Overnight vandalism in Hollingbourne.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been made aware of overnight vandalism in the village on the last two nights with men seen tampering with cars at 2.30am and last night the wooden sign outside of Eyhorne Manor was trashed. Also during Saturday night a car parked in Eyhorne Street developed a hole in a tyre wall […]

Bearsted and Thurnham Society concerned about development at M20 Junction 7.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following newsletter from the Bearsted and Thurnham Society who have historically provided Hollingbourne with support against development at Woodcut Farm at Junction 8 of the M20. Please read more for further information. Two new schools planned for Bearsted Road, next to the new Cygnet hospital Members of the committee […]

Overnight Closures on the M20 at Hollingbourne.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following message from Highways England about overnight closures of the M20 at Junction going London bound. The message is reproduced below. Wednesday 12 December 2018 Dear Sir/Madam M20 junction 9 to junction 7 – road closures We are writing to update you about overnight road closures on the M20 […]

Labrador reportedly poisoned by rat poison inside bread on Hollingbourne Green. – UPDATED.

This afternoon Kloot the Labrador, belonging to Gill Hall of Upper Street, was poisoned by some rat poison inside bread on while out walking somewhere on grass between Tanyard Green and Upper Street. An unconfirmed report suggest that similar looking pieces of bread have been seen on the Millennium Green. The dog has been taken […]

Local MP challenges Prime Minister on Kent jobs after Brexit.

Faversham and Kent MP Mrs Helen Whately who represents Hollingbourne has been asking Mrs May, the Prime Minister, that jobs will be safe after Brexit. The transcript of her question and answer from Hansard appears below. Mrs Helen Whately, Faversham and Mid Kent. On Friday I visited a haulage business in my constituency, and the […]

Ashford Road residents kept awake at night by work for Operation Brock on the M20.

Hollingbourne residents living on the Ashford Road opposite to the Park Gate Inn have complained to Hollingbourne Parish Council about the night time disturbance caused by Highways England as they prepare the London bound carriageway for Operation Brock. Work has been going on through the night and local residents and their pets and other animals […]

Plans in hand to replace historic white fingerpost at top of Hollingbourne Hill.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has plans to replace the historic white fingerpost at the top of Hollingbourne Hill at the junction with Ringlestone Road and the road to Hucking. The previous fingerpost collapsed through decay in March 2018 and was taken away by KCC Highway Services. Apart from the fact that it has been a local […]

Open letter to local KCC Councillor about likely problems with access to Woodcut Farm warehouse development site.

Hollingbourne Parish Council and other local Parish Councils plus local elected representatives have fought development over the last 25 years at Woodcut Farm in Hollingbourne at Junction 8 of the M20. Some £3 million of public  money has been spent by Kent County Council and Maidstone Borough Council over the years fighting development but on […]

MBC overrules local objections and grants planning permission for Bicknor development.

Maidstone Borough Council has ignored local concerns and have granted planning permission for a major development on the North Downs at Bicknor although no HGV’s are expected to travel via Hollingbourne to the A20/M20 as the approved route to the A249 and M2/M20 motorways  is via Stockbury. Despite strong objections from Hollingbourne Parish Council, the […]

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. LATEST NEWS – In addition to the […]