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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)

Read more about our projects here

What’s On

Latest News

  • Join a Club or Society in 2018!

    Would you like to take up a new interest and meet new people in 2018? Click here for a full list of groups in Westerham

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 17th Janaury 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. Talk by Ellenor Charity Area Fundraiser 

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Quick look…


Clubs & Societies
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Clubs & Societies


  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 17th Janaury 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. Talk by Ellenor Charity Area Fundraiser 

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  • Westerham Theatre Club

    Next outing is ‘Barnum’ at the Menier Chocolate Factory on Thursday 18th January 8.00pm. Enjoy theatre at discounted prices! Membership just £5 p.a. (£8 for a couple)

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  • Fleapit Cinema

    Friday 19th January 7.30pm ‘Victim’ in Westerham Hall. Non members pay £5 on the door.
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  • Westerham Horticultural Society Subs Renewal & Coffee morning

    Saturday 20th January 10.30pm at tba.Read More

  • Cricket Open Net Session

    Saturday 20th January 2 – 3.30pm at Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield. Once the batting and bowling is finished with we will be going for some drinks and nibbles in the Carpenters Arms, Limpsfield Chart from 4pm.

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  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 21st January: Meet at Chart Lane, Brasted at 10.45am 
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  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 26th January 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

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 5th February 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 8th February 3pm Open Meeting in Westerham Hall, talk by Steve Edney: 10 years at the Salutation GardenRead More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 9th February 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 9th February 7:30pm in Westerham Hall. Talk by Air Vice Marshal Nigel Day : Cold War RAF fighter pilot to Commander Gulf WarRead More

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    Wednesday 7th February January 8pm in Westerham Hall talk by Jane Angelini “The World of Ottoman Art”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

  • 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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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


  • ‘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

  • Public Toilets Consultation

    For many years there have been public toilets on Fullers Hill in Westerham. Please help the Council to assess the public’s views on this issueRead 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 27th January, 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.

  • Talking Town Heritage Trail

    winstonListen on your smartphone to Westerham life in times past! Read More

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


  • Join a Club or Society in 2018!

    Would you like to take up a new interest and meet new people in 2018? Click here for a full list of groups in Westerham

  • Summer 1914 & Talk of the Town Video and USB wafer For Sale

    That Special Westerham gift! Including classic footage of Westerham’s own Dad’s Army, Westerham looks back to Summer in 1914, before the outbreak of WW1 – and following year, conjures up ghosts of Westerham past in ‘Talk of the Town’. Read More

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 16th January 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 19th January 11am – 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Couch to 5K challenge

    Monday 22nd January 1.30 – 3.30pm in Westerham Sports Association building. Residents looking to lose some holiday weight or get their New Year fitness regime off to a sprint start are in luck, as Sevenoaks District Council launches 12 free workshops helping people to take up running. Read More

  • Westerham Wednesdays

    Business Networking Meeting 24th January 10.30am – 12pm supported by Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce, at Valence School. Networking and a talk by Matt Strange, Director of Sport who will share details of their Charity Golf Day which hopes to raise valuable funds for new sports equipment. The Golf Day is open to all local businesses and held at Westerham Golf Club next door to the school.
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  • Mannafest

    Saturday 27th January 4 – 10pm in Westerham Hall. With Hobo & The Hippies, guest bands, live music, cash bar, food from the Courtyard, kids welcome. Doors open 4pm, first band at 4.30pm. Entry £6, kids £1, proceeds to Westerham Hall.

  • Free Family Fun Session

    Thursday 15th February 10:00am – 1:00pm in Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue. Crafts, bouncy castle, indoor games, Suitable for ages 2-11. Event sponsored by Westerham Town Council

  • 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

  • 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


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 Open Net Session

    Saturday 20th January 2 – 3.30pm at Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield. Once the batting and bowling is finished with we will be going for some drinks and nibbles in the Carpenters Arms, Limpsfield Chart from 4pm.

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  • Couch to 5K challenge

    Monday 22nd January 1.30 – 3.30pm in Westerham Sports Association building. Residents looking to lose some holiday weight or get their New Year fitness regime off to a sprint start are in luck, as Sevenoaks District Council launches 12 free workshops helping people to take up running. Read More

  • 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

  • Free Family Fun Session

    Thursday 15th February 10:00am – 1:00pm in Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue. Crafts, bouncy castle, indoor games, Suitable for ages 2-11. Event sponsored by Westerham Town Council


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


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


Visit Kent

Discover the Garden of England

Westerham Town Council

Westerham Society