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The Great Storm - 33 years on

Wye Village Hall 16 October 1987, the morning after the Great Storm destroyed the Small Hall and cars parked beside the building.

Thirty three years ago, on the night of the 15th/16th October 1987, the Great Storm killed eighteen people as it destroyed buildings, cars and other property across southern England and East Anglia. The wind destroyed the Small Hall completely, and as the walls collapsed they flattened cars parked beside the building. Fortunately as the storm struck at night Wye Village Hall was empty, so it caused... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 20:20 by Admin

Tags: 1987, The Great Storm

Amage Road, Wye to close for up to two weeks

KCC Road Closure Notice for Amage Road, Wye

Kent County Council has issued a Road Closure notice for Amage Road, Wye. The temporary prohibition of through traffic will enable South East Water to make new water connections in the vicinity of Amage Farm. However local access to the remainder of Amage Road will continue from either direction up to where the road is actually closed. This road closure will most affect residents of the Brook, Pickersdane,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:35 by Admin

Tags: Amage Farm, Amage Road, Brabourne Road, Brook, Hampton Lane, KCC Highways, Mukota House, Pickersdane, Road Closure

Play Area closed for essential repairs

The gate into the childrens' play area padlocked shut while equipment is repaired

The childrens' play area at Wye Recreation Ground is closed for repairs today. This follows a recent incident of criminal damage which left the crawling tunnel between the play houses in a dangerous condition. Children's safety is always the first priority so boarding off the tunnel as a temporary measure prevented access, but enabled children to continue to use the rest of the play equipment while... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:08 by Admin

Tags: Crimestoppers, Criminal Damage, Play Area, Police

Emergency road closure notice for White Hill, Boughton Aluph

Map showing the location of an emergency road and works to White Hill, Boughton Aluph

Kent County Council Highways issued an emergency road closure notice today for White Hill, Boughton Aluph. This road is closed to through traffic from today, Monday 14th September 2020 and it may remain closed for up to 2 days, some 200 metres from The Bungalow. The alternative route is via Canterbury Road, Wye Road and Faversham Road. This road closure is necessary to enable BT Openreach to repair... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 16:12 by Admin

Tags: Boughton Aluph, KCC Highways, Road Closure, White Hill

Wye MUGA on schedule to reopen next week

Wye MUGA  has a freshly painted non-slip surface will reopen as soon as this hardens

The contractor completed the surface treatment works as planned last week, and marked out the court with playing lines for basketball, five-a-side football and netball. All that remains to do is for the non-slip paint on the playing surface to harden in the sun. As the weather could not be better, the paint curing process will take less time. All being well, and subject to a final safety check, the... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 10:35 by Admin

Tags: MUGA, Maintenance, Multi-Use Games Area, Safety, Sport, Trevor May

Wye MUGA to close for resurfacing treatment

Wye MUGA sign board, prior to its opening July 2014

After six years of constant use the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) will close for essential maintenance work from Thursday 10th September. The court will have to remain out of use for several days (the exact length of time will be weather dependent and will be confirmed by Trevor May, the contractors, who will secure the MUGA for the duration). The contractors will re-spray the surface with a special... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 23:22 by Admin

Tags: MUGA, Maintenance, Multi-Use Games Area, Safety, Sport, Trevor May

Police appeal following damage to cars in Wye

Kent Police logo

Officers are appealing for information following criminal damage to cars in Wye, near Ashford. Kent Police was called at 1.30am on Wednesday 19 August 2020 following a report that two men had damaged a number of cars in Bridge Street. Officers attended and carried out a search of the area and enquiries are continuing to locate the suspects. Descriptions: One suspect is described as white, around 5ft... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 07:59 by Admin

Tags: 46/146398/20, Crime, Kent Police

The Big Butterfly Count 2020 is over, but there is still time to log your sightings

Big Butterfly Count 2020: a map showing where sightings have been logged in and around Wye

Although the Big Butterfly Count 2020 has finished for an other year, if you have not done so already there is still time to record your sightings. Butterfly Conservation's website will accept your count until the end of August. The website provides a simple three step guide to help you to take part, and a free identification chart to download. Please submit separate records of what you saw on different... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 13:32 by Admin

Tags: Big Butterfly Count, Butterfly Conservation, Citizen Science, Wye NNR

Olantigh Road to shut for emergency sewer repairs

Emergency Road Closure Notice for Olantigh Road, Wye, valid from 12th August 2020

KCC Highways issued an emergency road closure Notice today to authorise Southern Water to block Olantigh Road to all through traffic, for up to ten days. Southern Water's contractors are not on site now and the road is open, but the permit is valid from 12th August for 21 days (until Wednesday 2nd September). To repair the sewer Southern Water need to dig up the road outside 10-12 Olantigh Road (near... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:27 by Admin

Tags: A28, Godmersham, Infrastructure, Leppers, Olantigh Road, Road Closure, Sewer, Southern Water, Wye School

Train services disrupted between Victoria and Blackfriars and Canterbury West

A screenshot of a cancelled train service from London Victoria

Following heavy rain, Southeastern reports that a train struck an obstruction on the line near West Malling. Consequently there are no trains in either direction between Otford and Maidstone East. Rail replacement buses are covering the affected stations. This situation is expected to last until the end of the day. Train services this evening from London Victoria and London Blackfriars to Ashford via... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:24 by Admin

Tags: Canterbury West, Disruption, Southeastern, West Malling, Wye Station

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