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!

Parish Councillor vacancy

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council. Please see the official notice.

New Village Hall (updated 2 November)

The Newenden Trust is pleased to announce that the building of the village hall is now imminent and the work to clear that area behind the cricket pavillion has commenced. In the coming days four small trees in this area will be felled. The oak and the horsechestnut trees will remain. The site will then be cleared by a specialist groundworks contractor ready for the foundation slab to be dug out and constructed.

Although we have had the planning permission for some months, the process for compliance with Building Regulations has taken longer than expected, we also had to appoint a firm of chartered structural engineers to design the foundations, floor slab and the steel frame structure. This process is now complete and Ashford Borough Council have accepted all the drawings and engineering calculations, which means that the building process can start during the next few weeks.

We will keep the village up to date on what is happening.

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

What's on

10 December

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

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!