Change at the top

This week’s AGM of the Village Society saw a change at the top. James Bowdidge took over as Chair from Dave Whittaker, who has been at the helm for the past 2 years. During this difficult Covid-constrained period an exciting programme has been put together of which the main component has been the drive to achieve charitable status – for which a decision by The Charity Commission is expected soon. James has been the force behind the planting of cherry trees within the village, and of other environmental initiatives, and confirms he is bursting with energy and further ideas for making our village an even better place to live. The next big undertaking of the LGVS will be the forthcoming village fete. Dave will continue to provide his continued much valued support to Village Society activities.

James Bowdidge - the new LGVS Chair

Dave Whittaker - the outgoing LGVS Chair

Forthcoming village events


Throughout June - we will be sending out flyers and carrying out door to door collections for the Village Fete hoping to collect the following:


Tombola stall – bottles of wine, beer, spirits etc please 

Toys R Not Us stall – unbroken, clean and usable toys please 

Fortnum and Wastenot’ stall – unwanted, unbroken, clean saleable bric-a-brac / household items (no junk please!) 

Book stall – books, DVDs, Vinyl records please  


2 July - Village Fete! We need help setting up the day before and we need help on various stalls on the day of the fete so all volunteered support will be very much appreciated!


Welcome, you're certainly in the right place!

The Green

'The Village set astride the High Weald of Kent'


Langton Green lies just two miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells in an area of outstanding natural beauty. As a consequence, the village enjoys all the benefits of an active village community of around 2500 people, yet is within easy reach of the delights of the famous spa town, with its easy access to the City (train journey of around 55 minutes), the coast and the M25 motorway network.


Langton Green has a long history dating back to the 1300s where, just like its neighbour Tunbridge Wells, royalty used to come to stay and to live. The first Princess of Wales – Joanna, the Fair Maid of Kent and mother of King Richard II, is reported to have lived at The Hollonds in the village around 1353. In the second half of the 19th Century, Princess Louise, the 4th daughter of Queen Victoria, lived at Dornden in Langton Green for ten years with her husband, the Marquis of Lorne. The Queen visited them in 1876. Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia lived here (also at The Hollonds) in the 1950s and the village was also the home of Prince and Princess Weikersheim in the same period. So perhaps a claim should be made for our village to be called ‘Royal Langton Green’?


Decimus Burton has had an important influence on the village, designing at least two houses of great significance. The Hollonds is one (mentioned above) and Holmewood House is the other, now a well-known independent girls and boys school.

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The Village Society was founded in 1959 originally as the Rural Society with the specific aim of keeping a watchful eye on anything which would affect the appearance and character of the village. This is still true today, except that the Society is more involved with village affairs...  

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Langton Green is a village of over 1,300 households and is one of the four villages which make up Speldhurst Parish. Its Church (All Saints) sits close to the Green, and the Village Hall is now a new modern building located next to the recreation ground. The rural area around Langton Green is a fine example of...  




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