Welcome to Westerham

Welcome to Westerham

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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

Celebratingthe 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

 

 

When Westerham Remembered 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. 

St Mary's Church: Monday 4th August commemorations of the Centenary of the Outbreak of The Great War. View the Commemoration Day Flyer.   Read what is going on throughout the year on the Local News page.
LIGHTS OUT 11pm Monday 4th August. Part of 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions. Click here for Press Release
Studio WADS 9th August World War 1 Poetry, Songs and Readings evening.  View
Flyer for more information.

Quick look....

The next Farmers Market  is on Sunday 3rd August. Go to Farmers Market page for more.

 

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


Welcome to the newly formed Westerham Cycling Club, run by Mark Brewer. It meets every Sunday morning at 09.30am outside MoorEnergy Fitness Club. 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

 

Young People

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

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

 

Could you be the next West Kent apprentice? Come along to our apprentice awareness day on 7 August 2014 at our head office in Sevenoaks, and we will tell you why you should choose West Kent. You will be able to speak to the right People. Click here for Open Day Poster .

 

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’S community came out in force to support Churchill Primary School’s summer fete and fund new computing equipment. Read more in this Sevenoaks Chronicle article

 

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.   

  

Sport

Click heading for link to Sports page 

  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 01959 565106 More information on Local News Page

 

 

 

Business Matters

Click heading for Business Page and more information


See Town Council page.

 

For Westerham Town Council  Monthly Newsletters Click here.


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

 

 The Kent Medieval Graffiti Survey was established in 2014 with the intention of undertaking the very first large-scale survey of early graffiti inscriptions in the county of Kent. Inspired by the work of the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey it is an entirely volunteer lead, community archaeology project, that is changing the way we look at our medieval church heritage. Click here to Sign up to attend the training

 

London Airspace Change – Gatwick Local Area Consultation Gatwick Airport Limited has opened a second period of consultation on options for changes to flight paths around Gatwick Airport. This will run from 23rd May until 14th August 2014. Click to view Consultation Document  


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

 

Westerham/Sevenoaks In Bloom. We've teamed up with Coolings Nurseries in Knockholt to launch the District's first In Bloom competition. Residents, businesses and community groups can enter the competition whether they are gardening experts or novices. The competition is free to enter. Go to Town Council page for details and how to enter.

 

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

 

Gatwick second runway consultation to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think. Gatwick iis a potential location for the next runway in the UK. Click here to view Consultation Document and full details

 

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 

   

Clubs & Societies

Click heading for more information on Clubs & Societies page

 

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

 

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

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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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Louise Brooker, who runs Louise Makes Cakes in Westerham, has become an internet sensation. Her tutorials have been viewed more than a million times online. She says traditional cookery books could be a thing of the past. Read more at Sevenoaks Chronicle article.

The Shakers: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts".Wednesday  3rd September 2014
7.30 for 8p.m. Westerham Hall.
John Ericsontells the extraordinary story of the Shakers.