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The Five Church Walk is back, Monday 2nd May

A winding footpath through coppiced bluebell woods and dappled sunlight

Deep in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty walkers are striding out today and enjoying the spring. This year the 16-mile walk is anti-clockwise, and as usual the route takes in the parish churches of Godmersham, Chilham, Molash, Challock and All Saints, Boughton Aluph. Part of the signed route passes through Kings Wood, and the bluebells are at their best about now.

Since 1984 the annual... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 May 2022 10:00 by Admin

Tags: AONB, All Saints, Bluebells, Boughton Aluph, Challock, Chilham, Five Church Walk, Fundraising, Godmersham, Kent Downs, Molash

Planned road closures today and tomorrow

Map of the planned road closure of Oxenturn Road Wye, starting 21st June 2021 for three days

KCC Highways has issued a notice to close a section of the A28 today. This is to enable Network Rail to remove a hazardous trackside tree. The closed section is between Branch Road and The Beeches Chilham where the track runs in a cutting adjacent to the A28. The diversion route is via Challock on the A251 and A252. Network Rail estimated that its contractors would need six hours for the tree works... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 11:11 by Admin

Tags: A28, Chilham, Oxenturn Road, Road Closure

Ashford to Canterbury line to close for four days

Rail bridge over the River Stour at Chartham is about to be replaced in May 2021. A replacement will be build

Network Rail is preparing to replace its bridge over the River Stour at Chartham. The main heavy engineering work is scheduled over the bank holiday weekend to minimise disruption. Consequently, no trains will run between Ashford International and Canterbury West for four days. Engineering work is planned to start early on Saturday 29th May and continue through until the end of Tuesday, 1st June. During... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 20:00 by Admin

Tags: Canterbury West, Chartham, Chilham, Network Rail, Southeastern, Wye Station

Wye Station will close Sunday 11th April

Map of Southeastern rail replacement bus services to Wye Sunday 11th April

While planned engineering work takes place on the lines between Ashford International and Minster on Sunday 11th April 2021, buses will replace the Southeastern train services. The Network Rail notice confirms that works will require the closure of both lines between Ashford International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West. This will affect the intermediate stations at Wye, Chilham, Chartham, Sturry... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:12 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury West, Chartham, Chilham, Minster, Sturry, Wye Station

Disruption affects Wye and three rail lines into Ashford

A screenshot of train services at Wye Station Sunday 8th March 2020. This shows that 5 services are cancelled and only 4 are running

Following a day of heavy rain on Thursday two landslips near #Bearsted on Friday afternoon closed the Maidstone East to Ashford line. Consequently, train services to and from Wye are still disrupted. Network Rail reports that track clearance and repair work at Bearsted is 'currently running ahead of schedule' and expects trains to be running on the Maidstone East line from Monday morning.' Charing... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 08 Mar 2020 21:30 by Admin

Tags: Canterbury West, Chartham, Chilham, Hastings, Landslip, Network Rail, Ore, Southeastern, Wye Station

Five high voltage overhead line faults cause power cuts around Wye

Storm Ciara: UK Power Network's map of London, the south east and East Anglia showing the location of hundreds of power supply faults

Wild weather associated with Storm Ciara is causing widespread damage and disruption to the electricity supply network across the country. Power cuts affected over half a million homes on Sunday. In the Wye area UK Power Networks is dealing with five faults involving high voltage overhead electricity lines. Another fault with an underground electricity cable fault 'is causing an area wide power cut.'... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 22:05 by Admin

Tags: Chilham, Environment Agency, Flood Alerts, Great Stour, Met Office, Physical Infrastructure, Southeastern, Storm Ciara, UK Power Networks

No trains through Wye for the next five days

No trains through Wye for the next five days

Southeastern will not run any trains across the region on Christmas Day, or Boxing Day. However, planned engineering work at Ashford station, starting Friday 27th December through to Sunday 29th December, will continue to affect the Ashford to Canterbury line. Nor will any High Speed (HS1) services to London via Ashford run for these three days. Instead Southeastern will operate a replacement bus service... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 11:45 by Admin

Tags: Ashford, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury, Chartham, Chilham, Christmas, Ebbsfleet St Pancras, Engineering Works, KCC Highways, Network Rail, Physical Infrastructure, Southeastern, Wye Station

Kent County Council election results for Ashford Rural East

Kent County Council election results for Ashford Rural East

The Returning Officer declared the result of the poll in the Ashford Rural East division, with votes cast as follows, in alphabetical order: Clair Bell, (Conservative Party) 2,621 (Elected); Stuart Dove, (Liberal Democrats) 686; Lyn Martin, (Labour Party) 429; Geoff Meaden (Green Party) 350; and Pat Purnell (UKIP) 269

The turnout was 35.1% from a total total electorate of 12,404. The total number of... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 06 May 2017 08:00 by Admin

Tags: Aldington and Bonnington, Brabourne, Brook, Chilham, Crundale, Election, Godmersham, Hastingleigh, KCC, Kennington, Kent County Council, Kingsnorth, Little Burton Farm, Mersham and Sevington, Molash, Smeeth, Wye with Hinxhill

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash at Chilham

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash at Chilham

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash on the A252 at Dane Street, near Chilham.

For no apparent reason a red Renault Kadjar left the road and collided with a tree at 15.36 on Friday 10th March. The passenger, Paul Hardisty a 49-year-old local man and Chilham parish councillor died at the scene. The driver received minor injuries.

If you saw the crash please call the Serious Collision... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:00 by Admin

Tags: A252, Chilham, Dane Street, RTA

A28 closed again tonight at Chilham

A28 closed again tonight at Chilham

KCC Highways will close the A28 again at Chilham, on Monday 19th September to complete resurfacing works. A Temporary Order to prohibit overnight through traffic will apply from 22.00 until 05.00 Tuesday. The works are between the A252 Maidstone Road and the A28 Canterbury Road and the junction with Bagham Lane.

All through traffic on the A28 traffic will be diverted via the A2042 Faversham Road to... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:00 by Admin

Tags: A28, Chilham, Highways, KCC, Physical Infrastructure, Road Closure