New private sector dementia care service launched locally.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to publicise a new dementia care service which may be of interest to some residents. It is a for profit organisation and there may be other services on the NHS and via the Heart of Kent Hospice. Please Read More for further information from Blue Bird Care. Bluebird Care […]

Pictures of the Old England PH and construction of the Maidstone By Pass

The Old England Public House was opposite the Great Danes Hotel (now Maidstone Mercure) on the A20. It was demolished when the Maidstone By Pass was constructed in the 1960’s. The By Pass now forms the M20 between Junctions 7 and 8. For more information please go to

New planning application for Musket Lane housing site.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has just received notification of an a change to the planning application for the housing development in Musket Lane which has been opposed by local residents and by Hollingbourne Parish Council. The closing date for comments is Thursday 17th August 2017 and these should be sent to  quoting 17/503748/FULL. For more information please […]

Hollingbourne goes tropical for the Heart of Kent Hospice!

The Sugar Loaves in Eyhorne Street is having a Totally Tropical Night from 7.30pm on Saturday 19th August with music and rum based cocktails. All are welcome and a a free drink will be given to anybody turning up in a tropical costume. There may also be limbo dancing plus games events in aid of […]

Proposal to close the footpath across the railway line at Hollingbourne.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has become aware of a proposal to close the public footpath across the railway line on the Bearsted side of the station. The alternative route to the footpath which leads to Broad Street through Strickets Garden and Newland Wood is via the footbridge at Hollingbourne Station. A public notice about the proposed […]

Used stamps wanted for the Heart of Kent Hospice.

Mrs Jean Talboys writes:- HELP THE HEART OF KENT HOSPICE BY SAVING USED POSTAGE STAMPS   Postage stamps are becoming rare!! The hospice can use them to raise funds   Please save all you can and bring them to Jean Talboys. If you haven’t seen me about the village YOU MAY PUT THEM  IN THE […]

Report of Hollingbourne Neighbourhood Contacts and Drivers Meeting in July.

Mrs Jean Talboys writes:- Hollingbourne Neighbourhood Contacts and Drivers Meeting  11th July 2017 The meeting was attended by 7 Contacts and 4 Drivers, Anne Bennett and Derek Bilbrough.. Those present had the opportunity of meeting and chatting to the new Coordinators Alan and Anne Bennett who have kindly agreed to look after the scheme in […]

The Parish Council’s Annual Returns for 2015/6

PKF Littlejohn LLP who audit Hollingbourne Parish Council’s Accounts and Annual Returns have requested that the Returns for the year ended 31st March 2016 be placed on the Village website. They have been available for inspection at any time by application to the Parish Clerk and the completion of these documents has been advertised previously […]

Village Hall Committee opposes Windmill Lane housing planning application.

Hollingbourne Village Hall Committee is opposing the planning application to build 10 large detached houses in the field to the west of Windmill Lane which has a drive in close to the entrance of the Village Hall. EI Group PLC who are the landlords of the Village Hall have declined to renew the lease on […]

National newspaper report about traffic jams in Kent after Brexit.

Today’s issue of The Observer has a front page report on the impact of Brexit on road traffic in the south east and on Dover in particular which could lead to Operation Stack from Junction 8 on the M20 in Hollingbourne being a regular event. At the July Hollingbourne Parish Council meeting local KCC Councillor […]