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Operation Stack: 'avoid travelling to Kent' says Highways England

Operation Stack and queues of stationary lorries on the M20 (archive image)

Highways England is strongly advising all drivers – including all hauliers – to avoid travelling to Kent until further notice. This is due to severe cross-channel disruption. Given the continued arrival of goods traffic into Kent, Kent Police has activated Operation Stack. This is necessary to manage freight traffic, with both the coastbound and London-bound M20 now being used to stack... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 22:00 by Admin

Tags: Highways England, J8, J9, M20, Moveable Barrier, Operation Stack

M20 overnight closures J7 to J9 plans announced

Hundreds of stationary HGVs queueing on the M20 (archive image of Operation Stack)

Highways England plans to deploy the moveable barrier contraflow on the M20 between J8 (Maidstone) and J9 (Ashford) starting Sunday 27th December. The M20 will be closed for up to 12 hours in both directions on the nights of Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December, starting at 22.00 each night. The coastbound carriageway will be closed between J7 to J9, and London bound between J9 to J8. Highways England... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 20:19 by Admin

Tags: A2, A20, A2070, A292, Highways England, Kent Resilience Forum, M2, M20, Operation Brock, Operation Stack

M20 motorway delays and disruption

Operation Brock M20 J7 to J9 closure and diversion map December 2020 to test the M20 moveable barrier

Highways England is testing the £55.1m moveable concrete barrier overnight until 08.00 Tuesday 15th December. In preparation for Operation Brock and Operation Stack, Highways England is closing up to seventeen miles of the M20 in both directions overnight from 20.00 until 08:00. These overnight closures and contraflows affect sections of both carriageways of the M20 at different times between... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 13:50 by Admin

Tags: A20, A2070, A249, A292, Highways England, M2, M20, Moveable Barrier, Operation Brock, Operation Stack

Good news, reported crime is down in Wye

Kent Police logo

Kent Police recorded five crimes during November in Wye, and only two of these were antisocial behaviour (ASB). This is an improvement, however Sgt Bloomfield's Wye newsletter (link below) also alerts readers to the crime trends across the Ashford district. Recent reported crimes include scams, thefts of catalytic converters, sometimes during the daytime, and lots of car number plates are being stolen.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:30 by Admin

Tags: ASB, COVID-19, Crime, Kent Police, PCSO

Kent heads into Tier 3: Very High Alert

National COVID-19 Alert banner 5th November - 2nd December

From Wednesday 2nd December the Government's Tier 3 local restrictions will apply across Kent, and in other areas with a very high or very rapidly rising level of infections. In summary, the tighter restrictions in place from 2nd December state that:

'you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:00 by Admin

Tags: Ashford, COVID-19, Case Rate, Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, Swale, Tier 3

Southeastern replacement bus services to Wye Sunday 29th November

Map of Southeastern replacement bus services to Wye Sunday 29th November

Engineering works planned between Ashford and Canterbury West station will close both lines on Sunday 29th November. High Speed train services will also be affected. Replacement bus services will run between Ebbsfleet and Ashford, and between Ashford and Canterbury West. These will stop at Wye, Chilham and Chartham stations. There is no HS1 service on Sunday between London St Pancras and Margate. Instead... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:06 by Admin

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

There is so much happening in Wye

The front page of newsletter 71 print version, November 2020

During lockdown it is easy to be left out of the loop, but it does not have to be like that. To keep Wye residents informed about important developments the Parish Council has issued a special print handout of the latest parish e-newsletter. Under lockdown the November edition cannot be home-delivered, but it is available now in Wye News, the Co-op, the Post Office, Wye Chemists and Wye Station. This... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:00 by Admin

Tags: Newsletter

Hinxhill Road closed from Monday 9th November for ten days

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. This order runs from Monday 9th November until the estimated completion date Friday 20th November. This closure is necessary for excavations to lay new power supplies to the Bellway Hinxhill Park development. The road will remain closed outside... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 20:19 by Admin

Tags: A2070, A28, Hinxhill Park, Hinxhill Road, KCC Highways, Road Closure, Wye Level Crossing

Minor Injury Service at Wye Surgery replaced

NHS 111 logo and caption 'when it's less urgent than 999'

The Minor Injury Service at Wye Surgery closed 31st October. In place of this service there is now a new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford. This a new GP-led, 24-hour service which is able to treat a wider range of minor injuries and illnesses that are 'urgent, but not life threatening.' The Ashford UTC is co-located with the Emergency Department and it is one of... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 19:45 by Admin

Tags: A&E, NHS111, Urgent Treatment Centre, William Harvey Hospital, Wye Surgery

Remembrance Sunday goes online

An abundance of poppies for Remembrance Sunday

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on 8th November. Wye parish church would normally be packed for this service, but as a COVID-19 precaution the church will be closed to the public. Instead the Remembrance service will be live streamed via the Wye Benefice virtual church group from 10.00. David Reece, the Chairman of the Parish Council will lay a wreath of poppies on the altar during the service,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:00 by Admin

Tags: Armistice, COVID-19, Poppy Appeal, Remembrance

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