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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 880526.
Further information is available from Vicki Smith, Parish Clerk Tel 880526 email@example.com.
Please see below for some pictures of previous Fetes.
The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.
For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.
A traditional Easter Saturday event for all the family along the A20 at the bottom of Charing Hill. Attractions include a children’s fun fair, market stalls, refreshment tents, and racing with the chance of a flutter with the course bookmakers. Hollingbourne once had a point to point course which was located in the field between the Cardwell Pavilion and the Pilgrim’s Way.
Pony races start at 12.45 and horse races begin at 2pm. Admission £20 per car on the course or £30 per car on the hill with view of the course. Pedestrians are £5 and children are free. Single occupant cars are entitled to a £10 discount.
Pictured below is a race at Charing.
A special Bluebell trail on the Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust which can be reached by driving up Hollingbourne Hill and then turning left and then left again at the signpost to Hucking and St. Margaret’s Church. The free public car park is on the left just before the church. All are welcome and there is no charge.
The Trail can be reached by leaving the car park and entering the wood. The nearby Hook and Hatchet Public House in Church Road can easily be reached for food and drink. Dogs are welcome.
For more informationabout the Woodland Trust please go to http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/things-to-do/walking/family-trail/ and http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events/
Pictured below are some of the Bluebells photographed in April 2016.
All are welcome to attend and enter this show with classes for flowers, bulbs, floral art, home economics, crafts, and children. All are welcome.
Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne
21st April 2.00 pm
Hollingbourne Village Hall ME17 1TR
Spring flowers, baking, preserves, craft
and Children Classes
Schedules from Jean Talboys
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 01622 880349
Entry forms by 19th April to
Pat Bristow 880457Email: email@example.com
or Christopher’s shop
All welcome, Light Refreshments
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 twenty first annual exhibition and more details appear below:-
Pilgrims Way Art Show
The Tithe Barn,
Off Village Square,
For more information about the Pilgrims Way Artists, please go to www.pilgrimswayartists.org.uk
The Annual Village Fete with stalls and entertainments for everyone. The entire day is supported by Hollingbourne Parish Council and other local organisations.
At the first Meeting of the Fete Committee on 29th November 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 880526. More information is to follow.
Some pictures of the 2017 Fete on 10th June appear below.