Beautiful Newenden Village
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!
Ashford Community Leaflet
Ashford Borough has published a leaflet on volunteering and vulnerability during the coronavirus period. You can download it Here
May Parish Magazine online
In order to avoid physical distribution of the Parish Magazine, this month's issue is, for the first time ever, available online. You can download it here
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 18 March)
We are pleased to announce that we have been given VAT exemption from HMRC which means that there will be more funds available as well as having charitable status enabling us to access various grants which we are in the process of doing. Over the next few weeks the steel frame will be erected and then the building can move forward. Needless to say the weather has been a bit of a drawback and meant some stalling of progress.
The latest version of the plan for the hall, showing the position of kitchen, loos etc can be Seen Here
At the 2001 census, Newenden had 196 inhabitants in 79 households.
At the 2011 census, the figures were 223 inhabitants in 88 households.
The surface area is traditionally said to be 1044 acres 1.63 sq mi, (about 400 ha).