HATCHES, MATCHES AND DISPATCHES 

Sadly, Rosemary Stratton, a long-term resident of Hollingbourne, has died at Maidstone Hospital on 22nd September.  She had, until recently, been living at Larchmere House in Frittenden, but was admitted to hospital towards the end of August, following her 80th birthday. She worked as a Ward Sister at the former Kent Opthalmic Hospital in Marsham […]

Kent Rail Strategy 2021 Consultation

Kent County Council (KCC) is currently consulting on our draft Kent Rail Strategy 2021. The Strategy aims to influence train services in the county for the next decade. We want to make sure the voices of our communities, businesses and partners are heard to ensure our rail network will help deliver economic growth and to […]

Current Planning Applications for September 2020

A feature of the Hollingbourne village website is a monthly list of local planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. The list is supplied by Maidstone Borough Council who make the planning decisions. Hollingbourne Parish Council only advises on planning matters and can be overruled by Maidstone. All the new planning applications will be […]

Self-employed Income Support Scheme

We are reminding anyone who is self-employed to apply for a second government…. The Self Employment Income Support Scheme, allows individuals and partnerships whose work has been affected by the Coronavirus to claim for financial support.  A second and final taxable grant worth 70% of their average monthly trading profits. This is paid out as […]

Another COVID-19 update from KCC Cabinet Member, Shellina Prendergast

I am sure that the easing of Covid-19 restrictions over the past few weeks has been welcomed by many Kent residents. However, this doesn’t mean that the virus has gone away. We all still need to be even more alert than ever to the risks. Our Protect Kent and Medway campaign aims to raise awareness of these […]

Hollingbourne Parish Council Parish Council September Agenda

To be held on Monday, 14th September 2020 Via Microsoft Teams Video Link, at 7.30 pm. This is a public meeting, but due to COVID-19 Government Guidelines on the gathering of people together, it will not be held at the Cardwell Pavilion.  Residents and representatives of the media interested in joining the video link should […]

Kent Police Rural Task Force Newsletter for August 2020.

Please find attached the latest Rural report and the Winter 2019/20 edition of Rural Matters Magazine from the Kent Police Rural Task Force. There has been an increased number of reports in relation to Hare Coursing. It is important that all incidents are reported and recorded with us which can be done via Country Eye […]

Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival at Kent Life in Maidstone this weekend

The Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival returns to Kent Life in Sandling, Maidstone , on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. Visitors can pop to the beer tent or the gin bar; or learn about hop picking and enjoy some of the local live music on offer at the‘festini’, which runs from 10am to 6pm both […]