Working for Wye - past, present and future


Managing risk: learning to live with COVID-19 and other dangers

Warning sign: 'Slow down children playing'

How lovely to hear the Wye church bells this morning for the first time since lockdown began. It is a reminder that we are cautiously embracing a new world in which we learn to live with COVID-19 while going about our business and leisure pursuits as normally as possible. On that theme, parents are understandably asking when the 'jungle' natural play area and the children's playground on the recreation... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:22 by Admin

Tags: Children's Playground, Covid-19, ENEWS70, The Jungle

Don't miss all the fun! Boughton Lees 'Scarecrow Safari' today

One of the winning entries in the Boughton Lees Scarecrow Safari 11th 12th July 2020

At last, there is something to put a smile on people's faces! The Boughton Lees Scarecrow Safari Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July.

Congratulations to all who entered scarecrows in the Boughton Lees Scarecrow Safari, and to the winners!

  • Under 12: Thea Constance;
  • Over 12: Little Billing;
  • Local business: Perry Court Farm;
  • School, Club, Society: Challock Primary School.

If you are quick, there are 40 amazing... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 09:00 by Admin

Tags: Boughton Lees Scarecrow Safari

Brabourne Road closed near Pickersdane

Road closure notice Brabourne Road, near Pickersdane

South East Water has a permit to close Brabourne Road in the vicinity of Pickersdane Cottage, Wye for unplanned maintenance work. Emergency work is in progress to repair a leaking hydrant. The KCC Highways permit runs for six days until Monday 6th July. As the summer stays dry South East Water is urging everybody to save water and save money as the company is now pumping around an extra 140 million... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:15 by Admin

Tags: Brabourne Road, Pickersdane, South East Water

Olantigh Road to shut for five days from Monday 22nd June

Road Closure notice Olantigh Road, near Godmersham Monday 22nd June 2020

KCC Highways plans to close Olantigh Road for up to five days in the narrow section between its junction with Sole Street and Sunley Gardens, Godmersham. KCC's legal permit for this work starts Monday 22nd June and runs until Friday 26th June. This road closure is necessary for kerbing and haunching works, and for carriageway repairs up to 450mm deep. Please check with for updated information... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:00 by Admin

Tags: Godmersham, Infrastructure, KCC Highways, Network Rail, Olantigh Road, Pope Street, Sole Street

Southeastern is operating replacement bus services to Wye throughout Sunday 21st June

A map of the rail network in East Kent showing line closures for planned engineering works on Sunday 21st June 2020

Planned engineering works at Ashford station, and between Ashford and Canterbury West have closed various lines, so buses are replacing trains today between Ebbsfleet and Ashford, and between Ashford and Canterbury West. There is no High Speed service between London St Pancras and Margate. Instead HS1 services between London St Pancras and Ramsgate via Dover Priory will run between London St Pancras... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:00 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Canterbury West, Engineering Works, Replacement Bus, Wye Station

Wye branch of Cinque Port Vets to reopen

An attentive tabby cat sits waiting patiently

The Wye branch of Cinque Port Vets will re-open on Saturday mornings, starting 6th June, between 08.45 and 10.30, but only for the collection of supplies, e.g. parasite treatments and repeat prescriptions. Please phone on arrival and a receptionist will advise you, however, there will not be a vet on site. Please see the Cinque Port Vets' website for details and updates.

To reduce social contact, the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:40 by Admin

Tags: Cinque Port Vets, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Lockdown

Wye Road closed at Staple Lees, Hastingleigh

Notice of temporary road closure order, Wye Road Hastingleigh until 4th June 2020at

KCC Highways has closed Wye Road / Coldharbour Lane to through traffic, west of the junction with Cow Lees / Staple Lees. This temporary road closure is necessary to enable South East Water contractors to reinstate previous excavation works. The estimated completion date is Thursday 4th June 2020. Though, KCC warns that the timings may change for various reasons, including the current coronavirus situation.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:00 by Admin

Tags: Coldharbour Lane, Cow Lees, Hastingleigh, KCC Highways, Road Closure, South East Water, Staple Lees, Wye Road

Wye Farmers' Market returns to The Green, Saturday 6th June

Wye Farmers' Market on The Green. A new one-way system for safe shopping will start 6th June

Wye Farmers' Market will re-open on The Green on Saturday 6th June. Although the traditional setting for the market will look familiar, as the Covid-19 crisis is ongoing and the risk remains real, shoppers will be asked to follow several new guidelines. These restrictions include a one-way system and are necessary to minimise the risk to shoppers and the stallholders, and to meet recent government... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 May 2020 17:55 by Admin

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Government Guidance, High Street, Social Distancing, The Green, Wye Farmer's Market

'The crisis is far from over: things are not back to normal and we are still in the middle of a pandemic.'

People standing together talking near the Devils Kneading Trough, Wye. Despite being surrounded by acres of open space, some people are failing to social distance and putting themselves and others at risk.

In short, you are risking your life and the lives of others if you do not behave responsibly. Speaking on behalf of the Kent Resilience Forum, Director of Public Health at Medway Council, James Williams, warned that 'there is still a danger of spreading Covid-19 and it is absolutely vital that Kent and Medway residents, as well as anyone visiting the county's beaches and open spaces, continue to social... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 May 2020 16:30 by Admin

Tags: AONB, Cornavirus, Covid-19, Devil's Kneading Trough, Kent Downs, Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kent Resilience Forum, North Downs Way, Physical Distancing, Public Health, Social Distancing, Wye National Nature Reserve

Hinxhill Road due to close from Monday 1st June

KCC Road Closure notice for Hinxhill Road, from Monday 1st June 2020

KCC Highways has issued another temporary road closure order for Hinxhill Road. This order runs from Monday 1st June to Friday 5th June, and is necessary to enable contractors to work on the new T junction off the Hinxhill Park housing development. The road will remain closed outside working hours. KCC Highways scheduled the latest construction works near the ambulance entrance at the rear of the William... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 23:35 by Admin

Tags: Ambulance, Hinxhill Park, Hinxhill Road, KCC Highways, Road Closure Notice, William Harvey Hospital

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