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  • 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 wondeful 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.
    Pumpkin Competition
    Carve a pumpkin and display it in your front garden. For those who do not live in the village of Elham but would like to participate please deliver your pumpkin to The Cosy Tea Rooms in Elham by 4pm on Thursday 29th October. The public are invited to tour the village, view the pumpkins and vote for their preferred one. Rules:

    There is one category for children aged 11 and under, and one adult category for everyone else.

    The cost to enter the competition is £1 per entry, to be paid on registration (see details below).

    Your pumpkin can be any size you wish, traditional or completely wacky.

    Please adhere to the timetable below.

    On registration you will be given Play for Elhams registration number, this must be displayed with your pumpkin to be included in the competition.

    Play for Elham will take photos of all the pumpkins for judging/voting purposes.

    You can take part in the competition whether you can live in the village or not.

    There will be a first, second and third prize in the children?s class, and a bottle of bubbly for the adult class.

    See newsletter for the full timetable.


    Still Missing, Bertie the Cat from Elham
    Still Missing, Bertie the Cat from Elham
    Bertie the cat is still missing from the High Street, Elham. He may have been seen in Lyminge so please keep looking for him. Please call Nicola on 07930 378634 with any information or possible sightings. THANK YOU.

    Elham Historical Society Online Exhibition
    Elham Historical Society Online Exhibition
    To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day the EHS have placed online the information that was due to be on display at the village hall. You can access the exhibition by visiting here

    Village update
    Newsletter: Next edition October. Please get copy in by 15th September

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

    The King's Arms Now Open 01303 840353

    The Rose and Crown Now Open 01303 840890

    The Abbot's Fireside Currently closed. New ownership

    The Cosy Tea Rooms 013030 840444

    The Post Office Opens 7th July and every Tuesday


    Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    For the latest government update click here

    Social distancing: When distancing of two metres (six feet) is possible that should still be kept, but if that is not possible then one metre will be acceptable if certain precautions are taken - such as the use of face coverings For more information click here


    click on the event for more details
    Sat 3 Oct
    Bulb Sale and Coffee Morning
    Village Hall & Grounds - Elham Gardening Society
    Yes, we're still here- still making tentative plans for the future but of course everything is in the lap of the Government as far as activities are concerned. The bulb sale, we are confident, will go ahead and we do hope members will support it. Sadly we have decided that serving refreshments will not be advisable but we hope to have a wrapped cake stall and also produce. Social distancing and masks will be required. The suggestion that members should bring arrangements of flower etc. to decorate the hall has been shelved - our aim
    Mon 5 Oct 19:00
    Elham Parish Council Meeting
    Village Hall - Elham Parish Council
    Fri 23 Oct
    EVHA Whisky Talk and Tasting
    Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
    Fri 30 Oct
    Illuminations Talk
    Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
    Thu 10 Dec
    A.G.M. and Christmas Party
    Village Hall - Elham Gardening Society
    Sun 13 Dec 11:00 - 14:00
    Elham Farmers' Market
    Elham Square and Church - 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
    01303 253524
    Member of Parliament: Damian Collins MP
    07584 304301
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: David Godfrey
    07887 918458
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: Jennie Hollingsbee
    07968 406702
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: Phillip Martin
    07956 110887
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: Stuart Peall
    01233 670561
    Kent County Councillor: Miss Susan Carey
    01303 840215
    Parish Council Chairman: Kevin Lamb
    07581 524402
    Parish Council Vice Chairman: Emily Arnold-Newing
    07702 268475
    Parish Council Clerk: Claire Greenwood
    01303 840006
    Parish Council Member: Brian Swan
    01303 840820
    Parish Council Member: Clive Stanyon
    01303 840255
    Parish Council Member: Geoff Clements
    01303 862087
    Parish Council Member: Kevin Allen
    Parish Council Member: Kevin Scott
    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 840485
    Elham Circle: Judith Ridley
    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 840336
    Ladies' Walking Group: Andrée Sladden
    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