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Homes in the TN25 postcode area are in the dark again

A single candle flame burns in the darkness

A power cut first reported this morning at 07.07 is still affecting an unknown number of homes in the TN25 4 postcode area over thirteen hours later. This postcode covers the parishes of Boughton Aluph, Eastwell and Westwell, and is a large and mainly rural area between Bilting and Kempes Corner and East Mountain Lane, north to Challock and west to Sandyhurst Lane and Westwell. The postcode also includes... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:15 by Parish Admin

Tags: Bilting, Boughton Aluph, Boughton Lees, Challock, Kempes Corner, Physical Infrastructure, Power Cut, Sandyhurst Lane, UK Power Networks, Westwell

Flood alert for the River Stour

The River Stour in flood at Wye Mill

The Environment Agency issued a flood alert this morning and advises people to 'be prepared' as river flooding is possible on the River Stour. In anticipation that heavy rainfall will also cause surface water flooding, Wye Flood Group members and volunteer Flood Wardens worked through Saturday to check that roadside drains and grips are flowing, and trash screens are clear along Harville Road, Bramble... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:20 by Parish Admin

Tags: Environment Agency, Flood Wardens, Flood Warning, River Stour, Road Safety, Surface Water Flooding, Wye Flood Group

Hinxhill Road remains closed, and Bockham Lane looks 'like a battlefield’

KCC Highways' notice that Hinxhill Road will remain closed for another week, until 21st February

KCC Highways has extended the closure of Hinxhill Road to 21st February. This is to enable contractors to finish building a new T junction to access the Hinxhill Park housing development. Construction works near to the back entrance to the William Harvey Hospital were due to complete by 14th February, but the contractors are running late, and Hinxhill Road must remain closed. KCC Highways did warn... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 23:30 by Parish Admin

Tags: Bockham Lane, Hinxhill Park, Hinxhill Road, KCC Highways, Physical Infrastructure, Road Closure Order, Road Safety, Wye Level Crossing

Five high voltage overhead line faults cause power cuts around Wye

Storm Ciara: UK Power Network's map of London, the south east and East Anglia showing the location of hundreds of power supply faults

Wild weather associated with Storm Ciara is causing widespread damage and disruption to the electricity supply network across the country. Power cuts affected over half a million homes on Sunday. In the Wye area UK Power Networks is dealing with five faults involving high voltage overhead electricity lines. Another fault with an underground electricity cable fault 'is causing an area wide power cut.'... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 22:05 by Parish Admin

Tags: Chilham, Environment Agency, Flood Alerts, Great Stour, Met Office, Physical Infrastructure, Southeastern, Storm Ciara, UK Power Networks

Withersdane Hall, Wye approved for a return to educational use

Withersdane Hall, Wye approved for a return to educational use

The Parish Council welcomes in principle the return of tertiary education to Wye. After a gap of well over ten years Ashford Borough Council has approved three planning applications to permit a return to educational use at Withersdane Hall. Parish councillors have already had a friendly and productive site meeting with directors and senior representatives of the new Italian owner and developer, the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:59 by Parish Admin

Tags: 19/00909/AS, 19/00910/AS, 19/00911/AS, AONB, Coldharbour Lane, Draft WYE3 Masterplan, Highways, KCC Highways, Niccolo Cusano, Physical Infrastructure, Scotton Street, Transport Plan, WYE3, Withersdane Hall, Wye Neighbourhood Plan

Wye Co-op will be closed all day Monday for repairs.

A night time view of Wye's busy Co-op Food shop in Churchfield Way. A new shop front will replace the one shown in the photograph that ram raiders destroyed last November.

Wye's busy Co-op Food shop in Churchfield Way will be closed all day Monday 13th January for essential building repairs. A team of shopfitters is standing by to replace the temporarily boarded-up shop windows in a day. The new shop front will replace the one shown in the photograph that ram raiders destroyed last November. The Co-op plans to reopen as usual on Tuesday 14th January, when the shop will... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 18:35 by Parish Admin

Tags: Churchfield Way, Physical Infrastructure, Wye Co-op

Hinxhill Road closed for five weeks

KCC Highways road closure order for Hinxhill Road. Road closed from 6th January for five weeks

The road closure order for Hinxhill Road, starts Monday 6th January. The Kent County Council Highways (prohibition of driving) order states that 'Hinxhill Road will be closed in the general vicinity of the rear entrance to William Harvey Hospital. The closure is planned from Monday 6 January 2020 for an estimated period of up to 5 weeks. The alternative route for all through traffic is via The Street,... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 15:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Hinxhill, Hinxhill Road, KCC Highways, Physical Infrastructure, Road Closure, Road Safety, Willesborough, Wye Level Crossing

With best wishes to all for 2020

Wye parish church floodlit on New Year's Eve. The bellringers will start to ring out the old year at about 23.40

Once again the peal of ten bells of Wye Church ring out the old year and ring in the new. With best wishes to all for a Happy New Year in 2020 and many thanks to all who help to keep the village running during the year. In particular to all those whose unsung efforts and kindnesses define Wye as an active and caring community, from the chairman, councillors and staff of Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:59 by Parish Admin

Tags: Bell Tower, Community Engagement, New Year, Volunteering, Wye Church

With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

Image: Wye Church in the snow. With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council.

The parish council office is now closed until Thursday 2nd January.

Posted: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 12:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Christmas Greetings, Holiday, Parish Council Office, Wye Church, Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

No trains through Wye for the next five days

No trains through Wye for the next five days

Southeastern will not run any trains across the region on Christmas Day, or Boxing Day. However, planned engineering work at Ashford station, starting Friday 27th December through to Sunday 29th December, will continue to affect the Ashford to Canterbury line. Nor will any High Speed (HS1) services to London via Ashford run for these three days. Instead Southeastern will operate a replacement bus service... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 11:45 by Parish Admin

Tags: Ashford, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury, Chartham, Chilham, Christmas, Ebbsfleet St Pancras, Engineering Works, KCC Highways, Network Rail, Physical Infrastructure, Southeastern, Wye Station

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