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!

Environment Agency Works

The Environment Agency today, Wednesday 20th August, have now completed works to raise the main flood defence through the village.

However: until the banks have settled down, the Selmes Trust fields (between the cricket field and the spring) remain out of bounds - no access is allowed for the public.

What's on

16 December

Next Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Agenda now available (PDF format, 52kB)

12 January - Rolvenden

Chief Inspector Mitchell Fox, who is in charge of our neighbourhood policing teams, will be speaking at a public meeting on policing at Rolvenden Village Hall at 7 pm on 12th January.

This will be a great opportunity to listen to his views and find out how the spending cuts are already affecting the service we receive and are likely to do so in the future - plus raise any issues about policing in Kent. Newenden, as well as Rolvenden residents are invited.

Newenden Local Housing Needs Survey

Earlier this year, Action with Communities in Rural Kent carried out a survey in co-operation with the Parish Council, to determine the local housing needs. The report from the survey is now available to download (PDF format, 555 kB).

Many thanks to all who participated!

New webpage

We have added a new webpage for St. Peter's Church.

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!