Kent Police seek help in guarding the Kent frontiers!

Kent Police have asked Hollingbourne Parish Council to publicise their latest initiative for policing Kent’s borders. Please see below for a post about the scheme. A link to the March and April newsletter from the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner is at the bottom of this page. The March and April Newsletter from the Kent […]

MBC Planning Committee to consider Windmill Lane Planning Application 17 months after original application.

Maidstone Borough Council Planning Committee is to formally consider an application From Country House Homes Limited to build ten houses costing around £1 million alongside Windmill Lane at their meeting on Thursday 26th April at 6pm in the Town Hall. The original application for 12 houses was lodged in December 2016 and both schemes have […]

Bicknor residents come out strongly against Swanton Farm development above Hollingbourne on the North Downs.

Yesterday evening Bicknor residents attended a meeting to consider plans for a massive development on Swanton Farm which is likely increase the traffic on the B2163/C603 through Hollingbourne which is already often gridlocked in the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area. Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to support the fight against the development and last night’s […]

Open letter fails to stop changes to Willington Street Park and Ride from 1st June 2018.

On the 23rd February this website published an open letter from former Maidstone Mayor John Horne to Maidstone Borough Council about the proposed changes to the much used Park and Ride service into Maidstone from Willington Street on the A20. Over the last two months the letter has been one of the more popular pages […]

Morning traffic now means that it takes 20-30 minutes to drive through Hollingbourne.

Local residents in the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area have noticed that the level of weekday morning rush hour traffic coming along the B2163/C603 seems to have increased and that it can take 20-30 minutes to drive the 0.7 miles from Tilefields to the Great Danes Hotel. There are local concerns that the traffic will become […]

South Eastern Trains launches new Hollingbourne Timetable on 20th May.

South Eastern Trains have announced a new timetable for trains running to and from Hollingbourne with effect from 20th May. A number of trains have had their timings changed by a few minutes including the post rush hour weekday morning trains. The first hourly morning London trains will now start at 8.51 instead of 8.53 […]

Clanking manhole and overflowing drain reported again to KCC Highways.

The “clanking” manhole on the B2163/C603 between Godfrey Meadow and Godfrey House has again been reported to KCC Highways as well as the overflowing gulley drain outside of Godfrey House. It appears that the road drain may be blocked further down Eyhorne Street with the result that water has been overflowing from the drain grating […]

Windmill Lane developers still looking for a site for affordable homes.

According to the Maidstone Borough Council Planning Portal Country House Homes who wish to build 10 houses costing around £1 million each are still looking for sites to build 4 affordable homes elsewhere which is a condition of their planning application which has been opposed by Hollingbourne Parish Council, the Village Hall Committee, and many […]

March 2018 Minutes.

The Minutes of the Hollingbourne Parish Council Meeting of 12th March that were approved at the Parish Council Meeting in the Cardwell Pavilion on 9th April 2018 Minutes of the meeting of Hollingbourne Parish Council monthly meeting held on Monday 12th March 2018, in the Cardwell Pavilion, Hollingbourne, commencing at 7.30 pm. Present: Cllr M […]

M20 outside lane may be strenghtened from Junction 8 in Hollingbourne so that it can be used as a lorry park after Brexit.

Kent Online from the Kent Messenger is reporting that the M20 outside lane from Junction 8 in Hollingbourne to the Channel Tunnel and Dover is to be strengthened so it can be used a lorry park for vehicles waiting to go through Customs Controls after Brexit at 11pm on 29th March 2019. Kent County Council […]