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 today, Wednesday 20th August, have now 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.

What's on

4 November

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

5 November

The normal Parish Council surgery will be expanded to a "Meet the Village" evening – come and say hello to your neighbours! Ivan is kindly laying on a free buffet for all villagers, so try his great range of drinks, have a go at the Parish Council and most importantly, enjoy the Newenden Spirit! Starts 7pm in the White Hart.

14 November

Friends of St Peter's Quiz Night. Starts 7.30pm in the church. Teams of 5 - pre-select or join a team on the night. Entry fee £10 per person to include buffet in the White Hart during the interval. Bring a drink along if you wish! Contact Chris Willis on 01580 201900.

15 November

Ivan celebrates 15 years as landlord of the White Hart with a party for all the village and regulars! Includes Unit 10, the great local dance band from about 8.30pm.

29 November

Newenden's annual Christmas Fair! 10am - 3.30pm in St Peter's Church. See special page on this site.

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!