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Good news, reported crime is down in Wye

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Kent Police recorded five crimes during November in Wye, and only two of these were antisocial behaviour (ASB). This is an improvement, however Sgt Bloomfield's Wye newsletter (link below) also alerts readers to the crime trends across the Ashford district. Recent reported crimes include scams, thefts of catalytic converters, sometimes during the daytime, and lots of car number plates are being stolen.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:30 by Parish Admin

Tags: ASB, COVID-19, Crime, Kent Police, PCSO

Kent heads into Tier 3: Very High Alert

National COVID-19 Alert banner 5th November - 2nd December

From Wednesday 2nd December the Government's Tier 3 local restrictions will apply across Kent, and in other areas with a very high or very rapidly rising level of infections. In summary, the tighter restrictions in place from 2nd December state that:

'you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Ashford, COVID-19, Case Rate, Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Swale, Tier 3

Southeastern replacement bus services to Wye Sunday 29th November

Map of Southeastern replacement bus services to Wye Sunday 29th November

Engineering works planned between Ashford and Canterbury West station will close both lines on Sunday 29th November. High Speed train services will also be affected. Replacement bus services will run between Ebbsfleet and Ashford, and between Ashford and Canterbury West. These will stop at Wye, Chilham and Chartham stations. There is no HS1 service on Sunday between London St Pancras and Margate. Instead... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:06 by Parish Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury, Wye Station

There is so much happening in Wye

The front page of newsletter 71 print version, November 2020

During lockdown it is easy to be left out of the loop, but it does not have to be like that. To keep Wye residents informed about important developments the Parish Council has issued a special print handout of the latest parish e-newsletter. Under lockdown the November edition cannot be home-delivered, but it is available now in Wye News, the Co-op, the Post Office, Wye Chemists and Wye Station. This... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Newsletter

Hinxhill Road closed from Monday 9th November for ten days

Road closure and diversion warning signs

KCC Highways has issued another temporary road closure order for Hinxhill Road for works near the ambulance entrance at the rear of the William Harvey Hospital. This order runs from Monday 9th November until the estimated completion date Friday 20th November. This closure is necessary for excavations to lay new power supplies to the Bellway Hinxhill Park development. The road will remain closed outside... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 20:19 by Parish Admin

Tags: A2070, A28, Hinxhill Park, Hinxhill Road, KCC Highways, Road Closure, Wye Level Crossing

Minor Injury Service at Wye Surgery replaced

NHS 111 logo and caption 'when it's less urgent than 999'

The Minor Injury Service at Wye Surgery closed 31st October. In place of this service there is now a new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford. This a new GP-led, 24-hour service which is able to treat a wider range of minor injuries and illnesses that are 'urgent, but not life threatening.' The Ashford UTC is co-located with the Emergency Department and it is one of... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 19:45 by Parish Admin

Tags: A&E, NHS111, Urgent Treatment Centre, William Harvey Hospital, Wye Surgery

Remembrance Sunday goes online

An abundance of poppies for Remembrance Sunday

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on 8th November. Wye parish church would normally be packed for this service, but as a COVID-19 precaution the church will be closed to the public. Instead the Remembrance service will be live streamed via the Wye Benefice virtual church group from 10.00. David Reece, the Chairman of the Parish Council will lay a wreath of poppies on the altar during the service,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:00 by Parish Admin

Tags: Armistice, COVID-19, Poppy Appeal, Remembrance

The Great Storm - 33 years on

Wye Village Hall 16 October 1987, the morning after the Great Storm destroyed the Small Hall and cars parked beside the building.

Thirty three years ago, on the night of the 15th/16th October 1987, the Great Storm killed eighteen people as it destroyed buildings, cars and other property across southern England and East Anglia. The wind destroyed the Small Hall completely, and as the walls collapsed they flattened cars parked beside the building. Fortunately as the storm struck at night Wye Village Hall was empty, so it caused... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 20:20 by Parish Admin

Tags: 1987, The Great Storm

Amage Road, Wye to close for up to two weeks

KCC Road Closure Notice for Amage Road, Wye

Kent County Council has issued a Road Closure notice for Amage Road, Wye. The temporary prohibition of through traffic will enable South East Water to make new water connections in the vicinity of Amage Farm. However local access to the remainder of Amage Road will continue from either direction up to where the road is actually closed. This road closure will most affect residents of the Brook, Pickersdane,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:35 by Parish Admin

Tags: Amage Farm, Amage Road, Brabourne Road, Brook, Hampton Lane, KCC Highways, Mukota House, Pickersdane, Road Closure

Play Area closed for essential repairs

The gate into the childrens' play area padlocked shut while equipment is repaired

The childrens' play area at Wye Recreation Ground is closed for repairs today. This follows a recent incident of criminal damage which left the crawling tunnel between the play houses in a dangerous condition. Children's safety is always the first priority so boarding off the tunnel as a temporary measure prevented access, but enabled children to continue to use the rest of the play equipment while... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:08 by Parish Admin

Tags: Crimestoppers, Criminal Damage, Play Area, Police

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