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Jan
21
Sun
Les Batons – Monthly Informal Bal @ Village Hall
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An afternoon of French music and dance. New members welcome.

For more information please go to : https://www.facebook.com/Les-Batons-1435926823339543/ and https://sites.google.com/site/lesbatons/

Pictured below are Les Batons in the Village Hall.

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Jan
22
Mon
Summer Fete Planning Meeting – Volunteers welcome! @ The Dirty Habit PH in Upper Street.
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hollingbourne’s next Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show will be  held on Saturday 9th June 2018 on the Lance Memorial Playing Field. All are welcome to attend this meeting for the 2018 event.

Hollingbourne Parish Council is keen to widen the support for the Fete which has raised thousands of pounds for local causes over the years. Unfortunately the organisation of the Fete has become the responsibility of fewer and fewer people and the Parish Council is keen to widen the membership of the Fete Committee so that it is more inclusive of the Hollingbourne as a whole. All local organisations are invited to attend.

At the first Meeting of the Fete Committee on 29th November it was agreed that the theme of event would be the “40’s and 50’s” which was the start of a 73 period of increasing peace and prosperity in Europe after WW2.  Stall prices were fixed at £15 for Hollingbourne organisations, £20 for non Hollingbourne organisations, and £25 for commercial traders in the hope that there would be more stalls. Bookings may be made via the Parish Clerk at pchollingbourne@gmail.com or Tel 880526.

At the second Meeting on 18th December it was reported that Templeuve had promised to send their popular Zumba dancers for an arena display. Other confirmed events included the dog show, a display by the pupils of Hollingbourne CP School, a dance display by New Direction, and a Tug O War. It was also proposed that the Red Barrows from Cranbrook should be invited to attend. Other matters that were considered included the need to have more attractions for young people. the need to offer ice cream for sale, catering arrangements, and the possibility of selling 2.4 metre x .6 metre (8 foot x 2 foot) ground sites around the arena to local businesses. A possible Fete Guest of Honour to open the Fete was identified and an invitation is to be issued. 

Further information is available from Vicki Smith, Parish Clerk Tel 880526 pchollingbourne@gmail.com.

Please see below for some pictures of previous Fetes.

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The Hollingbourne Pantomime Group at a Caribbean themed Fete.
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The Exemption Dog Show at the 2011 Fete.
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Members of the Hollingbourne Pantomime Group at the 2014 Fete.
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A classic MGTF from the 1950’s at the 2012 Village Fete.
The cartoon themed Royal British Stall at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete and Exemption Dog Show.
The judging of the “best looking boy” class in the Exemption dog show at the 2017 Fete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan
23
Tue
Public Meeting to consider change to public footpath across Station railway line. @ Hollingbourne Village Hall
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Network Rail propose to close the unmanned foot crossing over the railway just to the west of Hollingbourne Station and divert the footpath so it uses the railway bridge at Hollingbourne Station. A number of residents have expressed views on the matter so a public consultation process is to be held. Please Read More for further information. It is understood that Kent County Council is likely to oppose the closure of the present crossing.

Please Note – This meeting was originally to have been held on 13th December in the Village Hall.

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

To all interested parties

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

APPLICATION TO DIVERT PART OF PUBLIC FOOTPATH KH183 FROM THE AT GRADE FOOT CROSSING TO THE EXISTING STEPPED BRIDGE AT HOLLINGBOURNE RAILWAY STATION IN THE BOROUGH OF MAIDSTONE.

 

I am writing to let you know that the above proposal will now be considered by a Regulation Committee Member Panel at 2.30 pm on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 at Hollingbourne Village Hall, Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1TR. I enclose a copy of the Procedure to be followed.

The original report to the Panel has already been sent to you and published on the KCC website www.kent.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/councilmeetings/committees.  The papers for this meeting will be sent to you on Monday, 15 January. If you would like to make representations to the Panel, you will need to contact me at the above address by the Friday before the Panel meets (Friday, 19 January). If you have already indicated your wish to speak, I will assume that this is still your intention unless I hear to the contrary.

The Panel Members will be visiting the part of the Public Footpath under discussion at 1.45 pm. You are most welcome to attend. The purpose of this visit will be to enable Members of the Panel to familiarise themselves with the area. They will not be debating the merits of the application at that stage. The site visit may delay the start of the panel meeting itself.

 

ANDY TAIT

Democratic Services

Governance and Law

03000 416749

A plan of the footpath and the proposed changes is at  KH183-Hollingbourne-plans.pdf (58 downloads)

The Agenda for the Original Meeting is at  ADocPackPublic.version0001.pdf (7 downloads)

A note about the KCC procedure for changing a public footpath appears below:-

 

 

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

 REGULATION COMMITTEE

PROCEDURE FOR CONSIDERING APPLICATIONS FOR THE CREATION, STOPPING UP OR  DIVERSION OF ANY FOOTPATH OR BRIDLEWAY OR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF ANY PUBLIC PATH WHERE SUBSTANTIVE OBJECTION HAS BEEN RAISED OR A POLITICAL PARTY OR THE LOCAL MEMBER REQUESTS

 

  • The decision as to whether or not to approve an application for the creation, stopping up or diversion of any footpath or bridleway or the reclassification of any public path is taken by Members of a Panel of the Regulation Committee.

 

  • At any such meeting the Council will permit members of the public and other interested parties to speak to the Panel Members.

 

  • The purpose of allowing people to speak is to enable them to add any information that they feel may be missing from the Head of Regulatory Services’ report, or which they feel has been insufficiently emphasized in it. They may ask for a solicitor or other professional agent to speak on their behalf..

 

  • If a Panel of Members needs to consider an application, the following procedure applies:-

 

  • A Panel of Members is selected, conforming proportionally to the overall number of political Group Members in the Council as a whole. The Chairman of the Panel will normally be the Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Regulation Committee.

 

  • The Clerk of the Panel writes to all parties who have previously corresponded on the application 5 clear working days before the meeting, enclosing the report which the Panel will be considering and advising them that if they wish to speak about the application they MUST contact as follows:

 

DAY OF PANEL MEETING Contact Clerk by 12.00 Noon on the preceding
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday

 

(c)       The Panel will normally meet in public unless the Panel resolves to exclude the press and public under the provisions set out  in Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972.  Normally, the Panel will listen to representations from up to four parties. These WILL include:-

 

–    one local Parish or Town Council representative;

–    two individuals or group representatives;

–    the applicant; and

–    the landowner, who has the right of reply to any of the points made.

 

Where there are more than four parties who wish to speak, the Clerk will encourage them to agree amongst themselves as to who can best represent their point of view. If no such agreement proves possible, the Chairman of the Panel will decide which members of the public may speak.

 

(d)  At the Panel meeting, the Chairman will explain the procedure for the  meeting and then ask the Head of Regulatory Services or his representative to introduce the report and explain the  reasons for its recommendations.

 

  • Each speaker will be allowed a reasonable amount of time at the discretion of the Chairman to address the Panel about the application. Speakers should bear in mind the following:-

 

  • The Panel will listen to what each speaker says but will not debate the merits of their opinions with them;

 

  • The speakers should concentrate on explaining the points they have already made in writing. They should not attempt to surprise the Panel with new information. Any such information should already have been given to the Head of Regulatory Services in time for it to have been evaluated professionally.

 

  • The landowner has the right to be the last of the public speakers. There is no further right for the public to speak during the remainder of     the meeting.

 

  • The Panel will then discuss the report and its recommendations and will also offer the local Kent County Council Member the opportunity to make representations.  The application will then be determined.
Jan
25
Thu
Thursday Night is Quiz Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Are you Mensa or Densa? The Sugar Loaves hosts a weekly quiz night with an entry fee of £1.

Other regular events are Fish Nights every Friday from 5pm to 9pm, a Cheese Club on Saturdays at 1pm, and Vinyl Record Nights on the first Saturday of each month.

For more information about the Sugar Loaves please go http://www.sugarloaveshollingbourne.co.uk/index

Hollingbourne is fortunate to have three pubs and other two have steak nights on Tuesdays and the Windmill has fish and chips on Thursdays for £7.50.

For more information about the Windmill in Eyhorne Street please go to http://www.thewindmillbyrichardphillips.co.uk/

For more information about the Dirty Habit in Upper Street on the Pilgrim’s and North Downs Way please go to http://www.elitepubs.com/the_dirtyhabit/

Pictured below is Steve Thomas who is the licensees of the Sugar Loaves which offers darts, pool, and bat and trap games as well as traditional pub food.

 

Jan
31
Wed
Fortnightly visit of the Mobile Library Van. @ Village Hall Car Park
Jan 31 @ 11:55 am – 12:25 pm

Kent Council Council Libraries Department has decided to reduce the visits of the mobile library service to Hollingbourne to just one per fortnight on a Wednesday lunchtime.

The county wide service has been drastically reduced to save £150,000 a year. The date of the last weekly visit was on 30th June 2016 and the first fortnightly visit was on 20th July. The stops at Troys Mead and Church Approach have been abandoned.

For a list of the future dates pleases go to the Regular Events page at http://www.hollingbournepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/regular-events-and-meetings-not-listed-in-diary-dates/

 

Pictured below is the library van outside the Village Hall.

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Feb
1
Thu
Thursday Night is Quiz Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Are you Mensa or Densa? The Sugar Loaves hosts a weekly quiz night with an entry fee of £1.

Other regular events are Fish Nights every Friday from 5pm to 9pm, a Cheese Club on Saturdays at 1pm, and Vinyl Record Nights on the first Saturday of each month.

For more information about the Sugar Loaves please go http://www.sugarloaveshollingbourne.co.uk/index

Hollingbourne is fortunate to have three pubs and other two have steak nights on Tuesdays and the Windmill has fish and chips on Thursdays for £7.50.

For more information about the Windmill in Eyhorne Street please go to http://www.thewindmillbyrichardphillips.co.uk/

For more information about the Dirty Habit in Upper Street on the Pilgrim’s and North Downs Way please go to http://www.elitepubs.com/the_dirtyhabit/

Pictured below is Steve Thomas who is the licensees of the Sugar Loaves which offers darts, pool, and bat and trap games as well as traditional pub food.

 

Feb
2
Fri
Candlemas Day @ Hollingbourne
Feb 2 all-day

Today is Candlemas Day which is 40 days after Christmas Day and is traditionally the end of the Christmas Season. It is celebrated as a public holiday in many parts of the world and marks the presentation of the baby Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem. For information about Hollingbourne church services please go to Site Pages.

In North America this is also ground hog day when ground hogs first appear at the start of spring following their winter hibernation. If they cast a shadow when they appear, then winter is believed to be coming to an end.

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Feb
3
Sat
February Men’s Breakfast @ The Dirty Habit Public House - Upper Street - Hollingbourne.
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

A breakfast with a guest speaker. All men are welcome. For further details please Tel. 880244. The price for a full English breakfast with coffee or tea is £8.

You are invited to our:-

 

MEN’S

BREAKFAST

 


Come and join us –

bring a big appetite!

There will be a speaker

10.00finish

 

RSVP to Jim Findlay  :Tel. 880244

Pictured below is the Dirty Habit at the junction of Upper Street and the Pilgrim’s Way.

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The Dirty Habit on the corner of Upper Street and the Pilgrims’ way in Hollingbourne.
Vinyl Record Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Other regular events include the Cheese Club every Saturday at 1pm when customers are invited to bring along a cheese of their choice to share and a Six Round Quiz every Thursday night at 8pm with a snow ball jackpot. A weekly Friday Fish Night started in September 2017 For further information please Tel 880220.
Pictured below is the Sugar Loaves in Eyhorne Street.
The Sugar Loaves in the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area in Hollingbourne, Kent.
Feb
5
Mon
Have a hearty breakfast for the Heart of Kent Hospice! @ All over Kent.
Feb 5 – Feb 11 all-day

Save the Date

Have a Hearty Breakfast

Monday 5th – Sunday 11th February 2018

Enjoy breakfast with family, friends or colleagues and raise money to help Heart of Kent Hospice provide free care for those with a terminal illness.

For more information call fundraising on 01622 790195 or email fundraising@hokh.co.uk

 

HOKH Hearty Breakfast poster February 2018.