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!

Urgent - can you help?

A refugee boy of 16 with a local apprenticeship needs a room to stay in a stable, caring household in Newenden or nearby. If accommodation can't be found very soon, he will not be able to take up his apprenticeship and may be sent to a major detention centre, where this shy and quiet young man will not do well. If you can help, please contact Ellen Hannavy-Cousen direct or via the e-mail at the bottom of the page.

New page 1: Newenden Royal Birthday party

The village celebrated Her Majesty's 90th in style - see the gallery page.

New page 2: NCC match reports

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

Ashford Local Plan

Ashford Borough has produced a draft Local Plan for the period up to 2030. It is now open for consultation and feedback until 10 August. This is perhaps the most important document for shaping our environment, and you are very much encouraged to visit the consultation portal to download the documents and make your representations.

The draft plan will be presented at Tenterden Leisure Centre on 18 July between 16.00 and 19.30. The Parish Council will naturally also respond and you are welcome to let us know your views.

What's on

30 - 31 July

Beer & Music Festival at the White Hart! See full details here.

Sat 27 August

Newenden Family Fun Day in favour of the NCC! Watch this space...

Also, the famous Newenden Duck Race will be held 1pm this day - not on the Bank Holiday Monday.

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!