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Emergency road closure notice for White Hill, Boughton Aluph

Map showing the location of an emergency road and works to White Hill, Boughton Aluph

Kent County Council Highways issued an emergency road closure notice today for White Hill, Boughton Aluph. This road is closed to through traffic from today, Monday 14th September 2020 and it may remain closed for up to 2 days, some 200 metres from The Bungalow. The alternative route is via Canterbury Road, Wye Road and Faversham Road. This road closure is necessary to enable BT Openreach to repair... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:12 by Parish Admin

Tags: Boughton Aluph, KCC Highways, Road Closure, White Hill

Wye MUGA on schedule to reopen next week

Wye MUGA  has a freshly painted non-slip surface will reopen as soon as this hardens

The contractor completed the surface treatment works as planned last week, and marked out the court with playing lines for basketball, five-a-side football and netball. All that remains to do is for the non-slip paint on the playing surface to harden in the sun. As the weather could not be better, the paint curing process will take less time. All being well, and subject to a final safety check, the... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 10:35 by Parish Admin

Tags: MUGA, Maintenance, Multi-Use Games Area, Safety, Sport, Trevor May

Wye MUGA to close for resurfacing treatment

Wye MUGA sign board, prior to its opening July 2014

After six years of constant use the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) will close for essential maintenance work from Thursday 10th September. The court will have to remain out of use for several days (the exact length of time will be weather dependent and will be confirmed by Trevor May, the contractors, who will secure the MUGA for the duration). The contractors will re-spray the surface with a special... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 23:22 by Parish Admin

Tags: MUGA, Maintenance, Multi-Use Games Area, Safety, Sport, Trevor May

Police appeal following damage to cars in Wye

Kent Police logo

Officers are appealing for information following criminal damage to cars in Wye, near Ashford. Kent Police was called at 1.30am on Wednesday 19 August 2020 following a report that two men had damaged a number of cars in Bridge Street. Officers attended and carried out a search of the area and enquiries are continuing to locate the suspects. Descriptions: One suspect is described as white, around 5ft... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 07:59 by Parish Admin

Tags: 46/146398/20, Crime, Kent Police

Village Caretaker needed in Wye

Living Wage Employer logo

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council is seeking a temporary Village Caretaker to cover annual leave, and take responsibility for a variety of outdoor tasks around Wye and the parish of Wye with Hinxhill. These tasks include litter picking; making regular checks on play equipment and public spaces; general maintenance duties; street cleaning; graffiti removal; road sign cleaning and other similar tasks... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Living Wage Employer, Recruitment, Temporary Relief, Village Caretaker

The Big Butterfly Count 2020 is over, but there is still time to log your sightings

Big Butterfly Count 2020: a map showing where sightings have been logged in and around Wye

Although the Big Butterfly Count 2020 has finished for an other year, if you have not done so already there is still time to record your sightings. Butterfly Conservation's website will accept your count until the end of August. The website provides a simple three step guide to help you to take part, and a free identification chart to download. Please submit separate records of what you saw on different... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 13:32 by Parish Admin

Tags: Big Butterfly Count, Butterfly Conservation, Citizen Science, Wye NNR

Train services disrupted between Victoria and Blackfriars and Canterbury West

A screenshot of a cancelled train service from London Victoria

Following heavy rain, Southeastern reports that a train struck an obstruction on the line near West Malling. Consequently there are no trains in either direction between Otford and Maidstone East. Rail replacement buses are covering the affected stations. This situation is expected to last until the end of the day. Train services this evening from London Victoria and London Blackfriars to Ashford via... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:24 by Parish Admin

Tags: Canterbury West, Disruption, Southeastern, West Malling, Wye Station

Time is running out to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

A comma butterfly at rest, near Wye

The Big Butterfly Count takes place every year across the UK, and it has grown into the biggest survey of butterflies anywhere in the world. Young or old, anyone with 15 minutes to spare in a sunny spot can join in this important citizen science project. Whether you count butterflies in your back garden or in a national nature reserve, all results are valuable as scientific evidence. This year the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:17 by Parish Admin

Tags: Ash Dieback, Big Butterfly Count, Butterfly Conservation, Citizen Science, Climate Change, Global Heating, National Nature Reserve

A28 to shut this weekend for roadworks

Road closure notice for the A28 between Kempes Corner and Chilham

Kent County Council Highways Dept will close three large sections of the A28 Ashford Road and A28 Canterbury Road this weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August. The closure will apply to sections of the A28 between Kempes Corner and Branch Road, near Bagham, Chilham. This closure will enable road and footway dressing works to the carriageway. A three mile diversion off the A28 will be signed via... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:15 by Parish Admin

Tags: A28, Canterbury Road, Kempes Corner, Road Closure

Blackwall Road closed for drainage works

Road Closed warning sign

Blackwall Road is due to be closed from Tuesday 28th July for drainage cleansing works near Bromley Cottage. The closure affects National Cycle Route 18. This route runs between Royal Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury, via Bedgebury and country lanes across the High Weald Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB) before it descends to to Ashford. NCR18 then climbs again through the Kent Downs AONB, and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: AONB, Blackwall Road, Great Bromley Farm, Hinxhill, KCC Highways, NCR18, Road Closure

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