Mystery excavation work in Hollingbourne

A number of residents have asked the Hollingbourne Parish Council for information about the excavators working in the field between the Hollingbourne Meadows trust land behind Tilefields and Hospital road. The Parish Council is unaware of any planning or other applications for the work. In addition to the work in the field a number of […]

Planning application for 12 houses in Windmill Lane – UPDATED

Hollingbourne Parish Council has today been advised of a planning application from Country House Developments for twelve new houses in Windmill Lane opposite the Village Hall.  UPDATE – As of 22nd December – Ms Kate Alteri of the MBC Planning Department has agreed to refer queries about the accuracy of the Windmill Lane plans and drawings […]

Top to Toe Fridays in Eyhorne Street

Hollingbourne’s own beauty and hairdressing salon is launching Top to Toe Fridays during January and February 2017. Stone Hair and Beauty, formerly Boniface, is in Eyhorne Street about half way between the Windmill and Sugar Loaves public houses. Please Read More for further information. For more information please Tel 880884 or go to

Seasonal songs for seniors plus tea!

Over 50 senior villagers were entertained this afternoon with seasonal songs and tea and cakes by the children of Hollingbourne County Primary School in the School Hall. This annual Christmas event was introduced by Ralph Baldock, the Headteacher and featured performances by all four classes plus one by the school choir who were conducted by […]

Warning that MBC budget cuts may affect local planning controls

Local MBC Borough Councillor Patrik Garten told last night’s Hollingbourne Parish Council meeting that MBC budget cuts may affect the ability of the Council to implement planning controls which ensure that building schemes are actioned in accordance with the granted planning permission and that action is taken against unauthorised construction. Hollingbourne is in an ANOB […]

December 2016 Minutes

Minutes of the meeting of Hollingbourne Parish Council monthly meeting held on Monday 12th December 2016, in the Cardwell Pavilion, Hollingbourne, commencing at 7.30 pm.   Present:           Mr M Bedwell, Mr A Ward, Mr D Ardley, Mr J Cobbett, Dr S Bauer, Mr A Bennett. In attendance:             Cllr Mr Patrik Garten – Borough […]

Other December news in brief

Hollingbourne’s Pre-School which meets mornings in school term time in the Cardwell Pavilion has been rated as “Outstanding” by Oftsed for the second time. The Pre-School was founded in 1990 and followed on from the Pre-School Play Group which previously met at the Village Hall with a grass play area that now forms part of […]

Up goes the Hollingbourne Christmas tree!

Hollingbourne’s Christmas tree, an annual gift from Leeds Castle, has today been erected on Tanyard Green. The tree on Eyhorne Green is privately arranged by the Stroud family and Andrew Snowdon. Traditionally villagers have sung carols around the tree on the last Saturday evening but nobody has come forward to arrange this event despite appeals […]

Possibly the last Christmas event at the Village Shop

Christopher’s Village Shop in Eyhorne Street today hosted their annual open house event when local residents were invited to sample some of the Christmas fare available. This may be the last Christmas event in the shop as Christopher Rudgard plans to retire in March 2017 and as yet nobody has come forward to take over […]

Southern Water increase village sewerage capacity by 50% at last!

Southern Water have just completed an upgrade of the Hollingbourne foul water sewerage system by increasing the main sewer which runs from Hasteds along the bourne valley from 150mm to 225mm. Until the work was completed last week Southern Water have had to frequently jet out the system via a manhole in the front garden […]