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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

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 18th September 7.30pm¬†Talk by Geoff Collins “Natural History of New Zealand’ We are welcoming new members ūüôā Read More

  • Macmillan Coffee Mornings

    Thursday 19th September 10am – 1pm in Westerham Library
    Friday 27th September 10am – 12.00pm in Ruach Kitchens
    Saturday 28th September 10am – 12.30pm
    in The Congregational Church, Fullers Hill


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Clubs & Societies

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Clubs & Societies

  • Westerham Ramblers

    Sunday 15th September 10.30am. We meet at Green View Avenue, Leigh (click here for directions) A walk to Chiddingstone Causeway where we will stop for refreshments at The little Brown Jug before returning by a different route. Total distance approx. 7 miles with little in the way of hills.Read More

  • The W.I.

    w-iWednesday 18th September 7.30pm¬†Talk by Geoff Collins “Natural History of New Zealand’ We are welcoming new members ūüôā Read More

  • Westerham Theatre Goers Club

    Wednesday 25th September 2.30pm ‘Queen of The Mist’ at The Charing Cross Theatre. In 1901, when Anna Edson Taylor, a widowed 60-something teacher on the brink of destitution, became the first person to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel and emerge unscathed, everyone naturally wanted to know how it felt. Read More

  • Lunch Club – Age UK

    Friday 27th September 11.30am ‚Äď 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

  • Fleapit Cinema

    Friday 27th September 7.30 for 8pm¬†‘The Dish’ In this comedy, as American astronauts prepare to make one giant leap for mankind, a small Australian town stumbles through its own small steps to help.Read More

  • Westerham Fine Arts Society Talk

    Wednesday 2nd October 7.30pm in Westerham Hall P. O. S. H. the History of Cruising” The great ocean liners made such a mark on the popular imagination, and they continue to enchant.¬†¬†Paul Atterbury (of the BBC’s¬† Antiques Road Show)¬† will introduce us to the early days of the Cruise Industry to its latest developments

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  • U3A Coffee Mornings & Open Meetings¬†

    U3A_logoMonday 7th October 10.30am Coffee Morning in the Grasshopper on The Green OR Thursday 10th October in Westerham Hall Talk by Antonia Gallop – ‘A gallop through the history of carriage driving’ You are assured of a warm reception at our OMsRead More

  • The Friday Lunch Club

    Friday 11th October 11.30am Р1.30pm 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

  • Westerham Society Talk

    Friday 18th October 7.30pm in Westerham Hall. A presentation by Tony Riley on the complex history behind the development of Kent’s railways. Read More

  • Westerham Art Group

    Put your name down for the autumn term ūüôā

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  • Westerham Local Vocals

    Join us for the Autumn 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

  • 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 18th September 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 Рtraining 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‚Äôs Foodbank

    Westerham Food Bank Appeal: Update May 2019: You may have seen in the press recently that pressure on Food Banks is growing and in Westerham we have seen a significant increase in clients referred to us over the past few months. 

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  • Westerham Library

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

  • Caf√© 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 РTown Meeting РFull report. Darent Valley conservation РKent Downs AONB has a grant of £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.



Fundraising & Social Events

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Fundraising & Social Events


  • Poppy Appeal

    If you would like to order a wreath as an individual or on behalf of a business or organisation please contact Read More

  • Coffee Time

    Tuesday 18th September 10am in the John Fryth Room. Read More

  • Tuesday Club

    Tuesday 18th September 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

  • Macmillan Coffee Mornings

    Thursday 19th September 10am – 1pm in Westerham Library
    Friday 27th September 10am – 12.00pm in Ruach Kitchens
    Saturday 28th September 10am – 12.30pm
    in The Congregational Church, Fullers Hill

  • Forget-Me-Not Caf√©

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

  • Sea Cadets’ High Tea

    Saturday 28th September 4 – 7pm in The Drill Hall, High Street, Westerham. Come and join us for High Tea prepared and served by the Cadets. Finger sandwiches, scones, cup cakes, mini quiches, sausage rolls. Read More

  • Westerham Hall¬†Defibrillator & Training

    defibMonday 30th September 7.30pm. A defibrillator is being installed on the wall of the Westerham Hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend training. This will include general first aid training as well as the use of the Defibrillator.Read More

  • The London Welsh Male Voice Choir

    Saturday 26th October 7.00pm in St Mary’s Church The London Welsh Male Voice Choir last visited Westerham in 2014. We are enormously pleased to announce another visit in 2019, and thrilled that there will be soloists Angus Morton and Charlotte Rowling from the Orpheus Centre, accompanied by Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE. Read More

  • RNLI Supper & Talk

    Friday 1st November 7pm in Westerham Hall. The Westerham Branch of the RNLI welcomes Cathay Corbishley to talk about the famous photographs taken by Frank Hurley on Shackleton’s trip to the Antarctic in 1917. Tickets ¬£25 each, bookings for tables of 8 or individuals.Read More

  • Pop Up Christmas Fayre

    Saturday 9th November 11am – 3pm in Westerham Hall. LK Pop Up Fayres are excited to be hosting the first Christmas Fayre at Westerham Hall. Supporting local small business owners showing off their beautiful stalls

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  • Christmas Market

    Saturday 7th December 2 Р6pm at Park Wood Golf Club, Chestnut Avenue, TN16 2EG. Free entry. Stalls Bar, Food, Music, Santa, Gifts 


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.
    Read More


Sport

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  • Yoga Classes

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

  • Westerham to Chartwell Way-marked Walking Trail

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

  • Cricket 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! Winter practice nets 18:30 to 19:30 every Tuesday from the 5 March until the 7 May. They take place at Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Surrey RH8 0QU.  

     
    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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  • 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


  • Brownies
    Westerham Brownies – for girls aged 7-10 years. Meet on Monday evenings in Westerham 5.15 – 6.30pm. The Brownie adventure – a journey that Brownies take with their friends as they discover the world together.
     
    To register your interest please visit girlguiding.org.uk and register your daughter.
     
    Contact РE: westerhambrownies@outlook.com 
  • 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

  • Sea Cadets’ High Tea

    Saturday 28th September 4 – 7pm in The Drill Hall, High Street, Westerham. Come and join us for High Tea prepared and served by the Cadets. Finger sandwiches, scones, cup cakes, mini quiches, sausage rolls. 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


  • Poppy Appeal

    If you would like to order a wreath as an individual or on behalf of a business or organisation please contact 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

  • St Mary’s Church

    st-marysIn this week’s newsletter, an update on the activities¬†of Messy Church last week, details of our upcoming Harvest Festival service and a reminder about the Third Sunday Homegroup today, Sunday September 15th.¬†Read the full newsletter¬†here.

  • Congregational Church

    congegational

    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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