Directory of local organisations & useful contacts

The Clergy Team:     Reverend Paul Kite  Tel 880243 (Team Vicar)

                                  Reverend Robin Gill  (Assistant Priest)

                                  Canon John Corbyn (Bearsted based Rector of the Benefice Tel 737135)  

Churchwardens:   Val Lurcock Tel 880694 and Christine Jones Tel 688830


Church Treasurer: Philip Smith Tel. 880680

Art Group:               Penny Johnstone Tel 880269

Borough Councillor: Patrik Garten  Tel 807907.

Bourne Musicians: Beccy Stroud Tel 880377

Brownies:       Sarah Ward Tel 880397 (Also Harrietsham Girl Guides for 10-14 age group)

Bus Services – Nu Venture Tel 882288 – see also Useful Links for timetables and other information.

Citizen’s Advice Bureau (at 2 Bower Terrace, Maidstone, ME16 8RY – near Maidstone West Station) Tel 752420

Cardwell Pavilion including bookings: Mike Bedwell Tel 07932164839

County Councillor : Shellina Prendergast Tel 07970 461160

Cricket Club:           Ian Gutteridge Tel 730388 – see also Useful Links

Cubs:                       Jane Newsome Tel 862558

Doctor in Yeomans Lane, Bearsted: Repeat Prescriptions Tel 630415 Appointments Tel 737326 – see also Useful Links.

Downs Mail:           Editor  Tel 727717

Friends of Hollingbourne’s Historic Church: Andy Brice Tel 880520 – see also separate page for more information.

Garden Society:    John Ross Tel 737080

Hollingbourne County Primary School:   Mrs Helen Bradley- Wyatt (Headteacher) Tel 880270 – see also Useful Links and

Hollingbourne Helpers:  June Pockett Tel 880763 and Mobile 07767367611

Hollingbourne Meadows Trust: Ben Williams Tel 07968 123165 – see also Useful Links.

Hollingbourne Pantomime Group: Gary Cooke Tel 880686

Hollingbourne Golf Society: Glenn Bryan Tel 880200

Football Club : Mike Bedwell Tel 880353 

Kent Messenger : Vacancy for Village Correspondent.

LenARA: Len Valley Active Retirement Association Tel 858714 –  see also Useful Links.

Member of Parliament: Helen Whately Tel 020-7219-6472

Millennium Green Trust : Adam Ward Tel 880397

Parish Clerk: Vicki Smith Tel 880526 (Mobile 07856 180003)

Parish Magazine Editorial : Carole Findlay,  Old House, Pilgrims Way, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RB Tel 880244

Parish Magazine Advertising : Phil Smith Tel 880680

Pilates Classes: ‘’

Pre-School Play Group for 2-4 year olds : Christine Judges Tel 07864 065753 – for fee information and details of early years funding for three and four year olds by Kent County Council. Normal fees are £9 per session from 9.10am to 12.10pm at the Cardwell Pavilion. More information is available on Facebook.

Police Community Support Officer: Matthew Addison Tel 604392 and 101.

Police: Rural Police Team : Tel 07580236308

Railway Enquiries : General Tel 08457 484950 (Maidstone East Station Tel 680824) – see also useful links for South East trains railway timetable.

Reading Group :  Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.

Royal British Legion : Derek Davison Tel 880650

Hollingbourne County Primary School: Mrs Helen Bradley-Wyatt (Headteacher) Tel 880270

Samaritans – Maidstone and Weald branch – Tel 674444/5 – see also useful links.

Scout Group:  Paul White Tel 751654

Short Mat Bowls : Peter Lee Tel 880580

Templeuve Twinning : Parish Clerk Tel. 880526

Village Hall including Bookings : Barbara Tremble , Tel. 0779 2858326 Enquiries regarding availability may be made at

Village Shop : Tel 880338

Voluntary Action Maidstone : Tel 756662 Services include transport for the elderly and infirm as well as other services. The address is 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1HH

Women’s Institute: Val Williams Tel 880433 – see also Useful Links..

NB The STD dialling code for Hollingbourne and Maidstone is 01622 and the postcode for Hollingbourne starts ME17.

In order to keep this list as accurate as possible local organisations and others are kindly requested to contact the Website Editor (Tel 880543) with any changes including additions or deletions.