Benenden Needs You!
Get involved with your
Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Planning team are holding an exhibition on Saturday 7th April to provide all residents with an update on progress. It is a ‘drop in’ that will take just 30 minutes of your time. We will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm at Benenden village hall.  Drop in anytime we are open to see what we have done and offer your comments and opinions. 


Local Elections 3rd May

Why become a Parish Councillor?


Nomination Pack


Annual Village Spring Clean

Saturday 14th April 9:30 – 11:00am


Monday 16th April

Memorial Hall

Planning and Transportation Committee Meeting 7pm

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm



Civic Amenity Vehicle Timetable March - July 2018

Report Highways issues

Report Crimes and Incidents

Report issues with the Glass Recycling Bins

The Parish Office is open to parishioners Mondays and Thursdays 9:30-11:30am



Serving the people of Benenden and Iden Green

Benenden Parish Council

Benenden Parish is a ‘civil’ or ‘administrative’ designation.  The Parish Council is the third tier of local government, below Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Kent County Council.

The Parish of Benenden has around 800 households and 1800 inhabitants, of whom 1400 are on the Electoral Roll.  Within the parish – which covers an area of about seven miles by three miles – is the hamlet of Iden Green, as well as East End, Dingleden and Standen Street.  Benenden is bordered by the parishes of Cranbrook, Biddenden, Tenterden, Rolvenden, Sandhurst and Hawkhurst. Benenden Parish Council is made up of nine members, elected every four years.

The full council meets in public ten times a year. There are additional monthly planning meetings where other council business may also be discussed.  The Councillors are unpaid, local people, elected by local people.  These volunteers put themselves forward for election to represent the community and give their time freely and willingly for the benefit of the whole village.

The Parish Council is currently the sole trustee of the Harmsworth Memorial Trust which manages assets left to the village in the 1920’s and 1930’s: the Benenden Village Hall, the St George’s Hall, playgrounds and playing fields at Benenden and Iden Green.

This website contains a plethora of information about the Parish Council, its business and its members. 

We welcome your feedback and invite your involvement in any of our activities.