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

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

New page 2: NCC match reports

Follow the adventures of the home cricket team here: http://newenden.org/match_reports.php

KCC Public Transport study in Newenden

KCC are researching new ways to provide transport services in Kent, focused on a pilot area of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling and neighbouring areas of Maidstone and Ashford. This research is part of a feasibility study called 'Total Transport', which is DfT funded until March 2017.

As part of this feasibility study, KCC have appointed Lake Market Research to conduct surveys in the area. One of these surveys will be focused on 'rural parish households'. The purpose of this survey is to understand parish residents' views and usage of different types of transport (e.g. buses, community transport and volunteer car schemes).

Newenden has been selected as one area for the surveys, which will be conducted face-to-face by trained interviewers from Lake Market Research. Participation in the survey is, of course, completely voluntary. The interviews will start on 11 August.

Interviewers will carry a letter of introduction from KCC, containing numbers to call if you feel at all doubtful about the identity of the interviewer. However, please remember never to let anybody in your home unless you are quite sure that you know their purpose and you are happy for them to come in.

Ashford Local Plan

Ashford Borough has produced a draft Local Plan for the period up to 2030. The comments from Newenden PC have been submitted.

What's on

Sat 27 August

Newenden Family Fun Day in support of Newenden Cricket Club!

Free entry & parking - 10am to 4pm. Will feature Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, Traditional Games, Speed Bowling Competition, Face Painting, Raffle, Dog Show, BBQ and Food Stalls.

Also, the famous Newenden Duck Race will be held 2pm this day - not on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Can you help on the day? NCC would appreciate some extra hands!

13 Sep

Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

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!