Today’s Mobile library visit to Hollingbourne cancelled.

Today’s KCC mobile library service fortnightly visit to Hollingbourne Village Hall car park has been cancelled due to the illness of the driver. The next visit of the library van will be at midday on 3rd January 2019. Pictured below is the Mobile Library Van in Hollingbourne.

MP’s raise safety concerns about smart motorways such as the M20 from Hollingbourne to London.

Kent MP Tracey Crouch and other MP’s have raised concerns about the introduction of smart motorways including the M20 from Junction 8 in Hollingbourne towards London. Just now it seems that accidents are happening daily on the sections of the M20 where work is being done in anticipation of the launch of a smart M20. […]

Christmas and New Year train services from Hollingbourne via Maidstone East. – Or the lack of them!

South East trains have issued the following summary of train services to and from Hollingbourne over the Christmas period. On Sunday 23rd services will be slower than normal as there will be engineering work between Borough Green and Bromley South. There will be no trains on Christmas Day or Boxing Day and the last year […]

Councillor to replace the late Alan Bennett to be co-opted by Hollingbourne Parish Council.

Following the death of Parish Councillor Alan Bennett in October, Hollingbourne Parish Council formally advertised the vacancy and only received one expression of interest. Maidstone Borough Council has advised that as the time limit has now expired that an election is not required and that the Parish Council can co-opt a new member which is […]

Overnight vandalism in Hollingbourne.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been made aware of overnight vandalism in the village on the last two nights with men seen tampering with cars at 2.30am and last night the wooden sign outside of Eyhorne Manor was trashed. Also during Saturday night a car parked in Eyhorne Street developed a hole in a tyre wall […]

Bearsted and Thurnham Society concerned about development at M20 Junction 7.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following newsletter from the Bearsted and Thurnham Society who have historically provided Hollingbourne with support against development at Woodcut Farm at Junction 8 of the M20. Please read more for further information. Two new schools planned for Bearsted Road, next to the new Cygnet hospital Members of the committee […]

Overnight Closures on the M20 at Hollingbourne.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following message from Highways England about overnight closures of the M20 at Junction going London bound. The message is reproduced below. Wednesday 12 December 2018 Dear Sir/Madam M20 junction 9 to junction 7 – road closures We are writing to update you about overnight road closures on the M20 […]

Labrador reportedly poisoned by rat poison inside bread on Hollingbourne Green. – UPDATED.

This afternoon Kloot the Labrador, belonging to Gill Hall of Upper Street, was poisoned by some rat poison inside bread on while out walking somewhere on grass between Tanyard Green and Upper Street. An unconfirmed report suggest that similar looking pieces of bread have been seen on the Millennium Green. The dog has been taken […]

Local MP challenges Prime Minister on Kent jobs after Brexit.

Faversham and Kent MP Mrs Helen Whately who represents Hollingbourne has been asking Mrs May, the Prime Minister, that jobs will be safe after Brexit. The transcript of her question and answer from Hansard appears below. Mrs Helen Whately, Faversham and Mid Kent. On Friday I visited a haulage business in my constituency, and the […]

Ashford Road residents kept awake at night by work for Operation Brock on the M20.

Hollingbourne residents living on the Ashford Road opposite to the Park Gate Inn have complained to Hollingbourne Parish Council about the night time disturbance caused by Highways England as they prepare the London bound carriageway for Operation Brock. Work has been going on through the night and local residents and their pets and other animals […]