Working for Wye - past, present and future


'The building is not redundant, we can bring it back to life'

The former Methodist Church in Bridge Street, Wye, stands empty in the centre of Wye

Wye Methodist Church shut its doors in March 2020, when the first Covid lockdown forced all churches to close. Most have reopened, but the Methodist trustees decided instead to cease worship, and auction this Grade 2 listed building to the highest bidder. Then days before the auction last week, they withdrew the lot. For over a hundred years this building acted as a centre of community life in Wye.... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 02 Oct 2021 22:45 by Admin

Tags: Cllr Noel Ovenden, Community Centre, Pandemic, Wye Methodist Church

Fuel shortage - Wye adapts to keep on top of street litter

An overflowing litter bin in Church Street Wye

The fuel shortage is reaching into areas that most people never need to consider. The good news is that the Biffa household recycling and kitchen waste collection went ahead today as normal in Wye. However, the Biffa cage truck that would normally have emptied all the litter bins early this morning, stayed in the yard for lack of fuel. Fortunately, the Parish Council's street cleaner Cecil was on hand... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 14:05 by Admin

Tags: Biffa, Litter, Recycling

Wye Can Do Cafe and Repair Cafe - new initiatives launched

Wye Can Do Cafe logo

Our Place Wye launches a new event today, Saturday 25th September. Drop-in anytime between 10.00 and 12.00, have a coffee, chat with neighbours at Wye Village Hall and share practical tips on ways we can reduce our carbon footprint. The Repair Cafe is a parallel Our Place Wye initiative, also launching today during Great Big Green Week. This is a national celebration of climate action organised by... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 10:00 by Admin

Tags: Can Do Cafe, Carbon Footprint, Climate Action, Great Big Green Week, Our Place Wye, Repair Cafe

World record attempt to set off from Wye

David Charles of Thighs of Steel launches the final leg of the World Record attempt outside the Tickled Trout, Wye Saturday 18th September 2021

Intrepid cyclists will gather at the Tickled Trout in Wye on Saturday morning to complete their official Guinness World Record attempt. They will set out at 9am 18th September on the final 148km leg of their 2,400km ride. The marathon relay started in St Austell in Cornwall and will finish tomorrow in Dover. The cycle event organiser Thighs of Steel started in 2016, and aims to raise £100,000... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 21:20 by Admin

Tags: Charity, Fundraising, Guinness World Record, Olantigh, Refugees, Thighs of Steel, Tickled Trout

Wye Surgery patients please note

Wye Surgery main entrance

Wye Surgery advises that e-Consult will be closed over the August bank holiday from 12 noon, Friday 27th August until 08.00, Tuesday 31st August 2021

'During this brief time, e-consult WILL NOT be available online nationally – this is to help practices better meet the needs of patients who need care over the bank holiday weekend. During this time if you need, either:

Posted: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 10:43 by Admin

Tags: Pharmacy, Training, Wye Surgery

Upper Bridge Street, Wye reopened to through traffic

Road closure online notice Upper Bridge Street, Wye

South East Water has reopened Upper Bridge Street. Contractors closed the road for a week to dig a trench across the road for unplanned water main repairs between Cherry Garden Lane and Oxenturn Road. Bus services to Canterbury and Ashford should return to their normal route. Elsewhere in Wye the gas main replacement works along Scotton Street and Coldharbour Lane are ongoing, but SGN is due to finish... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 10:19 by Admin

Tags: Road Closure Notice, South East Water, Upper Bridge Street

Bockham Lane road closure planned

Bockham Lane road sign, near Hythe Road

Bockham Lane will close Tuesday 24th August for one day only to allow BT Openreach to undertake planned works between 09.30 and 15.30. KCC Highways also has roadworks scheduled nearby in Plumpton Lane between Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th August. These roadworks will be controlled by stop/go boards, so Plumpton Lane will remain open to traffic during this time.

Posted: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 23:44 by Admin

Tags: Bockham Lane, Hythe Road, Plumpton Lane, Road Closure

Upper Bridge Street is shut

Road Closed warning sign

Upper Bridge Street is shut for unplanned water main repairs by South East Water. The road closure notice applies between Friday 20th to Wednesday 25th August. The road is closed between Oxenturn Road and Cherry Garden Lane. There is pedestrian access on the south side of the road only and the road remains closed overnight. Through traffic is being diverted via Church Street. KCC Highways has minor... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 23:32 by Admin

Tags: Road Closure, South East Water, Upper Bridge Street

No trains this week between Maidstone East and Ashford

Notice of line closure Maidstone East and Ashford 7th to 15th August 2021

Network Rail has closed the line between Maidstone East and Ashford International from Saturday 7th August to Sunday 15th August inclusive. Consequently, there are no train services at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham or Charing stations. Instead buses are replacing trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International. The line closure will allow engineers to reinforce the Bearsted cutting... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:40 by Admin

Tags: Bearsted, Bus Replacement Service, Climate Change, Embankment, Extreme Weather, Landslip, Maidstone East, Network Rail, Southeastern

Kent Police Cadets help beat bike thieves in Wye

Kent Police Cadets bike marking event in Wye

Kent Police Cadets held a bike marking event on Churchfield Green Wye. Between downpours, the team attached a unique number and QR code linked to BikeRegister's online database to a series of bikes. Kent Police has 10 tips to keep your bike safe. The number one tip is to register your bike. This is very simple way to deter theft, and to identify you as the legitimate owner if your bike is stolen. Every... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 01 Aug 2021 20:30 by Admin

Tags: BikeRegister, Churchfield Green, Crime Prevention, Kent Police, Kent Police Cadets

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