Welcome to Newenden

Newenden is the smallest village in Kent, and also the first village in Kent, as you travel across the 18th-century bridge over River Rother. It rests on memories of grander days, when its port, market and sixteen inns were an important part of the regional economy. Today it is just a small, friendly village, but the tradition of enterprise remains strong.

The village lies entirely within the High Weald AONB and the central, oldest part of the village is a conservation area in its own right. Around us we have some of the most beautiful rural landscape in the South-East, so why not come and visit? Explore the village through our website, and then in person - you are always very welcome to Newenden!

Refuse collection over Christmas

If you are unsure of when the weekly refuse collections will happen around Christmas, take a look at this page - which keeps updating through the year, too.

New page: New Village Hall (updated)

Progress reports on the plans for a new Village Hall: http://newenden.org/new_village_hall.php

You can now see the proposal for a new Hall on this page.

New page: Community Land Trust

All about the new CLT being formed in Newenden: http://newenden.org/community_land_trust.php

The summary of the recent Housing Needs Survey can be found here. The full report (PDF, 860kB) is also available from the CLT page. A record of the October 31 Township meeting can also be found on the CLT page.

Ashford Local Plan

Ashford Borough has produced a draft Local Plan for the period up to 2030. The comments from Newenden PC have been submitted.

What's on

12 Dec

Parish Council meeting, 19.30 in the Village Hall. The Agenda (PDF format, 44kB) is now available.

16 Dec

Newenden Last-minute Christmas Market! 11am - 3.30pm in the Village Hall.

Christmas

For services in St. Peter's, see this page.

8 Jan

Kate and Liz Pub Quiz, 8pm in the White Hart.

First Wednesday of every month

Parish Council surgery in the White Hart, 7 - 9pm.

Newenden Facebook group

A group for Newenden and Newenders has been set up on FB - click here to join.

More news

Any Newenden news items for the website? Drop us a line (address below) and we'll put it on the website and twitter feed!