Calendar

May
1
Mon
Public Examination period for the Parish Council’s Accounts. @ Cardwell Pavilion
May 1 – May 31 all-day

The Accounts of Hollingbourne Parish Council for the year ended 31st March 2017 are available for public inspection upon application to the Parish Clerk.

The following notice is to beplaced on display at points around the village and appears in the May Parish Magazine.

Hollingbourne Parish Council

Public Examination of the Parish Council’s Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2017.

 The Accounts will be available for inspection upon application to the Parish Clerk at the Parish Office at the Cardwell Pavilion (Tel 880526) by appointment from 1st May to 31st May 2017.

The Accounts from previous years may also be obtained from the Clerk upon request.

A copy of the Internal Audit Report for 2014/5 can be downloaded here

Copies of the Annual Returns for 2015/6 can be downloaded here , here , and here

 

For details of the Accounts of the All Saints’ Hollingbourne Parochial Church Council please go to http://www.hollingbournepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/default.cfm?pid=10159

May
17
Wed
Closure of Hospital Road Railway Bridge. @ Hospital Road,
May 17 – Jun 2 all-day

 Hollingbourne Parish Council has been advised of the closure of the Hospital Road Railway Bridge.

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

 

Hospital Road, Hollingbourne

 

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14 (2) as amended by

The Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991

Kent County Council gives notice that Hospital Road, Hollingbourne will be closed to through traffic, on or after 17 May 2017 to the 18 May 2017 and a second closure from the 22 May 2017 until the 2 June 2017.

 

The section of road closed will be the bridge over the railway line.

 

The alternative route is via A20, Eyhorne Street, Greenway Court Road.

 

It is planned the road will be closed between the hours of 23:00 and 05:00 for the first closure from 17 May 2017 to the 18 May 2017 and will be closed between the hours of 08:00 to 16:00 for the second closure from 22 May 2017 until the 2 June 2017.

 

The closure is necessary to enable urgent rail bridge repairs to be carried out by Connect TM Ltd on behalf of network Rail.

 

This Notice applies when the relevant signs and barriers are on site, and is valid for a period of no more than 5 days.

 

Signed for and on behalf of the Kent County Council by Roger Wilkin, Director of Highways, Transportation & Waste or by his authorised signatory Authorised signatory

   Dated this 15th day of May 2017

 

Kent County Council, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

May
19
Fri
Pilgrim’s Way Artists 2017 Annual Exhibition @ Lenham Tythe Barn in the centre of Lenham
May 19 @ 10:00 am – May 29 @ 6:00 pm

An exhibition of work by 30+ local artists including potters and sculptors. Over 400 items on display with demonstrations and workshops – admission free.

This is the twentieth annual exhibition and more details appear below:-

Pilgrims Way Art Show

 The Tithe Barn,

Off Village Square,

Lenham,

Kent,

ME17 2QD

For more information about the Pilgrims Way Artists, please go to www.pilgrimswayartists.org.uk

 

 

 

 

May
24
Wed
Fortnightly visit of the Mobile Library Van. @ Village Hall Car Park
May 24 @ 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.

MobileLibraryvanoutsidetheVillageHallJune2016

May
25
Thu
Ascension Day Service. @ All Saints' Church
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A special church service to mark Ascension Day which is the 40th day after Easter. More details about the celebration of Ascension Day are at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_the_Ascension

The church has been without a Priest in Charge since the Reverend Nigel Fry retired in April 2015. Since that time the local churches have been reorganised and Hollingbourne is now part of the North Downs Benefice which is currently seeking a Team Vicar for the Pilgrim’s Way parishes which extend from Hollingbourne to Boxley. Despite the ongoing vacancy regular services including weddings continue to be held in Hollingbourne.

Pictured below is All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne which has been on the present site in the village for almost a thousand years.

Thursday Night is Quiz Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
May 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.

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 £5.

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.

 

May
26
Fri
Hollingbourne County Primary School Term 5 ends @ Hollingbourne County Primary School
May 26 all-day

Please see “Useful Links” for more information about Hollingbourne County Primary School or go to http://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/3999/term-dates2016-17.pdf

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[4]
A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[4]
Nine days of prayer. @ Diocese of Canterbury
May 26 – Jun 3 all-day

The Diocese of Canterbury which includes the Parish church of All Saints’ in Hollingbourne is holding a Novena or nine days of prayer.

Nine Days of Prayer – Conversations in the ‘in-between’

May 26th – June 3rd 2017

Using the provocative and striking artwork of Canterbury based Christian artist Caleb Simmons, we wait and pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

The Nine Days of Prayer this year focuses on nine Biblical stories in which people find themselves in an ‘in-between’ place. The familiar characters find themselves in the middle spaces between despair and thanksgiving; between endings and beginnings; between the known and the unknown; between seeing and knowing. How do they journey through the in-between? How do we?

These stories and their images will be the springboards for our Novena prayer through the nine days. The daily pocket prayer images and Daily Waiting liturgies invite us to be ready for unexpected grace, and to receive the Holy Spirit afresh.

As usual, the Pocket Prayers – small booklets for personal and group use – are being produced free of charge for all parishes and will be available for collection by clergy at the Chrism Eucharist Services at Canterbury Cathedral on 11th and 13th April. If these are not collected then delivery or pick up will be arranged with parish clergy. We will use your usual Sunday attendance figures to calculate how many Pocket Prayers you will need unless otherwise notified. If you know of people or groups outside of Canterbury diocese who wish to join in, Pocket Prayers are available to be purchased through the CPO website from April.

For more information please go to https://www.canterburydiocese.org/novena/

 

May
27
Sat
May Men’s Breakfast @ The Dirty Habit PH in Upper Street.
May 27 @ 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:-

MAY MEN’s

BREAKFAST

Come and join us –

bring a big appetite!

There will be a speaker

10.00finish

 

RSVP to Jim Findlay  :Tel. 880244

Jun
1
Thu
Thursday Night is Quiz Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Jun 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.

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 £5.

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.