Hollingbourne Village Shop to stay open to at least September.

Hollingbourne’s Village Shop which faced closure at the end of March 2017 will now stay open to at least the end of September. Christopher Rudgard, the shopkeeper, last year announced his intention to retire at the end of March 2017 and there has been some concern about the future of the shop, which includes a weekly Post Office counter, after the end of next month. Hollingbourne Parish Council has received a statement from Christopher Rudgard which was considered at the February Parish Council meeting this evening.

The statement from Christopher Rudgard reads as follows:-