Upcoming vacancy for a Parish Councillor and Editor of this Village website.

There will shortly be a vacancy for a Hollingbourne Parish Councillor following the planned resignation of John Cobbett at the next Parish Council meeting in the Cardwell Pavilion on Monday 11th November.  After 35 happy years in Hollingbourne the Cobbetts are downsizing to Tenterden in November which creates a vacancy on the Parish Council. The […]

Highways England have no plans to cancel Operation Brock despite Brexit delay.

At 7.30am this morning Operation Brock on the M20 was triggered in anticipation of the UK leaving the EU Customs Union at 11pm on Thursday 31st October. Since then the EU have offered the UK another Brexit extension to 31st January 2020 or some other previous date which is yet to be agreed. If the […]

November 2019 newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor Patrik Garten. Please Read More for further information. Whichever local paper you look at these days, there is always an article complaining about the lack of local infrastructure. Of course, the author always blames MBC for granting ever more planning permissions for […]

Junction of the M20 coast bound now closed for Operation Brock.

Junction 8 of the M20 coast bound at Hollingbourne is now closed as part of Operation Brock and non freight coastbound traffic is now entering the two lane contraflow system on the M20 between Junctions 7 and 8. London bound traffic continues to use the thirteen mile long contraflow system on the London bound side […]

All Saints’ Church Christmas Cards now on sale!

The 2019 Christmas Card for All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne is now on sale. Please see below for further information. All Saints’ Church is one of the Pilgrims Way Churches in the North Downs Benefice. The website is https://www.pilgrimswaychurches.org/

M20 past Hollingbourne to be closed tonight and tomorrow in preparation for Operation Brock starting on Monday at 6am.

Highways England have this afternoon announced the M20 between Junction 7 for Maidstone and Junction 9 in Ashford will be closed from 8pm to 6am tonight and tomorrow night in preparation for the launch of Operation Brock on Monday morning at 6am (28th October). This is in spite of the fact that the date for […]

Downloads of Hayl Hola still available!

Hayl Hola, a photographic record of Hollingbourne was published by Hollingbourne Parish Council well over thirty years ago before the internet existed. At the time most residents purchased a copy and the Parish Council still has a few copies left. In 2016 it was loaded on to this website and has been one of the […]

Highways England outsources employment of 50 staff to check lorry Customs paperwork on M20.

In anticipation the UK possibly leaving the EU Customs Union on 31st October 2019, the Highways Agency is outsourcing the employment of 50 staff to check the Customs paperwork of lorries waiting for Customs at Dover and Eurotunnel on the M20 coastbound between Hollingbourne and Ashford. The Highways Agency has declined to say how local […]

Roll up, roll up, roll up for the Hollingbourne Fireworks on 1st November!

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following message from Beccy Stroud who is organising the Hollingbourne Fireworks for the fifteenth consecutive year. Please Read More for further information.   Hollingbourne Village Fireworks Friday 1st November – new venue this year: The Hollingbourne Meadows Trust land, 2 entrances from Eyhorne Street, next to Hasteds or from […]