Urgent appeal for support from the Village Hall Committee about Windmill Lane development.

Hollingbourne Village Hall Committee is very concerned about the possible development of 12 houses in Windmill Lane which will be accessed by the narrow privately owned and maintained public footpath (PROW KH199) which runs from the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area to the Village Hall and to Grove Mill Farm. Hollingbourne Parish Council and local residents […]

Other February News in Brief including the last bus for Hollingbourne!

NU Venture Coaches have advised Hollingbourne Parish Council that the number 13 bus will will cease to run in April 2018 due to a withdrawal of support from Kent County Council. No other buses will serve the village and the nearest bus stop is at Hollingbourne Corner on the A20. Mr Norman Kemp of Nu Venture […]

MBC reject request for a Windmill Lane Traffic Survey.

Maidstone Borough Council has rejected a request from the Hollingbourne Village Hall Committee  for a traffic survey relating to the likely impact on the development of 12 houses alongside the Windmill Lane Public Footpath (PROW KH199) at the rear of the Windmill Public House in Eyhorne Street. Other developers including Fernham homes who wish to […]

January 2017 Minutes.

The Minutes of the Hollingbourne Parish Council Meeting of 9th January 2017 that were approved at the Parish Council Meeting on 13th February 2017. Minutes of the meeting of Hollingbourne Parish Council monthly meeting held on Monday 9th January 2017, in the Cardwell Pavilion, Hollingbourne, commencing at 7.30 pm. Present: Mr A Ward (Vice Chairman), […]

Hollingbourne Village Shop to stay open to at least September.

Hollingbourne’s Village Shop which faced closure at the end of March 2017 will now stay open to at least the end of September. Christopher Rudgard, the shopkeeper, last year announced his intention to retire at the end of March 2017 and there has been some concern about the future of the shop, which includes a […]

63.32 % of North Downs Ward including Hollingbourne voted for Brexit.

A report published this week by the BBC which analysed 2016 Referendum voting by electoral ward revealed that voters in the North Downs Ward of Maidstone which includes Hollingbourne voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. A total of 687 (63.32%) voted to leave Europe while 398 (36.68%) voted to remain. Hansard has reported that local MP, Mrs […]

Former KIG site in Hollingbourne under threat again!

The Bearsted and Thurnham Society who successfully campaigned against the KIG development on Woodcut Farm in Hollingbourne and other developments at Junction 8 of the M20 have today circulated the following newsletter to local residents: Bearsted & Thurnham Society FORMER KIG SITE – UNDER THREAT FROM DEVELOPERS YET AGAIN! We have recently learned that Roxhill […]

Watch out for online scams!

The Kent Association of Local Councils has asked Hollingbourne Parish Council to publicise an initiative from Kent County Council Trading Standards regarding online scams. Please Read More for further information.

Kent police are seeking volunteers to help with vehicle maintenance etc!

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to promote a recruitment drive by Kent Police for volunteers. Please Read More for further information. Further information is at www.kent.police.uk/jobs-recruiting-now/volunteers or see the poster below.

New Hollingbourne houses to benefit Harrietsham School.

Kent County Council has asked that the contribution to local services from the developers of 10 houses between Godfrey House and Claygate be paid to Harrietsham CP School. Fernham Homes who have applied for planning permission for the houses are being asked to contribute £23,609.60 to Harrietsham CP School and nothing to Hollingbourne CP School! […]