Working for Wye - past, present and future


Wye resident targeted by scam

KCC Trading Standards scam alert notice of cold callers operating in Wye, issued Friday 7th OCtober 2022.

KCC Trading Standards have issued a new scam alert for Wye this evening, after cold callers targeted a resident of Little Chequers. Claiming to be from a roofing company the fraudsters offered to pressure wash the drive, and quoted £600 for a card payment, or £400 for cash. Later they said the price didn't include tax and demanded £628 in cash. Trading Standards urges residents to... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Oct 2022 20:03 by Admin

Tags: Community Safety, Community Warden, Doorstep Crime, Financial Abuse, KCC Trading Standards, Little Chequers, Trading Standards Checked

The ten bells of Wye church rang at noon

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

Wye has marked the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a muffled peal from the ten bells of Wye church. They rang at noon for an hour, and at the end of the National Mourning the passing bell will toll ninety six times before Her Majesty's State Funeral. The flag of St George is flying at half-mast above the village, as it will throughout the time of National Mourning, and a Book of Condolence opened... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 18:00 by Admin

Tags: Accession, Centenary Field, Churchfield Green, Fields in Trust, King Charles III, National Mourning, Proclamation, Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Flight

Wye Drop-in Saturday 3rd September

Wye Parish Drop-in thumbnail 2022-0903 Churchfield Green, 09.00 12.00

Please call by anytime 9am-noon to discuss the Wye Revives consultation and proposal to buy the Methodist Church and reopen it as a community centre. For details see e-newsletter 82. The amended Wye Highway Improvement Plans will be on display on Churchfield Green, and Network Rail and KCC Highways staff will also be on hand to answer your questions and concerns about the planned automation of Wye... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 12:08 by Admin

Tags: Churchfield Green, Consultation, Drop-in, Level Crossing, Network Rail, Thorne Hedgehog Rescue, Wye Farmers' Market, Wye HIP, Wye Highway Improvement Plan, Wye Methodist Church, Wye Revives

Fire crews extinguish a crop fire south of Wye

Field fire near Wye Saturday afternoon 13th August 2022. Image credit C. Strover

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has dealt with a crop fire south of Wye. The fire started on Saturday afternoon and ten fire engines attended the blaze between Blackwall Lane and Little Chequers, Wye. Crews extinguished the flames and prevented the fire from spreading towards the village. KFRS reported at 9pm that fire crews had completed a six-hour firefighting operation. However, crews will return... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 21:32 by Admin

Tags: Blackwall Lane, Drought, KFRS, Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Sports pavilion destroyed by suspicious fire: Police seek witnesses

The pavilion on Wye College Playing Field, built 2004

Fire gutted the Wye Juniors Football Club's pavilion in the early hours of Sunday 19th June. Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to a 999 call from a member of the public, but could not save the building. The blaze appears to have started several hours after the Ian Sloan Memorial tournament ended, and Kent Police are treating the cause as suspicious.

Can you help? Officers appealed today to anyone... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:43 by Admin

Tags: 46/117587/22, Arson, Crime, Ian Sloan Memorial, KFRS, Pavilion, Wye Juniors FC

Crash at Kempe's Corner - Police appeal for witnesses

Kent Police logo

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash on the A28 at Kempe's Corner yesterday. A blue Proton and a light blue mini collided at the junction of Harville Road and the Canterbury Road at about 12.40 Wednesday 22nd June. Kent Police reports that ambulances took a man and a women to the William Harvey Hospital, and the man suffered serious injuries. If you saw this crash, or have... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:13 by Admin

Tags: Kempe's Corner, Kent Police

Emergency incident: disruption continues

Old Network Rail double track logo

An fatal incident at Ashford station closed the Canterbury West line earlier this morning for some three hours. Emergency services have completed their work and authorised the line to reopen after 09.00. Trains are starting to run again, however expect further delays and alterations to some services this morning as the disruption clears. Southeastern's latest estimate is a return to normal services... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 09:13 by Admin

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

Olantigh Road will close again Monday 30th May

Road Closed warning sign

Olantigh Road, Wye will close to through traffic again Monday 30th May until Wednesday 1st June. South East Water will lay new utility connections in the vicinity of 10 and 12 Olantigh Road (formerly Leppers Ironmongers). A signed diversion will be in place via Harville Road, the A28 and Godmersham for the duration of the works. However, the planned completion date may slip. If these works overrun... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2022 23:16 by Admin

Tags: Infrastructure, Olantigh Road, Road Closure, South East Water

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

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