Report of the June 2017 Parish Council Meeting. Memories of Ralph Baldock invited for a retirement book. Information wanted about the history of Eyhorne Manor. New Team Vicar appointed for Pilgrim’s Way Parishes. Bidders announced to run Hollingbourne rail services. MBC launches Residents’ Survey. Woodland Trust raises £750,000 to extend Hucking Estate. Have you anything in need of repair? The BBC’s Repair Shop could be coming to Hollingbourne! Calling all singers! The Windmill PH introduces an £85 parking charge for non customers. Current planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. Bright sunshine draws the crowds for Annual Fete and Dog Show. – UPDATED. Helen Whately re-elected as Hollingbourne’s local MP. Car hits Eyhorne Street house. Multi-Media Academy and Heliport for Woodcut Farm site? New rules for car parking at the Village Hall. The Kent Messenger is no longer Kent owned. Raise £400 for the HOKH and have a free sky dive at Headcorn! Events to mark the retirement of Mr Ralph Baldock, Headteacher of Hollingbourne School. Closing Date for comments on the latest plans for Woodcut Farm is 9th June. MBC publishes Woodcut Farm planning appeal statement of case. Programme announced for the Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show. Lend your support to those in financial difficulty in Kent – two new opportunities now available The Conservative Party Candidate’s views on local issues including the effects of Brexit. Stagecoach 10X to stop picking up Maidstone pupils on Ashford bound side of A20. Rural Policing Update from Kent Police and a Police Warning about Cyber Security The Labour Party Candidate’s views on local issues including the effects of Brexit. French Zumba dancers back for the Village Fete by public demand! The Green Party Candidate’s views on local issues including the effects of Brexit. No Hollingbourne hustings but you can e-mail questions to the General Election candidates. Missioner appointed for North Downs Benefice. Local GP is the Green Party Candidate for the General Election. UKIP name candidate for General Election on June 8th. Special MBC Committee votes 2-1 to continue fight against Woodcut Farm development. Hayl Hola! now available online. The Windmill PH introduces parking restrictions from today. Last chance to sign up for a great mid summer weekend in France! – Cancelled. The Labour Party selects their candidate for the General Election on 8th June. Threat to village rail services on Tonbridge to Ashford lines (and maybe Hollingbourne?) – UPDATED. The Liberal Democrats name candidate for General Election on 8th June. No assurances yet on Operation Stack funding after Brexit. Kirstie Allsop and Phil Spencer could be coming to your home! Shellina Prendergast is Hollingbourne’s new County Councillor. Two defibrillators for Hollingbourne? – Parish Assembly Report. Update from Borough Councillor Patrik Garten on Hollingbourne issues. Local MP urges MBC to “stick to their guns” over development at Junction 8. – UPDATED. Update on faulty Station Lane lights after nine months of darkness – UPDATED. Open letter to MBC Planning Committee about Woodcut Farm capitulation. Hollingbourne celebrates St. George’s Day one day early! Message from the Green Party Candidate for the KCC Elections on 4th May. Daffodils a plenty at Hollingbourne Spring Show. Volunteers give Hollingbourne a spring clean. Report of All Saints’ Hollingbourne Parochial Church Council Maidstone CAB seeks your support to raise £35,000 from Natwest. Update from local Borough Councillor on Woodcut Farm. MBC officers propose that Woodcut Farm development should not be appealed to save money. Message from the Conservative candidate in the KCC Elections on 4th May. Message on behalf of the UKIP Candidate in KCC Elections on 4th May. Death of former Parish Clerk. Heart of Kent Hospice launches Dementia Cafe. UK Chamber of Shipping and others warn of traffic jams on the M20 after Brexit. Watch out for a white van in Hollingbourne! Hollingbourne author publishes second children’s book. Update on Parish Council Meeting with South Eastern Trains – query over responsibility for faulty Station Lane lights! Post 16 Special Needs Education Questionnaire. Grey is now the “on trend” colour for Eyhorne Street pubs. Candidates announced for County Council elections on 4th May. Upper Street resident in BBC2 series set in Tuscany. M20 to be resurfaced but not between Junctions 8 and 9 at Hollingbourne. Hollingbourne to Sittingbourne Road to be closed for six weeks. – UPDATED – Now reopened. Sign up now for a June weekend in Templeuve! FOI request reveals that over 500 local hospital employees come from the EU and other Kent Brexit matters. Notice of Election for Kent County Council on 4th May 2017. Revised Maidstone Local Plan to be published on 31st March. New opening hours for the Village Shop from April. Windmill Lane planning application for 12 houses withdrawn. MIllennium Pond drained for clearance. Mrs May gives up crisps and our MP gives up biscuits for Lent! Parish Council to meet South-Eastern Trains regarding Station Lane lights and rubbish. Less than 2MB? You could qualify for a £350 grant! New lake for Hollingbourne. Private Eye Report denied by Roxhill Developments Limited. Hollingbourne CP School in top 1% for writing. Death of former postmistress. Hollingbourne and Templeuve Twinning news. Petition to rename Hollingbourne roundabout as Dave Cash Corner. Bookings open for the September Safari Market. Local farm provides highland cattle for conservation grazing. Fete Stall Bookings are now being taken! Urgent appeal for support from the Village Hall Committee about Windmill Lane development. Other February News in Brief including the last bus for Hollingbourne! MBC reject request for a Windmill Lane Traffic Survey. Hollingbourne Village Shop to stay open to at least September. 63.32 % of North Downs Ward including Hollingbourne voted for Brexit. Former KIG site in Hollingbourne under threat again! Watch out for online scams! Kent police are seeking volunteers to help with vehicle maintenance etc! New Hollingbourne houses to benefit Harrietsham School. Watch out for dog nappers again! The Village Shop will close unless somebody steps forward. New advertisement for Hollingbourne based Team Vicar. KCC calls for archaeological investigation of Windmill Lane site. Village Hall doors vandalised for the third time! The Queen’s Highland Bull arrives in Kent. Roxhill PLC appeal against MBC refusal to develop Woodcut Farm at M20 Junction 8. Hope for resurfacing of M20 between Junctions 8 and 9. Planning application validated for 10 new houses in Eyhorne Street. An offer to mend things! Tickets going fast for the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Windmill Lane closing date deferred to 17th February 2017 KCC Consultation on freight and HGV parking And now 10 more houses between Godfrey House and Claygate! Parish Council votes against Windmill Lane development Other January news in brief. Village Hall Committee strongly opposes Windmill Lane development Team Vicar post re-advertised Possibly invalid planning application for Windmill Lane? – UPDATED Interim MBC Local Plan published Village Shop landlord offers Hollingbourne first refusal Christmas events in Hollingbourne New look for January 2017 Parish Magazine. Mystery excavation work in Hollingbourne Planning application for 12 houses in Windmill Lane – UPDATED Top to Toe Fridays in Eyhorne Street Seasonal songs for seniors plus tea! Warning that MBC budget cuts may affect local planning controls Other December news in brief Up goes the Hollingbourne Christmas tree! Possibly the last Christmas event at the Village Shop Southern Water increase village sewerage capacity by 50% at last! Hollingbourne’s Heritage Sites. No carols around the Christmas tree unless …. The Sugar Loaves launches new website. Local MP to press for quieter surface on M20 Appeal from Maidstone Museum for funds to buy historic Hollingbourne artefacts. – UPDATED. MARATHON RUNNERS WANTED ! Confusion over Windmill Lane water leak. UPDATED MBC requested to clear up Goods Yard entrance – UPDATED. Missing dog – now back home! Other November news in brief. Last bus for Hollingbourne? Vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Hollingbourne marks Remembrance Day. Village Fireworks makes £70 surplus. Message from our Maidstone Borough Councillor about our MP. Successful fourth annual trip for Templeuve Armistice Day. Heart of Kent Hospice events for Christmas. Southern Water says Keep it Clear. Children needed for Village Pantomime. Are you up for a virtual cycle ride for the Kent Association for the Blind? New Editor required for Parish Magazine from January. – UPDATED. Firearms Amnesty. Large congregation for service to launch the new Team Ministry. MBC Consultation on 20% budget cuts. Other October News in brief. Investigation of Prehistoric features at Hollingbourne in Kent Hollingbourne Team Vicar vacancy now advertised. Dog lost in Eyhorne Street. Last call for tickets for visit to Templeuve for their Armistice Day event and for tickets for the lunch in the Village Hall after the Remembrance Day service. Recycling site now closed but fly-tipping continues. Still no Station Lane lights after over a month of darkness. – UPDATED. Village Christmas Cards now on sale! How Relate can improve your relationships. South Eastern Trains call time on Hollingbourne Recycling Site. Watch out for the Barclays Text Scam! Autumn Message from local MP Mrs Helen Whately. Success with campaign for A20 school bus stop. Heritage Crime and Hollingbourne. Information wanted following fatal attack on cat called Cleo. Still at large – latest pictures of the peacocks! – UPDATED. Eyhorne Mews Planning Permission granted despite strong local opposition – UPDATED. Help wanted with the 2017 Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show. Gas pipe in Windmill Lane to be relaid over three week period. – UPDATED (TWICE). Hollingbourne may change parliamentary constituency. Other September News in Brief. No response so far from developer for a meeting with residents. – UPDATED No objections so church reorganisation can proceed. Leeds Castle concern about secondary use of annual tickets. Vacancies for Election Registration Canvassers. Still no solution to sewerage backflow problem. New Emergency Number for Electrical Power Breakdowns. Just a picture of Hollingbourne Church Meadow at the end of August. Brexit means Brexit whatever that means for Hollingbourne! Broadband project aborted. Public Consultation on Safer Communities. Reports of dogs out of control in Hollingbourne. Missing cat – now found! Lower traffic noise from M20 following bridge collapse – UPDATED TWICE. Have you been invaded by peacocks? Other August News in brief. Meadows Trust improvements include a seat carved from a tree trunk. Death of Mrs Susan Hoare. KCC Trading Standards warn against postcode lottery scam. Timetable for the Public Examination of the MBC Draft Local Plan. South East Water warn of low water pressure in August. Notice of completion of annual audit for 2015-6. Book signing by local author. Hundreds attend Hollingbourne Beer Festival. Street lighting project under way. Message from the Bishop in Canterbury to Hollingbourne.