Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

Working for Wye - past, present and future

Clerk: Debbie Baines
Parish Council Office, Unit 2B
Briar Close, Bramble Lane
Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5HB

Tel: 01233 812459

Latest News

Wye Level Crossing - expect extra delays on Monday and Tuesday

Wye Level Crossing - expect extra delays on Monday and Tuesday

Network Rail plans to restrict traffic flow over Wye level crossing on Monday 9th September and Tuesday 10th September. This is to enable "crossing white line and yellow box painting" and the traffic lights are bound to add to the normal delays. On these two days Wye level crossing will also have to cope with additional traffic diverted from Oxenturn Road. KCC Highways announced late on Friday afternoon... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 17:45 by Parish Admin

Tags: Physical Infrastructure, Wye Level Crossing, Network Rail, Wye Station, Oxenturn Road

A broken rail disrupted train services through Wye this morning

A broken rail disrupted train services through Wye this morning

Network Rail identified a broken rail between Chilham and Chartham earlier this morning. This has caused disruption to services between Ashford International and Canterbury West. Engineers have carried out the necessary repairs, and the line is now open, but with a 20 MPH speed restriction. As a result of the speed restriction, some services may be delayed, or altered at short notice. Services between... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:57 by Parish Admin

Tags: Physical Infrastructure, Network Rail, Wye Station, Wye Level Crossing

Appeal dismissed on the Former Goods Yard, Wye

Appeal dismissed on the Former Goods Yard, Wye

A Planning Inspector has dismissed an appeal on the Former Goods Yard site. He found that the scheme was in conflict with Local Plan and Wye Neighbourhood Plan (WNDP) policies. The property developer proposed to build fourteen three storey town houses off Bramble Lane, Wye adjacent to the railway line. However the Inspector judged that the scheme would 'have a harmful effect on the immediate setting... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:45 by Parish Admin

Tags: Goods Yard, Road Safety, Station Car Park, Wye Station, Policy, Bramble Lane, Network Rail, Wye Neighbourhood Plan

Congratulations! Wye Farmers' Market has achieved 20 years of trading on The Green

Congratulations! Wye Farmers' Market has achieved 20 years of trading on The Green

Wye Farmers' Market launched on Saturday 19th June 1999. Then, as now the market stalls clustered around the picturesque setting of Wye's mediaeval market square. The market stalls enclose the community activities and social events which take place on The Green itself. Twenty years ago the first Wye Village Design Statement public consultation (see image) launched on The Green. Wye led the way with... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:01 by Parish Admin

Tags: Wye Farmers' Market, The Green, Wye Village Design Statement, Consultation, Community Engagement, Community Event, Kent Farmers' Market Association, Community infrastructure, Physical Infrastructure

Scotton Street - urgent road closure

Scotton Street - urgent road closure

Kent County Council has given advance notice of urgent road closure to Scotton Street on Friday 26th April 2019. It is expected that work will last for one day and start at 09.30 and run through until 15.30. The road will be closed between the junctions of Upper Bridge Street and Amage Road. The alternative route is via Upper Bridge Street, Naccolt Road, Spelders Hill, The Street, Amage Road and vice... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:42 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Physical Infrastructure, Local News, KCC Highways, Road Safety

Wye level crossing to close

Wye level crossing to close

Wye level crossing to close Sunday 24th February 2019

Network Rail has given advance notice that scheduled track maintenance work will start 02.00 Sunday morning 24th February, and run through until 19.00 Sunday evening. As a result no trains will run between Ashford, Wye and Canterbury all day Sunday 24th February. Instead, Southeastern will operate a replacement bus service. Southeastern will also... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Physical Infrastructure, Wye Level Crossing, Bridge Street, Olantigh Road, Canterbury, Wye Station

Olantigh Road is closed to all traffic

Olantigh Road is closed to all traffic

Olantigh Road, Wye is now closed to all traffic for sewer connection works at the entrance to Wye School. The road will remain closed during the school half term holiday, from today, Saturday 16th February until Saturday 23rd February. (Wye level crossing, Bridge Street will be closed all day Sunday 24th February). The road works at the junction with Occupation Road will not affect pedestrian access... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Olantigh Road, Occupation Road, Wye School, Physical Infrastructure, KCC Highways

And now some good news…

And now some good news…

The opening hours for Wye Library are set to increase to 28 hours, from 19 hours a week at present. A current Kent County Council (KCC) consultation document proposes to open Wye Library for an extra nine hours per week. This unexpected and positive change is part of a county-wide realignment which will affect all 99 public libraries, the five register offices, and the county archives held at the Kent... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:30 by Parish Admin

Tags: Physical Infrastructure, Community Infrastructure, Wye Library, Consultation, Libraries, Registration and Archives Draft Strategy 2019-2022, Policy

Bookings open for the East Kent Ride 2019

Bookings open for the East Kent Ride 2019

Bookings are open online for the East Kent Ride, which will take place on Sunday 14th April 2019. The sponsored ride will start and finish at Olantigh Park, Wye. The spring ride through the North Downs area of outstanding natural beauty, has raised over £250,000 for charity over the past 42 years.

The three supported charities this year are Winston's Wish, which provides face-to face support and... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Fundraising, Charity, East Kent Ride, Olantigh, Outdoor Activity

Wye Level Crossing closure: nine mile detour for drivers

Wye Level Crossing closure: nine mile detour for drivers

Network Rail will close the road and footway over Wye level crossing from 23:45 on Monday 14th January, until 05.00 on Tuesday 15th January. This will enable enable engineers to make a rail foot inspection of the level crossing. KCC Highways advises drivers to take a detour of about nine miles via Harville Road, A28 Canterbury Road, A2070 Willesborough Road, Kennington Road, The Street (Willesborough),... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 22:19 by Parish Admin

Tags: Physical Infrastructure, Wye Level Crossing, Hinxhill, Hinxhill Road, Network Rail, KCC Highways

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