New Romney is without question the centre of the population on the Romney Marsh and contributes to the education of the ‘Marshers’ through The Marsh Academy, a comprehensive community school. The little light railway is contracted to take school children from the Academy to and fro. The railway line divides New Romney laterally. The town itself has an array of high street shops, restaurants, cafes and banks. A short drive to the coast is Littlestone ,which is fast becoming the place to buy a holiday or second home. Many of the large sea front three story houses are being renovated, there is a brand new residential sea front development, and further along to the exclusive Littlestone golf course a number of the individual homes are undergoing refurbishment or even a rebuild. The golf links next to the country park are used in the run ups to the national and international Golf Championships.
Virtually the last building upon entering the golf links is an imposing 120’ft brick water tower, which has been converted to residential use.