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, started works to raise the main flood defence through the village by 3 feet or more. The works will involve large loads of clay being delivered via Lossenham Lane through the gate into the "bonfire field" and will severely restrict the ability to access the river via the Selmes Trust fields.

The works are expected to last for three weeks. During this period, please take extra care not to obstruct the access for the lorries, and look out for their movements through the village.

Please note: During the period of the works, the Selmes Trust fields (between the cricket field and the spring) are out of bounds - no access is allowed for the public.

What's on

2 September

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

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!