Report of the June 2017 Parish Council Meeting.

Following requests from local residents, Hollingbourne Parish Council have 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 […]

Memories of Ralph Baldock invited for a retirement book.

Mr Ralph Baldock retires at the end of July after 28 years as Headteacher of Hollingbourne County Primary School during which time the number of pupils has almost doubled with the School often being over subscribed. The School is preparing a book of memories and anecdotes for Mr Baldock who once actually worked as a […]

Information wanted about the history of Eyhorne Manor.

Mrs Jill Johnson who moved into Eyhorne Manor in Eyhorne Street in September 2016 is seeking to find out more about the history of the house and especially prior to 1952 when the house was purchased by the Simmons family. Mr Simmons was the Woodwork Master at Sutton Valence School and over the next thirty […]

New Team Vicar appointed for Pilgrim’s Way Parishes.

This morning Jim Findlay, Churchwarden of All Saints’s Parish Church in Hollingbourne, announced the name of the new Team Vicar who will live in Hollingbourne Vicarage from the Autumn of this year. The new appointee, the Reverend Paul Kite, comes from the Benefice of West Sheppey which includes Minster Abbey, Holy Trinity in Queenborough, on […]

Bidders announced to run Hollingbourne rail services.

The Government has today announced the names of the approved bidders who will take over the running of the line through Hollingbourne from next year. The present franchisees are South Eastern, a subsidiary of UK transport company Govia, who are one of the approved bidders. In addition Stagecoach has been shortlisted, along with Trenitalia and […]

MBC launches Residents’ Survey.

Maidstone Borough Council has launched a series of surveys about life in the Borough which includes Hollingbourne. The first is for Residents and the closing date is 20th August 2017. All of those who respond will be entered into a draw on 25th August for £100 of shopping vouchers. The Survey can be completed at  […]

Woodland Trust raises £750,000 to extend Hucking Estate.

The Woodland Trust has just raised £750,000 to buy an additional 116 acres at Hucking to extend their Estate to 689 acres. The Estate is to the west of the top of Hollingbourne Hill and includes part of the North Downs which overlooks Hollingbourne and the Weald. The Estate is popular with dog walkers, hikers, […]

Have you anything in need of repair? The BBC’s Repair Shop could be coming to Hollingbourne!

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to publicise an appeal from the production company for BBC2’s “The Repair Shop” who are looking for interesting items to repair. The following is the text of the message from Ryan Leigh of Ricochet Limited who are making the programme. I am wondering if you might to be able […]

Calling all singers!

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to publicise this event on behalf of the Aylesford based Heart of Kent Hospice which serves the Hollingbourne area. The Hospice is a registered charity.   VOICES FOR HOSPICES 2017   Calling all Singers!   The Heart of Kent Hospice invites you to join the Hospice Festival Choir  for […]

The Windmill PH introduces an £85 parking charge for non customers.

The Windmill by Richard Phillips in Eyhorne Street has today introduced an £85 parking charge for non-customers using the car park at the rear of the public house. Residents will be able to park free from 9pm to 8.30am. Last month users of the car park which was previously shared with the Village Hall and […]