Women’s Institute Monthly Meeting for March @ Hollingbourne Village Hall
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Monthly Meeting of the Women’s Institute which will feature a talk on “From Chipping Norton to Algiers” by Val Williams. New members welcome.

Val Williams writes:

From a small market town in the Cotswolds to a City on the Mediterranean, still reeling from its war of independence. This is my account of a road journey through France, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco and finally Algeria in the company of a girl with a mission and various passengers picked up on the way.
Tickets are £3 on the door at 8pm for 8.15pm
Do join us to learn how not to organise a road trip and the unexpected consequences.


For further details about Hollingbourne WI please contact Val Williams Tel 880433.

The Hollingbourne WI website is


Reading Group @ Hollingbourne
Mar 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


Thursday Night is Quiz Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Mar 21 @ 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

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

For more information about the Dirty Habit in Upper Street on the Pilgrim’s and North Downs Way please go to

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.


Classical concert in the Mote Hall @ The Mote Hall,
Mar 23 all-day

The Maidstone Symphony Orchestra presents an annual programme of concerts in the Mote Hall in Maidstone. More details are on the Society’s website at

Details of the current programme appear below.



Hollingbourne village litter pick up day! @ Hasteds, Hollingbourne Kent.
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hollingbourne Parish Council has decided to support the Great British Clean up day on 23rd March with a volunteer litter pick-up. All are welcome. The meeting point is at the end of Hasteds and “high vis” jackets and rubbish bags etc will be supplied.

The following message has been received by the Parish Council and it has been decided to take action!:

Will your Town or Parish Council help clean up this country?
Great British Spring Clean
22 March – 23 April 2019

Help us make history and make the Great British Spring Clean 2019 the country’s biggest-ever, mass-action environmental campaign.
We want to inspire 500,000 people to join forces to clear litter, including single-use plastic, from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.
Will your Town or Parish Council help clean up this country?

Click the link above and let us know your Town or Parish Council will be taking part and declaring that litter pollution – that degrades the beauty of our environment and threatens to harm wildlife – is not acceptable.

Keep Britain Tidy is a registered Charity No. 1071737. Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 3496361. Registered office at Elizabeth House, The Pier, Wigan, WN3 4EX

Day trip to Templeuve. @ Templeuve en Peveule
Mar 24 all-day

Hollingbourne is twinned with Templeuve en Peveule and the Templeuve War Veterans Association is holding various events to mark the anniversary of the end of the Algerian civil war and much more and Hollingbourne has been invited to the lunch in the town which will be followed by dancing.

More information is available from Derek Davison Tel 880650.

Pictured below is the poster for the series of events in Templeuve. 


Stroke Association Resolution Run. @ Mote Park
Mar 24 all-day

The Stroke Association is holding their Annual Resolution Run in Mote Park, Maidstone. This is one of 32 runs across the UK. Further information available from

Mote Park Stroke Association Resolution Run Poster March 2018.


Sung Eucharist Church Service. @ All Saint's Parish Church
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

A traditional Sung Eucharist Church Service. All are welcome.

Pictured below is the interior of All Saints’ Church.

The interior of All Saint’s Church in Hollingbourne.
Film Night at the Hazlitt Theatre. @ Hazlitt Threatre
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Maidstone Film Society shows films on Monday nights in the Hazlitt Theatre that might not be presented at the Odeon in Lockmeadow or at the Cineworld in Ashford. More information is on the website of the Society at

The current programme appears below.

Summer Fete Planning Meeting – Volunteers welcome! @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hollingbourne’s next Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show will be  held on Saturday 8th June 2019 on the Lance Memorial Playing Field. All are welcome to attend this meeting for the 2019 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.

For information about Stall bookings please contact the Parish Clerk at or Tel 880526

Volunteers are wanted to help with the car parking in aid of the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust. Please contact Ben Williams

Please see below for some pictures of previous Fetes.

The Hollingbourne Pantomime Group at a Caribbean themed Fete.
The Exemption Dog Show at the 2011 Fete.
Members of the Hollingbourne Pantomime Group at the 2014 Fete.
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.
Alan Williams from Upper Street with two members of the WI who were celebrating the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote for the first time at the 2018 Fete.