Local author has her e-book cover selected a cover of the month plus other October news in brief – Updated through the month.

Upper Street author Pippa Joyner has had the cover of her The Old Oak Tree from her Anouka Chronicles series of children’s books selected as cover of the month by Allauthor.com who promote books by lesser known authors. Pippa frequently does book signings in branches of Waterstones and at other local events. More information is […]

Project 100 trees ready for dedication on Remembrance Sunday on 11th November.

The 100 hawthorn trees to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 have now been planted in the land belonging to the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust at the rear of Tilefields. They will be dedicated at a special service at 2pm on 11th November which will be led by the Hollingbourne Team Vicar, the […]

Maidstone Museum launches competition for young artists.

Maidstone Museum has launched a competition for young artists with a closing date of the 3rd December. There are two categories including 16-21 years and 22-30 years and entrants must be 30 or under on 1st January 2019. Selected entries will feature in an exhibition in the Museum from 9th February to 21st April 2019. […]

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 […]

Church publishes Christmas cards featuring the newly restored Culpeper tapestry.

The design of this year’s Christmas cards published in aid of All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne feature the recently restored 16th century Culpeper tapestry which is now on display in the church vestry. It is planned to have an open morning in the near future so that interested residents and others can see the historic […]

Report of the September 2018 Parish Council Meeting.

Following requests from local residents, Hollingbourne Parish Council has decided to publish draft and unapproved minutes of Parish Council Meetings as soon as possible after the Parish Council Meetings take place. The full and approved minutes will continue to be published on this website as soon as they are formally approved. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – As […]

Black spaniel dog found in Upper Street and other September 2018 news in brief – Updated through the month.

A black spaniel dog was found in Upper Street on the evening on Monday 3rd September. It was cared for overnight by Pam Nash who lives on the Pilgrim’s Way and then taken to the Harrietsham Vet who have agreed to keep the dog for a week. Unless the owner comes forward the dog will […]

FOI request by the The Guardian reveals a two week delay with Operation Brock after Brexit.

The following article is in The Guardian and reveals that Operation Brock might not be activated until two weeks after Brexit on 29th March 2019 and that they delay could impact on traffic around Junction 8 of the M20 in Hollingbourne. Please Read More for further information.    Brexit lorry scheme would leave Kent in […]

Tickets going fast for WW1 revue in aid of Project 100.

The St George’s Players will again be putting on a revue in the Hollingbourne Village Hall on Thursday the 8th November, Friday the 9th November and Saturday the 10th November. In past years we have always staged a revue near or on St George’s day, but this year’s we are staging a commemorative revue to […]

Work starts on preparing the M20 at Hollingbourne for Operation Brock after Brexit.

Work has started on the M20 at Junction 8 in preparation for Operation Brock which will be activated after Brexit if the UK leaves the EU Customs Union in March 2019. The coastbound carriageway from Junction 8 at Hollingbourne to Junction 9 at Ashford will be used to store thousands of lorries awaiting customs clearance […]