The Benenden Village Trust owns and maintains a major group of assets given to the Parish a century ago for the benefit and recreation of all.

The Trust is responsible for:

  • promoting facilities for recreation and leisure in Benenden and Iden Green
  • the bequests of Lord Rothermere in memory of his sons, Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth and Vere Sidney Harmsworth - the recreation fields in Benenden and Iden Green, and St George's Hall.
  • the Trust is managed by Trustees elected by Members
  • Membership is open to all aged over 18 living in the Parish and to representatives of organisations and businesses within the Parish.

The Trust invites all residents of Benenden Parish over 18 to sign up as MEMBERS.
Please go to the membership page to find information and an online application form. Membership is FREE!


Playground on Benenden Recreation Field



Current Board of Trustees : 

Kent Barker, Simon Brown, Athena Cripps, Tom Dawlings (Vice Chair), Martin Dickson (Chair), Julie Lewis, Sally Ann Marks, Chris Parkinson, Richard Stubbings and Paul Tolhurst.


If you feel that you have a particular skill or interest that you can bring to the Trust please contact any Trustee or the Trust Manager. 



Monday 29th July, 6pm