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 Village Hall (updated 14 January)

Please stay away from the building site during the current extreme weather conditions - there may be water-filled excavations and very unsafe muddy areas.

Please note that the gap in the fence near the corner of Rye Road and Lossenham Lane has been temporarily closed while the works to prepare a new, permanent footpath along the edge of the cricket field are carried out.

The groundworks for the New Village Hall started Monday 6th January, and will take about 2 weeks. During this period, please avoid the area (behind the cricket pavilion), as there will be machinery, mud and excavations.

PS, during January Waitrose Hawkhurst are supporting the Village Hall through their charity giving scheme. Please put your green token in the appropriate slot after checkout, to ensure maximum support for the project!

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!