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Westerham, as the Gateway to the Garden of England, is a charming Market Town community for residents, business and visitors. Nestling in the valley of the ancient River Darent with some of Kent’s finest countryside, its roots can be traced back to the Vikings and the Romans.

With easy access from the M25, Gatwick and London, it abounds with cafes, pubs, restaurants and independent shops. It has its own brewery, drawing water from our Greensand aquifer and its own winery using grapes grown on our North Downs. Its most famous residents are, amongst others, Sir Winston Churchill and General James Wolfe and their homes are open to the public. Welcome to all who wish to share our ‘Westerham experience’!


Parking FREE PARKING in Westerham! First 3 hours free in the Darent Carpark, and all day town-wide on Sundays. Charges frozen from 2017 and the extra spaces are now available. More Westerham parking information (varying charges and times)

Useful InfoMore useful information (getting here, buses, taxis, train links)

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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies

  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 4th October 10.30am  Booking Essential  Per the government’s latest “rule of six” we will be restricting the numbers on our walks for the time being, so if you’d like to join us, please email westerhamramblers@yahoo.com or telephone 07792919727 (and please update if your plans subsequently change) to book. We also ask you, at the start of the walk, to share your contact details with the walk leader for test and trace purposes.Read More

  • Westerham Society Talk Suspended

    Friday 16th October 7.30pm Talk at Westerham Hall suspended. Read More

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 21st October 7.30pm in Westerham Hall: Cancelled until further notice  We are welcoming new members for 2021! Read More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 31st October 11.30am – 1.30pm in Westerham Hall. Cancelled until further notice A delicious two course lunch on the last Friday (except August and December) of every month with tea or coffee. Raffle and quiz is included in the Read More

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk
    Wednesday 4th November 7.30 for 8pm POSTPONED Talk in Westerham Hall “The Moon – in Mythology, Science and Art” given by Dr David Whitehouse – author of  “Apollo 11 -the Inside Story” – he was the “Face of Space” on British television as the BBC’s Science Correspondent from 1988 – 2006, and as a science communicator he is in a class of his own!    This lecture is  not just for astronomers or those keen on science – there is  also much to interest Art Historians.

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  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 13th November 11.30am – 1.30pm Cancelled until further notice in Westerham Hall, for seniors and those less able. For £5 there will be a cuppa, a two course lunch, a quiz, a raffle and another cuppa! The Friday Lunch Club is currently full, please contact Westerham Town Council office to be put on the waiting list T: 01959 562147Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

    No outing planned at the moment. However you can enjoy some productions, including from The National Theatre, The Globe, and other outstanding venues from around the country, on your Smart TV, or streaming device.  Browse the selection here
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  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoNormally first Monday of the month 10.30am Coffee Morning at The Grasshopper on The Green OR normally second Thursday of the month 2pm Open Meeting Talk. Meetings currently not regular but virtual arrangements announced by email to members.   

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  • Fleapit Cinema

    We look forward to seeing everyone again in September 2020!Read More

  • Westerham Art Group

    Although we are not meeting just now, we usually hold our meetings Monday afternoon from 2 till 4pm in the Council Offices, Russell House (above the surgery). Non members are welcome – we run demos and workshops at some of the meetings as well as ideas of subjects to paint or draw – or you can follow your own ideas…. The 2020 Spring term will run from 27th January to 30th March.

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  • Westerham Local Vocals

    Sadly not meeting at the moment, this community-based, adult choir for people who love to sing, offers friendship, lively, non-auditioned fun, and we also aim to sing to a high standard! First session free… Read more here

  • Westerham Heritage Website

    The Westerham Society Committee is delighted to announce a dedicated computer at Westerham Library, for those without access, so everyone can check out the Heritage website, an on-line virtual museum of Westerham’s history which you can find at http://www.westerhamheritage.org.ukRead More

  • Scouts seek mini bus funds

    Westerham Scouts has launched a £12,000 appeal to buy a badly needed new 17 seater minibus for outings and camps. Read More

  • Knit ‘N Natter Ladies

    Meet every Thursday morning 10am – 12pm in Westerham Library. Their recent project has been ‘Bobby Buddies’ Inspector Nick Finnis saw the post about knitted Fireman Sams being given to Westerham Fire BrigadeRead More

  • Tuesday Club

    Tuesday 20th October 2.30pm in Westerham Hall. Cancelled until further notice Bingo and Social Club for senior citizens. Run by local people for the benefit of local people. All are welcome to attend whether you just want to turn up, meet others and play or get involved and help keep this great club going. For more information come along to the hall any Tuesday afternoon. Read More

  • Junior Football training

    Open Football training with Westerham FC Juniors, every Saturday 10 – 11am on King George’s Field, Westerham, for girls and boys. School years R, 1 and 2. All abilities welcome, if you’re interested please E westerhamjuniorfc@btinternet.com


Community

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Community



Owl GatekeeperMr Owl – Guardian of the Gateway: The Westerham Town Partnership, which funded carved wooden work from ‘Proud to Do Business in Westerham’, thanks all involved, and would welcome any volunteer to help care for these beautiful creations and their surrounding habitat – with strimming, weeding and tidying. You can read more about our projects on our page or write in to info@visitwesterham.org.uk


housebuildingCall for Housebuilding sites: SDC asked local landowners to volunteer land and a total of 252 sites were put forward. The majority of these sites are in the Green Belt as most of the 7% of the District not in the Green Belt has already been built on. See Sevenoaks Chronicle article detailing responses from Westerham landowners. In the coming months the SD Council’s planners will carry out a detailed investigation of each site and will recommend a shorter list of sites that have the potential to be developed.


Consultation funding for Hosey and Farley Commons. Over the 18 months to Autumn 2017, extensive consultations by SDC, with Heritage Lottery Funding, will be carried out with local people, in particular schools, to produce plans to increase public access and improve areas for wildlife.


Westerham ParkingFree Parking in Westerham!

* Overflow 100 space car-park open permanently! See Press Release * 3 hours free in the Darenth Carpark * Up to 3 hours paid on Croydon Road & Fullers Hill * 15 minutes ‘Pop & Shop’ for just 10p in the centre * Darenth Carpark season tickets very good value


Read our Town Partnership & Town Council page. Read Council Newsletters. Bypass (and new houses to fund it?) for Westerham – Town Meeting – Full report. Darent Valley conservation – Kent Downs AONB has a grant of £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.



Fundraising & Social Events

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Fundraising & Social Events


  • Westerham is Open for Business!

  • Ask for help, or Volunteer in Westerham

    Ask for help, or volunteer in Westerham? There are various ways forward – Locally, or at Town, District or County level

     

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  • Forget-Me-Not Café – suspended

    Friday 16th October 11.30am – 1pm in the Congregational Church Hall Cancelled until further noticeRead More

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 20th October 10am in the John Fryth Room. Cancelled until further notice. Read More

  • Tuesday Club

    Tuesday 20th October 2.30pm in Westerham Hall. Cancelled until further notice Bingo and Social Club for senior citizens. Run by local people for the benefit of local people. All are welcome to attend whether you just want to turn up, meet others and play or get involved and help keep this great club going. For more information come along to the hall any Tuesday afternoon. Read More


National Trust


  • Chartwell

    chRTWELL(opening times vary) was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922 and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration until the end of his life.Read More

  • Quebec House

    quebecExplore this fascinating house, the childhood home of General James Wolfe. Discover the dramatic battle that won Canada for the British and learn of Wolfe’s tragic death, in our exhibition. Read More

  • Emmetts Garden

    emmetts(open daily from 10am – 5pm) is an Edwardian estate that was owned by Frederic Lubbock, becoming both a plantsman’s passion and a much-loved family home.
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Sport

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  • Westerham Cricket Club

     
    Welcome to our family-orientated club which is aiming to grow into a thriving sporting hub for the local community to enjoy during the summer months.
    We have recently reformed the Club after an absence of 15 years and 2020 will be our first season back.
     
     

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  • Yoga Classes

    Mondays – new term starts 7th January in the John Fryth Hall (St Mary’s Church) Read More

  • Westerham to Chartwell Way-marked Walking Trail

    waymarker3The Westerham Town Partnership, the Squerryes Estate and the National Trust collaborated to sign a way-marked trail between Westerham and Chartwell. The trail covers about two miles, and takes about an hour. Read More

  • Cricket at Limpsfield Chart
    We are a small village club that fields two Saturday teams in the Kent County Village League, a Sunday friendly team and we also have u15s u11s and u8s teams. We take pride in always giving the opposition a good game but more importantly we value friendship, bringing members of the community together and offering a legitimate excuse for not mowing the lawn and putting off the DIY!

    Players of all ages and abilities welcome, the first practice session is free and if you decide to attend two or more we just ask for a one-off £10 donation towards the cost.
    To find out more please contact limpsfieldchartcricketclub@gmail.com

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  • Weekly Free 5K Timed Park Run

    Every Saturday 9am at Squerryes Winery. Currently suspended. What does it cost to join in? Nothing – it’s free! But please register before your first run, to get a time. Read more and Register with Parkrun once only, in order to get a time, and bring a printed copy of your barcode – if you forget it, you won’t get a time.Read More

  • Junior Football training

    Open Football training with Westerham FC Juniors, every Saturday 10 – 11am on King George’s Field, Westerham, for girls and boys. School years R, 1 and 2. All abilities welcome, if you’re interested please E westerhamjuniorfc@btinternet.com


Young People

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Young People


  • Churchill School Governor Recruitment

    The Churchill School Governors are seeking someone somebody with Finance experience willing to serve on the Governing Body. Read More

  • RAF Air Cadets

    Are you aged between 12 (school year 8) and 17? Are you interested in making new friends? Are you interested in Aviation? Then the Royal Air Force Air Cadets at Biggin Hill could be for you.Read More

  • Parent & Toddler Group

    A voluntary run playgroup for families with babies and preschool aged children. Every Monday 10.00-12.00 drop in during term time, to the Congregational Church Hall, on Fullers Hill. Read More

  • Scouts seek mini bus funds

    Westerham Scouts has launched a £12,000 appeal to buy a badly needed new 17 seater minibus for outings and camps. Read More

  • Weekly Free 5K Timed Park Run

    Every Saturday 9am at Squerryes Winery. Currently suspended. What does it cost to join in? Nothing – it’s free! But please register before your first run, to get a time. Read more and Register with Parkrun once only, in order to get a time, and bring a printed copy of your barcode – if you forget it, you won’t get a time.Read More

  • Junior Football training

    Open Football training with Westerham FC Juniors, every Saturday 10 – 11am on King George’s Field, Westerham, for girls and boys. School years R, 1 and 2. All abilities welcome, if you’re interested please E westerhamjuniorfc@btinternet.com

babyBaby Bounce & Rhyme 9.30 – 10am every Thursday in The Library We need a volunteer to host this. Please contact the library for more information on Westerhamlibrary@kent.gov.uk .


Westerham Youth Club – St George Playing Fields More info…


Monday Morning Play Group term times 10-12pm Congregational Church hall. Just turn up or call 07919488408 for more info.

 


Forest Kindergarten Sevenoaks Enrolling up to September 2020

We are an outstanding forest kindergarten, tots and holiday club based within acres of woodland in Ide Hill near Sevenoaks and Westerham. We cater for 0-10 year olds.. come and visit us to find out more about our adventures! Read more here



Churches


Churches


  • Westerham Almshouses

    From time to time vacancies occur in the charity’s properties for those of restricted financial means, are of a certain age and who have lived in Westerham or Crockham Hill for at least two years. Read More

  • St Mary’s Church

    Michael Barlow, 1940 – 2020 We were saddened to announce the death of our director of music, Michael Barlow, in our service last Sunday. Michael led our choir, played our organ and was well-known and well-loved by so many people in Westerham and beyond.
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  • Congregational Church

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    Westerham Evangelical Congregational Church is an established non-conformist Baptist Church in the centre of Westerham.  The Pastor, Phil Sutton, has been the minister since 2008, following his retirement after 34 years with Kent Police.Read More

  • St John The Baptist Catholic Church

Café Church at Costa Coffee fourth Sunday of the month 5.15pm Informal afternoon service led by Westerham Congregational Church.



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