You are invited To have your say on Britain’s future outside the EU!

Hollingbourne Parish Council has received the following general invitation to local residents for Mrs Helen Whately MP to attend a public meeting in Lenham Community Centre on Friday 5th October at 7.30pm to discuss the position after Brexit on 29th March 2019. Mrs Whately, Conservative Member for Faversham and Mid Kent, which includes Hollingbourne, is on record as being a Remainer.

Brexit: What next?

Brexit will affect us all. Rightly, people have very strong feelings about it. I’m determined to get the best possible deal for us in Kent and I want to make sure that everyone feels their views have been heard.

Many people have contacted me over the last 3 years to tell me what they think. I have lost count of the number of emails I have read and replied to. But I know that exchanging letters and emails isn’t the same as talking about something face to face.

I would be delighted if you would join me for a ‘town hall’ meeting to give you the chance to do exactly that – an opportunity to tell me your views and ask me about mine, in person.

I feel strongly that we mustn’t let Brexit continue to drive people apart. It’s no good if Remainers only speak to Remainers and Brexiteers to Brexiteers – that just makes the divisions grow. This way we’ll come together for the conversation so everyone hears other viewpoints, including how others will be personally affected by Brexit. This is ever more important as the options for our future relationship become clearer. I will use what you tell me when I speak in debates and talk to Brexit Ministers in Parliament.

There will be a private session for Conservative Party Members, followed by a public session open to everyone in Faversham and Mid Kent.
• When? Friday 5th October
• Where? Lenham Community Centre
• What time? Conservative Party Members: 6pm. Public: 7.30pm

Please click here for your free ticket.

You can contact Mrs Whately at

In the interest of balance, for those who are still opposed to Brexit there is march in London on 20th October for a People’s Vote. For more information please go to

Pictured below is a previous march in support of a second Referendum on the EU in June 2018.

The view up Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square on the day of the march for a People’s Vote on Brexit on 23rd June 2018.