“The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.”

The Community of Romney Marsh

Romney Marsh has many local communities based around the various villages that make up the Marsh. But the uniqueness and history of Romney Marsh and the closeness of these villages, both geographical and culturally, means that the Marsh has its own vibrant community. Find out more by clicking on the appropriate link.

Community Wardens

Community wardens are out between 7.30am and 10pm every day. They:

  • can tackle low-level crime and antisocial behaviour (such as graffiti, littering, fly tipping and vandalism)
  • can take names and addresses and control traffic
  • are a reassuring uniformed presence
  • are fully trained to the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme before starting their work
  • encourage communities to work together and make things better for everyone
  • work closely with Kent Police and other professional authorities
  • talk with local people, offering information and advice
  • take part in local community activities.

Community Wardens do not make arrests.

There are three Community Wardens based on Romney Marsh:

Dymchurch       Jon Lodge    Telephone Icon 07969 583915     Email Icon email
Lydd                  Paul Croft     Telephone Icon 07969 583917     Email Icon​ email
New Romney    Gareth Roberts   Telephone Icon 07773 396751     Email Icon​ email


Lydd Partnership

The Lydd Partnership is a membership organisation consisting of private, public, community and voluntary representatives. The Partnership is responsible to its members for identifying, developing and delivering beneficial improvements to the Lydd Parish area, including Dungeness, Greatstone, Lydd town and Lydd-on-Sea. It works in partnership with other organisations from all sections of the community.

For more information the Partnership, please visit the Lydd Partnership website.


Member of Parliament

Damian Collins is the MP for Folkestone and Hythe, which includes the Romney Marsh. Damian was elected in May 2010 as MP and he is also a member of the House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media, Sport and the Olympics. He lives in Elham with his wife and children.

You can contact Damian as follows:

by post: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Telephone Icon 020 7219 7072 (House of Commons)    01303 253524 (Folkestone)    Email Icon email

For more information, please visit his Damian Collins website

Find out about how Damian Collins voted in the House of Commons.
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Romney Marsh Resource Centre

Romney Resource Centre is a registered charity and a community based "one stop shop" for information, advice and guidance, training and education resources for businesses and individuals within the Romney Marsh. Established in 1994 the Centre has developed to provide an impressive, broad and effective curriculum of educational and learning opportunities through ICT, NVQ and Skills for Life programmes. The Centre offers short courses and nationally recognised qualifications in all programme areas. Their community and business training activities enables us to support a range of participants aged 11 to 80 years at all levels of personal and professional development. Website Icon  find out more


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