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!

Pick up after your dogs

There are still people who abuse the open spaces in the village by not clearing up their dog mess. Never mind that the result is unsightly, unpleasant and an offence punishable by an on-the-spot fine, there are serious health hazards, especially on the river banks. Rain run-off can contaminate the river for swimmers and anglers for up to two weeks.

Please help keep the village clean and safe for all.

What's on

26-27 July

Beer and Music festival at the White Hart

16 August

Day of Action - help tidy up the village

25 August

The Annual Duck Race

2 September

Next Parish Council meeting. Any items for the agenda? Please talk to one of the Councillors, have a chat with the Chairman at the monthly surgery (first Wed of every month, 7-9pm at the White Hart), or drop us a line via the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

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!