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

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


Parking FREE PARKING in Westerham! First 3 hours free in the Darent Carpark, and all day town-wide on Sundays. Charges frozen 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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What’s On

Latest News

  • Westerham Ramblers – 70s’ saunter

    Sunday 15th December 10.30am. We meet at Toys Hill Car Park (click here for directions) A 2½ mile walk to Emmetts (where we will take refreshment in the tea room). Some inclines but nothing severe – and no stiles.

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  • Christmas 2019 Church Services

    Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

    10.30am All-age Family Service with Communion at St Mary’s Church
    10.30 a.m. Family Service at the Congregational Church.
    11am Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at St John The Baptist & St Theresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic ChurchRead More


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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies

  • Westerham Society Christmas Social

    Sunday 15th December 12 – 2.30pm at a private venue. The annual convivial lunchtime Christmas Social open to all Members through advanced ticket sales to members only. 

  • Westerham Ramblers – 70s’ saunter

    Sunday 15th December 10.30am. We meet at Toys Hill Car Park (click here for directions) A 2½ mile walk to Emmetts (where we will take refreshment in the tea room). Some inclines but nothing severe – and no stiles.

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  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 18th December 7.30pm in Westerham Hall: Private Christmas Party. We are welcoming new members for 2020! Read More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 27th December 11.30am – 1.30pm in Westerham Hall. A delicious two course lunch on the last Friday (except August and December) of every month with tea or coffee. Raffle and quiz is included in the Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

    Monday 30th December 3pm  ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Middle Temple Hall ★★★★★ “A magical show. Unmissable!” – Everything Theatre
    ★★★★★ “A night of perfect Christmas entertainment.” Backstage Pass
    ★★★★★ “If you’re looking for a theatrical festive treat, Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol has to be your first choice.” LondonTheatreRead More

  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings 

    U3A_logoMonday 6th January 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The GreenRead More

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    Wednesday 8th January 7.30pm in Westerham Hall ‘Albrecht Durer’ Born in Nuremberg where he lived all his life, he followed the family tradition and trained to be a Goldsmith; but he preferred painting –

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  • The Friday Lunch Club

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

  • Fleapit Cinema

    Friday 10th January 7.30 for 8pm in Westerham Hall ‘Barry Lyndon’ Of all Kubrick’s films, Barry Lyndon has taken the most time to establish its leading position in the canon and most would now agree with this reappraisal: “It has grown in stature over the years and is now widely regarded as one of the master’s best. Read More

  • Quiz Night for Cricket Club

    Saturday 1st February 7.30 for 8pm at Westerham Sports Association

  • Westerham Art Group

    We 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

    Join us for the new Spring term, all welcome! 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

  • 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 17th December 2.30pm in Westerham Hall. 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


  • 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

  • Westerham’s Foodbank

    Westerham Food Bank Appeal: From the Food Bank: thank you to those who donated money for Real Advent Calendars for Food Bank users. They were distributed last week and the children’s faces were a sight to behold! We are now putting together Christmas bags, so any sweet treats of chocolates or biscuits would be very much appreciated.Read More

  • Westerham Library

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

  • Café Church Costa

    Café Church is a monthly service held at Costa Coffee, The Green. An informal time of worship suitable for all ages lead by the Congregational Church, see their website for dates and times


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


  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 17th December 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Tuesday Club

    Tuesday 17th December 2.30pm in Westerham Hall. 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

  • Forget-Me-Not Café

    Friday 20th December 11.30am – 1pm in the Congregational Church HallRead More

  • Christmas 2019 Church Services

    Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

    10.30am All-age Family Service with Communion at St Mary’s Church
    10.30 a.m. Family Service at the Congregational Church.
    11am Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at St John The Baptist & St Theresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic ChurchRead More

  • Holiday Rubbish & Xmas Tree collection

    Most collections will take place a day later than usual. After this year’s festivities have ended, Sevenoaks District Council will collect and recycle your real Christmas tree for free. Read More

  • Family Fun Session

    Thursday 20th February 10.00am – 1pm in Westerham Hall. There will be crafts, bouncy castle, indoor games. No need to book just turn up. Suitable for ages 2-11. Free Entry Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Event sponsored by the Town Council


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
  • 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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  • Weekly Free 5K Timed Park Run

    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. 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


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

  • 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

  • Weekly Free 5K Timed Park Run

    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. 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

  • Family Fun Session

    Thursday 20th February 10.00am – 1pm in Westerham Hall. There will be crafts, bouncy castle, indoor games. No need to book just turn up. Suitable for ages 2-11. Free Entry Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Event sponsored by the Town Council

  • 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

    st-marysIn this week’s newsletter, a reminder about our Nativity service at Messy Church today, Sunday, plus outcomes from the PCC meeting held on 21 November. Also information about the many resources you can access throughout the coming Christmas season as part of the Church of England’s 2019 Follow the Star campaign.
    Read the full newsletter here

  • 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
  • Christmas 2019 Church Services

    Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

    10.30am All-age Family Service with Communion at St Mary’s Church
    10.30 a.m. Family Service at the Congregational Church.
    11am Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at St John The Baptist & St Theresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic ChurchRead More

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



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