Diocese of Canterbury calls for day of prayer for Brexit and other March news in brief – UPDATED through the month. Book the dates in May for the Pilgrim’s Way Annual Art Exhibition. Newsflash from our Borough Councillor on MBC v KCC legal case. Report of North Downs Deanery Open Synod in Hollingbourne Village Hall. Hollingbourne MP votes against Government motion ruling out “no deal Brexit” – UPDATED. Operation Stack causes traffic problems on the A20. Mystery of route of Windmill Lane Public Footpath – PROW KH199. Installation of defibrillators outside the Village Hall and Hollingbourne School. Two special March church services in Hollingbourne at which all are welcome. Local MP voted to support Mrs May’s Brexit deal in Parliament this evening. New contact details for the Parish Clerk and the Village Hall. Deal or no deal – Mrs Whately’s update on Brexit and other local matters. Proposal for a 79 bed care home at Junction 8 of the M20. Current planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. Successful WI Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race Event. Book the date – the 30th April for the Annual Parish Assembly in the Village Hall. Update from our local MP about Brexit and why she is supporting Mrs May. Heritage Watch launches 24 hour Helpline for Heritage Assets. Report of the February 2019 Parish Council Meeting. Tanyard Green Pocket Park grant application rejected. 90th birthday celebrations for long time Hollingbourne resident. March 2019 Newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Kent Resilience Forum issues emergency planning packs for households and businesses without any mention of Brexit! After a 28 year wait – Highways England are to resurface the M20 with a quieter top (but only on the coastbound side!). Have you a haunted house? Still no lease for the Village Hall. Maidstone Borough Council calls for more development sites. Operation Brock barrier on the M20 reaches Hollingbourne. Calling classic car owners – Book the 8th June for the Hollingbourne Fete! This week’s library visit to Hollingbourne cancelled. Brexit, Brexit, and more Brexit! – UPDATED. Have you seen Nathan Butler? – UPDATED. Complaints about parking and speed issues in Upper Street. Update from Parish Councillor Catherine O’Meara on work on the M20 for Operation Brock. Threat to local commuter services if more rail freight capacity is needed after Brexit. New opening hours for Christopher’s Village Shop. Funeral service of former North Downs Benefice Team Vicar. Celebrating Manchester United fan wakes up Godfrey Meadow! No loos for lorry drivers stuck on Operation Brock section of the M20 between Junction 8 and Junction 9. Interested in playing cricket? First pictures of Operation Brock steel barrier on M20 between Junctions 8 and 9. Hollingbourne to be represented at Templeuve event to mark the end of the France’s Algerian war some 50+ years ago. Local MP’s voting record on Brexit – UPDATED. March 23rd is fixed for Hollingbourne Village Litter pick up morning! Volunteers wanted for the Hollingbourne Toad Patrol! February 2019 newsetter from our Borough Councillor. Local MP explains why she voted for Mrs May’s Brexit deal and other news. Overnight Closures on the M20 between Hollingbourne and Ashford for Operation Brock. Report of All Saints’ Hollingbourne Parochial Church Council The Friends of Tanyard Green apply for a grant to create a “sensory pocket park” Revised Kent Resilience Forum Brexit Pack to be issued to local Councils shortly. Update on M20 Smart Motorway Project. Guide Dogs for the Blind seek local volunteers. KCC launches public consultation on Hollingbourne number 13 bus service. Leeds and Hollingbourne Royal British Legion branch voted Kent branch of the year! 4WD drives through fence into Eyhorne Meadow. – UPDATED. Watch out for the first lunar eclipse of 2019 and a blood red moon! Rehearsals well under way for the Hollingbourne pantomime of Rapunzel. Looking to recycle your empty crisp packets? – and other January news in brief (updated through the month). Local MP supports Mrs May’s Brexit deal that was defeated by 432 votes to 202. Hollingbourne author shortlisted for book award. New Parish Councillor co-opted in succession to the late Alan Bennett. Have your say on the appointment of the new Bishop of Dover! Keep an eye out for mud on the Eyhorne Street roadway and on the pavement! Watch out for fake TV licensing e-mails! Overnight Closures on the M20 for the installation of a smart motorway. Lamb mauled in field at rear of Godfrey House. Hollingbourne MP votes with Government in Finance Bill Brexit amendment and asks questions about Operation Stack. – UPDATED. Local Ambulance Service seeks new Governor. Tickets to go on sale for Hollingbourne Pantomime of Rapunzel. Help to get on your bike (or moped)! Highways England “to consider” a quiet skim for the M20 at Hollingbourne – at last! Operation Brock trial runs for Manston but none announced for Junctions 8 to 9 on the M20. Second cat goes missing from Greenway Court Road. – UPDATED. Hollingbourne Women’s Institute announce their programme for 2019. Christmas and New Year Message from our Borough Councillor. Witnesses sought for overnight damage to Hollingbourne streetlight. – UPDATED. Christmas and New Year message from our local MP. Help the Heart of Kent Hospice by saving used postage stamps! Revival of carol singing around the Christmas trees in Eyhorne Street. MP’s raise safety concerns about smart motorways such as the M20 from Hollingbourne to London. Christmas and New Year train services from Hollingbourne via Maidstone East. – Or the lack of them! Councillor to replace the late Alan Bennett to be co-opted by Hollingbourne Parish Council. Overnight vandalism in Hollingbourne. Bearsted and Thurnham Society concerned about development at M20 Junction 7. Overnight Closures on the M20 at Hollingbourne. Labrador reportedly poisoned by rat poison inside bread on Hollingbourne Green. – UPDATED. Local MP challenges Prime Minister on Kent jobs after Brexit. Ashford Road residents kept awake at night by work for Operation Brock on the M20. Plans in hand to replace historic white fingerpost at top of Hollingbourne Hill. Open letter to local KCC Councillor about likely problems with access to Woodcut Farm warehouse development site. MBC overrules local objections and grants planning permission for Bicknor development. M20 from Junction 8 to 9 to store 2,000 lorries after Brexit under KCC emergency plans. – UPDATED. Festive tea lights, singing Santas and flashing Christmas wands are all powered by lithium button batteries. Keep your children safe this Christmas! Christopher’s Village Shop celebrates 15 years of trading with Open Morning. Hollingbourne MP receives assurance from Home Secretary that local farms can recruit EU workers after Brexit. Local bus users group expresses concern about the future of the number 13 bus from Hollingbourne. Hollingbourne’s Christmas tree is now up on Tanyard Green. Christmas Fair starts seasonal celebrations in Hollingbourne. Village sign to be refurbished. Brickfields Close in the new name for the Fernham Homes development in Eyhorne Street. Update from our MBC Councillor on cars parked outside of Hollingbourne School. New Trustee for fund raising sought by Hollingbourne Meadows Trust. December 2018 Newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Notice of a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. New Templeuve twinning Chairman visits Hollingbourne. Farewell presentation at All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne. Government Review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB’s) including Hollingbourne. – Your chance to have a say! “Virtual queuing” may be the answer to Operation Brock on the M20 after Brexit. – UPDATED. Concern expressed over parking close to Hollingbourne School entrance. Possible sale of Hollingbourne Pubs may hold key to the fate of the Village Hall. Accident blocks Eyhorne Street as two cars collide outside of the School. KCC launches consultation on the future of the library service in the county. Hollingbourne author to sign books at Christmas Fair. Meadows Trust Calendar for 2019 now on sale. Have you lost a black and white cat? Lock up your garden sheds as a number have been raided recently! Vacancy for a Parish Councillor – Enquiries invited. Kent’s roads need to be ready for Brexit says local MP, Mrs Helen Whately. – UPDATED. Suggestions wanted for the name of the road serving the Fernham Homes development. – UPDATED. More pictures of Hollingbourne’s Remembrance Sunday in November 2018. Hollingbourne marks the centenary of the end of World War One. Autumn news from South Eastern Trains who serve Hollingbourne Station. Leeds Castle fireworks noise complaint receives little sympathy from Maidstone Borough Council. Watch out for twigs and branches on the Pilgrim’s Way! Last five tickets available for Saturday night WW1 Revue in the Village Hall! Leeds Castle shares fireworks and pop music with Eyhorne Street residents in their houses. – UPDATED. Local author has her e-book cover selected a cover of the month plus other October news in brief – Updated through the month. Donations welcome for All Saints’ Christmas Fair in the Village Hall. Hollingbourne bus service to be relaunched as part of “feeder service” from June 2019. Hollingbourne author hits the road in the Rockies! Have you seen this cat? Upcoming closures on the M20 J3-5 smart motorway scheme. Corrections to All Saints’ Church Service dates in November 2018 Church and Village News. Local MP presses Prime Minister for the best Brexit deal for Hollingbourne. November 2018 Newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Presentation to Derek and Paula Bilborough. Death of Parish Councillor Alan Bennett. Mystery of locked Station Footpath. Project 100 trees ready for dedication on Remembrance Sunday on 11th November. Maidstone Museum launches competition for young artists. Church publishes Christmas cards featuring the newly restored Culpeper tapestry. Black spaniel dog found in Upper Street and other September 2018 news in brief – Updated through the month. FOI request by the The Guardian reveals a two week delay with Operation Brock after Brexit. Tickets going fast for WW1 revue in aid of Project 100. Work starts on preparing the M20 at Hollingbourne for Operation Brock after Brexit. October 2018 newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Pictures of the newly restored Culpeper Tapestry in Hollingbourne Church. Storm Bronagh brings down Meadows Trust tree. You are invited To have your say on Britain’s future outside the EU! Autumn Newsletter from our local MP. Report of the External Auditor on the Hollingbourne Parish Council Accounts for 20017/8. The first September Social at Hollingbourne CP School brings out the sun and the crowds. Holes ready for Project 100 Hawthorn Tree memorial for the centenary of the end of WW1 Pictures of the Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Autumn Show. KM reports that Operation Brock from Hollingbourne to Ashford may not be ready in time for Brexit. EU post Brexit advice may affect Hollingbourne with traffic problems because of Cross Channel Customs Controls. – UPDATED Upper Street Children’s Author publishes her second book for grown ups. MBC wants suggestions for new Nature Reserves within the Borough. Launch of Festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the North Downs Way through Kent including Hollingbourne. Do you recognise this house and lake used in a 1963 film? Sunshine brings out art lovers in aid of the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust. September 2018 Newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Update on Project to plant 100 trees in Hollingbourne to mark the centenary of the end of WW1. Have you seen Christopher Fisher? – UPDATED. A special message of thanks from the Nash family. Have you seen Bill Nash? – UPDATED. Local MP supports development of commercial lorry parks across Kent. How safe do you feel in Hollingbourne? Planning permission formally granted for 10 houses alongside Windmill Lane. Maidstone Borough Council and Community Involvement. – Have your say! New signage for Ashford Road at Hollingbourne Corner to reduce speed. A request from South East Water to save water during the present heatwave. MBC grants further time extension to Windmill Lane developer – UPDATED. BBC News reports that the M20 between Junctions 8 and 9 could be be used as a lorry park for years after Brexit. Hollingbourne author publishes new book. Benenden Hospital seeks volunteers. Hollingbourne Outdoor Art Festival announced and other July news in brief – updated through the month. A Summer message from our local MP about Brexit, Operation Stack, and new schools in Bearsted. Do you use the Willington Street Park and Ride service to get into Maidstone? August Newsletter from our Borough Councillor Patrik Garten. Rain at last in Hollingbourne! Dog owners beware – watch out for poisoned food hidden in the long grass! Met Office rates Hollingbourne and the North Downs a high risk for fires in the present heatwave. MBC’s latest public consultations on dog control and their new magazine. July briefing from our local MP. Kent County Council launches consultation on rural bus services – UPDATED. Operation Brock on the M20 between Hollingbourne and Ashford to be ready for Brexit in March 2019. – UPDATED Leeds Castle seeks Practical Conservation Volunteers. M20 Contraflow Scheme will take two weeks to activate (with traffic problems for Hollingbourne). Parish Council vacancy may be filled by co-option. – UPDATED. Kent Police and Crime Commissioner seeks views on violent crime. Successful Royal British Legion trip to WW1 war cemeteries in France. Upper Street children’s author plans new book for grown-ups. Big Lottery fund grants £9990 to Project 100 in Hollingbourne. Traffic disruption for months to come on M20 between Hollingbourne and Ashford. French newspaper suggests that Brexit may be the reason for the lack of interest in Hollingbourne’s Twinning with Templeuve. Pictures of the 2018 Hollingbourne Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show. A July newsletter from our local Borough Councillor. Former local Kleeneze agent launches new business.