Working for Wye - past, present and future

About Wye

Click on the blue heading bars below, for more information about the Parish Council's work

Historical background

A view from Wye churchyard of the Latin School and its 15th century west door. This grade 1 building was part of the original Wye College founded in 1447 by Archbishop Kempe. .

Wye College Latin School, founded 1447.

'Wye in Kent has a long and distinguished history: Mesolithic hunters camped by the River Stour, Neolithic farmers cleared the forest and Bronze-age warriors were buried on the Downs. From being a Romano-British country estate on the road to Canterbury, Wye became a royal residence of Kentish kings, and then grew into a regional centre with jurisdiction over a large part of Kent until 1066.

William the Conqueror gave the Royal Manor of Wye to Battle Abbey in 1067, and Domesday records that Wye was a thriving community. The medieval village, with its minster church, ancient grammar school, timbered houses and inns, is still very much in evidence.' Wye Historical Society

Canterbury Cathedral is only 12 miles from Wye, and its proximity shaped the village throughout the middle ages. Canterbury became the principle pilgrimage destination in medieval England after the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. Today the North Downs Way from Wye to Canterbury provides a scenic and walkable 'one day pilgrimage'.

Wye Crown and the North Downs near harvest time

About the civil parish of Wye with Hinxhill

Click on the blue bar above for some key facts about the civil parish of Wye with Hinxhill today.

Click on the blue bar above for contact details and an outline of elected councillors, the staff and parish volunteers.

What we do: a summary of the Parish Council's roles and responsibilities and how elected councillors, parish volunteers and paid staff work together in teams. As Kent is a shire (non-metropolitan) county, Wye residents elect three tiers of representatives at the parish, borough and county levels. The three tiers have different responsibilities. However, there is some overlap, e.g. litter control and allotment provision, as both district and parish councils can provide these services.

The Parish Council leads on several projects, notably Wye Moves, Wye Floods, Wye Remembers, Wye Breathes and Wye Revives. These projects have active resident involvement in their working groups so the details are in the Community section of this website.

Where we are: click on the blue bar to see a map of the Wye with Hinxhill parish boundary and the Parish Council's area of responsibility.

Services we provide: the Parish Council owns over 100 plots on Churchfield and Beanfield allotments. Both of which are designated as statutory sites under the Allotments Acts. Plots are available to let by parish residents. However, there is a waiting list for non-residents.

Services we provide: the Parish Council is the burial authority for Wye. As such, it has managed the non-denominational 'new' burial ground, adjacent to the churchyard since 1981, in partnership with the Parochial Church Council. Please contact the Burial Clerk here.

How to access this website: we want as many people as possible to be able to use this website easily. For information about accessibility please see the Accessibility Statement. The link is located at the foot of each page on this website.

The Parish Council has a duty to consider the impact of its decisions on crime and disorder. Under Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998) it has discretionary powers to spend public money on crime prevention measures.

Last updated: Sun, 02 Oct 2022 18:12