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Wye Parish Council is recruiting a Deputy Clerk

Wye Parish Council is recruiting a Deputy Clerk

The Parish Council needs a part-time Deputy Clerk to provide support to the Parish Clerk across a wide range of tasks and take on new projects. Wye with Hinxhill is a busy parish and the position requires an individual with strong organisational and inter-personal skills, along with prior experience of working in an office environment and of minute taking. Flexibility towards working hours is essential... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Recruitment, Deputy Clerk

Resilience in action! Wye Co-op reopens only 24 hours after ram raiders destroyed the shopfront

Resilience in action! Wye Co-op reopens only 24 hours after ram raiders destroyed the shopfront

Co-op staff and a team of shopfitters worked hard overnight to clear the wreckage and build a temporary shopfront. The staff were determined to get back to normal as soon as possible and their efforts have enabled the village store to reopen first thing on Saturday morning.

Posted: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 10:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Physical Infrastructure, Wye Co-op, Resilience, Churchfield Way, Kent Police

Wye Co-op targeted by ram raiders

Wye Co-op targeted by ram raiders

Wye awoke to the shocking news that the Co-op has been ram-raided again. In the early hours of Friday morning, thieves used a 4x4 to smash through the entrance and steal cash from the ATM located inside the shop. The attack caused serious damage to the shopfront and internal fittings, so the shop remained closed all day. Wye Ward member and Parish Council vice-chair Cllr Noel Ovenden gave an interview... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: News, Co-op, Kent Police, Crime, Physical Infrastructure, Churchfield Way, Cllr Noel Ovenden

Kent Police local engagement meeting in Wye

Kent Police local engagement meeting in Wye

Kent Police will hold a local engagement meeting Tuesday 26th November in the Methodist Hall, Bridge Street, Wye. The meeting will start at 18.00 with a short introduction and talk from PCSO Aaron Newell the local officer. Peter New will follow with a short talk about Neighbourhood Watch. This will be an opportunity to raise concerns on crime and anti-social behaviour. For more information, please... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 23:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Kent Police, Community Engagement, Drop-in, Community Safety, Neighbourhood Watch

Armed police officers deployed in Wye

Armed police officers deployed in Wye

Yesterday afternoon armed police officers, supported by a helicopter searched Wye for two men reported to be carrying a suspected weapon near Churchfield Way. The weapon turned out to be a BB gun. Kent Police confiscated the gun, but did not arrest the men. BB guns may, or may not be classed as firearms, so they may or may not be prohibited. However, this incident is a warning that 'the police treat... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Kent Police, Helicopter, Firearms Officers, Firearms Act 1968, Churchfield Way

Stand by for Operation Brock

Stand by for Operation Brock

Highways England has closed a 16 mile section of the M20, and is working overnight to be ready to activate the new Operation Brock contraflow at 06.00 on Monday 28th October 2019. The Traffic England website and CCTV cameras showed the M20 closed in both directions between J7 (Maidstone) and J9 (Ashford) on Friday evening. The M20 is due to reopen at 06.00 on Saturday. If necessary, the motorway will... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 23:59 by Parish Admin

Tags: Operation Brock, Contraflow, Highways England, M20, J8, J9, A2, Brexit, Physical Infrastructure, Road Safety, KCC Highways

Volunteers go in at the deep end

Volunteers go in at the deep end

Volunteers from Kent Search and Rescue volunteers were back in the River Stour below Wye bridge today. Team members practiced their Bank Search and Flood Rescue techniques for rescuing people from floods, and trained for the grim task of searching the river and water margins for bodies. Despite recent rainfall, the river level remains very low.

KSAR has responded to 78 call outs so far this year, and... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:45 by Parish Admin

Tags: Kent Search and Rescue, KSAR, Training, River Stour, Bank Search and Flood Rescue, Volunteering, Vulnerable People, Wye Bridge, Charing

Kennington Community Council is seeking a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Kennington Community Council is seeking a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

This is a part time position (3 days / 21 hours per week) which pays £24,799 - £27,905 a year pro-rata, depending on experience and qualifications. Working from home, the appointee will be responsible for all aspects of finance and administration of the Council. This will entail providing advice and implementing decisions, preparing meeting agendas and attending council and committee meetings... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:45 by Parish Admin

Tags: Kennington Community Council, Parish Clerk, Responsible Finance Officer, RFO, Vacancy, Employment, Kennington

Wye Surgery closed its fax line 3rd October

Last year the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced that the NHS will phase out all fax machines by 31 March 2020 and must use secure email instead to improve patient safety and cyber security. Accordingly, the Wye Surgery fax line will close on the 3rd October 2019. After this date patients will only be able to send their repeat prescription requests either via Patient Access online,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Wye Surgery, Fax

Wye Library will open for an extra ten hours a week, starting today Monday 30th September.

Wye Library will open for an extra ten hours a week, starting today Monday 30th September.

This welcome news follows a county-wide review of all 99 of Kent's libraries. The review ranked Wye in the third of five tiers, based on its relatively high level of use, alongside libraries in much larger settlements like Tenterden, Cranbrook and New Romney.

Mondays 09.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 (**seven extra hours**)

Tuesdays 09.00 to 13.00

Wednesdays closed

Thursdays 10.00 to 13.00 (**three extra... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 23:59 by Parish Admin

Tags: Wye Library, Community Infrastructure, KCC, Hi-Kent, Bridge Street

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