Annual season ticket from Hollingbourne to London to rise by £132 from January 2020 but no sign of maintenance for station.

Rail fare increases with effect from January 2020 have been announced today which should increase the basic annual season by 2.8% from Hollingbourne to London from £4700pa to £4832. Meanwhile Hollingbourne Station seriously needs redecoration and Station Lane to be properly maintained with the encroaching vegetation to be cut back to make it safe for […]

Hollingbourne Parish Council and complaints about noise from Greenway Court Road Quad Bikes.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been made aware of recent complaints about the noise from the quad bike circuit in Greenway Court Road. Most of the noise occurs on Sundays and over the last decade the issue has been reported no less than 55 times on this website. Maidstone Borough Council has the statutory power to […]

Change of venue for Hollingbourne Village Fireworks.

The annual Hollingbourne Village Fireworks Show on Friday 1st November will be held on the land belonging to the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust at the rear of Tilefields. The event has previously been held at Hollingbourne County Primary School and has raised thousands of pounds for village causes. Organiser Beccy Stroud writes: HOLLINGBOURNE VILLAGE FIREWORKS Mark […]

Watch out for low branches in Station Lane!

Hollingbourne station users are advised to watch out for low branches and overgrown verges in Station Lane. Normally the South Eastern Railway arranges for the verges to be trimmed so that the foot passengers and motorists can get to and from Hollingbourne Station is safety. This does not seem to have happened so far this […]

Would you be interested in helping with a Hollingbourne Neighbourhood Watch Group?

Some 30 years ago Hollingbourne had a successful Neighbourhood Watch Group which was instigated by PC Jim Ratchford who lived in the Police House and Sub-Station in Hasteds. After he was posted elsewhere and Police House was sold the Group eventually fell by the wayside. Now local PCSO Daniel Genn is keen that a new […]

KCC Highways decline to relace bollard which keeps pavement safe for pedestrians.

Kent County Council Highways have declined to replace an Eyhorne Street pavement bollard that was damaged by an Army lorry in June because it had previously been damaged in a separate incident in May. Since the June incident the Eyhorne Street pavement which was previously blocked by the bollard has been regularly used by vehicles […]

MBC provide 5 printed copies of Local Plan consultation summary for Village Shop but no response forms.

Last month Maidstone Borough Council launched their Local Plan Review Public Consultation which has a closing date of 30th September 2019. Copies of the Review documents are in libraries but it is expected that responses are sent in online as there appears to be no current provision for those who do not have internet access. […]

South Eastern will continue to operate Hollingbourne trains until April 2020.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following announcement from South Eastern Trains about the extension of their franchise from November 2019 to April 2020. It is understood that the new Transport Secretary, Mr Grant Shapps MP abandoned the tendering process for the new franchise and reappointed South Eastern for the next few months. It is […]