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.
Download our visitor guides of the valley below.
Téléchargez nos guides de visite de la vallée ci-dessous en français.
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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.
    NEWS
    Railway Swing Band
    The wonderful Railway Swing Band will be performing their Christmas concert for one night only on Wednesday 5th December 7.30pm at the village hall. Come along and get into the festive mood. There will be a pay bar and a raffle at this event. Tickets are £10.00 from Jan Stanyon 01303 840820/stanyonjan@aol.com.
    18/10/2018

    Desert Island Discs
    The next castaway will be the intrepid Henry Shackleton, interviewed by Pat Webb. This will take place on Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm in the Peggy Pike room. Why not give the Christmas preparations a break and come and enjoy and evening of anecdote and music?
    18/10/2018

    Mobile Telecoms
    I am pleased to report that a fairly large project team has now been formed and that its first meeting will have taken place before you read this newsletter article. I am hoping to get both help and new ideas from the members of that project team. Damian Collins MP continues to be supportive in helping to get some leverage with the mobile network operators and I think that significant progress has been achieved. EE, Telefonica (O2) and Vodafone have all reassessed the coverage in Elham and have agreed that the coverage is not good. All three companies are now working up solutions to address the problem. Telefonica and Vodafone have a technology-sharing agreement and so they will have one solution together. None of the companies are willing to share the details of their proposals with us at this stage, as these are commercially sensitive. I think that we can safely say that the first hurdle has been crossed in getting the mobile network operators to agree that a problem exists. The second hurdle will be to get some worked-up solutions on the table and a third may be negotiations around the positioning, details and impact of any proposed solutions, in particular bearing in mind the landscape quality in our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One step at a time, but we are definitely out of the starting blocks! Clive Stanyon stanyonc@aol.com / 01303 840820
    18/10/2018

    Defribrillator Update
    You may be aware of several fundraising initiatives that have been undertaken by myself and Angie Scott to raise funds for a defibrillator to be located outside of Elham Village Hall. Jan.
    18/10/2018

    Curtains
    The main hall windows will be enhanced by new curtains as the current ones have long served their purpose. We will also be fitting blackout blinds above the fire doors.
    29/5/2018

    Livestock Under Attack
    There is an increasing incidence of dog attacks on livestock. Thousands of sheep and cattle die as a consequence of injuries caused by dogs every year and livestock worrying costs the industry an estimated £1.6m* (NFU Mutual). But this figure is just the tip of the iceberg as many losses are uninsured and often unaccounted for. Kent NFU Adviser Amanda Corp says:“The NFU is reminding people to keep dogs on a lead, rather than letting them run freely because livestock may be nearby. Dogs naturally have a chase instinct and they can inflict the most terrible bites on sheep which can die slowly and painfully of their injuries. Pregnant ewes can also abort their lambs if chased by dogs.” She explains: “Dog attacks on livestock should be avoided at all costs. They can end in tragedy both for the farmer and for the dog owner whose pet can legally be shot by a farmer if it’s chasing sheep or cattle .” If a dog worries livestock, the dog owner or the person responsible for the animal at the time is guilty of an offence under the Animals Act 1971 and may be sued for compensation by the farmer. Ms Corp emphasises that sheep farming involves long-term husbandry, saying: “It takes two years of care and attention for a farmer to raise a sheep - from lamb to breeding ewe. It is therefore heartbreaking for a farmer when flocks are attacked by dogs. Even the smallest dog can injure a sheep, that’s why it is so important to use a lead around livestock. The KCAF asks walkers to follow The Countryside Code Note: There is a Government backed campaign to understand the true incidence of dog attacks. Please report livestock worrying incidents that you witness and cases of dogs that you know are not secured adequately at home. Phone Kent Police on 101 – they will welcome your call.
    04/5/2018

    4G comes to Elham
    EE are rolling out superfast 4GEE in Shepway this week.
    1/2/2018
    POSTERS
    EVENTS DIARY
    click on the event for more details
    November
    Thu 29 Nov 20:00 - 22:00
    AGM
    Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Elham Village Hall Association will be held on Thursday 29th November. Join us for a glass of wine in the Peggy Pike Room of Elham Village Hall from 7.30pm. To be followed by the meeting at 8.00pm. Agenda 1. To receive apologies for absence. 2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of 24th November 2017. 3. Matters arising therefrom. 4. To receive the President's report 5. To receive the Treasurer's report and approve the audited accounts for the financial year ended 31st August 2018. 6. Appointment of auditors. 7. Election of Members of the Council. 8. Any other business. Notes: All members of the Association are entitled to attend the meeting and to vote personally. Nominations for election to the Council are welcome and Nomination Forms may be obtained from Mr A Rossi, Tel. 01303 840606 or tony-rossi@outlook.com. Any Member of the Association may inspect the accounts for the financial year 2017 / 2018 by prior arrangement with Mr A Rossi. A Rossi - Company Secretary Registered Office: Brogdale, High Street, Elham CT4 6TB
    Fri 30 Nov 19:00
    Live Music Nights
    Abbot's Fireside - Elham Abbot's Fireside
    December
    Sat 1 Dec 10:00 - 14:00
    Christmas Fayre
    Village Hall, Acrise - Acrise Friends of St. Martin's
    Sun 2 Dec 17:30
    Illuminations
    Triangle - Elham Village Hall Association
    Tue 4 Dec 14:00 - 16:00
    Knit and Natter
    St. Mary's Hall - Elham Friends of St. Mary's Church
    Wed 5 Dec
    Railway Swing Band
    Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
    Thu 6 Dec 13:00
    Christmas Lunch
    Abbot's Fireside - Elham Circle
    Thu 6 Dec 19:30
    Christmas Supper
    Rose & Crown - Elham Historical Society
    Sun 9 Dec 10:15
    Elham Valley Walkers
    West Hythe Canal Car Park - Elham Walking Group
    Thu 13 Dec 19:30
    AGM & Xmas Party
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    Sun 16 Dec 11:00 - 14:00
    Christmas Food & Craft Festival
    The Square - Elham Farmers' Market
    Thu 20 Dec 19:30 - 22:00
    Desert Island Discs
    Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
    Wed 26 Dec 11:00
    Boxing Day Hunt
    Kennels - Public
    January
    Fri 11 Jan 20:00
    Turner & Constable
    Village Hall - Elham Historical Society
    Thu 17 Jan 19:30
    Canterbury Cathedral Gardens
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    CONTACTS
    Tel:
    Contact Name & email
    999
    Emergency
    101
    Non emergency Police
    07977 982185
    KCCCommunity Warden: Gary Harrison
    111
    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
    01303 840577
    Bourne Physiotherapy: Julie Perkins info@bournephysio.co.uk
    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
    07968 406702
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: Phillip Martin
    07956 110887
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: Stuart Peall
    01233 670561
    Kent County Councillor: Miss Susan Carey
    01303 840255
    Parish Council Chairman: Geoff Clements
    01304 830200
    Parish Council Clerk: Cathy Skinner
    01303 840538
    Parish Council Member: Colin Johnson
    01303 840622
    Parish Council Member: Jon Worrall
    01303 840872
    Parish Council Member: Ken Percival
    01303 840215
    Parish Council Member: Kevin Lamb
    07956 110887
    Parish Council Member: Stuart Peall
    01303 840006
    Parish Council Vice-Chairman: Brian Swan
    01303 840566
    Abbot's Fireside
    01303 840242
    King's Arms
    01303 840890
    Rose & Crown
    01303 840304
    Church Matters: Mary Morgan
    01303 840344
    Cosy Tea Rooms: Dawn
    01303 862820
    Dog & Puppy Training
    01303 840464
    EHS: Jacquie Christian jacquie.christian@gmail.com
    01303 840485
    Elham Circle: Judith Ridley
    01303 840550
    Elham Gardening Society: Frances Horton
    01303 840584
    Elham Going Green: Sylvia Scott
    01303 840041
    Elham Pre-School: elhampreschool@gmail.com
    01303 840325
    Elham Primary School: Dan File
    01303 840974
    Elham Taxi Service
    07515 797591
    Elham Taxi Service
    01303 840186
    Elham Valley Stores
    01303 840606
    EVH Chairman: Tony Rossi arossi5572@aol.com
    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 jph99@btinternet.com
    01303 840538
    St. Mary's Church Hall: Bridget Johnson
    01303 840544
    Sunday School
    01303 862467
    Village Hall: Maggie Tappenden talktomaggiemay@yahoo.co.uk
    01303 840941
    Newsletter Editor: Ros Humphreys humphreysros@yahoo.co.uk
    01303 840682
    Newsletter Advertising: Laura Benson thewellhouseelham@gmail.com
    01303 840007
    Newsletter Distribution: Pauline & Barry Flanagan