Plans in hand to replace historic white fingerpost at top of Hollingbourne Hill.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has plans to replace the historic white fingerpost at the top of Hollingbourne Hill at the junction with Ringlestone Road and the road to Hucking. The previous fingerpost collapsed through decay in March 2018 and was taken away by KCC Highway Services. Apart from the fact that it has been a local landmark in a very open area, the old sign was unusual because of the design and the fact that it was white. Most signs are black and white and another sign to the east on the Ringlestone Road is black.

Hollingbourne Parish Council hopes replace the sign with a similar sign but made of hardwood and Simon Bass of the Wormshill Village Meeting has offered to fund raise to help cover the expected cost of about £2000. Additionally KCC Councillor Shellina Prendergast has also pledged some £500 from her local causes allowance. It is planned to make a final decision on the design and purchase of a new sign at the January 2019 Parish Council Meeting.

Pictured below (top) is the sign sometime before it collapsed and (bottom) is the site today.

Hollingbourne Hill fingerpost on the B2149 pointing to Wormshill and Hucking.
The site of the missing Hollingbourne Hill fingerpost on the B2149.