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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

Four roads into Wye to close for repairs this week

Wye road closure warning signs

Olantigh Road, Naccolt Road, Wye Road (Coldharbour Lane, Hastingleigh Road) and Bockham Lane are all scheduled for closure during the forthcoming week. Harville Road will remain open, but be traffic controlled to enable drain clearance works. However, as the schools will remain closed there should be less traffic through Wye than normal.

Olantigh Road will close for up to three days from 09.00 Sunday... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 02 Jan 2021 23:30 by Admin

Tags: Bockham Lane, Elmsted, Harville Road, Hastingleigh, Naccolt Road, Olantigh Road, Road Closure, Wye Road

Operation Stack: 'avoid travelling to Kent' says Highways England

Operation Stack and queues of stationary lorries on the M20 (archive image)

Highways England is strongly advising all drivers – including all hauliers – to avoid travelling to Kent until further notice. This is due to severe cross-channel disruption. Given the continued arrival of goods traffic into Kent, Kent Police has activated Operation Stack. This is necessary to manage freight traffic, with both the coastbound and London-bound M20 now being used to stack... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 22:00 by Admin

Tags: Highways England, J8, J9, M20, Moveable Barrier, Operation Stack

M20 overnight closures J7 to J9 plans announced

Hundreds of stationary HGVs queueing on the M20 (archive image of Operation Stack)

Highways England plans to deploy the moveable barrier contraflow on the M20 between J8 (Maidstone) and J9 (Ashford) starting Sunday 27th December. The M20 will be closed for up to 12 hours in both directions on the nights of Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December, starting at 22.00 each night. The coastbound carriageway will be closed between J7 to J9, and London bound between J9 to J8. Highways England... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 20:19 by Admin

Tags: A2, A20, A2070, A292, Highways England, Kent Resilience Forum, M2, M20, Operation Brock, Operation Stack

M20 motorway delays and disruption

Operation Brock M20 J7 to J9 closure and diversion map December 2020 to test the M20 moveable barrier

Highways England is testing the £55.1m moveable concrete barrier overnight until 08.00 Tuesday 15th December. In preparation for Operation Brock and Operation Stack, Highways England is closing up to seventeen miles of the M20 in both directions overnight from 20.00 until 08:00. These overnight closures and contraflows affect sections of both carriageways of the M20 at different times between... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 13:50 by Admin

Tags: A20, A2070, A249, A292, Highways England, M2, M20, Moveable Barrier, Operation Brock, Operation Stack

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