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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

Giant Sunflower Challenge 2020

Two tall sunflowers

Our Place Wye Giant Sunflower Challenge 2020

This is a long term challenge for everyone! Outside Wye Fire Station on Monday 18th May at 10.00 you will find 85 bags each containing a plant pot, compost and a wrapped giant sunflower seed (all packaged using PPE). We would like you to plant the seed, water it, protect it from slugs and snails and then at the end of August we will see who in Wye has grown... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 May 2020 22:45 by Admin

Tags: Competition, Giant Sunflower, Our Place Wye

Deputy Clerk to the Parish Council - job vacancy

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council is recruiting a Deputy Clerk to provide support to the Parish Clerk and Council. The postholder will undertake a variety of duties to support the smooth and effective operation of the Council and its services and help ensure that its statutory duties are fulfilled.

The position requires an individual with strong organisational and inter-personal skills, along with prior... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 15:50 by Parish Clerk

Tags: Vacancy; Clerk; Staff

Road closure Olantigh Road, Godmersham

Road Closed warning sign

Network Rail has permission to close Olantigh Road at Godmersham between Monday 4th May and Friday 8th May 2020. This road closure is necessary for urgent repairs to the railway bridge, following the removal of vegetation which is causing brickwork displacement. The hourly train services are not affected. KCC Highways plans to make unrelated repairs to potholes and verges along Olantigh Road, Crundale... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 May 2020 17:18 by Admin

Tags: Godmersham, Network Rail, Olantigh Road

Easter Day: no trains through Wye

Highway Code 'steam train' symbol in a red warning triangle

Network Rail has planned engineering work taking place between Ashford International and Minster, via Canterbury West. Consequently the line through Wye will be closed all day on Sunday 12th April, Easter Day. Instead, replacement buses will run between Ashford International and Canterbury West (fast, and stopping at Wye, Chilham and Chartham). However, government advice is that:

...'you should only... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 11 Apr 2020 19:14 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Canterbury West, Easter Day, Engineering, Wye Station

Wye Station ticket office is closed until further notice

Poster  with Coronavirus travel advice from Southeastern Railway

Southeastern Railway has announced the temporary closure of Wye ticket office, and those at 58 other railway stations across the region. Southeastern targeted ticket offices that have been selling less than 20 tickets a day recently. In normal times Phil Coleman would expect to sell around a hundred 'walk up' tickets from Wye every morning. Clearly people are heeding the government's advice to 'only... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:15 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Canterbury West, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Ebbsfleet International, Southeastern, Stratford International, Ticket Office, Wye Station

Wye Farmers’ Market goes online from Saturday 4th April

Wye Farmers' Market in Easter 2019, with hundreds of people enjoying the spring sunshine on The Green

The medieval market square in Wye has seen many changes over the centuries, but Saturday 4th April will make history. The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing the Wye Farmers' Market producers to offer their range of local produce online. Instead of the normal market stalls, The Green will act as a collection point where customers can pick up their pre-ordered local produce at an allocated time - and then... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:34 by Admin

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Latin School, Local Food, Pandemic, The Green, Wakelins the Butcher, Wye Bakery, Wye Chemist, Wye Co-op, Wye Farmers’ Market, Wye News, Wye Post Office

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