Watch out for dog nappers again!

  The Hollingbourne Meadows Trust last year asked local residents and dog owners in particular to watch out for dog nappers in the local area. Hollingbourne Parish Council has received since reports of suspicious people taking interest in dogs being walked locally  Please see below a picture of a miniature dachsund which it is hoped […]

The Village Shop will close unless somebody steps forward.

Christopher’s Village Shop ion Eyhorne Street is likely close for good at the end of March unless somebody steps forward to run it as a business or a group operates it as a community shop. The shop is the only convenience store between Bearsted and Sittingbourne and is a lifeline to many local residents. Christopher […]

New advertisement for Hollingbourne based Team Vicar.

Another advertisement will shortly appear in the Church Times for the Hollingbourne based Team Vicar for the North Downs Benefice. The post of Priest in Charge for the former Leeds and Hollingbourne Benefice has been vacant since the retirement of the Reverend Nigel Fry in April 2015. Please Read More for further information. The post […]

KCC calls for archaeological investigation of Windmill Lane site.

Ms Wendy Rogers of the Heritage Conservation section of Kent County Council has called for a full investigation of the site adjoining Windmill Lane in Hollingbourne where a planning application has been made for 12 houses. The application has been opposed by Hollingbourne Parish Council, Hollingbourne Village Hall Committee, and by various local residents principally […]

Village Hall doors vandalised for the third time!

A mystery vandal has been tampering with and blocking the main door locks of the Hollingbourne Village Hall and this has now happened three times. Every time that happens the main door has to be partially dismantled in order that it can be opened. Village Hall Chairman John Holley has asked for hall users and […]

The Queen’s Highland Bull arrives in Kent.

Due to the unique relationship that has been forged between Roundoak Farm in Kent and the Queen’s Estate at Balmoral in Scotland, Roundoak are pleased to announce the arrival of a pedigree Highland bull – ‘The Duke’ – to the farm based in Kent. Norman and Ruth, the owners of Roundoak have been visiting Braemar […]

Roxhill PLC appeal against MBC refusal to develop Woodcut Farm at M20 Junction 8.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been advised of an appeal against the Maidstone Borough Council decision to refuse a planning application by Roxhill PC in 2015 to build a 46,523 square metre warehousing complex at Junction 8 of the M20 at Woodcut Farm which is within the Parish of Hollingbourne. This was the third major attempt […]

Hope for resurfacing of M20 between Junctions 8 and 9.

Faversham and Mid Kent MP Mrs Helen Whately has advised Hollingbourne Parish Council that a full inspection of the M20 road between Junctions 8 and 9 will be carried out in 2017-8. Local residents have complained about the surface noise since the M20 was opened in 1991 with a ribbed concrete surface which no longer […]

Planning application validated for 10 new houses in Eyhorne Street.

Maidstone Borough Council have formally validated the application from Fernham Homes to build 10 houses to the east of Eyhorne Street between Godfrey House and Claygate. The plans will be considered at the next Parish Council Meeting on 13th February and the closing date for comments is 24th February. More information is at the Maidstone […]