Two defibrillators for Hollingbourne? – Parish Assembly Report.

The installation of two defibrillators was one of the topics considered at the Hollingbourne Annual Parish Assembly in the Village Hall on 25th April. Frank Bradshaw, the local Emergency Responder, gave a talk about defibrillators which can save lives if administered within four minutes of a heart attack. Other local villages have had them installed […]

Update from Borough Councillor Patrik Garten on Hollingbourne issues.

Local Borough Councillor Patrik Garten has advised the Parish Councillor that he will not be able to attend the Annual Parish Assembly in the Hollingbourne Village Hall at 7.30pm on 25th April and has sent the following message to local residents:- Dear Residents I am very sorry that I cannot attend the Annual Parish Assembly as […]

Local MP urges MBC to “stick to their guns” over development at Junction 8.

Faversham and Mid Kent MP Helen Whately has urged Maidstone Borough Council Planning Committee to “stick to their guns” and to fight any appeal by Roxhill PLC over the Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for a 550,000 square foot warehousing and distribution complex at Woodcut Farm near Junction 8 of the M20 in the […]

Update on faulty Station Lane lights after nine months of darkness – UPDATED.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been pressing South Eastern Trains and Network Rail since last summer to mend the Station Lane lights which leave the Eyhorne Street end of the Lane in darkness at night. The Lane is narrow and potentially dangerous for pedestrians at night. The Hollingbourne Parish Clerk has today received an update from […]

Open letter to MBC Planning Committee about Woodcut Farm capitulation.

The Maidstone Borough Council Planning Committee is due to meet on Thursday 27th April at 6pm in the Town Hall to consider the MBC Planning Officers’ proposals that no money should be spent on fighting any appeal by Roxhill PLC who wish to develop a 550,000 square foot warehousing and distribution complex at Wood Cut […]

Hollingbourne celebrates St. George’s Day one day early!

Hollingbourne has celebrated St. George’s Day one day early with a revue in the Village Hall that was organised by Glenn and Lynn Bryan and featured many members of the Hollingbourne Pantomime Group including Colin Leggat, David Abson, Keith Harris, Graham Wood, Gill Phelan, Mary Tapsfield, and David and Jo Head. St.George’s Day is the […]

Message from the Green Party Candidate for the KCC Elections on 4th May.

All five candidates for the Maidstone Rural East Ward in the Kent County Council Elections on 4th May have been invited to contribute a message to Hollingbourne voters and were asked for their views on Operation Stack, rural services, and development at Junction 8 of the M20. The third one to be received is from […]

Daffodils a plenty at Hollingbourne Spring Show.

There were daffodils a plenty at the Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Spring Show in the Village Hall today. The class results are to follow. More information can be found about the Garden Society at https://www.lchgardensociety.co.uk/ The Society was founded in the nineteenth century and holds three shows a year plus other events. The Summer […]

Volunteers give Hollingbourne a spring clean.

Local residents joined together today to give Hollingbourne a spring clean by picking up litter through the village. The event was organised by Gill Phelan and started from Hasteds where bags, hi-vis jackets, litter-picker claws, and safety gloves from Maidstone Borough Council were available. Over twenty bags were collected but not all of the fly-tipping […]

Maidstone CAB seeks your support to raise £35,000 from Natwest.

Maidstone Citizen’s Advice Bureau which serves Hollingbourne is seeking the support of local residents in order to raise £35,000 from Natwest. Mr Bonny Malhotra, CEO of the the Citizen’s Advice Bureau which is based in in Bower Terrace in Maidstone with branches in King Street, Headcorn, Parkwood, and elsewhere in the Borough writes:-  We have […]