Parking problems in Upper Street today.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been advised by local residents of their concerns when Upper Street became single track today because of the numbers of cars parked between the Vicarage and the bottom of Hollingbourne Hill. The Upper Street Conservation Area includes a number of historic buildings including Hollingbourne Manor and the Dirty Habit PH which is on the corner of Upper Street and the Pilgrim’s Way National Trail.

There are some parking restrictions which appear to have been ignored and it has been suggested that the bend at the bottom of Upper Street became potentially dangerous as visibility is limited. The matter has been reported to Hollingbourne’s Maidstone Borough Councillor Patrik Garten as Maidstone Borough Council is responsible for parking in the Borough. You can contact Councillor Garten at PatrikGarten@Maidstone.gov.uk

Godfrey Meadow residents have complained about the manhole cover outside Godfrey House which rattles every time a vehicle goes over it. The problem was reported to Kent Highways last year without success. The local Kent County Council Councillor is Shellina.Prendergast@kent.gov.uk who should be able to help when there are unresolved highways problems.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has opposed development in the village on a number of occasions due to the lack of parking. The Eyhorne Street Conservation Area at the other end of the village has similar parking problems and is jammed most weekday mornings during the morning rush hour.

Pictured below is Upper Street at about 1pm today.

Cars parked opposite the Old Vicarage in Upper Street.
Parking on the bend at the bottom of Upper Street.