Report about Pilgrim’s Retreat Caravan Park in “Private Eye”.

The Pilgrim’s Retreat Caravan Park on the North Downs above Hollingbourne is featured in the issue of “Private Eye” that is dated 18th October 2019. Recent newsletters from our local MP, Mrs Helen Whately, indicate that she has had a number of letters from residents of the Pilgrim’s Retreat. Please Read More for more information […]

MBC launches leisure survey.

Hollingbourne Borough Council has been asked to publicise the Maidstone Borough Council Leisure Survey. Please Read More for further information. The MBC Leisure and sports survey is now live!  The link: The survey has been created so that our residents can have their say on the future of leisure. When they fill out the […]

HOKH launches Light Up a Life Events for 2019.

The Heart of Kent Hospice, which serves the Hollingbourne area, has announced dates for “Light Up a Life” Events. Please Read More for further information. Heart of Kent Hospice Light Up A Life 2019 Our annual Light Up a Life Appeal offers you the opportunity to pause during this busy time of year and dedicate […]

“Diverse Open Doors” in Kent Interfaith week.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to publicise Kent Interfaith week from 11th to 17th November when a number places of worhsip across the County will be open to all. Please Read More for further information. A range of places of worship across Kent will be opening their doors to the public during interfaith week. […]

MBC briefs local Parish Councils on likely traffic problems after Brexit.

Representatives of Hollingbourne Parish Council and other local Parish Councils today met with Maidstone Borough Council Officers in the Town Hall to learn about the possible effects on local communities of Brexit on 31st October if the UK leaves the EU Customs Union. Mark Green and Jennifer Shepherd from Maidstone Borough Council told attendees that […]

Southeastern Railway CEO promises to consider repainting the Hollingbourne Station.

Southeastern Railway CEO David Statham tonight promised at the Annual Kent Rail Summit in County Hall to look at repainting Hollingbourne Station which is very shabby. At a previous Summit he was asked to do something about the Station Lane lights by a representative of Hollingbourne Parish Council and these were repaired shortly afterwards so […]

September 2019 Minutes.

The Minutes of the Hollingbourne Parish Council Meeting in the Cardwell Pavilion of 9th September 2019 that were approved at the Parish Council Meeting on 14th October 2019. Minutes of the meeting of Hollingbourne Parish Council held on Monday 9th September 2019, in the Cardwell Pavilion, Hollingbourne, commencing at 7.30 pm. Present: Cllr A Ward […]

Operation Brock on the M20 to be ready to go live on 28th October.

The Department of Transport has today announced that Operation Brock will be ready to go live at 6am on 28th October if it appears that the UK will be leaving the EU Customs Union on 31st October It was previously expected that Operation Brock might start on 21st October ready for a possible Brexit at […]

The Ringlestone is back in business!

The Ringlestone Inn in the road between the top of Hollingbourne Hill and Stede Hill in Harrietsham is now back in business after over a year’s closure. This reputedly haunted historic public house on the North Downs is on one of the traditional pilgrim’s routes to Canterbury. Following the sale by Shepherd Neame the public […]