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!

Important notice re Bonfire

The Bonfire will be lit on Sun 3 Dec, in connection with the Official Lighting of the Newenden Christmas Lights. More details to follow.

Meanwhile, if you wish to add wooden material from your own garden to the bonfire, you will be able to do so on Sat 4 November and Sat 2 December. If neither of those days work for you, please contact Åke or Rosie, or email bonfire2017@newenden.org to make arrangements. Please note: absolutely no builders' refuse or anything containing incombustible materials.

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.

New page: New Village Hall

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

The plan for the proposed new house on the plot of the current Village Hall can also be found on this 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

3 Dec

Newenden Christmas Lights ceremony and Bonfire.

4 Dec

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

12 Dec

Parish Council meeting, 19.30 in the Village Hall.

16 Dec

Newenden Last-minute Christmas Market!

Date tba

Postponed: Friends of St Peter's Music and Poetry evening, 19.30 in the church. Tickets £10 to include refreshments and light supper at 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!