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Sports pavilion destroyed by suspicious fire: Police seek witnesses

The pavilion on Wye College Playing Field, built 2004

Fire gutted the Wye Juniors Football Club's pavilion in the early hours of Sunday 19th June. Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to a 999 call from a member of the public, but could not save the building. The blaze appears to have started several hours after the Ian Sloan Memorial tournament ended, and Kent Police are treating the cause as suspicious.

Can you help? Officers appealed today to anyone... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:43 by Admin

Tags: 46/117587/22, Arson, Crime, Ian Sloan Memorial, KFRS, Pavilion, Wye Juniors FC

Crash at Kempe's Corner - Police appeal for witnesses

Kent Police logo

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash on the A28 at Kempe's Corner yesterday. A blue Proton and a light blue mini collided at the junction of Harville Road and the Canterbury Road at about 12.40 Wednesday 22nd June. Kent Police reports that ambulances took a man and a women to the William Harvey Hospital, and the man suffered serious injuries. If you saw this crash, or have... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:13 by Admin

Tags: Kempe's Corner, Kent Police

Emergency incident: disruption continues

Old Network Rail double track logo

An fatal incident at Ashford station closed the Canterbury West line earlier this morning for some three hours. Emergency services have completed their work and authorised the line to reopen after 09.00. Trains are starting to run again, however expect further delays and alterations to some services this morning as the disruption clears. Southeastern's latest estimate is a return to normal services... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 09:13 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury West, Wye Station

Olantigh Road will close again Monday 30th May

Road Closed warning sign

Olantigh Road, Wye will close to through traffic again Monday 30th May until Wednesday 1st June. South East Water will lay new utility connections in the vicinity of 10 and 12 Olantigh Road (formerly Leppers Ironmongers). A signed diversion will be in place via Harville Road, the A28 and Godmersham for the duration of the works. However, the planned completion date may slip. If these works overrun... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2022 23:16 by Admin

Tags: Infrastructure, Olantigh Road, Road Closure, South East Water

No trains through Wye on Sunday 29th May

Map of Southeastern Railways planned engineering works 28th and 29th May 2022

There will be no train services through Wye on Sunday as planned Engineering work 29th May 2022 will close both lines between Ashford International and Ramsgate. Bus replacement services will run between Ashford and Canterbury West, either via Wye, Chilham and Chartham (stopping services only) or direct non-stop), Canterbury West and Margate (with limited stops) and Canterbury West and Ramsgate (stopping... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2022 22:31 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury, Southeastern, Wye Station

Guilty verdict for murder of PCSO Julia James

Police crime scene tape

At Canterbury Crown Court today a jury found Callum Wheeler guilty of the murder of Police Community Support Officer Julia James. The crime took place in Aylesham in 27th April 2021. In a previous posting PCSO Julia James covered Wye, and she also lived in Wye at that time. Please see the Kent Police report for tributes and further information about the intensive Police investigation and links to crucial... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 May 2022 16:55 by Admin

Tags: Canterbury Crown Court, Community Policing, Crime, Kent Police, Murder, PCSO Julia James, Police Community Support Officer

Hinxhill Road to close for 60 days from Monday 16th May

Road closure and diversion warning signs

KCC Highways has issued another temporary road closure order for Hinxhill Road for works near the ambulance entrance at the rear of the William Harvey Hospital. KCC's Traffic Regulation Order (see below) runs for 60 days from Monday 16th May until the estimated completion date Friday 8th July. This closure of a short section of Hinxhill Road will enable Tamdown Group Ltd to proceed with works on Bellway's... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 14 May 2022 11:25 by Admin

Tags: A2070, A28, Ambulance, Hinxhill Park, Hinxhill Road, Road Closure, Traffic Regulation Order, William Harvey, Wye Level Crossing

The Five Church Walk is back, Monday 2nd May

A winding footpath through coppiced bluebell woods and dappled sunlight

Deep in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty walkers are striding out today and enjoying the spring. This year the 16-mile walk is anti-clockwise, and as usual the route takes in the parish churches of Godmersham, Chilham, Molash, Challock and All Saints, Boughton Aluph. Part of the signed route passes through Kings Wood, and the bluebells are at their best about now.

Since 1984 the annual... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 May 2022 10:00 by Admin

Tags: AONB, All Saints, Bluebells, Boughton Aluph, Challock, Chilham, Five Church Walk, Fundraising, Godmersham, Kent Downs, Molash

Coldharbour Lane, to close for three days

Road Closed sign

South East Water will close Coldharbour Lane on Tuesday 3rd May from 07.30, in the vicinity of Coldharbour Farm, Wye. Contractors estimate that they will complete the works by Friday 6th May. The road will be closed to through traffic road for water main repairs and maintenance work. KCC Highways' permit advises the following diversion route via Coldharbour Lane, Scotton Street, Upper Bridge Street,... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 10:05 by Admin

Tags: Coldharbour Lane, Road Closure

Replacement bus service Sunday 1st May

Network Rail map of planned engineering works and replacement bus services affecting Wye Sunday 1st May 2022

Planned engineering work will affect Southeastern train services on Sunday 1st May 2022. Express and stopping buses will replace all train services between Ashford International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West on Sunday. Stopping buses will call at Wye, Chilham, Chartham and Canterbury West, Sturry and Minster stations. The High Speed services between London St Pancras and Margate will terminate at... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 24 Apr 2022 19:51 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury West, Wye Station

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