First real snow fall of the winter hits Hollingbourne.

Hollingbourne residents awoke this morning to see the village covered in white. Although there was a very brief snow flurry at the end of November this was the first real snow this winter and it quickly turned to rain leaving Eyhorne Street covered in slush. Yesterday the weather was cold and bright and today rain […]

No assurance as yet that the Village Hall lease will be renewed.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has as yet received no response from the landlord of the Village Hall that the lease that expired in August 2016 will be renewed. The ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Village Hall is a major problem for the Village Hall Committee who manage the Hall on behalf of the Parish […]

Kent Police launch online reporting for crimes and non-injury road traffic accidents.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to publicise the latest online initiative from Kent Police who formerly had a policeman resident in Hollingbourne in a Police House with a mini-Police Station in Hasteds. Previously the Village Policeman lived in a Police House almost opposite the Village Shop. Today the nearest Police Station is in Palace […]

Maidstone Road in Lenham to be closed for 18 months from January.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been advised by KCC Highways that Maidstone Road in Lenham will be closed to through traffic for up to 18 months from the 22nd January 2018. Maidstone Road is the road that runs from the square up past Swadelands Close to the A20. The proposed alternative route is the next turning […]

No automatic bus pass renewals for the over 60’s and others in March 2018.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked by Kent County Council to publicise the new arrangement for the issue of bus passes to replace those that expire in March 2018. Please Read Below for the Notice that has been received by the Parish Council. Hollingbourne residents should be aware that the Parish Council has been advised […]

Up goes the Hollingbourne Christmas Tree!

The Hollingbourne Christmas Tree, which is an annual gift from Leeds Castle, is now up on Tanyard Green.  Up to 2015 it has been the custom for residents to sing carols around the Tree, usually on the last Saturday evening before Christmas, with Mince pies and mulled wine funded by Hollingbourne Parish Council. Last year […]

Maidstone approves planning application for development at Woodcut Farm.

Yesterday evening the Maidstone Borough Council approved a planning application for a major warehousing development by Roxhill PLC at Woodcut Farm at Junction 8 of the M20 in the Parish of Hollingbourne. Development on the site has been opposed on previous occasions by Maidstone Borough Council, Kent County Council, local Parish Councils, local MP’s, CPRE, […]

Merry Christmas from Mrs Helen Whately – MP for Hollingbourne.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following Christmas message from Mrs Helen Whately, Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent which includes Hollingbourne. Items highlighted may be of particular interest to Hollingbourne residents. Merry Christmas from Helen Whately MP So much has happened this year at such a pace, I feel I’ve hardly had […]

The 40’s and 50’s is the theme for the 2018 Village Fete.

The Hollingbourne Summer Fete Committee has decided that the theme for the 2018 Fete on 9th June 2018 will be the 1940’s and 1950’s which followed the WW2 and was the start of a period of economic growth and a peace in most of Europe for 73 years which is perhaps the longest period in […]

Response still awaited to KCC request for Government confirmation of no regular need for Operation Stack after Brexit.

Kent County Council is yet to receive a formal response from the Government to the request from Hollingbourne Parish Council for an assurance that Operation Stack will not become a regular event after Brexit when the Government are committed to having no Customs Union. The matter was first raised in July with local KCC Councillor […]