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'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'.
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.
- Wye Planning Matters
This page lists key planning policy documents relevant to Wye and the Kent Downs AONB, and links to individual planning applications past and present, held by Ashford Borough Council's Planning Department.
- Agenda and minutes
What do we do? This page lists the Parish Council's agendas and approved minutes. These record matters discussed and decisions made since January 2017, listed in date order. Minutes are published online once signed. Hard copies are available in Wye Library.
- Parish Council meetings
When do we meet? Click the blue bar to see the Parish Council's meetings calendar. This includes meetings which concern Wye e.g. Ashford Borough Council's Planning Committee, councillor training days, and Wye Neighbourhood Plan Review related meetings and exhibitions.(The Meeting Diary is merged with social and other events of public interest in the Events Diary).
- Parish allotments
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.
- Access to information
How to access information: If the 'Search' box at the top of this page does not lead you to the answer to your question, follow this link to find out how to access to information from the Parish Council.
- Website accessibility
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.
Wye Parish Council has a duty to consider the impact of its decisions on crime and disorder in the parish. Under Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998) the Parish Council has discretionary powers to spend public money on crime prevention measures.
How we work: the Parish Council's archive contains agendas, minutes and other reference documents, stored in date order.
What we spend and how we spend it. This page contains all the financial statements relating to the audit. This complies with the statutory Publication Scheme and Open Data requirements. Routine expenditure is reported in full each month. All items are listed in the minutes of the meetings at which they are approved, alongside the reports of all income received.