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Westerham Unsuitable for HGV’s

Westerham Public Meeting  7pm, Tuesday 13th October at Churchill School to discuss Moorhouse Tile works planning application.
Read WTP’s report. Westerham Unsuitable for HGV’s


Clubs and Societies

Westerham Society

Read latest Newsletter

Click here for the Westerham Society website.

 2015 Events Calendar

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 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 564140 or at email address: gordonrodgers@btinternet.com

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 918002 or at email address: janedodd2009@hotmail.co.uk

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 561073 or at email address: mitch.young1@btinternet.com

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 561265 or at email address: djtaylorsmith@aol.com

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 Janedodd2009@hotmail.co.uk 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



 Westerham U3A

Click here for 2015 Calendar of Events


New study groups – Mahjong to Military History


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 WesterhamU3A@hotmail.co.uk

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 westerhamU3A@hotmail.co.uk



Westerham Fine Arts Society

website www.westerhamfinearts@weebly.com.


 The visit to Firle Place in September has been postponed.

 If you would like to attend our 10th Anniversary Lunch in Westerham Hall on Friday 16th October at 12.30pm please contact Veronica on hughspivey@hotmail.com   to make a reservation. She will forward you an application form.  Prosecco on arrival – three course lunch – Guest Speaker David Thompson – all for just £22 !  Do come and join our Celebration.

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 or   www.westerhamfinearts@weebly.com


Westerham Art Group

There is now a waiting list for this very popular group, write to info@visitwesterham.org.uk if you are interested in joining.

Westerham & Edenbridge Rotary Club



Our first joint meeting

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 562 468 or
June Ingram on 01959 565 546 for further information.
New members are always welcome, we meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month  Gibson on 01959 562468


Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

RNLI: The Plimsoll Sensation.  Lecture on 13th November Westerham Hall
Tickets £25 with a hearty supper. More info…
Sea Shanties by Swinging The Lead
Doors and bar open at 7pm
Bookings for tables of 8 or as individuals
Cheques payable to “RNLI”
Author and broadcaster Nicolette Jones will talk
about how she discovered the epic story of Samuel
Plimsoll MP, born 1824.
At that time up to 1,000 merchant seamen might be
drowned each year in ships owned by greedy ship
owners who deliberately overloaded their vessels.
The famous load line that bears his name is used
throughout the world and his story has parallels
with Wilberforce’s struggle to abolish slavery.
Tickets: Karrisons, Westerham
or John Edwards Grosvenor House, Vicarage Hill
Westerham TN16 1TJ
01959 564063
Lecture with supper in aid of the RNLI Friday



Chartwell Branch TCC (UK)

Click picture for the latest newsletter.

To join please contact our Chairman, Nigel Guest: chartwelltccuk@virginmedia.com.



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 (home) 07790 279886(mobile)

 The Westerham Club


Westerham (Darenth) Womens Institute

New Programme.

The Westerham & Darenth Women’s Institute’s  programme for 2015/2016 has been published. The group meets on the 1st Wednesday of most months, at 7.45pm in Westerham Hall for activities entitled ‘Make, Create and Do.’ On most third Wednesdays of each month there is an interesting talk from an outside speaker. Members take turns to provide tea, and visitors are welcome. Contact Mary Digby 01959 561279

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!


Bonneval Association


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

Visiter le site internet de Bonneval



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 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 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   

 S E A S O N S   G R E E T I N G S A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Marli Bailey & Judy Duffield

Westerham Hall

Performance dates:
Wednesday 2nd Dec – Saturday 5th Dec

 Our December show this year is Alan Ayckbourn’s popular Christmas comedy Seasons Greetings. The play follows nine suburban and dysfunctional adults over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day….

“Neville and his wife Belinda are the hosts, entertaining a former colleague of Neville’s and his heavily pregnant wife. Both marriages are desperately unhappy, the husbands complacent bores, the wives feeling unloved and neglected, but almost everyone in this play is either vile or wretched. Other guests include Neville’s alcoholic sister and her hopeless GP of a husband, the latter preparing for his annual puppet show, and Belinda’s virginal unmarried sister, who has invited her new boyfriend. The explosive cherry on the comic cake is Neville’s near-psychopathic security guard of an uncle, who wears a knife strapped to his calf, is giving the kiddies guns for Christmas and has prepared a few nasty surprises for the grown-ups too. 

What’s remarkable is how much hilarity Ayckbourn wrings out of misery and cruelty. But laugh we do, even in the midst of the emotional carnage, as an illicit sexual tryst under the Christmas tree is interrupted by a mechanical toy, a desperately unhappy wife tries to rouse her husband from a drunken stupor and in the explosive finale, violent death suddenly enters the scenario…” From The Telegraph’s review of the recent revival at The National Theatre.

The nine characters are all around middle age, so the specific age of the actors is not crucial. They are:

Bernard, a feeble-spirited doctor with strong views on non-violence and obsessed with producing a dismal puppet show for the children

Phyllis, Bernard’s lush of a wife, whom Bernard struggles to support

Neville, Phyllis’s brother. always busy fiddling with anything mechanical out in his shed

Belinda, endures a stale marriage to Neville, resorting to flapping about the house and constantly dressing the Christmas tree

Eddie, a lacklustre and lazy man who tried to strike out on his own but failed, sucks up to his friend Neville for work

Pattie, Eddie’s pregnant wife, largely ignored, and can only nag at him and wish she were not having another child

Rachel, Belinda’s emotionally fuddled sister

Clive, a writer, in a non-starter of a relationship with Rachel

Harvey, Neville & Phyllis’s cantankerous uncle who boasts about “thirty years experience” as a security officer, bemoans modern society while gorging on TV violence, much to Bernard’s annoyance.

If you are interested in participating but cannot attend the audition, please let us know as soon as possible on secretary@wads-web.net.





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 357 140


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 01959-532191 or angelam.wells@virgin.net 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 connections@rlsb.org.uk.


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 or via mrsmrobertson@aol.com


Royal British Legion

Poppy Appeal 2015

Please could you spare an hour to help with the street collection in Westerham?
October 30/31st and November 6/7th between 9am  – 4pm
Please contact Sharon Lord on 01959 562274 or sharonlord@btinternet.com


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


Other News Membership subscriptions 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 westerhamhortsoc@yahoo.co.uk If you would like any further information please contact J Saunders at 563466 or email us at westerhamhortsoc@yahoo.co.uk For 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

 Darren Everest



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 sylviatonge@gmail.com 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 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.

Cancer Research Christmas Fair! Come and spend the day at The Grasshopper Inn doing all your shopping for friends and family. Coffees, teas and lunches available all day. List of stallholders to follow. £3 entry for Cancer Research UK.

For any information or tickets to the events, please contact me on debbieinnes@hotmail.com or 01959 577236.
Ou facebook page has information about all events


and many photos as well.





Westerham Hall

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

Friends of Westerham Hall

This is the inaugural event of The Friends of Westerham Hall, set up this year witht he
sole objective of supporting the Hall through fundraising. The Annual Hall Quiz remains
the highlight, next year it is on Friday, 26th February. Also for 2016 will be the second

Westerham Hall BurnsNight Supper on Saturday, 23rd of January 2016. If you would
like to join The Friends to help with future events, please contact Rita Wilson.

Hallowe’en Dinner Quiz

Saturday, 31st October 2015
Westerham Hall


RSVP (by 24th October)
Rita Wilson
59 Quebec Avenue Tables of 6/8
Westerham 7:00pm for 7:30pm
TN16 1BJ Broomsticks 11:00pm
or by ‘phone 01959 562682
or email to rita@wilson59.plus.com
Despite the best efforts of our transatlantic cousins, we Brits still know what traditional Hallowe’en celebrations should look like, so what better way to celebrate the win, or commiserate the loss, of your Rugby World Cup team in the finals on Saturday, 31st October, than by joining friends at the inaugural Friends of Westerham Hall Hallowe’en Dinner Quiz. A more relaxed affair than the big Annual Quiz in February, just a maximum of 16 tables of 6, up to 8, guests, eight rounds of questions suitably themed in a general knowledge sort of way, with the odd vampire and ghost thrown in, to accompany a superb hallowe’en dinner. So,with the emphasis on fun, no trick questions and a real treat when it comes to supper…

Amuse Bouche of
Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato
and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Monkshill Free Range ‘Whites’ Farmhouse Sausages
Creamed potatoes with fresh herbs and truffle oil
Homemade Onion Gravy
Mixed Green Vegetables
Transylvanian Forest Trifle
A rich concoction of blood-red cherries,
light sponge and whipped cream
Quizmasters: Mark de Angeli & Mark Mountjoy
Raffle, Licensed Blood Bank (Red & White)
Tickets: £20 per head




 Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

The Plimsoll Sensation
TICKETS £25 with a hearty supper
Sea Shanties by Swinging The Lead
Doors and bar open at 7pm
Bookings for tables of 8 or as individuals
Cheques payable to “RNLI”
Author and broadcaster Nicolette Jones will talk
about how she discovered the epic story of Samuel
Plimsoll MP, born 1824.
At that time up to 1,000 merchant seamen might be
drowned each year in ships owned by greedy ship
owners who deliberately overloaded their vessels.
The famous load line that bears his name is used
throughout the world and his story has parallels
with Wilberforce’s struggle to abolish slavery.
Tickets: Karrisons, Westerham
or John Edwards Grosvenor House, Vicarage Hill
Westerham TN16 1TJ
01959 564063
Lecture with supper in aid of the RNLI Friday
13th November Westerham Hall

The speaker is an expert, and has written a best-selling book on the subject.  She is also a journalist, broadcaster and literary critic, and you can find out more about her on the internet.  By all accounts she is a very entertaining speaker.

As before, the event will consist of supper, some preliminary entertainment, followed by the talk.  It will take place on 13th November in Westerham Hall; doors open 7pm, supper at 7.30.  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.  The cost will be £25 per head.  There will be a bar, raffle, and RNLI Christmas cards for sale.


Tickets available from Karrisons, Westerham or John Edwards, Grosvenor House, Vicarage Hill, Westerham, TN16 1TJ; telephone 01959 564063; email grosvenor.house@hotmail.com.

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 office@ageuksevenoaksandtonbridge.org.uk




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Young People and Under 18’s

Valence School



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 sportscollegeadmin@valence.kent.sch.uk



Churchill C E Primary School


Churchill C E Primary School (Rysted Lane, Westerham TN16 1EZ) will be holding Open Days on Tuesday 13 October (9.15-10.30 am) and Monday 19 October (1.00-2.30 pm).  The Head will give a short talk at the beginning of each session, followed by a tour of the School.


Westerham Sea Cadets Corps

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: westerhamscc@hotmail.co.uk

If you would like more information about the Westerham Sea Cadets they can be contacted on 01959 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 or email on westerhamscc@hotmail.co.uk.

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





Wads Youth

The Youth Theatre Committee Contact: Cecily Stiles (WADS Secretary) wadsyouthgroup@btinternet.com

Following the success of Miss Terious, WADS Youth’s July show this year, the Society has been looking at how best we can move forward and capitalise on this success. Certainly, the enthusiasm of the cast and the positive and appreciative comments of many of the parents, confirmed that there is a genuine appetite for not just maintaining the group but extending its activities on a regular basis as an extra curricular activity tied into term times.
It quickly became apparent that this could not be achieved fully without outside funding. Fortunately, the Society has some friends experienced in Arts funding (including the Arts Council) who have advised we have a very good chance of securing the funds necessary to sustain an on-going young people’s drama group (for 10-18s) here in Westerham that could meet weekly during term time whilst maintaining a minimum cost to participants to keep it genuinely affordable to all.
We have been advised that two key things that all potential funding partners will look for is a) a demonstration of demand and b) testimonials. This e-mail, therefore, is not just to keep you informed of what we are trying to do, but to ask you for a few minutes of your time to help us make it happen. If you or your children are interested, please let me know – and, indeed, if there are friends who might be interested in joining please pass this to them. There is no obligation but we do need to know. Also, many of the older WADS Youth Members were unable to participate in Miss Terious because of exams – this e-mail is equally relevant to them. How we move forward will be heavily influenced by the age range of participants, including running separate sessions for younger and older members if the numbers justify it.
Finally, testimonials. If you or your children participated in Miss Terious, Little Red or in recent pantos, please e-mail me with what you thought of the experience – all comments will be treated anonymously.

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: westerhamjuniorfc@btinternet.com or Telephone: 07770 801584




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 694627 or email mckay.andrew@sky.com

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

Autumn and winter Events:

Chartwell ,

Quebec House,


Chartwell – Workshop to get your opinion see poster –  Chartwell Consultation
For those who would like to be part of the conversation about Chartwell, but can’t attend a focus group there is also the opportunity to take part in an online visitor survey; which will be running for October.  This can be accessed via the link below.



 St Mary’s Church

Click here for website

St Mary’s prepares to greet its new Vicar

Arrangements are being made for the arrival of Westerham’s new Vicar, Kevin Barnard at the beginning of September.  Invitations have gone out to clubs and organisations, schools, elected representatives and individuals to join Kevin’s formal installation by the Bishop of Rochester on the evening of September 5th.  Both St Mary’s and its new Vicar are keen that as many as possible from Westerham’s community are able to be there.

And on the following day, Kevin has asked that his first service as Vicar be held at 9.30am so that he can meet everyone in a single service, and so that both he and the congregation can join in the Talk of the Town events on The Green.  In fact he will be walking alongside one of his ‘predecessors’ in the procession through the town that morning.

If we haven’t yet sent you an invitation to the installation service on Saturday 5th September, then please email stmaryschurchwardens@mail4group.com   And of course everyone will be welcome at the 9.30am service on Sunday 6th September.
‘Welcome Service’ for all members of St Mary’s. Kevin’s first service as our Vicar will be Family Communion to which everyone is invited Please note the start time!

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 Japearch@aol.com 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 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 563148.  Pastor Phil Sutton




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


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



General Wolfe Public House


Grasshopper on the Green


 Grasshopper Inn at Moorhouse



 Hurst Green Shire Horses




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


 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

Dear Friends of the Brewery, Loyal Suppliers, Past Beer Club Members and General Hangers On (including family!)

We have for the first time in 12 years decided to enter the Taste of Kent Awards.  We wondered whether you would lend us your support for Spirit of Kent as the Best Beer in Kent.
Spirit of Kent is important to us as it showcases the best of our Kentish hops and includes an experimental hop that is being grown exclusively for us at Scotney Castle by our friend Ian Strang.  It would be fabulous publicity and a great opportunity to promote the Spirit of Kent hop that has produced its first commercial crop this year.

If you click on the link you will see that 3 Westerham beers have already been voted for by others.

The Royal Oak in Crockham Hill and The Wheatsheaf in Bough Beech are also in the running for Kent Dining Pub of the Year.  If you know and love either of these great pubs please let us know by voting for them!

Thank you for supporting us!



Westerham Valley Brewery

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

Westerham brewery faces delay as plans go to Whitehall Read more…


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

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

Squerryes Estate/Winery

Click here for Squerryes Website and full details
Squerryes wine wins double gold at tasting awards. Read more…

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 Westerham Cycling Club


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 (Michael@westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk) or Mark (Mark@westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk) 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.


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: mark@westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk

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 mark@westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk 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


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 mark@westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk  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



 VENUE: WESTERHAM HALL  Quebec Avenue, Westerham, Kent TN16 1BG
Saturday 26th September 2015 to arrive between 7pm to 7.30pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm

 TICKET PRICE: £10.00 per person
which includes a Fish & Chip Supper
Drinks available to purchase at the bar provided


Geoff Gostt, 39 Valley View, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3QN
Tel: 01959 575598

 or  Anne Farley, 16 New Street, Westerham, Kent TN16 1RN
Tel: 01959 565106 EMAIL: farley710@btinternet.



Westerham Netball Club

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


Westerham Ladies Football

 Call the Coach on 07956 782555 to register interest.


Westerham Sports Association



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