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!

Made with Love Food

Lavinia Probyn and Judy Vinson are producing a cookery book to be sold in aid of Rolvenden Pre School, and would love to include some recipes contributed from Newenden, too. If you can help, please write up your favourite recipe and place it at the collection point for recipes in the White Hart. For full details, click here.

New Village Hall (updated 12 February)

The Village hall is gradually taking shape and you will all be aware that the base is now clearly visible awaiting the arrival of the steel frame which should be up over the next few days. Due to the requirements of the Environment Agency vis a vis the river bank and the badger sett that has been discovered the trustees have engaged an environmental consultant to guide us in how we ensure that we comply with the rules and regulations on the disposal of the soil and the protection of the sett. This will not delay the progress of the build but will mean that the removed earth will not be taken away until the correct processes have been undertaken. There will be a protective temporary fencing placed around the area in order to keep the public away from the building site while the building is being created. Thank you for your patience.

The final plan, as approved for planning, of the new Village Hall can be found on this page.

What's on

25 February

Parish Council meeting, 19.30 in St Peter's Church.

First Wednesday of every month

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

Forthcoming Parish Council meetings

Annual Parish Meeting 24 March
5 May (AGM)
7 July
8 September
10 November
8 December

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!