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Deputy Clerk, a part time, permanent role with flexible hours

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council logo

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council is recruiting a Deputy Clerk to provide support to the Parish Clerk and Council. The position requires an individual with strong organisational and inter-personal skills. A knowledge of local government would be useful but is not essential as full training will be given. This is a wide-ranging position that will suit someone with a strong sense of community values,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 17:10 by Admin

Tags: Application Form, Deputy Clerk, Recruitment

Kent Police Digital Surgery for Wye

Kent Police notice of a Digital Surgery Tuesday 20th April 2021

Kent Police will be holding a digital surgery for residents of Wye with Hinxhill, Saxon Shore and Bircholt wards, Tuesday 20th April 2021 from 13.00 to 14.00. Residents can put questions direct to Police Sergeant Jazz Bloomfield and PCSO Sam Sadler. The most recent crime figures for Wye during February 2021 are listed below. (Please email Kent Police to register your interest in advance at csu.ashford@kent.police.uk... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 15:40 by Admin

Tags: ASB, Bircholt Ward, COVID-19, Crime, Digital Surgery, Kent Police, PCSO, Saxon Shore Ward, Wye Ward

Hassell Street Road Closure

Hassell Street closed while contractors lay a new water main

Hassell Street is closed east of the junction with Waltham Road. The planned closure of this 1/3 mile section of Hassell Street is enabling contractors to lay a new water pipe under the verge. The road closure permit extends until Tuesday 20th April, but this is subject to change. Please view the KCC Highways planned roadworks map for updates. Clearly, the works are in progress and the road is impassable.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:45 by Admin

Tags: Elmsted, Hassell Street, KCC Highways, Road Closure

Wye Station will close Sunday 11th April

Map of Southeastern rail replacement bus services to Wye Sunday 11th April

While planned engineering work takes place on the lines between Ashford International and Minster on Sunday 11th April 2021, buses will replace the Southeastern train services. The Network Rail notice confirms that works will require the closure of both lines between Ashford International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West. This will affect the intermediate stations at Wye, Chilham, Chartham, Sturry... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:12 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury West, Chartham, Chilham, Minster, Sturry, Wye Station

Storm Darcy: Amber Warning of snow and ice tonight

The Latin School built 1447, in the High Street, Wye, snow scene

The Met Office issued an Amber Warning for snow and ice from 04.00 Sunday 7th February. Currently, the Met Office forecast for Wye shows the overnight rain turning to snow from around 02.00 onwards. There is an increasing risk that heavy snow and ice will affect east Kent and the coastal parts of East Anglia, with up to a foot of snow looking set to arrive on strong easterly winds gusting up to 40mph.... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 23:15 by Admin

Tags: 1447, Amber Warning, Grade 1 Listed Building, Latin School, Scheduled Monument, Snow and Ice, Storm Darcy, Wye College, Wye Heritage Centre

Southeastern warns: do not travel by train

A red triangular level crossing warning sign

Southeastern is warning all passengers that 'due to forecasted heavy snow, there is a high risk of disruption to all trains on the Southeastern network. Southeastern strongly advise that you do not attempt to travel' on either Sunday 7th or Monday 8th February.

Network Rail has a permit to close Wye level crossing overnight between 23.00 Monday 8th and 05.30 Tuesday 9th February 2021. However, there... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 22:00 by Admin

Tags: Bridge Street, Canterbury, Naccolt Road, Oxenturn Road, Road Closure, Severe Weather Warning, Southeastern, Wye Level Crossing

Wye College Public Inquiry starts today

Wye College main High Street entrance viewed from Golden Square

The seven day public inquiry will start at 09.30 Thursday 28th January. This will be a crucial week in the long history of Wye. Founded in 1447 Wye College is a 2 acre complex of Grade 1, Grade II* and Grade II buildings. The Grade 1 part is also a Scheduled Monument. There is very strong local resistance to a planning application to convert the listed buildings into an exclusive gated complex. A senior... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:01 by Admin

Tags: 3259450, 3259462, 3259465, APPEAL A, APPEAL B, APPEAL C, Appeal, Former ADAS site, Former Wye College, Occupation Road, Public Inquiry, Wye College

Coldharbour Lane closed by a burst water main

A gang repairing a burst water main on Coldharbour Lane , Wye

Water flowing down the surface of Coldharbour Lane for over half a mile into Wye alerted residents to the fault. South East Water responded quickly to an online fault report and KCC Highways closed the road at Coldharbour crossroads. The direct route between Wye and Hastingleigh may have to remain closed until Monday 25th January, to enable contractors to repair a water main. The main has burst in... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 22:29 by Admin

Tags: Amage Road, Brook, Coldharbour Lane, Hastingleigh, South East Water, Spelders Hill

Wye Farmers' Market is selling local produce today

Wye Farmers' Market logo

There is a dusting of snow on the ground today, the Coffee Shop is closed temporarily and there are definitely no lambs to cuddle yet, but the good news is that Wye Farmers' Market has just opened. Local growers and producers are offering a range of foods 09.00 until 12.00 on The Green, Saturday 16th January. Food shopping in the fresh air is an effective way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection,... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 09:30 by Admin

Tags: COVID-19, Public Toilets, Social Distancing, Wye Farmers' Market

Lockdown: Wye outdoor sports facilities must close

Wye MUGA launch day 2014 Richard Sinden, Noel Ovenden, Jo Rall

Regrettably, in view of the Government's new COVID-19 lockdown regulations and having carried out a full risk assessment, the MUGA sports facility is closed until further notice. The Parish Council took the opportunity to bring in contractor Trevor May to clean off the unpleasant graffiti recently sprayed on the playing surface. This act of vandalism has been reported to the Police and it required... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:02 by Admin

Tags: COVID-19, Jungle, Lockdown, MUGA, Play Area, Public Toilets, Recreation Ground, Village Hall

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