Vacancy for a Parish Councillor – Enquiries invited.

A vacancy exists for a Parish Councillor following the death of Councillor Alan Bennett in October 2019. Enquiries should be sent to the Parish Clerk. The Clerk’s contact details appear on this website.

The Parish Council generally meets on the second Monday of each month with the exception of August at 7.30pm in the Cardwell Pavilion. Meetings usually last about 90 minutes. There are other meetings from time to time and amongst other responsibilities the Parish Council administers the Cardwell Paviliion and Lance Memorial Playing Field, maintains the village street lighting and public spaces including Eyhorne Green and Tanyard Green, comments on planning applications, supports the Village Fete and Exemption Dog Show and other events, and provides other minor services not provided by Maidstone Borough Council or Kent County Council. It also seeks to represent the village on issues which affect Hollingbourne. Parish Councillors are expected to live or work in the Parish or nearby.

Further information can be obtained from Adam Ward, Parish Council Chairman.

A formal notice of the vacancy will be published by the Parish Clerk in due course.

The Parish Clerk can be contacted at pchollingbourne@gmail.com or by telephone at 880526.

Please see Site Pages for a full list of Parish Councillors.

 

Pictured below is the late Parish Councillor Alan Bennett at the 2011 Summer Fete which was supported by Hollingbourne Parish Council.

 

Nearly 100 people attended Councillor Bennett’s funeral in All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne on 16th November. This was followed by a private cremation at Vinter’s Park Crematorium and a reception in Hollingbourne Village. Many of the mourners wore the colours of Maidstone United Football Club where he was a regular attender. Derek Davison, in his capacity as a Royal British Legion Standard Bearer attended the coffin in the church where there was a retiring collection in aid of All Saints’ Church and the Project 100 Avenue of Remembrance which was opened on 11th November.  This is a joint venture between the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust and the Leeds and Hollingbourne Branch of the Royal British Legion of which Councillor Bennett was a member. It is understood that the collection raised over £500.