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Nestling in the valley of the ancient River Darent with some of Kent’s finest countryside, Westerham, as the Gateway to the Garden of England,  is a charming Market Town attractive to residents, business and visitors. 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 for 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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What’s On

Latest News

  • Westerham Theatre Club

    Next outing is ‘Aladdin’ Adult Panto at The Brick Lane Music Hall on Tuesday 20th February 2.00pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)

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  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 21st February 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. Talk: ‘Inspirational Hrs’ by Lin Saines 

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Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies


  • Westerham Heritage Website Launch

    The Westerham Society Committee is very excited to announce the launch of our Heritage website project. Check out the new site at http://www.westerhamheritage.org.ukRead More

  • Westerham Theatre Club

    Next outing is ‘Aladdin’ Adult Panto at The Brick Lane Music Hall on Tuesday 20th February 2.00pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)

    Read More

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 21st February 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. Talk: ‘Inspirational Hrs’ by Lin Saines 

    Read More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 23rd February 11.30am – 1.30pm in Westerham Hall. 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 Ramblers

    Sunday 25th February 11.15am: 70s Saunter Meet at Shoreham (Kent) Station Car Park (click here for directions) 11.15am 
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  • Fleapit Cinema

    Sunday Matinée 25th February 2.30 for 3pm  at Westerham Hall. Saraband for Dead Lovers  Saraband was Ealing’s first major colour film and the UK’s first serious historical epic, breaking the mould of arch-rival Gainsborough’s frothy, swishy-frock romances. Read More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 5th March 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 8 March 
    OPEN DAY   

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  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    Wednesday 7th March 8pm in Westerham Hall talk by Janice Lawrence “A Canvas to Cover”Read More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 9th March 11.30am – 1.30pm 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! Book a place by ringing Westerham Town Council 01959 562147Read More

  • Westerham Society

    Friday 23rd March 7:30pm in Westerham Hall. Talk by Bill Curtis (preceded by AGM) : ‘Thinking of the past, planning for the future’. Creating and conserving Westerham HeritageRead More

  • WADS Performance: The Last of the Haussmans

    Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 5th May in Westerham Hall. ‘The Last of the Haussmans’ by Stephen Beresford. Directed by Jeff Adams

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  • 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

  • Westerham Art Group

    We are a small, friendly group meeting for a variety of activities – drawing, watercolours, pastels and more. We have enjoyed the activities of the Autumn Term including contour drawing; painting peppers; pets and Bonfire Night. Read More
  • Westerham Local Vocals

    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…
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  • Horticultural Society Summer Show

    Saturday 16th June 11.30 – 3.30pm at Valence School

    This year’s WHS Summer Show will be held at Valence School in Westerham as part of the Westerham Fine Food and Drink Festival. Read More


west-library-knittersKnit ‘N Natter Ladies have knitted jungle animal hand puppets for local charity Education East Africa. Photo courtesy Kevin Black. Read More


Community
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Community


  • Survey by SDC

    How does the cost of housing affect employees and local businesses? 

    We are keen to hear from people who live and work locally about their views on the cost of housing.Read More

  • Westerham Heritage Website Launch

    The Westerham Society Committee is very excited to announce the launch of our Heritage website project. Check out the new site at http://www.westerhamheritage.org.ukRead More

  • ‘The Local Plan’ – Issues and Options Consultation by SDC

    Residents in the Sevenoaks District are being urged to have their say on a new Local Plan which will help guide what can be built and what should be protected in the District up until 2035, in what is called the Issues and Options consultation. Read More

  • Community First Responder volunteers wanted!

    Westerham needs more volunteers based here – training takes about a year E: info@sevenoakscfrs.org if you are interested. Read More

  • Hearing Aid Clinic

    Normally 3rd Wednesday of the month 10 – 11.30am at Westerham Town Council – Council Room, Russell House, Market Square, WESTERHAM, Kent, TN16 1RB.Read More

  • Citizens’ Advice

    Wednesdays 10am – 1pm (drop in and by appointment). In Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue.  Tel: 03000 422888

  • Churchill School Governor Recruitment

    The PCC are still seeking someone willing to serve on the Governing Body at our church school. Read More

  • Westerham’s Foodbank

    Thank you for donations destined for our town’s families who qualify. Anything useful for the household which is not perishable, and toiletries is welcome. Fruit squash or fizzy drinks go down well, as do cold meats such as tins of ham. Tinned custard or rice pudding are favourites. Jams, tinned vegetables and sauces (brown, red) and pasta sauces all help.Read More

  • Westerham Library

    Browse books, join a group, view the displays, use the computers, wifi and printersRead More

  • Linden Homes Development

    Parking at the Madan Road/London Road Junction

    The Town Council has been receiving a high number of complaints from residents regarding obstructive parking at the junction of Madan Road/London Road. Read More

  • Café Church Costa

    Sunday 25th February, 5.15p.m. Café Church is a monthly service held at Costa Coffee, The Green. An informal time of worship suitable for all ages

  • ellenor volunteers wanted

    Would you like to help support families in the Westerham area who are facing terminal illness? ellenor is keen to recruit volunteers for its successful charity shop in the centre of the town. Read More

  • Outdoor Gym on King George’s Field

    Now Open on King George’s Field! The installation of outside gyms has seen a huge increase over the past few years and they have become a popular and well used feature of many local parks. Read More

  • Allotments Available

    Westerham Town Council has a small number of full and half allotment plots for rent at each of their 3 sites: Bloomfield, Currant Hill and Farley Allotments. Read More

  • Barley Charity Applications invited

    Westerham Town Council invites applications for general charitable purposes for the benefit of the residents of Westerham parish. Read More

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2016 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council has had confirmation from the applicants that this application has been withdrawn and will not therefore be reported to the 15 December planning committee.  Read more here.

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


cspNews from PSCO Darling: monthly Police Engagement Meeting at Wolfe Garage. Read more here


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 PartnershipTown 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


  • Bowls Club Coffee Mornings

    Saturday 24th February 10am – 12pm at Westerham Bowls Club. Supported by the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Scheme, come along and enjoy bacon sandwiches, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, with funds raised being towards the new ClubRead More

  • Quiz Night in aid of Westerham Hall

    Friday 23rd February 7.30pm postponed in Westerham Hall. ‘It’s that time of year again – the unmissable, the legendary the one and only Westerham Hall Quiz!

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  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 20th February 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Westerham Wednesdays

    Business Networking Meeting 28th February 10.30am – 12pm supported by Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce, venue Westerham Town Council, Russell House, Market Square (above the Dr)
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  • RNLI Supper & Talk

    Friday 9th March 7.00 for 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. There will be tables of 8, and you can either book a table of up to 8, or as an individual, when you will be put at a table with congenial company. There will be a bar and raffle.Read More

  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 16th March 11am – 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Annual Town Meeting

    Wednesday 18th April 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. Last year the Town Council held another  very successful ‘market place’ approach to the free Annual Town Meeting.Read More

  • Westerham Memory Walk

    Saturday 12th May 11am on The Green or round King George’s Field

    The Walk will not only be in memory of Margaret Payne but also in memory of the regular attendees of the Forget-me-not Café who passed away in 2017, Wendy Willson, George Wells, June Webb and Marie Freeman, together with loved ones of those taking part.  Read More

  • Valence School Food Festival

    Saturday 16th June 11 – 4pm at the Valence School

  • The Wolfe of Westerham

    Sunday 1st July from 8am. Dame Kelly Holmes will start the race. Sign up to the 75 mile, or 44 mile circuit, whilst the kiddies enjoy a Go-Ride racing event back at Squerryes Court.Read More

  • Scouts Tea Stall

    Sundays 2 – 5pm on Hosey Hill until July.  Selling teas, coffee, cakes etc. Drop by and support the local Scouts!


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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  • 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 in 2018 we also have an u14s and u10s team. 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!

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  • The Wolfe of Westerham

    Sunday 1st July from 8am. Dame Kelly Holmes will start the race. Sign up to the 75 mile, or 44 mile circuit, whilst the kiddies enjoy a Go-Ride racing event back at Squerryes Court.Read More


Young People
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Young People


  • Churchill School Governor Recruitment

    The PCC are still seeking someone willing to serve on the Governing Body at our church school. 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


babyBaby Bounce & Rhyme 9.30 – 10am every Thursday in The Library starting 8th September, no need to book.


Musical Bumps! ‘A little frog in a pond am I, hippety hippety hop!’ Westerham Hall on Fridays Toddlers: 9.30am Babies: 10.30am. Join us for a free trial. More info…


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.
Westerham Brownies – Gillian Simpkins 07712730389. More info…


Churches


Churches


  • St Mary’s Church

    st-marysIn this week’s NewsletterAs we enter Lent and prepare for Easter, the week’s newsletter offers suggestions for reading, advance notice of the Deanery Confirmation service together with an invitation to consider if this is a step you would like to take.  And of course there is all the usual information about our services and events 

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  • Congregational Church

    congegationalCafé Costa Sunday 27th January 5.15pm An informal time of worship led by the Congregational Church, suitable for all ages, all are welcome.
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  • St John The Baptist Catholic Church

    catholica-churchSee more at Westerham Catholic website

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


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