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!

April 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 (PDF document, 1.8Mb).

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 (PDF document, 633 kB).

What's on

Annual Parish Meeting 24 March

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Annual Parish Meeting has been cancelled. The Parish Council is circulating a newsletter which you can find here (PDF format, 48kB).

First Wednesday of every month

Parish Council surgery in the White Hart, 7 - 9pm.

Forthcoming Parish Council meetings (tbc)

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!