M20 roadworks for the week commencing 19th August 2019. Annual season ticket from Hollingbourne to London to rise by £132 from January 2020 but no sign of maintenance for station. Hollingbourne Parish Council and complaints about noise from Greenway Court Road Quad Bikes. Change of venue for Hollingbourne Village Fireworks. Watch out for low branches in Station Lane! Would you be interested in helping with a Hollingbourne Neighbourhood Watch Group? KCC Highways decline to relace bollard which keeps pavement safe for pedestrians. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 12th August 2019. MBC provide 5 printed copies of Local Plan consultation summary for Village Shop but no response forms. South Eastern will continue to operate Hollingbourne trains until April 2020. Watch out for fraudsters! Ongoing concerns about traffic issues between Claygate and Statiion Road. Kent Police serve Section 61 eviction order on caravans on Hollingbourne’s Lance Memorial Playing Field. – UPDATED. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 5th August 2019. Missing Bin Collections. What Boris Johnson means for Kent – an August Newsletter from Hollingbourne’s MP. Pilgrim’s Way Churches including Hollingbourne launch new website. Planning applications for pizza shack at XIIIc public house and others just received by Hollingbourne Parish Council. Roadworks on the A20 Ashford Road towards Maidstone for 2 days starting on 5th August. Report of the July 2019 Parish Council Meeting. MBC launch public consultation on the infrastructure levy paid by developers. Reduced train service on Thursday 25th July due to hot weather. MBC to consider making Local Plan Review documents more widely available in print form. August 2019 Newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Local MP votes with Government against proroguing motion to stop Brexit without a deal. A big thank you to the residents of Godfrey Meadow! M20 roadworks and closures for the week commencing 22nd July 2019. Changes to the NHS in Kent including Hollingbourne. Kent’s preparations for Brexit on 31st October 2019. MBC launch public consultation on the Local Plan. Your views are invited on low emissions! Over 100 attend the 170th Annual Summer Show in the Village Hall. Mark Phelan on his bike ready for Ypres! M20 closures for the week commencing 15th July. Watch out for adders and other July 2019 news in brief – Updated through the month. Heavy rain results in 2019 Fete loss of £653. Number 13 bus service to continue until further notice. Theft from Hollingbourne CP School of camp fire griddle donated in June by Leeds Castle. M20 Roadworks for the week of 8th July to 14th July 2019. Kent Fire and Rescue Service plans to make Kent’s roads safer. Current planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. The Rural Policing Summer 2019 Newsletter. July 2019 Newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor. Boris Johnson visits Kent but has no date for the removal of the Brexit barrier on the M20 between Ashford and Hollingbourne. AA 2020 Pub Guide lists the Dirty Habit as one of the best 16 pubs in Kent. Maria Domican is waiting to hear from you! Have you seen the missing firepit from the Midsummer Night’s Picnic? – UPDATED. Another road accident emphasises traffic concerns in Hollingbourne. New Bishop for Hollingbourne. M20 roadworks for the week from 1st July to 7th July 2019. An appeal for sponsorship from Mark Phelan for a 150 mile British Legion Bike Ride to Ypres. Planning application received for 79 bed care home at Junction 8 of the M20. Pictures of the Hollingbourne Mid Summer Picnic organised by the WI and Hollingbourne Meadows Trust. Tickets on sale for three forthcoming popular Hollingbourne Village events. A statement about Christopher’s Village Shop from Christopher Rudgard plus a possible future for the Shop. M20 Roadworks for the week commencing 24th June 2019. Speed restriction on A20 from 1st July for 21days. Planning Application to convert Brickfields Close terrace in to 2 blocks of semi-detached houses refused.- UPDATED. 2019 is not the first time that the Government has reneged on plans to resurface the M20 between Junction 8 and 9 with a quieter surface. The Annual Accounts of Hollingbourne Parish Council for the year ended 31st March 2019. Thanks for supporting our downsizing garage sale! Please do not leave your dog mess behind! M20 roadworks for the week commencing 17th June 2019. Would you be interested in joining a Community Shop working group? Nominate a young person for the Kent Try Angle Award. Local MP votes to block Parliament’s ability to stop a no deal Brexit. Christopher’s Village Shop to close in January 2020 unless …… Hollingbourne Summer Fete opens in pouring rain but continues in sunshine. Hollingbourne resident awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Revised June Parish Council Agenda to consider the future of the Village Shop and the names on the Village War Memorial and Church Roll of Honour. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 10th June 2019. Seven classes in the Hollingbourne Summer Fete Dog Show. Why our MP is not endorsing any of the candidates for the Conservative leadership….. Operation Brock M20 contraflow system to “remain in place until further notice”. D Day Dakotas just visible from Hollingbourne and other June 2019 news in brief – UPDATED through the month. No “gates under the Hollingbourne railway bridge”! – says Borough Councillor. Newly replaced Eyhorne Street bollard damaged again. Kent Fire and Rescue Service launch Open Days. The Gurkhas start work on the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust bridge. June 2019 newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor. 34 Dakotas to fly over Hollingbourne on Wednesday en route to Normandy. M20 contraflow system from Hollingbourne to Ashford may become permanent. Steam Punk comes to Hollingbourne! Eyhorne Street reopens to through traffic despite signage to the contrary. M20 closures for the week commencing 3rd June 2019. M20 closures for the week of starting on 27th May 2019. Book the date for the Midsummer Night’s Picnic! Weekly Update on M20 closures from 20th to 26th May 2019. Spate of shed break ins, the theft of an excavator, and other May 2019 Hollingbourne news in brief. – Updated through the month. Closure of Eyhorne Street to through traffic. Hollingbourne’s French Twinning Committee to be dissolved. Local MP sends congratulations on the birth of Archie to Meghan and Harry. All Saints’ Church appeals for stall contributions for Village Fete on 8th June. Death of former Leeds and Hollingbourne RBL Chairman. Programme for the Hollingbourne Summer Fete and Dog Show announced. New Hollingbourne Contacts Coordinator seeks volunteers. Death of Hollingbourne’s oldest resident at 103. Hollingbourne Brownies could come back to Hollingbourne! 2020 Village Pantomime to be based on the story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Kent Online reports that Operation Brock barrier on the M20 will stay until at least new Brexit date of 31st October. May 2019 Newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Over 60 people attend the Hollingbourne Annual Parish Assembly. Report of All Saints’ Hollingbourne Parochial Church Council Concern about Good Friday working on Fernham Homes site and the removal of trees and possible nesting sites. Weekly Update on SMP M20 Programmed Work – Monday 22nd April to 28th April. Easter Message from the Bishop in Canterbury. Highways England gives assurance that Operation Brock safety procedures have been followed. Brexit update from our local MP, Mrs Helen Whately. Updated church guide with colour pictures published. Notice of European Parliamentary Election on 23rd May 2019. Brexit delay could mean reopening of M20 J8 coastbound slip road and lifting of Operation Brock. – UPDATED. Harrietsham Pre-School to move to Hollingbourne. Closure of B2149 through Leeds from 8th April for up to 11days. – UPDATED Forthcoming overnight closures on the M20 for 8th to 13th April. Kent Police rural crime news and other April 2019 Hollingbourne news in brief – Updated through the month. No number 13 bus from Hollingbourne to Maidstone from 8th to 18th April. – UPDATED. Easter events in and around Hollingbourne for your diary. Junction 8 of the M20 coast bound to be closed indefinitely. April 2019 Newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor. A “mouth watering display” at the LCHGS Spring Show! Overnight closures on the M20 from 1st to 5th April 2019. Have you a kitchen island with a built in cooker and an eye level oven? Today’s visit of the Mobile Library to Hollingbourne has been cancelled. Proposed Hollingbourne Care Home to charge £1400-£1500 a week. New Brexit emergency planning pack from the Kent Resilience Forum. KCC to cut direct bus service into Maidstone from June. Bookings now being taken for stalls for the 2019 Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show. The Eyhorne Street water leak that nobody wants to take responsibility for. Operation Brock dry run on the M20 started this morning at 6am. Locked Hollingbourne station footpath to be widened. Successful village litter pick-up morning. Theft of swing from Hollingbourne Children’s playground. Temporary Closure of Old Mill Road in Hollingbourne. Announcement from Highways England about Operation Brock on the M20 and overnight closures from tonight. New Brexit message from our local MP. Operation Brock starts on Monday morning (25th March) at 6am (with unspecified M20 closures this weekend). The Woodland Trust announces their 2019 programme of events for the Hucking Estate. Dry run of Operation Brock planned for next week. Emergency Closure of Hollingbourne Hill. Diocese of Canterbury calls for day of prayer for Brexit and other March news in brief – UPDATED through the month. Book the dates in May for the Pilgrim’s Way Annual Art Exhibition. Newsflash from our Borough Councillor on MBC v KCC legal case. Report of North Downs Deanery Open Synod in Hollingbourne Village Hall. Hollingbourne MP votes against Government motion ruling out “no deal Brexit” – UPDATED. Operation Stack causes traffic problems on the A20. Mystery of route of Windmill Lane Public Footpath – PROW KH199. Installation of defibrillators outside the Village Hall and Hollingbourne School. Two special March church services in Hollingbourne at which all are welcome. Local MP voted to support Mrs May’s Brexit deal in Parliament this evening. New contact details for the Parish Clerk and the Village Hall. Deal or no deal – Mrs Whately’s update on Brexit and other local matters. Proposal for a 79 bed care home at Junction 8 of the M20. Successful WI Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race Event. Book the date – the 30th April for the Annual Parish Assembly in the Village Hall. Update from our local MP about Brexit and why she is supporting Mrs May. Heritage Watch launches 24 hour Helpline for Heritage Assets. Tanyard Green Pocket Park grant application rejected. 90th birthday celebrations for long time Hollingbourne resident. March 2019 Newsletter from our Borough Councillor. Kent Resilience Forum issues emergency planning packs for households and businesses without any mention of Brexit! After a 28 year wait – Highways England are to resurface the M20 with a quieter top (but only on the coastbound side!). Have you a haunted house? Still no lease for the Village Hall. Maidstone Borough Council calls for more development sites. Operation Brock barrier on the M20 reaches Hollingbourne. Calling classic car owners – Book the 8th June for the Hollingbourne Fete! This week’s library visit to Hollingbourne cancelled. Brexit, Brexit, and more Brexit! – UPDATED. Have you seen Nathan Butler? – UPDATED. Complaints about parking and speed issues in Upper Street. Update from Parish Councillor Catherine O’Meara on work on the M20 for Operation Brock. Threat to local commuter services if more rail freight capacity is needed after Brexit. New opening hours for Christopher’s Village Shop. Funeral service of former North Downs Benefice Team Vicar. Celebrating Manchester United fan wakes up Godfrey Meadow! No loos for lorry drivers stuck on Operation Brock section of the M20 between Junction 8 and Junction 9. Interested in playing cricket? First pictures of Operation Brock steel barrier on M20 between Junctions 8 and 9. Hollingbourne to be represented at Templeuve event to mark the end of the France’s Algerian war some 50+ years ago. Local MP’s voting record on Brexit – UPDATED. March 23rd is fixed for Hollingbourne Village Litter pick up morning! Volunteers wanted for the Hollingbourne Toad Patrol! February 2019 newsetter from our Borough Councillor. Local MP explains why she voted for Mrs May’s Brexit deal and other news. Overnight Closures on the M20 between Hollingbourne and Ashford for Operation Brock. The Friends of Tanyard Green apply for a grant to create a “sensory pocket park” Revised Kent Resilience Forum Brexit Pack to be issued to local Councils shortly. Update on M20 Smart Motorway Project. Guide Dogs for the Blind seek local volunteers. KCC launches public consultation on Hollingbourne number 13 bus service. Leeds and Hollingbourne Royal British Legion branch voted Kent branch of the year! 4WD drives through fence into Eyhorne Meadow. – UPDATED. Watch out for the first lunar eclipse of 2019 and a blood red moon! Rehearsals well under way for the Hollingbourne pantomime of Rapunzel. Looking to recycle your empty crisp packets? – and other January news in brief (updated through the month). Local MP supports Mrs May’s Brexit deal that was defeated by 432 votes to 202. Hollingbourne author shortlisted for book award. New Parish Councillor co-opted in succession to the late Alan Bennett. Have your say on the appointment of the new Bishop of Dover! Keep an eye out for mud on the Eyhorne Street roadway and on the pavement!