Patrik Garten, MBC Councillor for North Downs Ward Recent Newsletter Kent Police Rural Task Force Rural report and the Winter 2019/20 edition of Rural Matters Magazine Hollingbourne Parish Council elects new member The Windmill Inn under new management LCH Garden Society 2020 dates Ongoing M20 Works W/C 13th January 2020 Planned road Closure – January 12th Thank you to all the Hollingbourne Litter pickers Heart of Kent Hospice Volunteer Open Morning New Year message from MP Helen Whately Kent Fire and Rescue Service 2020 Plan Kent County Council Consultations – Five Year Plan Local Rural Business Support Ongoing M20 Works W/C 6th January 2020 Frankenbourne Tickets now available Death of Hollingbourne Parish Councillor Michael Gray. Roadwork Updates A message from re-elected Conservative Helen Whately Ongoing M20 Works W/C 16th December 2019 Temporary Road Closure – Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne – 4th January 2020 New Southeastern timetable next week February Mens Breakfast at the Dirty Habit All Saints Carol Service Christmas and New Year recycling and rubbish collections 2019-20 Christmas Trees in Hollingbourne Scam Alert – Bogus People’s Postcode Lottery letters Ongoing M20 Works W/C 9th December 2019 Hollingbourne Primary School Annual Seniors Tea Party Challenge yourself in January in aid of Heart of Kent Hospice ‘It’s Coming Home!” Ongoing M20 Works W/C 2nd December 2019 Vacancy for Councillor Suspicious vehicles and a spate of local thefts Ongoing M20 Works W/C 25th November 2019 December newsletter from our MBC Councillor Patrik Garten Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner vacancies Kent’s Police and Crime newsletter Millenium Green Village Litter Pick Thank you from Hollingbourne Fireworks and an exciting opportunity for local organisations Ongoing M20 works General Election: December 12th 2019 Urgent Emergency Road Closure – Ringlestone Road, Hollingbourne – 21 November 2019 Irregular Bin Collection New editor for Hollingbourne website. Work commences on refurbishing the Millennium Green. Hollingbourne marks Armistice Day with one minute’s silence at the Village War Memorial. Come and join the Hollingbourne Village Litter Pick Up morning! Hollingbourne’s new village shop now open for business! Hollingbourne Village Fireworks raises £700 for local causes. Current planning applications being considered by Hollingbourne Parish Council. Notice of Election for the Faversham and Mid Kent Parliamentary Constituency which includes Hollingbourne. Kent Police Rural Task Force Newsletter for November 2019. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 11th November 2019. Woods of Hollingbourne to launch at 7am on Monday 11th November with a host of offers! Bearsted and Thurnham Society challenges MBC on the Local Plan Review including their call for development sites. An election is on the horizon – a news letter from our current MP. MBC Call for Development Sites identifies 10 possible locations in Hollingbourne including Junction 8. Just 10 days to go to the opening of the new village shop in Eyhorne Street! Southeastern advise of possible train delays at Hollingbourne due to high winds. Report of the October 2019 Parish Council Meeting. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 4th November 2019. Millennium Green to close for refurbishment. – UPDATED. Southeastern Trains to trial system for travellers with hidden disabilities. M20 to close tonight to remove Operation Brock! Upcoming vacancy for a Parish Councillor and Editor of this Village website. Highways England have no plans to cancel Operation Brock despite Brexit delay. November 2019 newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor. Junction of the M20 coast bound now closed for Operation Brock. All Saints’ Church Christmas Cards now on sale! M20 past Hollingbourne to be closed tonight and tomorrow in preparation for Operation Brock starting on Monday at 6am. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 28th October 2019. Downloads of Hayl Hola still available! Highways England outsources employment of 50 staff to check lorry Customs paperwork on M20. Roll up, roll up, roll up for the Hollingbourne Fireworks on 1st November! Burnt out 4×4 left in field next to Hollingbourne Meadows Trust land. Maidstone Rotary Club seeks ideas for planting trees in Hollingbourne. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 21st October 2019. Report about Pilgrim’s Retreat Caravan Park in “Private Eye”. MBC launches leisure survey. HOKH launches Light Up a Life Events for 2019. “Diverse Open Doors” in Kent Interfaith week. MBC briefs local Parish Councils on likely traffic problems after Brexit. Southeastern Railway CEO promises to consider repainting the Hollingbourne Station. Operation Brock on the M20 to be ready to go live on 28th October. The Ringlestone is back in business! M20 roadworks for the week commencing 14th October 2019. Closure of B2163/C603 from Hollingbourne Church to the White Posts on two Sundays. Brexit message from our local MBC Councillor Patrik Garten. MBC invites Parish Council to attend Brexit impact meeting in Town Hall. Every mind matters! Your views are invited about Hollingbourne Church! Update on the future of the Hollingbourne bus service and other October 2019 news in brief – Updated through the month. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 7th October 2019. Local PCSO invited to attend Upper Street site meeting following series of accidents. Our MP’s response to MBC Local Plan Review. Statement from Department of Transport about the local impact of Operation Brock. Death of long time Hollingbourne Pantomime stalwart. Milly needs a new home! HOKH launches Autumn programme of fund raising events. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 30th September 2019. New volunteer distributors wanted to the Parish Magazine – UPDATED. KCC Trading Standards warn about Thomas Cook refund scam. Big send off for Village Shopkeeper from Hollingbourne customers. Some clarification from Highways England about Operation Brock after Brexit. October 2019 Newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor. Prices announced for Brickfields Close and other September 2019 news in brief – Updated through the month. What is going on in Westminster? – A September Newsletter from our local MP. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 23rd September 2019. Offer of First Aid Training. Brexit Newsletter from the Ministry of Local Government, Communities and Local Government. Autumn Newsletter from Applause Touring. Christopher’s Shop to hold a “Shop Cooling Party” before closure on 29th September. Operation Brock to start permanently on Trafalgar Day! Junction 8 will NOT be shut after Brexit despite Highways England statement. Hollingbourne Fireworks Update. Pictures of the All Saints’ Church Barbecue on Saturday 31st August 2019. Joint Parishes Response to the MBC Local Plan Review. Brickfields Close is in Chaucer Country! SouthEastern to offer compensation for late Hollingbourne train services. News from Woods of Hollingbourne who are taking over the Village Shop. M20 Roadworks for the week Commencing 16th September 2019. Official Local Government Brexit Bulletin received by Hollingbourne Parish Council. Special items on the September Parish Council Agenda which may be of particular interest. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 9th September 2019. Maidstone Borough Council launch consultation on next year’s budget. Hollingbourne Parish Council Audit Report for 2018/9. Christopher’s Village Shop to become Woods of Hollingbourne from October 2019. Hollingbourne’s MP voted against motion to give MP’s control over Parliament business. – UPDATED. It is nearly Pantomime time again! Are you up for bridge building? Statement from South East Water on supply of water to drivers held on the M20 by Operation Brock. Government launches Get Ready for Brexit information campaign. September 2019 Newsletter from our Maidstone Borough Councillor. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 2nd September 2019. Would you like to learn to Mediate? Comments on the Maidstone Borough Council Local Plan need to be in by 30th September. M20 roadworks for the week commencing 26th August 2019. New litter and dog waste bin for the Millennium Green and other August 2019 Hollingbourne news in brief – Updated through the month. Have your say about Kent Police! Local response to DEFRA public consultation on personal water use. 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. 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. 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!