A July newsletter from our local Borough Councillor.

A newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor Patrik Garten appears below. Looking at my list of things to discuss, I have a lot of information but nothing exceptionally new(s): Starting with Junction 5 of the M2: Due to YOUR responses, Highways England did return to the drawing-board. A revised scheme is now on the table, […]

Former local Kleeneze agent launches new business.

Beryl Wynter who has been selling Kleeneze products in Hollingbourne for several years has launched a new business since the closure of the long established Kleeneze company earlier this year when she and other agents lost their source of income. Beryl and thousands of other Kleeneze agents were left with unsold stock and were also […]

Maidstone Borough Council launches Annual Canvass for the Electoral Roll.

Maidstone Borough Council is launching the Annual Canvass to bring the Electoral Register up to date. Every household will shortly receive a form for completion. More information appears below. The Hollingbourne Polling Station is the Cardwell Pavilion on the Lance Memorial Playing Field. Hollingbourne is in the Faversham and Mid Kent Parliamentary Constituency, Maidstone Rural […]

Hollingbourne Cricket Club leaves Kent Village Cricket League.

Hollingbourne Cricket Club has taken the decision to withdraw from the Kent Village Cricket League because of a lack of players. Other local clubs are also leaving the League for the similar reasons including Detling and Teston. The Club has been in Hollingbourne since 1870 and Chairman Ian Gutteridge has been quoted as saying ” […]

Hollingbourne Motorway Services to trial discount scheme for drivers who bin coffee cups.

Hollingbourne Motorway Services at Junction 8 of the M20 is to trial a scheme that will offer a 5p discount to drivers who bin their used coffee cups in special funnel bins. The following report has been reproduced from “The Times” of 18th June 2018.   Vouchers reward drivers who bin coffee cups Ben Webster, […]

New barber shop for Eyhorne Street.

Amba Waghorn, who comes from a family of hairdressers, has today launched a new barber’s shop in the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area of Hollingbourne. The new business is in the shop premises that were formerly occupied by Stone Hair and Beauty which was preceded by Boniface and Hair Team. The new shop is called Rock, […]

M2 Junction 5 (with the A249) preferred route announced from Highways England.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following e-mail from Highways England about the proposed works at the Junction of the M20 and the A249 outside of Sittingbourne. When problems occur on the A249, the road through Hollingbourne is used as an alternative route across the North Downs and congestion in the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area […]

New number 13 bus times and other local June news in brief. – Updated through the month

Nu Venture Buses who serve Hollingbourne from Monday to Friday have announced new services times which are reproduced below BUS 13 – NEW MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS TIMES ON AND FROM 18 JUNE 2018. Bus 65 is discontinued. Mondays to Fridays – No service on Bank, National or Public Holidays.  Service operated by Nu-Venture 01622 882288 […]

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting and the May Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council.

The Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting and the Monthly Parish Council Meeting held on 14th May 2018 and approved at the Parish Council Meeting held in the Cardwell Pavilion on 11th June 2018.   Minutes of the meeting of Hollingbourne Parish Council AGM and monthly meeting held on Monday 14th May 2018, in […]

News update from our local MP.

The following newsletter has been received from our local MP and the sections of particular interest to Hollingbourne residents are highlighted. These include the plan to use the coast bound section of the M20 from Hollingbourne to Ashford to store up to 3000 lorries awaiting clearance through Dover and the Channel Tunnel if there are […]