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

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


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

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

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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies

  • Westerham Ramblers suspended

    Regrettably, given the current situation with COVID-19, and the Government’s advice about group activities, we have decided to suspend the organised walks programme for Westerham Ramblers for the time being.Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

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

    U3A_logoMonday 6th July 10.30am Coffee Morning at The Grasshopper on The Green Cancelled until further notice OR Thursday 9th July 2pm Virtual Open Meeting Talk: Paul Robbins will talk about Great British Eccentrics. Read More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 10th July 11.30am – 1.30pm Cancelled until further notice in Westerham Hall, for seniors and those less able. For £5 there will be a cuppa, a two course lunch, a quiz, a raffle and another cuppa! The Friday Lunch Club is currently full, please contact Westerham Town Council office to be put on the waiting list T: 01959 562147Read More

  • Westerham Society Talk Cancelled

    Friday 10th July 7.30pm Talk at Westerham Hall. Regrettably we have taken the decision to cancel this, but we hope to be able to restart our Evening Talks programme on Friday 11th SeptemberRead More

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 15th July 7.30pm in Westerham Hall: Cancelled until further notice  We are welcoming new members for 2020! Read More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

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

  • Fleapit Cinema

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

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk
    Wednesday 2nd September 7.30 for 8pm Talk in Westerham Hall “Restoration & After: Boobs, Bombast and Gin!” Giles Ramsey is an independent Theatre Director and Producer. His directing credits are too numerous to mention! He is a Course Leader in Theatre at the V & A Museum.  This talk is a fascinating slant on History – how the theatre of the day reflected this most saucy of eras.

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  • Horticultural Society Autumn Show

    Saturday 12th September 11.30 – 3.30pm at St Mary’s Church on The Green. We are looking forward to welcoming both members and non-members to exhibit. Please find the classes and schedule detailed on the website. Read More

  • Westerham Art Group

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

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  • Westerham Local Vocals

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

  • Cricket Club Nets

    Sunday 29th March – 3rd May 2.30 – 3.30pm Open to members at Hazlewood School, currently under review. If anyone wants to join they can get a membership form from westerhamcc@stoneslive.com . Read more about us at http://www.westerham.play-cricket.com/

  • All Stars Cricket 5 – 11 year olds
     
    Sunday 31st May currently under review for 8 weeks (5 – 8 year olds, pre-registration open) Dynamos Cricket (8 – 11 year olds new, no pre-reg) Registration likely to open w/c 24/2 Pre-register now at allstarscricket.co.uk Watch the video: youtu.be/v4bUgHChmEg
  • Westerham Heritage Website

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

  • Scouts seek mini bus funds

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

  • Knit ‘N Natter Ladies

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

  • Tuesday Club

    Tuesday 7th July 2.30pm in Westerham Hall. Cancelled until further notice Bingo and Social Club for senior citizens. Run by local people for the benefit of local people. All are welcome to attend whether you just want to turn up, meet others and play or get involved and help keep this great club going. For more information come along to the hall any Tuesday afternoon. Read More

  • Junior Football training

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


Community

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Community


  • Westerham is Open for Business!

  • Community Meals, Delivered

    Delivery of pre-prepared meals to the elderly, vulnerable, isolating or shielding in our community, courtesy of ‘The Courtyard’, cooked in Westerham Hall kitchens. 

    Order now for w/c 13th July (menus here) last orders 9th July.

    The meal trays are reusable so please return them for sterilisation.Read More

  • Ask for help, or Volunteer in Westerham

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

     

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  • Policing Consultation

    A chance to have your say about Policing in our area. Click here to take part in the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner Annual Survey

  • Hearing Aid Clinic

    Wednesday 17th July 10 – 11.30am Normally 3rd Wednesday of the month (excluding August) at Council Chamber (above the Doc’s) Russell House, Market Square, WESTERHAM, Kent, TN16 1RB.Read More

  • Moorhouse Tileworks 2018 Application

    moorhouseestagentsbdTandridge District Council heard Planning Application No. 2018/1792 for a DPD Parcel Depot on 7th March 7.30pm which was refused and DPD has now withdrawn. More details and comments here

  • Covers Farm Restoration Planning Application

    Planning Application KCC/SE/0495/2018 proposes ‘the stabilisation and restoration of Covers Farm Quarry using imported engineering materials to restore the site to grassland, including landscape planting and an ecological receptor area together with a temporary road and ancillary buildings.’ Read More

  • Westerham Almshouses

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

  • Community First Responder volunteers wanted!

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

  • Churchill School Governor Recruitment

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


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


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


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


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


Westerham ParkingFree Parking in Westerham!

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


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



Fundraising & Social Events

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Fundraising & Social Events


  • Westerham is Open for Business!

  • Community Meals, Delivered

    Delivery of pre-prepared meals to the elderly, vulnerable, isolating or shielding in our community, courtesy of ‘The Courtyard’, cooked in Westerham Hall kitchens. 

    Order now for w/c 13th July (menus here) last orders 9th July.

    The meal trays are reusable so please return them for sterilisation.Read More

  • Ask for help, or Volunteer in Westerham

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

     

    Read More

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 7th July 10am in the John Fryth Room. Cancelled until further notice. However if you’d like to join the weekly Zoom virtual Coffee morning, hosted by Rev Kevin, please write to him for access E: vicar.westerhamchurch@gmail.comRead More

  • Tuesday Club

    Tuesday 7th July 2.30pm in Westerham Hall. Cancelled until further notice Bingo and Social Club for senior citizens. Run by local people for the benefit of local people. All are welcome to attend whether you just want to turn up, meet others and play or get involved and help keep this great club going. For more information come along to the hall any Tuesday afternoon. Read More

  • Tea at Three Cancelled

    Saturday 11th July 3pm at Church Gate, on The Green (next to the Church) Cream teas and musical entertainment in aid of The Hospice in the Weald. £5 on the door.

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  • Forget-Me-Not Café – suspended

    Friday 17th July 11.30am – 1pm in the Congregational Church Hall Cancelled until further noticeRead More

  • Eureka Open Garden for NGS
    Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th July 11 – 4pm Enjoy Eureka gardens OPEN 11am – 4pm, as part of the National Garden Scheme. Advance booking essential: follow the website details to book a limited ticket! All money raised donated to charity.

    https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/31171/

    Adults £5 children FREE

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  • PGA EuroPro Tour

    Wednesday – Friday 22nd – 24th July at Park Wood Golf Club. The GolfCatcher PGA EuroPro Tour is Europe’s leading development tour, and the European Tour’s satellite in the UK and Ireland.Read More


National Trust


  • Chartwell

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

  • Quebec House

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

  • Emmetts Garden

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

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  • Westerham Cricket Club

     
    Our new club needs to buy lots of playing equipment and other things to get us off the ground for our first season in 2020. We’re therefore looking for sponsors. Anyone interested please either email Chris at westerhamcc@stoneslive.com or call 07821 719818. Read more at http://www.westerham.play-cricket.com/
  • Yoga Classes

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

  • Westerham to Chartwell Way-marked Walking Trail

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

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

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

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  • Cricket Club Nets

    Sunday 29th March – 3rd May 2.30 – 3.30pm Open to members at Hazlewood School, currently under review. If anyone wants to join they can get a membership form from westerhamcc@stoneslive.com . Read more about us at http://www.westerham.play-cricket.com/

  • All Stars Cricket 5 – 11 year olds
     
    Sunday 31st May currently under review for 8 weeks (5 – 8 year olds, pre-registration open) Dynamos Cricket (8 – 11 year olds new, no pre-reg) Registration likely to open w/c 24/2 Pre-register now at allstarscricket.co.uk Watch the video: youtu.be/v4bUgHChmEg
  • Cancelled Weekly Free 5K Timed Park Run

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

  • Junior Football training

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

  • PGA EuroPro Tour

    Wednesday – Friday 22nd – 24th July at Park Wood Golf Club. The GolfCatcher PGA EuroPro Tour is Europe’s leading development tour, and the European Tour’s satellite in the UK and Ireland.Read More


Young People

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Young People


  • Churchill School Governor Recruitment

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

  • RAF Air Cadets

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

  • Parent & Toddler Group

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

  • All Stars Cricket 5 – 11 year olds
     
    Sunday 31st May currently under review for 8 weeks (5 – 8 year olds, pre-registration open) Dynamos Cricket (8 – 11 year olds new, no pre-reg) Registration likely to open w/c 24/2 Pre-register now at allstarscricket.co.uk Watch the video: youtu.be/v4bUgHChmEg
  • Scouts seek mini bus funds

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

  • Cancelled Weekly Free 5K Timed Park Run

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

  • Junior Football training

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

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


Westerham Youth Club – St George Playing Fields More info…


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

 


Forest Kindergarten Sevenoaks Enrolling up to September 2020

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



Churches


Churches


  • Westerham Almshouses

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

  • St Mary’s Church

    In this week’s newsletter you’ll find details of this week’s Service for the Third Sunday after Trinity that will premiere on our YouTube channel tomorrow, Sunday, at 10.30am. You’ll also find the latest news on discussions about how and when we can open the church building up for public services again – we encourage you to send your thought to Rev’d Kevin on what we do, why we do it and for whom as we think about resuming worship in person again. Read More

  • Congregational Church

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

  • St John The Baptist Catholic Church

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



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