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Last call for Christmas tree recycling for Pilgrims Hospices

Pilgrims Hospices Christmas tree recycling poster

Twelfth Night is approaching fast, and 6th January is also the registration deadline for the real Christmas tree recycling doorstep collection. For Wye and the rest of the Ashford district please register online by midnight 6th January 2022. Volunteers will only collect pre-registered Christmas trees from doorsteps between 15th to 18th January. These trees will be chipped or composted and then reused,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:28 by Admin

Tags: Christmas Tree, Fundraising, Pilgrims Hospices, Recycling, Volunteers

Wye Parish Council meeting cancelled

A rapid lateral flow test kit unpacked

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council has cancelled its January meeting. This is in response to the shortage of lateral flow tests and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the Wye, Chilham and Kennington area. Consequently, all matters due for consideration will be held over to the 1st February meeting. The Parish Council apologises for any inconvenience that this may cause. In the interim, urgent... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:00 by Admin

Tags: COVID-19, Lateral Flow Test, Omicron

Gas pipe works in Churchfield Way and The Forstal

Scotland Gas Networks advance warning sign of work starting in Wye 2020-0104

Over the next three months Southern Gas Networks plc (SGN) will replace its existing network of cast iron gas pipes serving houses on The Forstal and Churchfield Way, Wye. SGN's contractor 360 Group will start on site Tuesday 4th January and the pipe replacement works are scheduled to take 11 weeks, but this is subject to bad weather delays. Contractors will be digging up the roads and footpaths in... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 02 Jan 2022 22:55 by Admin

Tags: 360 Group, Churchfield Way, Gas Main, SGN, The Forstal

Happy New Year from Wye!

The tenor bell and belfry Wye Church

With thanks to everybody who has helped to keep Wye going during 2021. Please continue to look after yourself, and your friends and neighbours. Together we can work for better times ahead. As the Wye tenor bell rings in 2022, may we wish you a very Happy New Year, from all of us at Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council.

Posted: Sat, 01 Jan 2022 00:01 by Admin

Tags: Belfry, New Year, Tenor Bell, Wye Church

Wye Farmers' Market - 1st January 2022

A signboard advertising Wye Farmers' Market - first and third Saturday each month, between 09.00 and 12.00

A small Wye Farmers' Market will be held on The Green on New Year's Day Saturday 1st January. Regular stall holders Woodpecker Farm, Chilham and Burscombe Cliff Farm, Egerton will be selling their locally produced organic eggs and meat. However, the next market on the third Saturday 15th January will offer the full range of local produce as normal. For over 20 years the twice monthly Wye Farmers' Market... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 Dec 2021 20:07 by Admin

Tags: COVID-19, Local Produce, Social Distancing, Wye Farmers' Market

Christmas refuse and recycling collections 2021

Christmas 2021 Refuse and Recycling Collection Days

Wye's next household refuse and food waste collection (grey bins or black sacks) is scheduled for Thursday 30th December. Recycling is due for collection on Thursday the 6th January. BIFFA will resume the regular garden waste and bulky item collections after Monday 10th January. Please click here to book a bulk collection online. The Pilgrims Hospices Christmas Trees Recycling fundraising campaign,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 20:30 by Admin

Tags: Biffa, Canterbury, Christmas Tree Recycling, Fundraising, Recycling, Refuse, Thanet, Waste

Hinxhill Road closed again for up to 12 days

Hinxhill Road closure banner from 19th November 2021 for 12 days

KCC Highways has issued an emergency road closure order for Hinxhill Road to let UK Power Network contractors work near the rear entrance to the William Harvey Hospital. This road closure order runs from Friday 19th November and applies for up to twelve days. Though in fact KCC closed the road without warning yesterday. it should reopen in time for the Wye Christmas Street Party 3rd December. Meanwhile... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 17:34 by Admin

Tags: Hinxhill Park, Hinxhill Road, KCC Highways, Road Closure Notice, UK Power, William Harvey Hospital

Amage Road, Wye closed for up to five days

Amage Road closure notice 2021-1005

Kent County Council has closed Amage Road, Wye to through traffic for up to 4 days. The road has been closed at the new property Chitral, on the former Amage piggery site. This is necessary to enable UK Power contractors to carry out cabling works. The alternative route is via The Street, Spelders Hill, Naccolt Road, Oxenturn Road, Upper Bridge Street, Scotton Street and Coldharbour Lane. KCC states... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:59 by Admin

Tags: Amage Road, Road Closure

'The building is not redundant, we can bring it back to life'

The former Methodist Church in Bridge Street, Wye, stands empty in the centre of Wye

Wye Methodist Church shut its doors in March 2020, when the first Covid lockdown forced all churches to close. Most have reopened, but the Methodist trustees decided instead to cease worship, and auction this Grade 2 listed building to the highest bidder. Then days before the auction last week, they withdrew the lot. For over a hundred years this building acted as a centre of community life in Wye.... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 02 Oct 2021 22:45 by Admin

Tags: Cllr Noel Ovenden, Community Centre, Pandemic, Wye Methodist Church

Fuel shortage - Wye adapts to keep on top of street litter

An overflowing litter bin in Church Street Wye

The fuel shortage is reaching into areas that most people never need to consider. The good news is that the Biffa household recycling and kitchen waste collection went ahead today as normal in Wye. However, the Biffa cage truck that would normally have emptied all the litter bins early this morning, stayed in the yard for lack of fuel. Fortunately, the Parish Council's street cleaner Cecil was on hand... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 14:05 by Admin

Tags: Biffa, Litter, Recycling

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