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No trains through Wye on Sunday 29th May

Map of Southeastern Railways planned engineering works 28th and 29th May 2022

There will be no train services through Wye on Sunday as planned Engineering work 29th May 2022 will close both lines between Ashford International and Ramsgate. Bus replacement services will run between Ashford and Canterbury West, either via Wye, Chilham and Chartham (stopping services only) or direct non-stop), Canterbury West and Margate (with limited stops) and Canterbury West and Ramsgate (stopping... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2022 22:31 by Admin

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

Guilty verdict for murder of PCSO Julia James

Police crime scene tape

At Canterbury Crown Court today a jury found Callum Wheeler guilty of the murder of Police Community Support Officer Julia James. The crime took place in Aylesham in 27th April 2021. In a previous posting PCSO Julia James covered Wye, and she also lived in Wye at that time. Please see the Kent Police report for tributes and further information about the intensive Police investigation and links to crucial... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 May 2022 16:55 by Admin

Tags: Canterbury Crown Court, Community Policing, Crime, Kent Police, Murder, PCSO Julia James, Police Community Support Officer

Hinxhill Road to close for 60 days from Monday 16th May

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. KCC's Traffic Regulation Order (see below) runs for 60 days from Monday 16th May until the estimated completion date Friday 8th July. This closure of a short section of Hinxhill Road will enable Tamdown Group Ltd to proceed with works on Bellway's... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 14 May 2022 11:25 by Admin

Tags: A2070, A28, Ambulance, Hinxhill Park, Hinxhill Road, Road Closure, Traffic Regulation Order, William Harvey, Wye Level Crossing

The Five Church Walk is back, Monday 2nd May

A winding footpath through coppiced bluebell woods and dappled sunlight

Deep in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty walkers are striding out today and enjoying the spring. This year the 16-mile walk is anti-clockwise, and as usual the route takes in the parish churches of Godmersham, Chilham, Molash, Challock and All Saints, Boughton Aluph. Part of the signed route passes through Kings Wood, and the bluebells are at their best about now.

Since 1984 the annual... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 May 2022 10:00 by Admin

Tags: AONB, All Saints, Bluebells, Boughton Aluph, Challock, Chilham, Five Church Walk, Fundraising, Godmersham, Kent Downs, Molash

Coldharbour Lane, to close for three days

Road Closed sign

South East Water will close Coldharbour Lane on Tuesday 3rd May from 07.30, in the vicinity of Coldharbour Farm, Wye. Contractors estimate that they will complete the works by Friday 6th May. The road will be closed to through traffic road for water main repairs and maintenance work. KCC Highways' permit advises the following diversion route via Coldharbour Lane, Scotton Street, Upper Bridge Street,... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 10:05 by Admin

Tags: Coldharbour Lane, Road Closure

Replacement bus service Sunday 1st May

Network Rail map of planned engineering works and replacement bus services affecting Wye Sunday 1st May 2022

Planned engineering work will affect Southeastern train services on Sunday 1st May 2022. Express and stopping buses will replace all train services between Ashford International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West on Sunday. Stopping buses will call at Wye, Chilham, Chartham and Canterbury West, Sturry and Minster stations. The High Speed services between London St Pancras and Margate will terminate at... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 24 Apr 2022 19:51 by Admin

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

Wye Local housing needs survey: please reply by 28th April

Wye Local Housing Needs Survey 2022 envelope

The lack of affordable housing in Wye and many other rural communities is a serious problem. Last month the Parish Council invited every household in the parish to take part in an important survey. You should have received your overprinted envelope by post, but if for any reason you did not there is still time to take part in this research. Please reply by Thursday 28th April, in the freepost envelope... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 15:56 by Admin

Tags: Affordable Housing, Evidence Base, Local Housing Need Survey, Wye Neighbourhood Plan Review

All five roads into Wye subject to disruption

Map of the Southern Water road closure and diversion,  The Street, Willesborough from 11th April 2022

As lorries continue to queue for miles along the M20, all five routes into Wye will be subject to additional delays from road closures and diversions this week. Local journeys and emergency vehicle response times will be affected by three different sets of planned roadworks. Olantigh Road, Wye remains closed for a second week as the UK Power Network trenching works have overrun. These works are currently... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 18:58 by Admin

Tags: A20, BT Openreach, Dover, Infrastructure, KCC Highways, M20, Operation Brock, Road Closure Notice, Rural Roads, Southern Water, UK Power Networks

M20 Operation Brock extended to 20 miles from J8 to J11

Operation Brock: a 20 mile queue of stationary lorries on the M20 between J8 and J11 (archive image)

Operation Brock is now Operation Zero: a 20-mile section of the M20 is closed coastbound between J8 (Maidstone), and extended to J11 (Westenhanger) to hold HGVs bound for Dover or Eurotunnel. Local journeys around Ashford are affected as National Highways is diverting all other coastbound traffic at J8 via the A20 to re-join the M2 at J11. However, drivers then face further queues and delays between... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 18:01 by Admin

Tags: A20, A2070, A28, Brexit, Dover, M20, Operation Brock, Operation Zero

Olantigh Road will close from Monday 4th April

Road closure and diversion warning signs

UK Power Networks will trench across a short section in the vicinity of the former Leppers Ironmongers. This will close Olantigh Road to through traffic for the whole of next week. The road closure notice will apply between Monday 4th and Monday 11th April. These works have been timed to take place during the school holidays and will not affect the Wye Farmers' Market Saturday 2nd April. KCC Highways... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 12:01 by Admin

Tags: Infrastructure, Olantigh Road, UK Power Networks

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