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 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

2 July

Garden Party in aid of St.Peter's Flower Fund, 3-5pm at Priory Stones, Lossenham Lane.

Cream teas and raffle - £5 entrance.

3 July

Friends of St Peter's AGM at 5pm, followed by annual boat excursion.

4 July

Kate and Liz Pub Quiz

8pm in the White Hart - more info on the website.

5 July (note: changed date)

Parish Council meeting in the Village Hall, 7.30pm.

13 July

Township meeting in the Village Hall, 7.30pm. To discuss and decide on future options for the Village Hall. Please attend if you can!

30 - 31 July

Beer & Music Festival at the White Hart!

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!