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'!
The Licks are playing in the WSA clubhouse after the fireworks
Our Town Crier is back
Oyez! Westerham's Town Crier, John Scholey, will be making an appearance on Sunday 2nd November from 11am till lunchtime.
If you missed him at the "Summer of 1914", come into town (it's a Market Day) and hear him tell you what will be going on in Westerham between now and Christmas.
Town Criers may yet make a comeback as a new trend in social media.
The London Welsh Male Voice Choir
The Westerham Society present the Choir on Saturday 15th November. Local celebrity, Katy Secombe, will be the guest soloist. The evening will include music and readings reminiscent of life a hundred years ago. More information on Welsh Choir Concert page and to book tickets.
Lantern Making Workshops
Westerham Community Play fundraising evening. Saturday 22nd November Tickets £22 each – to include £5 of chips. Light supper – licensed bar. Posh frocks! To buy tickets, click here or from Ibbett Mosely in Market Square. More information on Community Play website
WESTERHAM REMEMBERS Remembrance Sunday 9th November 10.30am: Service of Remembrance Rev’d Paul McVeagh with the Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths at the War Memorial
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
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.
Sarah Fleet Photography took pictures free of charge at the 1914 weekend and will do so again for the Late Night Shopping. Please see Sarah Fleet's website for more.
The next Farmers Market is on Sunday 2nd November Go to Farmers Market page for more. Our Town Crier will be there!
The Dental Spa at 22 High Street, Westerham is now under new ownership. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL OFFERS IN: MOUTH CANCER ACTION MONTH 1ST - 30TH NOV 2014 Tel: 01959 565415 or visit the website or the Health and Wellbeing Page
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The Westerham Community Play Events - Lantern Making Workshops October 25th and November 15th between 10am and 1pm Drama Search Saturday 8th November 2 - 5pm Casino Night 22nd November. Go to Community Play page or Website.
David Bateman, author of Uncle Charlie Comes Home will talk about his book Saturday 1st November at 3.30pm In St Mary’s Church. All are welcome to join the Trustees and Members of St Mary’s Heritage Trust at this Annual Meeting. The meeting will be followed by the Trust’s AGM see Flyer Go to Local News page for more AGM information
Late Night Shopping & Christmas Lights Switch On Thursday November 27th 2014 6 - 9pm ITV Breakfast Star to turn on Westerham’s Christmas Lights. Historic church’s Festival of Christmas Trees. Go to Late Night Shopping page for full information.
St. Mary’s Heritage Trust has asked ‘Your Friends and Mine’ choir for a ‘one off’ choral performance at 'A Christmas Cracker’ – an evening of music and poetry for all the family on Saturday 6th December from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in St. Mary’s Church. More on Local News page. Tickets £8 adult, (£7 members) £4 (16 & under) includes mulled wine & mince pie.
Upcoming events at the Kings Arms Hotel Go to Local News for details of Parties and other Events.
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Does your little one like a boogie? New Dancing Days classes starting on Wednesday 22nd October, 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
All welcome to join Fortitude Academy’s Martial Arts Training classes. Three classes each wednesday: Ninjas 4:00 – 4:30 Dragons 4:30 – 5:15 Juniors 5:15 – 6:00 For more information see their website http://www.tkd4u.co.uk/taekwondo-classes/westerham/quebec-hall/
Songwriting/singing workshop for children aged 7-16 with Apollo Youth Choir Learn to write a song and sing it! Saturday October 11th. See Local News page for details.
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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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.
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For Westerham Town Council Monthly Newsletters Click here.
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
Please come to the next Westerham Town Partnership meeting on Thursday 13th November at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber Russell House (above the Doc's). More on Wtp Projects Page
WESTERHAM BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB at Westerham Golf Club on Friday 14th November Guest speaker: Sophie Chappelow, Funding Circle 07:45-08:15 Open networking with Tea / Coffee / Juice 08:15-08:45 Breakfast served 08:45-09:15 Guest Speaker Presentation 09:15-09:30 Open Networking. They donated £200 to the Overspill car park last month.Go to Breakfast Club page for more
Churchill CE Primary School need a Playworker for the After School Club (Mon-Wed). Click here for more information
Crime Prevention Event On Saturday 8th November we will be holding a property marking event between 2pm and 4pm at the Current Hill Allotment site.
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STUDIO WADS presents “An Evening with Dylan Thomas”a celebration of the centenary year of his birth Saturday evening 25th October at the Grasshopper on the Green’ 7.30pm for 8.pm.
Wads Christmas pantomime will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Saturday 29th November to Saturday 6th December (matinees on Sunday 30th November and Saturday 6th December). For details go to Local News page
Westerham Society talk by the “Kent Search & Rescue Dog Unit” on The Kent Missing Persons Dog Unit - Friday 17th October 7.30pm for 8pm at Westerham Hall. Please come along to the talk or call 07538 731417 for more details £5 entry for guests see Flyer Go to Local News page for more information. Click here for website and future events
Westerham U3A Monday 3rd November Coffee Morning, 10.30am Grasshopper on the Green
Open Meeting, Thursday 13th November 2pm in Westerham Hall.
Westerham Art Group had a very successful 29th August Bank Holiday Exhibition. with many visitors and almost perfect weather. Full report on Local News page
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A Drive Down Memory Lane. Car photography exhibition at Chartwell from Monday 13 October to Sunday 26 October, 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). Free to members and visitors with House or Garden admission tickets. See Press ReleaseChartwell 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.