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 have 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.


The village now has a Public Access Defibrillator. This machine can save people with a cardiac arrest, in certain circumstances. The machine is fully automated and can be operated by anybody - it talks you through the process and monitors the patient's heart to deliver a shock if and when it would be helpful.

Obviously, you should always call 999 as well if somebody has a heart attack. But if there is a delay before the professionals arrive, you may be able to save somebody's life with this device.

The PAD is located inside the White Hart pub, near the main entrance. It is therefore available at all times during pub opening hours. When the pub is closed, you will have to wake up Ivan!

What's on

24 March

Village Annual Meeting, 7 for 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Coffee and tea served as usual. The Agenda is here (PDF format, 63kB) and the minutes of last year's meeting are here (PDF format, 52kB).

12 May

Next Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

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 - and see below), or drop us a line via the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

New page on the website

Newenden Postcodes

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!