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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

Time is running out to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

A comma butterfly at rest, near Wye

The Big Butterfly Count takes place every year across the UK, and it has grown into the biggest survey of butterflies anywhere in the world. Young or old, anyone with 15 minutes to spare in a sunny spot can join in this important citizen science project. Whether you count butterflies in your back garden or in a national nature reserve, all results are valuable as scientific evidence. This year the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:17 by Admin

Tags: Ash Dieback, Big Butterfly Count, Butterfly Conservation, Citizen Science, Climate Change, Global Heating, National Nature Reserve

A28 to shut this weekend for roadworks

Road closure notice for the A28 between Kempes Corner and Chilham

Kent County Council Highways Dept will close three large sections of the A28 Ashford Road and A28 Canterbury Road this weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August. The closure will apply to sections of the A28 between Kempes Corner and Branch Road, near Bagham, Chilham. This closure will enable road and footway dressing works to the carriageway. A three mile diversion off the A28 will be signed via... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:15 by Admin

Tags: A28, Canterbury Road, Kempes Corner, Road Closure

Blackwall Road closed for drainage works

Road Closed warning sign

Blackwall Road is due to be closed from Tuesday 28th July for drainage cleansing works near Bromley Cottage. The closure affects National Cycle Route 18. This route runs between Royal Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury, via Bedgebury and country lanes across the High Weald Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB) before it descends to to Ashford. NCR18 then climbs again through the Kent Downs AONB, and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:00 by Admin

Tags: AONB, Blackwall Road, Great Bromley Farm, Hinxhill, KCC Highways, NCR18, Road Closure

Wye Farmers' Market will open on The Green at 09.00 Saturday 18th July.

Wye Farmers' Market logo

The weather is set fair for a sunny Saturday and the Wye Farmers' Market will open on The Green at 09.00. Now in its 22nd year of operation the Wye Farmers' Market is subject to Government rules for the management of open markets. The one way entry system and other measures are in place to enable shoppers and stall holders to maintain good social distancing and minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 20:02 by Admin

Tags: COVID-19, Public Toilets, Social Distancing, Wye Farmers' Market

Wye MUGA to close for urgent repairs

Wye MUGA on opening day July 2014 with Jo Rall, Richard Sinden and Cllr Noel Ovenden

The Parish Council is having the MUGA surface deep cleaned and recent accidental damage to the surface repaired in time for the summer holidays.

The MUGA needs to close for a week from Monday 13th July while contractors undertake essential repair work, and to allow the new non-slip paint surface to cure properly. The hot dry weather forecast for the coming week will be ideal for both these jobs. The... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:45 by Admin

Tags: ENEWS70, Wye MUGA

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