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.

Newenden Parish Council

Newenden Parish Council regrets to announce that its Chairman, Mr. Ake Nilson, has resigned. The Council is most grateful for his many years of service to the community as Councillor and Chairman, and his very significant contribution to the life and welfare of the village. In consequence of this there is a casual vacancy on the Parish Council.

Newenden Cricket Club

The 2018 fixtures list is now available for download (NB - 5.6 Mbytes).

The ever popular Match Reports have started again!

Community Land Trust

The Community Land Trust Steering Group has decided not to proceed further with the formation of a CLT in Newenden at the present time. Here is their final statement (PDF format, 18kB).

KCC consultation on public footpaths

Kent County Council is consulting on its Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018 – 2028, and you can have your say. For more info, visit this page.

What's on

6 November

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!