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Wye residents rally round

Wye residents rally round

An elderly lady went for a short walk to the Co-op for milk, but on the way she fell and injured herself. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon at the narrow junction of Church Street and Bridge Street. Within minutes off-duty medics attended the 92 year old Wye resident, until an ambulance arrived to take her to the William Harvey A&E with a suspected broken leg. Wye Coffee Shop staff, neighbours... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 14:00 by Admin

Tags: Ambulance, First Aid, Local News, Wye Coffee Shop

Church Street shop is 'no longer viable' for retail use

Church Street shop is 'no longer viable' for retail use

Ashford Borough Council has approved a change of use application for the ground floor of the former Lloyds Bank at 24 Church Street, from A1 (retail use) to a yoga and therapy room.

The planning application did not propose any internal or external changes to the fabric of the Grade II listed building, or new signage, but the decision will result in the loss of retail premises in the centre of Wye. The... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:15 by Admin

Tags: Church Street, Local News, Planning Application

Bellringers raise £5m to strike back against blood cancer

Bellringers raise £5m to strike back against blood cancer

Julie McDonnell founded Strike Back Against Blood Cancer and in June this year set out to raise £100,000 for Bloodwise, the blood cancer charity. Julie had a simple idea - ask fellow bellringers to ring a sponsored quarter peal at Wye Church, and then walk to Canterbury Cathedral, stopping to ring at other churches along the Pilgrims Way. Since the first peal rang out from Wye 25th June, Julie's... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 by Admin

Tags: Bellringers, Charity, Fundraising, Local News, Wye Church

Accident in Bridge Street, Wye

Accident in Bridge Street, Wye

A cyclist was involved in a serious accident in Bridge Street, about 10.15 this morning. The Kent Air Ambulance attended, and landed on the Recreation Ground.

The accident happened between the Village Hall and the Tickled Trout, but Police closed the whole of Bridge Street for two hours and diverted buses and through traffic.

The full Kentish Express report is here

Posted: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:23 by Admin

Tags: Bridge Street, Kent Air Ambulance, Local News, Recreation Ground, Road Safety

The Wife of Bath restaurant in Wye has a new owner.

The Wife of Bath restaurant in Wye has a new owner.

Mark Sargeant, chef proprietor of Rocksalt in Folkestone, and former Head Chef of Claridge's, is working on a new menu featuring the best in local produce. Mark plans to open The Wife of Bath in November and is advertising for staff.

The celebrated restaurant with rooms marked its 50th year in business in 2013, but has been closed since March this year.

Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:55 by Admin

Tags: Local News, Wife of Bath

Joshan of Wye has a tin hat

Joshan of Wye has a tin hat

The fire damaged listed Grade II building on Wye High Street is now weathered, just in time for the winter. The fire on 1st June caused considerable damage to the restaurant kitchen on the ground floor, and gutted the two first floor flats above the restaurant and the roof space, but nobody was injured.

Six fire engines attended the blaze, and the crews saved most of the 2-4 High Street, and all of... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:20 by Admin

Tags: Joshan, Local Business, Local News, Planning Application, Restaurant, Wye News

Wye Tree Trail published by The Conservation Volunteers

Wye Tree Trail published by The Conservation Volunteers

TCV Kent have created eight tree trails in partnership with communities across Kent, including Wye.

Image: a black walnut tree, Churchfield Green, Wye

The Wye Heritage Tree Trail was created with the help of Wye School students. The trail will be launched at 09.30 on Friday 7th October, at the WW1 Wye Airfield memorial stone, Churchfield Green. TCV will then lead a gentle walk around Wye to look at some... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:00 by Admin

Tags: Churchfield Green, Conservation, Local News, Outdoor Activity, TCV, Wye

Wye High Street development

Wye High Street development

Telereal Trillium is applying for a change of use for three listed buildings in Wye High Street. This row of vacant and dilapidated buildings is opposite the former Wye College main entrance. The draft Wye Neighbourhood Plan anticipated this change of use application to convert Ian Carruthers House and Bexley House from offices to residential use. The developer proposes to build or convert a total... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 04 Aug 2016 12:00 by Admin

Tags: 16/01140/AS, 16/01141/AS, Car Park, Highways, Imperial College, Land & Property, Local News, Masterplan, Planning Application, Policies, Telereal Trillium, WYE3, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Wye College, Wye2030 Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Wye Library starts new opening hours

Wye Library starts new opening hours

From Monday 18th July Wye Library will operate at the following revised times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 09.00 - 13.00

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 14.00 - 18.00

Friday: 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00

Saturday: 09.00 - 13.00

Sunday: Closed

All the regular weekly events held in Wye Library will continue unchanged

  • Storytime on Tuesdays 10.00 - 10.30 (term time only)
  • Talk Time on Fridays 10.30 - 11.30 (conversation,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:30 by Admin

Tags: Community infrastructure, KCC, Local News, Physical Infrastructure, Wye Library

Community feedback events will reveal all

Community feedback events will reveal all

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group for Boughton Aluph, Eastwell and Goat Lees is preparing to make public the results of its recent household survey.

Group members have been busy gathering the views, wants and needs of local people and businesses, and will present the results at three community feedback events:

  • Saturday 23rd July, 11.00 to 13.00 at The Iron Room, Boughton Lees
  • Sunday 24th July, 11.00... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:00 by Admin

Tags: Boughton Aluph, Community Engagement, Local News, Neighbourhood Plan, Road Safety