 8 or above and you would him/her to join or want to know more please contact Mrs Jeannie Pearch, Junior Choir Leader T 01959 564518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or come along on a Friday evening with your child and see what goes on.  

 

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.  

 

  

 

 

 

Business Matters

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See Town Council page.

 

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 Darenth Car Park: 3 hours FREE PARKING and new overflow car park is ready.  Pop and Shop' for 10p in the centre. New parking charges, on trial for one year (from April)  Click here for more details on the WTP page. View FULL TARIFF.  Click here for Town-wide Parking 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 

   

Clubs & Societies

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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.
Our Autumn Show is on Saturday 13th September.
On Sunday 26th October we are having our first Fungal Foray! Go to Local News for full details.

 

Westerham and Crockham Hill Community Play  Go to our  website to get involved. Read the first  Newsletter

 

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.  

For report on the visit to Strawberry Hill House  see the Local News page.  Click here for 2014 programme 

  

The Westerham Society More information on  Local News page. Click here for website and future events.

Westerham's Rotary Club  is appealing for new members Click here for Sevenoaks Chronicle article.They also have a new venue. Go to Local News for full details and a report.

Westerham Theatre Club. Go to Local News for  latest report. Check out our outings on the Westerham Theatre Club website

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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 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

 

National Trust

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 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

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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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