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

Community of Romney Marsh

The Community of Romney Marsh is made from its the fifteen villages and two towns that comprise the Marsh, together with its many local organisation, clubs, events etc. The uniqueness and shared heritage of Romney Marsh and the closeness of these villages, both geographical and culturally, means that the Marsh has a whole has its own vibrant community. Find out more by clicking on the appropriate topic link below.

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Children's Centres

Children's Centres are  part of a nationwide programme of services for 0-5 year olds and their families. Run by KCC, they aim is to offer information, advice and support to parents, as well as integrated childcare and early learning, health services, family support and parental outreach. You can find out more on the KKC website.
There are three such Children Centres on Romney Marsh:

Dymchurch Children's Centre

Dymchurch Children's' Centre is located in Country's Field, Dymchurch TN29 0NQ. It is open 9am to 3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The centre at Dymchurch offers a wide range of groups and services, including training for parents with onsite crèche facilities, weekly singing and music group, messy play activities, advice and support on a range of topics such as starting school, breastfeeding, childcare and lots more.  For more information, please contact the centre Telephone Icon 03000 411 055.  

Lyddle Stars Children's Centre

The Lyddle Stars Children's Centre is located in Skinner Road, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 9HW. It is open 9am to 3pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 9am to 12 noon on Thursdays and Fridays. For more imformation, please contact the centre Telephone Icon 03000 411 054 .

New Romney Children's Centre

New Romney Children's Centre is located in Craythorne Lane, New Romney, TN28 8BL. It is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. For more imformation, please contact the centre Telephone Icon 03000 420 000.

Romney 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.
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Coastal Communities 2150: Community Vision and Action Plan for Romney Marsh

Coastal Communities 2150 (CC2150) is a project part-funded by ERDF through the INTERREG IVA 2 Seas Programme. It has been developed to address environmental change, through engaging communities or sectors at long-term risk and supporting locally developed responses. CC2150 unites people and organisations across the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, with the aim of helping communities develop local visions and action plans to decrease their vulnerability and increase resilience to future climate and coastal

Why 2150? Although 2150 is a long way away from now, the impacts of the decisions we make today will be felt far into the future. Consider our railways and sewage systems; decisions and actions that were taken more than a century ago are still influencing our lives today. 2150 was chosen to inspire long-term thinking and planning to influence our actions today. Regardless of the
long term impacts, some effects of climate and coastal change are already being felt by residents around our coastlines. We also know that the social, economic and environmental costs of acting now to address change are far less than if we take a purely reactive position. 

Coastal communities in Kent face the prospect of new risks and opportunities as a result of a changing environment. Effects that might be experienced include more frequent extreme weather, rising sea levels, higher storm surges, increased rates of coastal erosion, hotter and drier summers, warmer and wetter winters and higher annual ocean temperatures. The CC150 project in Kent is supporting the communities of the Isle of Sheppey, Margate and Cliftonville and Romney Marsh to broadly evaluate the positive and negative implications of these changes, and develop relevant resilience measures to maximise the opportunities and minimise any risks in preparation for short- and long-term change. 

Why Romney Marsh? Romney Marsh has witnessed change ever since it was claimed from the sea over 1000 years ago and the environment will continue to change, bringing new challenges and prospects for people who live, work and visit on the Marsh. With more frequent extreme weather, hotter drier summers, warmer wetter winters and sea-level rise comes risks and opportunities for residents, wildlife and businesses unique to the area.
For more information, please see pdf Icon Community Vision and Action Plan for Romney Marsh

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                   Joanna Watts      Telephone Icon 07969 583917    Email Icon  email
New Romney     Gareth Roberts   Telephone Icon 07773 396751    Email Icon  email

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