KCC to press for fluid freight movements and no Operation Stack after Brexit.

At today’s meeting of Kent County Council at County Hall in Maidstone, local County Councillor Shellina Prendergast asked the Cabinet member for Transport about the Council’s policy regarding Customs Controls at Dover following Brexit which could lead to Operation Stack on the M20 becoming a daily event. The question was asked on behalf of Hollingbourne […]

October newsletter from local Borough Councillor Patrik Garten.

This is the first monthly news letter from the Maidstone Borough Councillor for the North Downs Ward which includes Hollingbourne. Please Read Mopre for further information. Dear Residents Time flies and you probably already forgot this year’s elections, let alone the 2016 Maidstone local election. This was the election when the majority of the good […]

Do you remember the Hurricane of 1987? Have you any pictures to share?

On the morning of 16th October 1987 Hollingbourne residents woke up to a scene of partial devastation following hurricane force winds that hit the county during the night. The road in the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area was covered with the shattered remains of Kent peg tiles that had been blown off the roofs of the […]

Local MP presses for more lorry parks for Kent.

According to Hansard, local MP Mrs Helen Whately has been pressing in parliament for more lorry parks for Kent and the following extract appears in Hansard, which is the official report of the proceedings in the House of Commons.  Helen Whately Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent I congratulate my hon. Friend and constituency neighbour on securing this debate […]

Leeds Castle offer Hollingbourne woods for sale.

The Leeds Castle Foundation have offered the 452 acres of Warren Wood in Hollingbourne for sale at at price of £1,952,500 or £4312 per acre. The land is being offered as a whole of in ten lots. For more information please download the sales brochure at  Pictured below is a map of the woodland for […]

Current planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council.

A new feature of the Hollingbourne village website is a list of local planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. The list is supplied by Maidstone Borough Council who make the planning decisions. Hollingbourne Parish Council only advises on planning matters and can be overruled by Maidstone. For information about November 2016 please go […]

Possible trip to Templeuve on 11th November. Are you interested?

Hollingbourne has been twinned with Templeuve en Peveule near Lille in France since March 2013 and each year so far a coach from Hollingbourne has gone to the town for their Armistice Ceremony which takes place on a major public holiday so it is a major event. Hollingbourne’s Twinning Committee has been invited again to […]

“Light up a life” and other news from the Heart of Kent Hospice.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked by the Aylesford based Heart of Kent Hospice which serves Hollingbourne to promote a number of recent fund raising initiatives including Light up a life, Christmas cards, and room hire. Heart of Kent Hospice Light Up a Life Each year our Light Up a Life Appeal gives families and […]

Village Hall hustings speaker becomes UKIP leader.

One of the candidates who spoke at the hustings for the post of Kent Police and Crime Commissioner in Hollingbourne Village Hall in April 2016 has been elected the leader of UKIP. Mr Henry Bolton OBE, a former army officer and member of Thames Valley Police, was won of the speakers at the election hustings […]

New Vicar ready for first church service in Hollingbourne.

The new Team Vicar for the Pilgrim’s Way Parishes in the North Downs Benefice will be holding his first service on All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne on Sunday 1st October at 11am. All are welcome. The Reverend Paul Kite who was licensed at a special church service in Boxley on 25th October is now living […]