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!

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

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

31 Oct

Township meeting: The Community Land Trust Steering Group will present the findings of the recent Housing Needs Survey. The report summary can be found here. The full report (PDF, 860kB) is also available from the CLT page. Time permitting, the Newenden Trust will give an update on the New Village Hall project.

14 Nov

Parish Council meeting, 19.30 in the Village Hall.

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!