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Age UK Sevenoaks and Westerham; Air Cadets;  Annies Attic ; Apollo Youth Choirs (Crockham Hill); Art Group;

Beavers; Bonneval Association; Bowls Club; Brownies and Rainbows;

Cancer Research; Chartwell; Chartwell Apothecary; Chartwell Branch TCC (UK); Chess Club; Churchill School; Community Play; Congregational Church; Cycling Club;

Design Gallery

Fine Arts Society; Fleapit Cinema; Flawless Jewellery;  Friends of the Long Pond;

General Wolfe Public House; Grasshopper  Inn at Moorhouse;  Grasshopper On The Green;

Horticultural Society and Beekeepers News;  Hospice in the Weald Friends; Hurst Green Shire Horses

Inner Wheel; 

Junior Football Club; Kent Police; Kings Arms Hotel; Kent Police;

Ladies Football "Lionesses", Library; Lions Club; Local Vocals; Long Pond;

Medical Practice;

Neighbourhood Watch News; Netball Club; NSPCC;

Project Kilimanjaro;

RNLI; River Darent;  Rotary; Royal London Society for Blind People (RSLB);

St John the Baptist Catholic Church; St Mary's Church; St Mary's Heritage Trust; Scout Group; Sea Cadets; Schools Reunion; Side Saddle Association; Sports Association; Squerryes Estate/Winery

Theatre Club;

U3A; 

Valence School; Vets, Mark Nelson;

WADS (Amateur Dramatics Society); Westerham Brewery;  Westerham Club; Westerham Fire Station;  Westerham Club; Westerham Hall; Westerham Ramblers;    Westerham Society;  Winnies' Pre School; Women’s Institute;

 

Clubs and Societies 

Westerham Society

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Click here for the Westerham Society website.

 2015 Events Calendar


With fine weather finally on the horizon a quick reminder on two forthcoming events :
 
1. Come and celebrate the 4th July in this friendly and enjoyable yearly fixture in Westerham. Bring your own picnic and take the opportunity to invite friends and family and enjoy the newly cleaned Winston Churchill statue on the Green.
Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm Saturday 4th July

2.   Titsey Place Visit - Tuesday 28th July 2pm. Booking form attached. Fantastic value at £10 per head for guided tour of house and gardens with tea, sandwiches and cake included and access to the historic estate church. Approximately two and a half hours.

 

Hanging Baskets this year will be purple/ lavender petunias with white geraniums.
Westerham Society info and donation form.

See last years' hanging baskets on Flickr

 

Virtual Museum 

We’re trying to save Westerham’s past for future generations. 

This town has an amazing amount and variety of history. We have lots of incredible material on Westerham’s past but sadly there is no chance of having an actual museum. Thanks to people lending us albums and all sorts of memorabilia, which we are copying and returning: the collection is growing all the time. This means that fascinating local family history is being saved for the future. We need to put all this fantastic information on to a virtual museum website. We are putting together a Heritage Lottery Fund application and, within this, giving evidence on local interest.
We'd be very grateful if you'd be kind enough to fill in the Survey, so that we can demonstrate demand, which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYDF37N 

 Have you got any memorabilia about Westerham?

As part of a virtual museum initiative, The Westerham Society is inviting anyone who has material of historic interest relating to the town to lend them to our local historian, Bill Curtis. Bill has a solid track-record in conservation and will ensure your personal mementos, photographs and letters are returned intact following high-resolution scanning and photography. He is also progressing an oral history project to digitally record the memories that older residents have of the town between the wars and up to the early 1960s.

Please, if you feel you can help with memorabilia and memories, do contact Bill direct on 01959 56442801959 564428 or through www.pasttimespress.co.uk or lodge your interest with us at ‘Visit Westerham.’

Westerham Society Contacts :
 
Gordon Rodgers, Westerham Society Chairman’s details are c/o The Westerham Society, 2 Yew Tree Mews, Market Square Westerham TN16 1BF,  01959 56414001959 564140 or at email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text87107+'<\/a>'; //-->
 
Jane Dodd is the Westerham Society secretary and her contact details are c/o The Westerham Society, at 3 Saxon Hill, Westerham TN16 1HH, on  07721 91800207721 918002 or at email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text51584+'<\/a>'; //-->
 
For information on events you can contact Mitch Young c/o The Westerham Society, at 1 Croft Hall, Off London Road, Westerham TN16 1BD, on  01959 56107301959 561073 or at email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text60853+'<\/a>'; //-->
 
The membership secretary, Jacs Taylor-Smith, can be contacted at c/o The Westerham Society, The Old Barn, Dunsdale, Westerham TN16 1QL, on telephone number 01959 56126501959 561265 or at email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text85166+'<\/a>'; //-->
 
The Westerham website is at www.visitwesterham.org.uk
Don’t forget the Society’s web site is at www.westerhamsociety.org.uk
 

The Westerham Society is a civic society open to people of all ages who share an interest in Westerham and the surrounding countryside. In addition to hosting a series of interesting talks, visits and social events, the society aims to protect the beauty and character of Westerham and the surrounding countryside. It takes action on relevant issues and represents its members on matters which might impact on the welfare or development of the town.

For more details of events and how to join the Society, please contact Jane Dodd This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.westerhamsociety.org.uk

Get Involved
The Society is run by volunteers. Even if you do not want to stand on the committee, we need volunteers to help with running Society projects, help at lectures, run stalls at local events, maintain the Co-op garden and to represent the society at planning meetings. It does not matter if you can only lend a hand from time to time; your help is most welcome. If you are interested, please make contact.
Email reminder
If you use email, please provide the Society with your email address to enable a more efficient and cost effective means of communicating with you. The Society will email you the newsletter and other information relating to the Society. Your email address will not be divulged to any third party.
Promotional Material
If you would like some Westerham Society leaflets to distribute, please collect some at a lecture or from Taylor-Smith Antiques at the Grange.
Suggestions on talks and activities
We have received some excellent suggestions on potential events and talks and they have made their way into the Society’s programme with great success. We always welcome these, so please contact us with any thoughts.

 

Westerham Ramblers

 2015 Walks

 http://www.westerhamramblers.org.uk 

 

 Westerham U3A

Click here for 2015 Calendar of Events

July Open Meeting

Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE to speak at Westerham U3A - 9 July

New study groups – Mahjong to Military History

 Westerham U3A will welcome Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE, DSC, AFC as speaker at its next Open Meeting, to be held at 2pm in Westerham Hall on Thursday 9July 2015. Former Royal Navy test pilot extraordinaire, Captain Eric Brown holds two of the most remarkable records from the world of flying, including having flown 487 different aircraft.  Now in his 90s, the Captain will talk about his life and heroic WW2 adventures, and how he holds the world record for the most aircraft carrier landings performed (2,407).  He also tested the first British jets.

 Social Secretary Tina Rhoda said: ‘We are so fortunate to have such a fascinating speaker and we hope to welcome a number of non-members to our July meeting. They can also find out what our U3A is all about.  Each month, Westerham U3A invites speakers on all sorts of subjects – magic in September and the Magna Carta in October, for example.  And there’s visits, outings and a range of interest groups on offer.’

 Members have a choice of all sorts of subjects to study – among those recently added are Mahjong and Military History.  Chairman Lyn Snowden says: ‘With Westerham U3A, you can find out more about science, brush up on French, Italian or Spanish, share your appreciation of great paintings and brilliant books, or just join a convivial group for Sunday lunch or rambling.  Our U3A offers some amazing opportunities for people who are no longer in full time employment to keep active – mentally and physically!’

For more information about Open Meetings, study groups and becoming a Westerham U3A member, see www.westerhamU3A.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Editors’ notes:

 Captain Brown featured in the BBC programme ‘Britain’s Greatest Pilot’ and is author of the autobiographical book Wings on my Sleeve – among others.  He also met Churchill twice, was arrested by the SS and interrogated Goering.

  • Westerham U3A is an educational charity that promotes life-long learning for those retired/no longer in full-time employment (no lower age limit).  There are no exams or educational requirements. Group leaders are unpaid volunteers.
  • JPEGs of U3A groups, meetings and logo are available
  • Membership costs £20* pa (£35 for joint membership) plus e.g. tea and coffee/room hire charges.  There is no charge for attendance at Open Meetings, to which non-members can come on up to three occasions.

 Press contact: Louise Wood 07824 994690

 Editors’ notes:

 Westerham U3A is an educational charity that promotes life-long learning for those retired/no longer in full-time employment in Westerham and its surrounding area.

  • Westerham U3A is an educational charity that promotes life-long learning for those retired/no longer in full-time employment in Westerham and its surrounding area.
  • Membership costs £20* (to 31 March 2014).  Group contacts are unpaid volunteers.
  • Westerham is part of a network of around 800 local U3A groups in the UK, with a nationwide membership of 300,000+.
  • More about the University of the Third Age movement at: www.U3A.org.uk (although limited to those no longer in full time paid employment, there is no lower age limit).

Press contact: Louise Wood – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Westerham Fine Arts Society

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 In early June were fortunate enough to have Caroline Rayman giving her lecture “Three Great families and their Gardens”  - her interesting and anecdotal history of the Astors,  Rothschilds and the Sackville Wests was very well received by a large audience who intimated that they would like her to return in the future.

 At the time of writing we are about to go on our visit to the beautiful Mapledurham house – set in lovely gardens on the banks of the Thames with the oldest working flour mill remaining on the river, we are hoping for a fine day since we are cruising up the Thames to approach the house.

 For the July lecture we welcome the return of Oliver Everett, presently the Librarian Emeritus at Windsor Castle.  He regularly takes tours to India and will talk about  “Mughal Painting at its Zenith: the life of the Emperor Shah Jahan”.

There is no meeting in August, and we have postponed the proposed visit to Firle Place in September because of a overcrowded calendar.

 We are looking forward to our 10th Anniversary Lunch on Friday 16th October – tickets are available to both Past and Present Members and their guests, and are already selling fast which is very encouraging.

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For a brief summary of WFAS 10th Anniversary programme for 2015 Click here

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at Westerham Hall 7.30 – 8pm

Our programme for our 10th Anniversary Season in 2015 is now completed with some interesting lectures and exciting visits  –  come and join our friendly Society -  contact Lynn Worrall on 01959 – 569895.

 It’s never too late to join our Society   really interesting - great fun and wonderful value!!  Or come as a visitor - only £4 on the door at Westerham Hall !  We have arranged an interesting itinerary of outings and visits to compliment our new lecture programme.

 

Single membership is £32 / couples £55.  Guests  £5 on the door – extremely good value for eleven meetings!  We cordially invite new members to join us – please contact our membership Secretary Lynn Worrall on 01959 – 569895 01959 – 569895 or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Westerham Art Group

30th Summer Exhibition. August 29th -31st See Poster for more info…

There is now a waiting list for this very popular group, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining.

 

Westerham's Rotary Club

Rotary Fair 2015

Westerham Rotarians would like to thank all the stallholders, entertainers, and visitors who came together on The Green to make our Charity Fair the largest and most enjoyable yet. The Dignity Fairground Organ, Sea Cadets Band and Simpletones duo set just the right musical background for our homespun event and as ever the Phoenix Sahar Bellydancers gathered a crowd. With the Slide and Rotary Games, Hookaduck and Punch and Judy

and other attractions on the stalls the kids had fun and everything came together as the sun,after a shy start, added its benefit to the proceedings.

   We never know how much money was taken on the 25 or so stalls but rest assured much aid was given to the charities and associations who took part. Similarly the number of visitors could only be a wild guess but Westerham Rotary are pleased to have put on a decent show for the Town.

     Next time you hear from us we will be The Rotary Club Of Edenbridge and Westerham which will give us more clout and rest assured we will give service to your Town as ever. Have you ever thought of joining our happy band? It's not difficult.               Peter Stapleton  Chair Community Service

 

Westerham and Edenbridge Rotary Clubs

The members of the Westerham and Edenbridge Rotary Clubs are delighted to announce they are joining forces to create a new club which will be called 'The Rotary Club of Edenbridge and Westerham' . This will take effect from 1st July this year. 

The coming together of these two long established and successful clubs makes a lot of sense: the two towns are only a few miles apart and have similar aims and ambitions for the local communities that they serve; they are both active internationally.

The best parts of both clubs are being brought together to create this new club of over 30 members. The highly successful annual Sir Winston Churchill Memorial dinner will continue as will the Edenbridge Fireworks, Westerham and Edenbridge Fairs, involvement with the Valence School, strawberry tea for the elderly in Edenbridge and our close link with the Rotary Club of Yvetot in Normandy.

Service to the community will continue to be a priority as will support for the suitable international causes including safe water in developing countries and funding Shelter Boxes for disaster areas including Nepal.

If anyone is interested in joining this vibrant new club or wishes to know more about Rotary please contact Paul Leslie on 01892 457085

 

Inner Wheel Club of Westerham

The Inner Wheel was initially formed in 1923 by the wives of Manchester
Rotarians and has grown from that single Club into one of the largest
women’s organisations in the world, with members in 103 countries and
further ones in the process of joining and expanding its numbers. It is now
divided into three levels, firstly the International Inner Wheel, which is self
explanatory, followed by the 29 Districts which form the UK contingent, The
Association if IW Clubs in GB & I and finally flowing into its grassroots, the
smaller units of individual Clubs that operate in towns and villages all over the
British Isles, of which Westerham is one.
Its foundation had a simple conception, it was to promote friendship;
encourage the ideals of personal service and foster international
understanding, and these principles have remained the basis of all IW
activities subsequently. Presently they include meetings at Westerham Hall;
fundraising; inter Clubs which involves journeying to others around the
District and annual rallies that enable all members from any section to meet
one another.
Inner Wheel wishes to extend its friendship to any ladies who are interested
and invites them to contact either Marie-Louise Gibson on 01959 562 46801959 562 468 or
June Ingram on 01959 565 54601959 565 546 for further information.
New members are always welcome, we meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month  Gibson on 01959 56246801959 562468 

 

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

 


 

 

Chartwell Branch TCC (UK)

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To join please contact our Chairman, Nigel Guest: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

St Mary's Heritage Trust

 

 St Mary’s Westerham Heritage Trust   Preserving our past for today and tomorrow

 

 

Biggin Hill and Westerham Lions Club                       

BIGGIN HILL & WESTERHAM LIONS CLUB Incorporating Charity Trust Fund No: 294654 Press Officer: Malcolm Lowing, 4 Foxearth Close, Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3HQ Phone 01959 576628 01959 576628 (home) 07790 279886 07790 279886(mobile) 

 

 The Westerham Club

 Memberships are due for renewal in January - only £15.00 for the year.  New members are always welcome

 

 

Westerham (Darenth) Womens Institute

The Westerham (Darenth) Womens Institute holds meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.45pm in Westerham Hall. In addition we hold social meetings

On the first Wednesday of each month, 2pm December - February and 7.45pm for the rest of the year, also in Westerham Hall. We have a varied programme of talks, outings, social evenings and suppers, all for an annual fee of £32. We are welcoming new members: please feel free to come along to one of our meetings! For more information see the What's or contact Hazel Cook T: 01959 562886 01959 562886

 

Bonneval Association

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The Westerham-Bonneval Association was founded over 50 years ago to foster relationships between individuals and organisations in Westerham and its twin town, Bonneval. Exchange visits are made annually, the host country organising a programme of culture and friendship.
Membership of the association costs £5 per household per annum and all members are kept in touch via a regular newsletter. For more information contact Pamela Williamson 0n 01959 57290401959 572904

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Westerham - Bonneval Town Twinning Visit 2015

The Westerham Bonneval Association members will be visiting Bonneval this year from 9-12 April. Visitors will be home hosted. The trip will be by coach and ferry and will include a visit to Chateau de Maintenon, free time to explore the local area and some planned time with hosts. We welcome anyone who would like to join us for the trip. The cost for the coach from Westerham to Bonneval return is £75.00 per person which has been subsidised by the WBA , and the cost to cover the activities in France is 100 euros per person. This is a good opportunity for anyone with an interest in France to make friends and enjoy the culture and ambiance of the area. Anyone interested in making the trip please contact the chairman Pamela Williamson 01959 572904 or 07799 601480.

The Westerham – Bonneval Association is a well-established organisation and would welcome new members to join in the exchanges. If you would like more information please contact Pamela Williamson 0n 01959 57290401959 572904

  

Westerham Theatre Club

 Our annual subscription remains at £5 single and £8 for couples. For more information including reviews of all past shows and forms for joining, click on:  www.westerhamtheatreclub.weebly.com

The club committee wishes you all a Very Happy Christmas and a successful year of theatre-going in 2015.

Barry Reid- Chairman.

 Check out our outings on the Westerham Theatre Club website!  

 
For just £5 a year you can join in the fun, and benefit from group discounts. More information can be found at www.westerhamtheatreclub.weebly.com or by ringing Alicia on 01959 56376301959 563763.

Are you interested in Theatre? Want to gain more from your Theatre-going? Like to socialise and share ideas? Come and join us! 

  • see interesting plays and shows locally and in London
  • meet like-minded people, discuss and review
  • benefit from Group Rates, if available
  • make friends, have fun!

Westerham Theatre Club members come from all over town, and like mixing with other theatre-goers. Enjoy the best local and London Theatre has to offer in the company of friendly residents and neighbours of Westerham. 

We aim to organise regular outings at Group prices: to do this we have a cut-off payment date for bookings, but there are often returns available as the outing approaches, so do join the waiting list if you've missed a booking date!  We also aim to offer coach travel from Westerham, when performances are in the evening. If you are not currently a member, do join us - we have a varied programme of shows and plays coming up, from musical treats to more challenging opportunities. And all in the company of friends.

 

Westerham Amateur Dramatics Society

Click here for WADS Website   

Fri 10th July 8pm, and Saturday 11th July 3pm and 8pm

 Under the guidance of professional writer and performer Toby de Angeli, the show has been devised, written and staged by the cast and tells the story of a day in a city through the stories of the people living there… Funny, surreal and touching in equal measure, this is the world seen through the eyes of the next generation.

Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wads

 

                   

 

 

Churchill Schools Reunion

 

Visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/churchillschoolreunion for links to the various groups that are advertising the Reunion. Paul Furst www.furstwebdesign.co.uk  07905 357 14007905 357 140

  

Westerham Chess Club

 

Side Saddle Association - Area 8 .

Interested in riding a horse on a Side Saddle? Please do not hesitate to contact: Angela Wells 01959-53219101959-532191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text24556+'<\/a>'; //--> or Rowena Zelley on 07765148221. Website: http://www.stripeycats.org.uk/sidesaddle8/index.html

Fleapit Cinema

Click here for our website

 

 

 Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB)

At our Parent & Toddler group, we support you and your child in developing:
• Knowledge and understanding of the world
• Communication and social skills
• Ease of movement and mobility
• Confidence and creativity
Our personalised approach includes support for the whole family. While your children enjoys structured and free play time and sensory room sessions, you (and other family members) can enjoy the chance to share experiences and form friendships with people who understand.
This is an open group where children aged 0-6, parents and other family members from all areas are welcome.

If you would like to attend our Kent Parent & Toddler group, please get in touch with Kerry Hawkins on 01732 592650 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Westerham Independent Literature Group

The fee for the term is £67.00. For further information and to discover whether there are any places available for the coming term, please contact Margaret Robertson (Group Secretary) on 01959 564149 01959 564149 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion will be leading a two minute silence on The Green at 3pm on Friday the 8th May, to mark the anniversary of V.E. Day

 

Royal British Legion Spring events
 

Join now - Tony Reed, Secretary of Legion plus Membership Secretary - new members most welcome. Membership: £27.00 OAP:  £22.50  The building has a wonderful snooker room, with active competition, lager at £3.30, bitter at £3, cash bingo on the last Saturday of each month, darts, quizes, with Saturday music evenings interspersed. Large room and garden available for hire by arrangement. Contact Tony Reed  07799502583.

 
Club opening hours are:  
MONDAY 7-10.30pm 
TUESDAY closed all day 
WEDNESDAY  12-2pm 7-10.30pm 
THURSDAY 7-10.30pm 
FRIDAY 12-2pm 7-10.30pm 
SATURDAY 7-11pm  
SUNDAY 12-2pm 7-10.30pm
 
 

Westerham Horticultural Society and Westerham Beekeepers News


> Dear Members and Friends, the Summer Show is nearly upon us!  The following press release has just gone out and I thought I would send it to you to get you thinking about the Show, we look forward to seeing your show entries or just for a piece of cake and a cup of tea!

> "Saturday 20th June 2015 sees the start of the Westerham Horticultural Society Show season with the Summer Show at Churchill Primary School in Westerham.
>
> With classes to suit everyone, the WHS is looking forward to welcoming exhibitors new and old with the emphasis on the fun of taking part and enjoying the produce and creativity
> of Westerham.  Classes include the traditional Garden Produce plus Floral Art, Domestic, Handicrafts, and Children's classes.  Show off your green fingers with your Vegetables, your domestic prowess with a Victoria Sandwich or for younger entrants your creativity in designing a Garden on a plate!
>
> Exhibitors can stage their produce between 8am and 11:30am after which the judging will begin.  The Show is open to the public from 2pm until 4pm and visitors can enjoying
> browsing the exhibits while having a cup of tea and delicious cake and taking part in the raffle.  The presentation of awards by Show Sponsors Ibbett Mosely Estate Agents begins at 3.30pm. 
>
> Class schedules are available from Ibbett Mosely in Westerham,  online at www.whs.btck.co.uk or by email
> from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."
> >
> Please note that there is an error in the schedule and the Floral Art Classes should be as follows: Class 24 "Arrangement in a jug - size unlimited" and class 25 "School days - size unlimited".
>
> We look forward to seeing you on 20th June! We are also having a Plant Stall at the Churchill Primary School Summer Fair on the following Saturday 27th June, if you have any surplus plants for us to sell we would be very grateful.
>
> Kind regards,
>  April
> on behalf of the WHS Committee

 

 Other News

 Membership subscriptions are due if you haven't already done so  - new rates this year are £7.00 for family membership and £4.50 for individuals.  Membership is really important to the Society if we are to continue to be able to promote horticultural activities in the community and organise events especially the ever popular Summer and Autumn Shows.You can renew by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you would like any further information please contact J Saunders at 563466 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. more information:

It has been brought to our attention that there are a number of vacant allotments in Westerham - please contact the parish council on 01959 562147 if you are interested in taking one on.
Westerham Beekeepers' Association

Westerham Horticultural Society
 
 

 

Local Vocals

The choir has grown from a small mixed group of 8 members meeting in The Kings Head to an awardwinning all-female troupe of 18 seasoned performers who now meet in the Russell House. We have sung in Godstone and Hayes this year, raising money for Deaf Awareness and St Nicholas Church. We sing gospel, pop, rock, jazz and a cappella - all taught by ear with no need to read music.

We have tremendous fun in rehearsals and love to welcome new members. For more information contact Jo Wood
at www.kentchoirsrock.co.uk.

 

 

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Fundraisers and Social Events

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Hospice in the Weald


 

Where does your money go: Hospice info…

Fundraising Events:  Hospice Calendar 2015


Support your local Hospice

OCTOBER 24TH SATURDAY -  GOURMET  BRIDGE LUNCH St Mary's Kiippington Hall, Sevenoaks 10.30 for 11am start £80 Team/ Table.. Duplicate or Chicago Bridge. Raffle. Contact Sylvia Tonge 01959 564607 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a table.

 DECEMBER - LIGHT UP A LIFE SERVICE  St Mary’s Church The Green, Westerham

                 

Volunteers Wanted

The Hospice Needs You. Volunteers wanted to help run the Hospice in the Weald shop and raise valiable funds. A couple of hours a week helping to sort clothes and donations, and serve customers.
Gain retail experience and get out and meet people: great for bored teenagersneeding work experience.
FULL TRAINING GIVEN. Call 01959 56514101959 565141 and ask for Jo.

 

 Cancer Research UK

Our events for this year are as follows


Friday 9th October: Bridge Tea at Crockham Hill Village Hall
Wednesday 4th November: Christmas Fair at The Grasshopper, with special preview evening on Tuesday 3rd.
 
For any information or tickets to the events, please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01959 577236.
Ou facebook page has information about all events
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426511110935196/
 
and many photos as well.

 

 

NSPCC

 

Westerham Hall

Westerham Hall Website http://www.westerham-hall.org/

 

 

 Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

 

Age UK Westerham and Sevenoaks

Monthly information and advice sessions in Westerham. 3rd Wednesday of every month 10am to 12noon in Westerham Town Council Offices above the doctors’ surgery. More info...

Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge are looking for volunteers; this includes some opportunities for volunteering within the Westerham area such as befriending (visiting people who are lonely). If interested, please contact us on 01732 454108 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Project Kilimanjaro

Charity Valuation Day that has been generously organized on our behalf by Chrissie and John Masters of The Design Gallery in Westerham with proceeds VEPK.  This will take place on Sunday 19th April 11am-4pm Westerham Hall. More info...

 

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Young People and Under 18's 

 

Valence School

www.valenceschool.com

Quiz Night

Sevenoaks Powerchair Football Club Quiz Night Saturday 11th July 7.30pm. See Poster  

Valence School urgently need water support volunteers. More info…

We are urgently seeking local community volunteers who live within a 10 mile radius of the school.We are looking for individuals who would be willing to devote a maximum of 2 hours once a week in term time in order to support our students in the water. This is a very rewarding experience and you will find our students are highly motivated, appreciative and love swimming.

The requirements needed in order to apply are:
* Enjoy being in the water and able to swim a minimum of 25m.
* Enjoy working with young people

Valence School is a Kent County Council all age residential school for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting every student’s welfare therefore volunteers are asked to hold an enhanced DBS Check carried out by the school.

Please contact: Sue McClinton—01959 562156 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Food Festival being held at Valence School

This is to celebrate the school’s “Food For Life” Gold Award (see www.foodforlife.org.uk)

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Sunday 14th June 2015 10am to 6pm

 Live Music

From locally made sausages and cheese to home-grown fruit and vegetables, local beers, cider and ice cream – enjoy the best of Kent food and have a GREAT FOODIE DAY OUT!

Sample international cuisine

 FREE ADMISSION!!

Meet celebrity chefs Tony Tobin and Anjula Devi

Meet TV personality “Fletch” from Holby City – Alex Walkinshaw

 

 

Volunteers Wanted

We are urgently seeking local community volunteers who live within a 10 mile radius of the school.We are looking for individuals who would be willing to devote a maximum of 2 hours once a week in term time in order to support our students in the water. This is a very rewarding experience and you will find our students are highly motivated, appreciative and love swimming.

The requirements needed in order to apply are:
* Enjoy being in the water and able to swim a minimum of 25m.
* Enjoy working with young people

Valence School is a Kent County Council all age residential school for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting every student’s welfare therefore volunteers are asked to hold an enhanced DBS Check carried out by the school.

Please contact: Sue McClinton—01959 562156 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Churchill School

http://www.churchill.kent.sch.ukwww.churchill.kent.sch.uk

Churchill C of E Primary School  PTA Summer Fair
Saturday 27th June 11am–1pm 

Arts Week and Open Evening
During the week of the 8th June Churchill C of E Primary School will be holding an Arts Week focusing on the theme of ‘Heroes and Villains.’ This will consist of fun-filled creative art, music and drama activities. The following week on Wednesday 17th June we will be holding an open evening in school between 5.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. you will be able to view all the wonderful work that the children have produced during their Arts Week. All members of the community are welcome to attend !

  
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Westerham Sea Cadets Corps
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 As always we are always looking for new cadets and adults to help.                                                                      

If any one between the age of 10-18 would like to join us, we meet on a Tuesday and Thursday between 7-9pm, at The Drill Hall High Street, Westerham, phone: 01959565006, or  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like more information about the Westerham Sea Cadets they can be contacted on 01959 56500601959 565006 or email

Check us out on www.ms-sc.org   and follow the link to Westerham unit, or just turn up at the Drill Hall in the High Street on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6.45pm.
PO J Dean
1st Lt./TO
Westerham SCC
The Westerham Sea Cadet Corps is a registered Charity and part of a nationwide voluntary youth organisation for young adults aged 12 - 18. We also recruit Junior Cadets aged 10 - 12.
Cadets will learn valuable skills and have the opportunity to gain qualifications that future employers view in high regard, such as first aid, DofE and BTECTraining is based around a nautical theme, with cadets experiencing both indoor and outdoor lessons, in a variety of subjects.

During the summer, cadets get the chance to go boating, whereas in the winter, cadets tend to work more towards their chosen specialisations and proficiencies, such as cook steward, seamanship and shooting.

The unit is currently looking urgently for volunteers to assist the Unit Management Committee – a desperate need for a treasurer, secretary and others to assist in the fund raising activities the unit needs to continue working and providing valuable skills to their members and also services to the local community. If you have some spare time and would like to help out please contact the unit on 01959 565006 01959 565006 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text77785+'<\/a>'; //--> .

The Unit is looking forward to hearing from you to help us continue in our valuable work !

Jan Dean

 

Air Cadets

As always we are always looking for new cadets and adults to help

 

Westerham Scout Group

 The Scouts are holding their annual Race Night on the 13th June at Westerham Sports Association. Its a great fun night and open to all the family. 8 races in total starting at 8pm.

 

 

 

 

Wads Youth

The Youth Theatre Committee Contact: Cecily Stiles (WADS Secretary) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Apollo Youth Choirs

: www.apolloyouthchoir.org

 

 Westerham Juniors Football Club

For Recruitment Flyer click on PDF (on right)

Players Wanted at Westerham Junior Football Club Goalkeepers - the goalkeeping school meets every Saturday from 10am -11:30am for training from our FA qualified goalkeeping coaches. The cost is £5 per month which entitles them to attend four 1 ½ hour training sessions. Most members play in goal for a school or club team but beginners of all ages are also welcome.

U5s - There are currently spaces in our fun introduction to football sessions. These sessions are aimed at children who are currently in reception classes at school. The sessions run on Saturday mornings from 10am - 11am. The cost is £5 per month which entitles them to attend four 1 hour sessions.

U17s – New players from school year 12 are required for our oldest youth team who currently play on Sunday mornings in the Tandridge League B division.
All enquire should be directed to Paul Carter E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text27915+'<\/a>'; //--> or Telephone: 07770 80158407770 801584

 

 

Beavers

The mixed group of boys and girls meet on a Wednesday evening and enjoy arts and crafts mixed in with some fun and games, all of which contributes to their badge scheme. Currently the colony has a temporary leadership team under the guidance of Helen Hutchinson- however, due to commitments she can only continue until the summer holidays.The colony has been running for a number of years now and has won its fair share of awards within the district. The umbrella group, 17th Sevenoaks boasts a fantastic headquarters, vans and state of the art training equipment. If anyone is interested in giving a couple of hours a week to help these youngsters please call 07836 69462707836 694627 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Brownies and Rainbows

Are there any 7-10 year old girls in or around Westerham wanting some fun, adventures and to learn some life skills? Then come and try Westerham Brownies, we meet every Thursday evening 6pm-7.30 pm. contact Gillian Simpkins on 07712730389 or just turn up at Churchill School youth hall and see what its like.

We meet on Tuesdays 6:15 pm - 7:30pm at Churchill School.
Rainbows are ages 5 - 7 and Brownies are for ages 7 -10.
We have a range of activities with lots of badges to do from agility to watersports. The Brownies usually spend a week away in August at a farm near East Grinstead with lots of outdoor activities like archery, bungee trampolining and abseiling.
New members warmly welcomed! 

 

 

Winnies Pre School

 

 

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National Trust 

2015 Summer Events:

 ‘50th Anniversary Lecture Series’ at Chartwell.

Throughout June we are holding a series of unique lectures looking at a different aspect of Churchill’s legacy. Each week will focus on a different theme, the war, painting, books and what made Churchill iconic.

 The lectures will be held in the Mulberry Room above the Landemare Café 10.30am to 11.30am. £10.00 per lecture, includes tea/coffee and biscuits.


Chartwell Lectures

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Chartwell Events

Quebec House

Emmetts Garden.

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Quebec House

Quebec House 2015 Events

More rooms are opening so we need more VOLUNTEERS can you help?

Volunteers - Click here for more

For more information call 01959567430 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebechouse

 

Churches 

 St Mary's Church

 Click here for website

St Marys Lent and Easter Services

 

 St Mary's Junior Church Choir meet each Friday at 6.10 - 6.50pm in the John Fryth at St Mary's Church. 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. 

 

 

St John the Baptist Catholic Church

Fr Aquilina  Telephone 01959 563226 01959 563226 www.westerhamcatholic.com

 

 

Westerham Congregational Church

Family Service 10.30 a.m. Easter Sunday

Further details are on our website:westerhamcongregationalchurch.co.uk or telephone 01959 56314801959 563148.  Pastor Phil Sutton

 

 

Community 

 

Westerham Fire Station

Do you live or work within five minutes travelling time of Westerham Fire Station? visit the KFRS website

On-call firefighters respond to fire and emergency calls using the same fire engines and equipment as whole-time firefighters, the only difference is that they are not based at a fire station. They carry a pager and respond to emergency incidents using the local station as and when they happen. They receive an annual wage to reflect the time they commit plus additional payments for attending drill nights and incidents.

They are men and women who may have other jobs and are able to provide evening, daytime or weekend cover. When they are on call they may be at home, working for themselves or for a nearby company. The role offers flexible working hours and suits people with childcare commitments and other responsibilities.

You will need to be at least 18 years old, physically fit and able to commit to the on-call hours we need from you. In return we will give you continuous professional training so you can provide a vital service to the local community and help save lives.

There are benefits for employers who release staff to be on-call firefighters too, the employee will be professionally trained to deal with emergencies, and a firefighter on the staff could help save lives and property in the event of an emergency.

 

 

The Westerham Medical Practice

ww.thewesterhampractice.co.uk .

Kent Police

 Simon Humphreys, Police Community Support Officer Crockham Hill & Westerham.

 

Westerham Library

Volunteer needed to run our Baby Bounce and Rhyme session.

Parent/Child Drop In run by Children's Centre - Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am, includes Songs and Rhymes for Babies 9.30 - 10am

Storytime - Thursday (term time only) - 2.15-2.45pm
Computer Buddy - Friday 9.30-10.30am
 

 

 

 

Chartwell Apothecary

Chartwell Apothecary are running a series of Summer Events

 

River Darent

 

Friends of the Long Pond Association

 

 

West Kent Neighbourhood Watch News

To find out more about the latest updates from the Neighbourhood Watch News
please click here..

You can also check out the latest news from Westerham and Crockham Hill, West Kent Watch in the West Kent Watch here.

 

 

  Kings Arms Hotel

Westerham Rocks at the Kings Arms  Saturday 18th

July 12.30pm 

Westerham Rocks Music Festival

The full running order for this years Westerham Rocks is as follows;
12.30 doors Phil Meldrum
1.30 Wott the Hoople
3 Thunderboltz
4.15 Dread Centre
5.45 Black Dogz
7.15 Tar Babies
8.45 The Licks

 


 

General Wolfe Public House

 

Grasshopper on the Green

 

 Grasshopper Inn at Moorhouse

 

 

 Hurst Green Shire Horses

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Flawless Jewellery

 

Flawless Jewellery. Officially one of the hottest jewellers in the country.

Flawless Jewellery


21 High Street,

Westerham, Kent, TN16 1RA
01959 569 612 01959 569 612
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 Annie's Attic

New workshop calendar. Go to Workshops for more details on their website.

18 The Green Westerham TN16 1AX  01959 565854

 

  

 

The Design Gallery

       

Westerham Brewery

Westerham Valley Brewery

Work has begun on the new Westerham Valley site. The second picture is an artist's impression 

 

 

Westerham Brewery is in the top 50 food and drink businesses. Sevenoaks Chronicle article 

Double Stout joins Gluten Free Line Up at Westerham Brewery

The 9th bottled beer from Westerham Brewery to be certified gluten free is now available; Double Stout 5.2% joins the extensive list of gluten free beers from our local brewery.  A Gluten Free Taster Case is offered in which all 9 varietes can be sampled or select your favourites. Order online at www.westerhambrewery.co.uk or call 01732 864427.

 Orders can be placed online www.westerhambrewery.co.uk or by telephone 01732 864427 

CONTACT US
Westerham Brewery Co. Ltd
Grange Farm,
Pootings Road
Crockham Hill
Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6SA   

Squerryes Estate/Winery

Shakespeare At Squerryes June 18th-20th 2015

Tickets now on sale

We hope you will join us for a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' this June. We are delighted to be hosting actors who have performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a one off production of this captivating play. A production cast of 20 including extras will perform in front of Squerryes Court in our purpose built seated arena and stage. The gates will open from 6pm for evening performances and noon for the Saturday matinee. From our carefully chosen caterers there will be an array of food available and of course our Squerryes bubbly in the drinks pavilions by the lake. Look forward to seeing you at Squerryes in June and celebrating the release of the 2011 Vintage. Licet esse beatis Book your tickets Facebook Twitter Website

Squerryes Winery

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Squerryes wine wins double gold at tasting awards. Read more...

 

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Sport

 

 Westerham Cycling Club

Newsletter:

I would like to extend a further welcome and thanks to our sponsors for 2015 – MoorEnergy Fitness Club, Karrison Property and Cyclepods. In addition to our sponsors, WCC has also partnered with a few of the local business’s to offer club members discounts. Here we welcome Napoli Restaurant, Chocs on the Green and The Beauty Spot. Further details of these member discounts will be forthcoming, as will be the distribution of WCC membership cards.

 As was recently communicated, Westerham Cycling Club has been accredited by British Cycling as a “Go-Ride” club. This will allow the club to achieve one of our 2015 goals to bring a development & coaching programme to the young people of Westerham (and surrounding areas). We will be working in closely with the Westerham Town Partnership and are looking to establish links with Churchill School. More will be communicated in the spring.

 2015 promises to be a big year for WCC but we will not lose focus on the core beliefs that started this club… friendliness, enthusiasm and open to all!

Our Sunday group rides have been successful, even over the cold and sometimes wet and/or icy conditions of the festive period. With a growing member base we will look to diversify the weekly ride in the months ahead – possibly splitting groups and appointing different ride leaders based on anticipated distance or pace, although I hope these can be arranged with common meeting points for plenty of shared coffee and stories.

When Summer-time arrives we will look to have a Wednesday (tbc) evening ride-out with periodic “challenges” to test ones fitness throughout the season – these have tentatively been decided as a hill-climb of Toy’s Hill and a 9-mile time-trial loop from Sundridge to Polhill and back.

Some of you have already signed up to the Bologna trip in May and we will communicate other events and sportives throughout the season ahead.

A re-design of the website is expected soon and will include a lot more detail of club events & calendar.

To be successful, WCC needs to listen to its members. To that end, we welcome any & all feedback and suggestions. Email me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) anytime and use the Facebook page to rally support for any ad-hoc ride-outs you might be doing (road or mountain), route sharing or general banter.

The early success of the WCC jersey cannot be underestimated. Our weekly post-ride coffee group is getting noticed and the local feedback has been wonderful with many commenting of how much Westerham “needed” its own cycling club. For those of you that have not yet purchased a jersey, I encourage you to contact Mark Brewer regarding sizing and pricing. Bibs will also be added later and we will communicate once the design is completed.

 Thank you all again for your support!  Wishing you the best for 2015, in cycling and everything else.

 GO RIDE

Youth coaching sessions to be launched in the spring see Poster

I’m really pleased to announce that Westerham Cycling Club’s recent application to become a British Cycling accredited Go-Ride club has been accepted.

In a nutshell Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people. Interestingly 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride clubs so who knows one day Westerham could have its very own Bradley Wiggins. Please visit http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/…/article/goridest-What-is… for more information.

We aim to launch the Go-Ride part of the club in the early spring and have been given permission to use the King George’s playing fields and the Pavilion as our base. We will also be meeting later this month with representatives from Churchill School in Westerham regarding a partnership, additional coaching facilities and of course a source of potential riders!

Nothing will change with regards to the adult side of the club however I would encourage any club members that would like to volunteer their help to step forward. There is a Go-Ride conference taking place in Dartford on Saturday the 14th March and any volunteers are invited to attend the conference and take part in a workshop run by British Cycling. You can book a place by visiting: http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/…/20150105-goride-news-Boo…. Michael and I will both be attending as the Club’s certificated coaches.

Finally, any parents that have children between the ages six to sixteen that are interested in cycling should consider putting their names down as early as possible as places will be limited. More information on what we will be offering and how to sign your child up will be provided shortly.
Any questions message or e-mail me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Brewer & Michael Craig

 We are recently formed road cycling club, we welcome cyclists of all levels that like to ride regularly in a group. We currently meet every Sunday morning at 08.45am outside MoorEnergy Fitness Club. There are changing facilities and lockers available.

We arrange annual cycling trips to the Bologna region of Italy (and beyond in 2015!) as well as taking part in many sportives in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

WCC is a British Cycling affiliated club and with two Level-1 coaches on our current roster, we will be looking to establish local youth coaching activities in 2015.

Contact Mark Brewer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07808 141114 for further details.

Membership is by subscription via the British Cycling website “Club Finder” or here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile?&club_id=7052

See also www.westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk

www.westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk

The club is now affiliated with British Cycling and two of our members have recently achieved Level 1 coaching status and are progressing on to Level 2. Club numbers currently sit at 20 but we have had a lot of interest and I believe the club will really take of in spring of next year. I have designed the club kit which is now in production so you will hopefully see cyclist in and around Westerham sporting the new jerseys soon.

 Mark Brewer and Nigel Moore from Moore Energy Fitness club have been riding together for about four years. Mark has been cycling most of his life but got hooked by a charity event that he did for the Princes Trust called the "Coast to Coast" Challenge which was a ride from one side of Costa Rica to the other climbing the continental shelf which was about 5 days up hill and 1 day down. He has also completed an Iron Man man so can advise club members on the training required to complete a Triathlon. Club Members have done numerous events/challenges and we aim to do a lot more moving forward.

 Over the last four years we have entered a team from the gym into the Princes Trust "Palace to Palace" cycle ride. The team has consisted of a wide range of individuals that age from mid twenties to mid seventies. Prior to the event we trained with the group and had some really lovely rides and even though there was a huge disparity in ability we have always finished as a team, albeit some quicker than others.

 We already take a group to Italy once sometimes twice a year and next year we are hoping to take a group to France to sample some of the Tour De France routes.

£25 subscription fee for admin and insurance purposes. I am working on club kit that will advertise the club name and give the club members a true club feeling.

Weekly ride, every  Sunday at MoorEnergy fitness club on Fullers Hill at 09:45am and tend to do rides of around 30 - 40km.

More information contact Mark Brewer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 07808 141114.

    

Westerham Bowls Club

 

Do you enjoy being outdoors?
Like spending time gardening or walking?
Why not add Bowls to your list?
Enjoy the social and health benefits! 

 For more information contact Club Secretary Anne Farley   Tel: 01959 565106 or visit our website www.westerhambowlsclub2.talktalk.net

 

Westerham Netball Club

 If you're interested in joining us please contact Maggie 07765 10636107765 106361

 

 Lionesses

Westerham Ladies Football

 Call the Coach on 07956 782555 to register interest.

 

Westerham Sports Association

 

 

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