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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

Managing risk: learning to live with COVID-19 and other dangers

Warning sign: 'Slow down children playing'

How lovely to hear the Wye church bells this morning for the first time since lockdown began. It is a reminder that we are cautiously embracing a new world in which we learn to live with COVID-19 while going about our business and leisure pursuits as normally as possible. On that theme, parents are understandably asking when the 'jungle' natural play area and the children's playground on the recreation... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:22 by Admin

Tags: Children's Playground, Covid-19, ENEWS70, The Jungle

Don't miss all the fun! Boughton Lees 'Scarecrow Safari' today

One of the winning entries in the Boughton Lees Scarecrow Safari 11th 12th July 2020

At last, there is something to put a smile on people's faces! The Boughton Lees Scarecrow Safari Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July.

Congratulations to all who entered scarecrows in the Boughton Lees Scarecrow Safari, and to the winners!

  • Under 12: Thea Constance;
  • Over 12: Little Billing;
  • Local business: Perry Court Farm;
  • School, Club, Society: Challock Primary School.

If you are quick, there are 40 amazing... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 09:00 by Admin

Tags: Boughton Lees Scarecrow Safari

Brabourne Road closed near Pickersdane

Road closure notice Brabourne Road, near Pickersdane

South East Water has a permit to close Brabourne Road in the vicinity of Pickersdane Cottage, Wye for unplanned maintenance work. Emergency work is in progress to repair a leaking hydrant. The KCC Highways permit runs for six days until Monday 6th July. As the summer stays dry South East Water is urging everybody to save water and save money as the company is now pumping around an extra 140 million... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:15 by Admin

Tags: Brabourne Road, Pickersdane, South East Water

Olantigh Road to shut for five days from Monday 22nd June

Road Closure notice Olantigh Road, near Godmersham Monday 22nd June 2020

KCC Highways plans to close Olantigh Road for up to five days in the narrow section between its junction with Sole Street and Sunley Gardens, Godmersham. KCC's legal permit for this work starts Monday 22nd June and runs until Friday 26th June. This road closure is necessary for kerbing and haunching works, and for carriageway repairs up to 450mm deep. Please check with one.network for updated information... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:00 by Admin

Tags: Godmersham, Infrastructure, KCC Highways, Network Rail, Olantigh Road, Pope Street, Sole Street

Southeastern is operating replacement bus services to Wye throughout Sunday 21st June

A map of the rail network in East Kent showing line closures for planned engineering works on Sunday 21st June 2020

Planned engineering works at Ashford station, and between Ashford and Canterbury West have closed various lines, so buses are replacing trains today between Ebbsfleet and Ashford, and between Ashford and Canterbury West. There is no High Speed service between London St Pancras and Margate. Instead HS1 services between London St Pancras and Ramsgate via Dover Priory will run between London St Pancras... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:00 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Canterbury West, Engineering Works, Replacement Bus, Wye Station

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