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: New Village Hall (updated 3 May)

Progress reports on the plans for a new Village Hall: http://newenden.org/new_village_hall.php

Planning permission has now been granted for demolishing the old Hall and replacing it with a new detached house, see Ashford reference 17/01821/AS.

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

What's on

2 December

The Newenden Trust imbues the village with the spirit of Christmas with an illumination ceremony after the advent carol service at 4pm, which will be finished by 5.15pm. There will be mulled wine and mince pies for all those who trek down to the Pavilion. Then after very little ado, the Christmas lights will be switched on.

11 December

Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

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!