These two websites have been created to promote the Elham Valley & the village of Elham, which lies at the centre of this beautiful Kentish valley.
Map of Elham
© Reproduced by kind permission of the Elham Village Hall Association Ltd, Elham Circle & the artist - Graham Clarke
Elham village is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Downs of Kent. This beautiful and historic village can trace its past back to the Domesday Book of 1086.
Map of Elham
© Reproduced by kind permission of the artist Scarlett Rickard
Nestled between Canterbury and Folkestone, the Elham Valley is situated in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is good access by car from the M20 and A2, alternatively by train to Canterbury or Folkestone and the regular No.17 Stagecoach bus service which runs along the valley.

There can be few places as tranquil as Kent's Elham Valley that are so easy to reach and offer such a range of activities. Enjoy a walk in the unspoiled countryside followed by a pub lunch at one of the many charming village pubs.
Breathe in the fresh air, drink in the views and feel yourself relax.

There's accommodation to suit every budget from B&B to self catering or luxury rooms. The location makes it a great place for an overnight stop before a channel crossing from the nearby port of Dover or the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone.

The Elham Valley Way, a 21 mile promoted footpath, passes over fields and through woods and villages, it therefore provides a wonderful encounter for the long distance walker. The Way largely traverses the track of the old Canterbury – Folkestone Elham Valley Railway which closed in 1947.

The pretty village of Elham hosts some wonderful historic houses of Kent together with welcoming pubs, and log fires in the winter.
Platinum Jubilee Party
Platinum Jubilee Party
Saturday 4th June. Come along to Elham Village Hall and grounds for this 'once in a lifetime event' to commemorate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. The day is generously being funded by the parish council and it is our intention to make this a free event (except for alcohol) and everyone is welcome! We've all had a rough couple of years so this is a chance to get together for this happy occasion. If the weather is good (fingers crossed) most of the activities will be in the grounds with dancing taking place in the hall in the evening. The general idea is that you come along with your savoury picnics but don't include anything sweet. There will be activities for old and young - including 'horsey racing' as it is one of Her majesty's favourite pastimes! There will be plenty of cakes, scones, ice creams etc. In the late afternoon we will light the BBQ which will then run for the rest of the evening. Elham's own Dissentanglers will be playing live so expect plenty of dancing and frivolity! Details of specific timings will be published in the Elham Village Hall Newsletter.

Scarecrows are back!
Scarecrows are back!
We hope you're all feeling creative because our Scarecrow Competition is back! Your inspiration is the Jubilee, in honour of the Queen, with the emphasis on jubilation. We're looking for a riot of colour and fun - a super celebration. To enter the competition you'll need to have your scarecrow on display from 22 May, as voting starts on the 28th May. It will be up to the public to vote for their favourites in two categories, adults and children, and the results will be announced at our summer market. We'll feature each scarecrow on our Facebook page as they pop up, and use them to publicise the market. Details about voting forms and registration will be in the April newsletter.

Village update
Newsletter: Please get copy in by 13th of the month

Village shop: Opening hours. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please do not collect your paper until 8 a.m.

The King's Arms Open 01303 840242

The Rose and Crown is now open again

01303 840890

The Abbot's Fireside is open again

The Cosy Tea Rooms Open 01303 840444

The Post Office Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 - 12:30


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Sat 21 May 15:00
Ukes for Ukraine
St. Mary's Church - Public
see poster
Sat 28 May
Walking Festival
Various - Elham Elham Valley Walkers
Sun 29 May
Walking Festival
Various - Elham Elham Valley Walkers
Sat 4 Jun 13:00 - 23:00
Jubilee Celebrations
Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
Sat 11 Jun
Open Gardens
Elham Village - Elham Gardening Society
Sun 12 Jun
Open Gardens
Elham Village - Elham Gardening Society
Sun 12 Jun 11:00 - 14:00
Summer Food & Craft Festival
The Square - Elham Farmers' Market
Contact Name & email
Non emergency Police
07977 982185
KCCCommunity Warden: Gary Harrison
NHS Direct
01227 766877
Kent & Canterbury Hosp.
01233 633331
William Harvey Ashford
01303 840213
Elham Surgery
01303 232300
Hawkinge Health Centre
01303 862425
Lyminge Pharmacy
01227 832322
Bourne Vet Practice
01303 273203
Manor Vet Clinic
07584 304301
Folkestone & Hythe District Councillor: David Godfrey
07968 406702
Folkestone & Hythe District Councillor: Phillip Martin
07956 110887
Folkestone & Hythe District Councillor: Stuart Peall
01303 253524
Member of Parliament: Damian Collins MP
01233 670561
Kent County Councillor: Miss Susan Carey
01303 840215
Parish Council Chairman: Kevin Lamb
01303 840224
Parish Council Vice Chair: Christeen Chapman
07702 268475
Parish Council Clerk: Claire Greenwood
01303 840006
Parish Council Member: Brian Swan
07771 684239
Parish Council Member: Charles Kirchner
07581 524402
Parish Council Member: Emily Arnold-Newing
01303 840255
Parish Council Member: Geoff Clements
01303 862087
Parish Council Member: Kevin Allen
07712 893362
Parish Council Member: Steve Jones
07956 110887
Parish Council Member: Stuart Peall
01303 840566
Abbot's Fireside
01303 840242
King's Arms
01303 840890
Rose & Crown
01303 840344
The Cosy Tea Rooms
01303 840304
Church Matters: Mary Morgan
01303 840219
Church: St Mary the Virgin vicar: Jane Weeks
01303 862820
Dog & Puppy Training
01303 840550
Elham Gardening Society: Frances Horton
01303 840041
Elham Pre-School:
01303 840325
Elham Primary School: Dan File
01303 840186
Elham Valley Stores
01303 840820
EVH Chairman: Jan Stanyon
01303 840647
EVHA: Pat Holmes
01303 862180
Lyminge Library
01303 261500
Methodist Church: Kevin Taylor
01303 840485
Sports Centre
01303 840009
Sports Club: John Holmes
01303 840538
St. Mary's Church Hall: Bridget Johnson
01303 840544
Sunday School
01303 862467
Village Hall: Maggie Tappenden
01303 840295
Newsletter Editor: Renee Bull
01303 840007
Newsletter Distribution: Pauline & Barry Flanagan