SEW fail to show to mend road for the second time and other local news. Annual Report from local Kent County Councillor Shellina Prendergast. Dates fixed for Hollingbourne roadworks. Notice of Casual Vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Operation Brock to start on M20 between Junctions 8 and 9 next year. Downs Mail Windmill Lane photo call. Heart of Kent Hospice Volunteer Open Mornings. New Chairman of the Parish Council. Current planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. An update from our local MP on issues which affect Hollingbourne – fewer trains and lorry parking on the M20 after Brexit. Lorry gets stuck at entrance to Windmill Lane Public Footpath. Bearsted Green shops saved and other local news. Forthcoming roadworks in Hollingbourne – UPDATED. Upper Street author publishes new book. New arrangements for Park and Ride from 1st June 2018. Multiple Vehicle incident in Upper Street this morning. Programme announced for Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show. Report of the April 2018 Parish Council Meeting. No confirmation that new development will result in the loss of Eyhorne Street parking bays. MBC ignores Hollingbourne and grants planning permission for 10 x one million pound homes accessed by 3 metre wide public footpath. Tuesday’s morning traffic jam in Eyhorne Street – something must be done! Woodcut Farm News from our local MBC Councillor plus a May Newsletter. Garden Society launches Kids Club at Spring Show. Report of All Saints’ Hollingbourne Parochial Church Council Kent Police seek help in guarding the Kent frontiers! MBC Planning Committee to consider Windmill Lane Planning Application 17 months after original application. Bicknor residents come out strongly against Swanton Farm development above Hollingbourne on the North Downs. Open letter fails to stop changes to Willington Street Park and Ride from 1st June 2018. Morning traffic now means that it takes 20-30 minutes to drive through Hollingbourne. South Eastern Trains launches new Hollingbourne Timetable on 20th May. Clanking manhole and overflowing drain reported again to KCC Highways. Windmill Lane developers still looking for a site for affordable homes. M20 outside lane may be strenghtened from Junction 8 in Hollingbourne so that it can be used as a lorry park after Brexit. Volunteers and the loan of a freezer wanted for the Summer Fete on 9th June. Back on line! Police find Gloria Stringer who disappeared in Hollingbourne on New Years’s Day. The Orient Express steams through Hollingbourne. The Heart of Kent Hospice announces their Spring and Summer events programme. Mystery of the red poppies! KCC to spend an additional £2 million on repairing potholes. Hollingbourne is asked to oppose plans for 11,250 new houses that will be partly served by the B2163. March 2018 Report from the Kent Police Rural Liaison Team. April 2018 Message from our local Borough Councillor. Hollingbourne Panto Group players in rehearsals for “Dancing at Lughnasa”. Rapunzel is the Hollingbourne village pantomime for 2019. Greenway Court Road still flooded at the railway bridge. Post Brexit M20 traffic solution still awaited by Kent County Council who admit that they have “concerns”! Station Lane litter bin replaced at last! Windmill Lane housing development may depend on affordable housing being built elsewhere. Local KCC Councillor asks for road problems to be reported direct to KCC. Brexit update from our local MP. No undertaking that Government will pick up future Operation Stack policing costs. Downs Mail rates Hollingbourne Pantomime as a “wizard of a show”. No trains today to and from Hollingbourne Station because of the weather and other news. Invitation to a workshop on water supply vulnerability. Hollingbourne CP School closed because of the bad weather! Current local service update from Maidstone Borough Council – winter weather issues. Snow has also fallen in Upper Street today! Arctic weather arrives in Hollingbourne. Woodland Trust announces Hucking Estate events for 2018. March news from Hollingbourne Women’s Institute. New bellringers wanted for All Saints’ church. No KCC money for Hollingbourne Corner traffic management scheme. Open letter to MBC Parking Services about changes to the Willington Street Park and Ride. Your views are invited on possible improvements to the A20 between Hollingbourne and Harrietsham. Hollingbourne bus service to continue until September 2018. Parking problems in Upper Street today. A special message from the Bishop in Canterbury about refugees. Blue skies forecast for most of the rest of February. A February Message from our local MP. PC pledges £1000 for Junction 8 fight legal costs. Concern about the future of the Village Hall. Thief is jailed following car theft in Hollingbourne TV company invites ideas for a Hollingbourne public art project. Another Upper Street resident has book published. Planning permission granted for twelve houses next to Godfrey House. January report from our local MBC Borough Councillor. Proposals for a Hollingbourne Parish Plan. – You can help! Just a few tickets available for the Hollingbourne Pantomime – UPDATED – Preview performance added! Preview of Project 100 launch. – An Avenue of Remembrance. Campaign launched for Carers in Kent. Possible village trip to WW1 cemeteries. Are you interested? MBC to raise planning application fees by 20% and other January news in brief. – UPDATED THROUGH THE MONTH. NHS performance figures for our local hospitals. The 2016-17 Annual Report from Porchlight – the local homelessness charity. The search continues for Gloria Stringer and other Kent Police news. – UPDATED, From the archives – the “Deputy Prime Minister’s” visit to Hollingbourne. Tickets are going fast for the Hollingbourne Pantomime. Have you seen Gloria Stringer? Number 13 bus service from Hollingbourne may carry on after March 2018. Ha Ha Hat Club raises £201.76 for Barnado’s and other December news in brief. Christmas and New Year Message from the Bishop in Canterbury. Traffic lights for Hollingbourne Corner? What do you think? – UPDATED. December newsletter from our local Borough Councillor. September archaeologocial dig in Hollingbourne. Provisional date for set for the Windmill Lane planning application. Village Consultation on Volunteer Support Warden Scheme. Public meeting on Station Footpath postponed until January and other railway news. Church Parish Shares to rise ahead of inflation in 2018. First real snow fall of the winter hits Hollingbourne. No assurance as yet that the Village Hall lease will be renewed – UPDATED. Kent Police launch online reporting for crimes and non-injury road traffic accidents. Maidstone Road in Lenham to be closed for 18 months from January. No automatic bus pass renewals for the over 60’s and others in March 2018. Up goes the Hollingbourne Christmas Tree! Maidstone approves planning application for development at Woodcut Farm. Merry Christmas from Mrs Helen Whately – MP for Hollingbourne. The 40’s and 50’s is the theme for the 2018 Village Fete. Response still awaited to KCC request for Government confirmation of no regular need for Operation Stack after Brexit. Advent appeal from the Bishop of Dover. November Newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Calling all grandparents! How are you? Hare coursing in Hollingbourne? Have you lost anything on Hollingbourne Meadows Trust land? Parish Council to write to EI Group PLC regarding Village Hall lease renewal. A sunny autumn morning in Hollingbourne. Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Support Warden? No Operation Stack lorry park on the M20 could mean traffic problems for Hollingbourne. New members wanted for the 2018 Summer Fete Committee! Hollingbourne fireworks raises £955 for the village! Tickets now on sale for 40th pantomime from Hollingbourne Pantomime Group! Have your say about Kent Policing! Packed Sugar Loaves for send off of Shula Lee from the Hollingbourne Village Shop. July invitation follows successful November Templeuve visit. Woodcut Farm development application to be considered by MBC on 30th November. Good news about Christopher’s Village Shop! Hollingbourne hoard now on show in Maidstone Museum. Hollingbourne Twinning Committee to visit Templeuve to lay wreaths on UK graves. Lights out in Hollingbourne hair salon since the end of October – UPDATED. 100 hawthorn trees to be planted to mark the centenary of the end of WW1. Still no route or funding for Leeds to Langley bypass after several decades! Fernham Homes site clearance begins before planning permission granted – UPDATED Former Eyhorne Street hairdressers launch new business. Godfrey House makes the front page of The Times property section. – UPATED. News from our local MP – Development likely to go ahead at Junction 8. Have your say at a public meeting about the long promised east of Maidstone relief road! Help for military veterans day to be held in Headcorn. Proposed boundary changes may mean new constituency for Hollingbourne. New planning application for development at Woodcut Farm at Junction 8 of the M20. Police appeal for witnesses to assault on football referee in Hollingbourne. KCC to press for fluid freight movements and no Operation Stack after Brexit. October newsletter from local Borough Councillor Patrik Garten. Do you remember the Hurricane of 1987? Have you any pictures to share? Local MP presses for more lorry parks for Kent. Leeds Castle offer Hollingbourne woods for sale. Possible trip to Templeuve on 11th November. Are you interested? “Light up a life” and other news from the Heart of Kent Hospice. Village Hall hustings speaker becomes UKIP leader. New Vicar ready for first church service in Hollingbourne. Packed church for licensing of new Team Vicar for Hollingbourne. Broad Street Art Afternoon raises £463.25 for local charities. Gordon Bristow scoops Chrysanthemum class in Autumn Show. Hundreds visit Hollingbourne for Safari Market. Provisional date set for Windmill Lane Planning Application. – UPDATED. Deaths of Mrs Yvonne Evans and Mr Leslie Brooks. Death of Ann Liddicoat. Parish Council to stop publishing draft minutes plus other village news – UPDATED. Photographs wanted for the 2018 Meadows Trust Calendar. Queen Charlotte’s Ball comes to Leeds Castle. No plan as yet from KCC for Operation Stack on the M20 after Brexit with no Customs Union. Draft drought plan from South Easter Water – A public consultation. Appeal to new and old residents of Hollingbourne from Friends of Hollingbourne’s Historic Church. Village Hall Committee seeks Community Asset listing for the Village Hall. – UPDATED. The Annual Return for the Hollingbourne Parish Council’s Accounts for the year ended March 2017. UK Brexit negotiator concedes that there will be traffic delays at Dover (and on the M20). Current local public consultations on M2 Junction 5 and the local flood risk strategy. Update on the future of the Hollingbourne Village Shop. Meadows Trust AGM delayed until November and other August news in brief. New private sector dementia care service launched locally. New planning application for Musket Lane housing site. Hollingbourne goes tropical for the Heart of Kent Hospice! Proposal to close the footpath across the railway line at Hollingbourne. Used stamps wanted for the Heart of Kent Hospice. Report of Hollingbourne Neighbourhood Contacts and Drivers Meeting in July. The Parish Council’s Annual Returns for 2015/6 Village Hall Committee opposes Windmill Lane housing planning application. National newspaper report about traffic jams in Kent after Brexit. Archaeological dig proposed for Windmill Lane development site and other July 2017 news. Local MP featured in “Private Eye” magazine. Fridge fly-tipping in Hospital Road reported to MBC. Entrance gates go up at Godfrey Meadow development. – UPDATED – gates stolen! Successful beer and music festival despite Eyhorne Street parking problems. Packed church service for the retirement of Mr Ralph Baldock of Hollingbourne CP School. Windmill Lane planning closing date deferred as concerns mount over the future of the Village Hall. Have your say about policing in Kent! Woodcut Farm Public Inquiry delayed until February 2018. Kent Police launch Protect and Connect Campaign. Local KCC Councillor to report back on KCC policy regarding Channel traffic following Brexit. Godfrey Meadow developers fund new Hollingbourne play area. 50 WI women were trapped in Windmill Lane car park for two hours by a badly parked car Fernham Homes to submit revised planning application with “more affordable” houses – plus other planning news – UPDATED. New planning application for 10 detached houses in Windmill Lane – UPDATED. Kent Fire and Rescue Service launch fire hydrant initiative – plus map of Hollingbourne hydrants. New Headteacher for Hollingbourne County Primary School. The Dirty Habit Claret Jug goes back to France. 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 and other Station Lane news.