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Wye Christmas Tree Festival opened today

The Christmas Tree Festival in Wye church attracted hundreds of visitors

Thirty village groups and societies, individuals and families, schools, businesses, voluntary groups and the Parish Council have decorated thirty Christmas trees. The fascinating display in Wye parish church attracted hundreds of visitors within the first few hours. Visitors enjoyed the creative and humorous decorations, and fortified themselves with seasonal refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:55 by Admin

Tags: Charity, Christmas Tree Festival, Church Street, Community Event, Family Event, Fundraising, Local News, Parish Church

Wye Christmas Street Party tonight

Wye Christmas Street Party poster Friday 6th December, 6pm to 8pm Church Street, Wye

Church Street will be transformed when the 23rd annual Christmas Street Party opens to the public at 18.00 Friday 6th December. The Christmas lights are in place, but the final preparations have to wait until the legal road closure notice takes effect at 16.00. Church Street needs to be clear of all parked cars by then please! This is essential to give the stallholders enough time and space to set... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:20 by Admin

Tags: Charity, Christmas Street Party, Christmas Tree Festival, Church Street, Community Event, Family Event, Fundraising, KCC Highways, Local News, Road Closure

Scotton Street - urgent road closure

Scotton Street - urgent road closure

Kent County Council has given advance notice of urgent road closure to Scotton Street on Friday 26th April 2019. It is expected that work will last for one day and start at 09.30 and run through until 15.30. The road will be closed between the junctions of Upper Bridge Street and Amage Road. The alternative route is via Upper Bridge Street, Naccolt Road, Spelders Hill, The Street, Amage Road and vice... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:42 by Parish Clerk

Tags: KCC Highways, Local News, Physical Infrastructure, Road Safety

And the Quiz Night winners are...

And the Quiz Night winners are...

Seventeen teams of up to 8 battled it out for victory and champagne prizes on Saturday night, with Wye Arts Association squeaking past the Growbags by half a point. They scored an impressive 86.5 points out of a possible 110. The Hall was at capacity and great fun was had by all on the fourth annual Village Hall Quiz Night, and the Stage Two Wye Centre project benefited by a record £1,397. Well... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:00 by Admin

Tags: Community Event, Community Infrastructure, KCC, Local News, PWLB, Public Works Loan Board, Stage 2, Village and Community Hall Grant Scheme, Wye Centre

Our Place Wye seeks a paid Communicator (Facebook)

Our Place Wye seeks a paid Communicator (Facebook)

Our Place Wye CIC is delighted to announce that it has received a National Lottery Awards For All grant for a project entitled Building Buddies: Wye Caring for Wye. The aim of this exciting new project is to improve communication in the village, to make it easier for people to get involved in the running of our thriving community, and to support our neighbours.

The one year project will involve building... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:00 by Admin

Tags: Facebook, Local News, Our Place Wye, Wye Jobs

Level crossing to stay shut until mid July after a crash destroyed the gates

Level crossing to stay shut until mid July after a crash destroyed the gates

A quick-thinking level crossing keeper averted disaster after a Range Rover rammed the level crossing gates at Chartham ten days ago. Consequently the main access road between the village and the A28 is still closed to all traffic, and Network Rail does not expect to be able to replace the crossing gates until mid-July. The Kentish Gazette reported that Network Rail's spokesman Chris Denham said: "Our... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:30 by Admin

Tags: Chartham, Kent Police, Level Crossing, Local News, Network Rail, Physical Infrastructure, Road Safety, Wye Level Crossing

Former bank in Wye to open as a yoga and therapy room

Former bank in Wye to open as a yoga and therapy room

The former Lloyds Bank at 24 Church Street is to open again soon as a yoga and therapy room. As reported previously Ashford Borough Council approved a change of use application from retail for the 392sq ft room. The new leaseholder Alison Belsom has run yoga classes in Wye for over ten years. Alison is busy redecorating, and "hopes to open the premises before the start of the school holidays in July".... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:00 by Admin

Tags: A1 Retail, Change of Use, Church Street, Lloyds Bank, Local News, Planning Application

Congratulations and thanks to Wye Parish Award winners

Congratulations and thanks to Wye Parish Award winners

Congratulations and many thanks to Wye's Parish Award winners this year. At the Annual Parish Meeting Social Evening the Parish Council chairman Cllr Noel Ovenden announced the winners, and thanked them for their contributions to the quality of village life and the environment. The winners are:

Aileen Makey - for the foresight to set up the Options Club over 15 years ago. This thriving social club meets... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:00 by Admin

Tags: Annual Parish Meeting, Community Event, Community Warden, High Sheriff of Kent, KCC, Local News, Options Club, Parish Awards, Social Event, Wye Historical Society, Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

High Sheriff of Kent chooses Wye

High Sheriff of Kent chooses Wye

Wye residents can witness a Shrieval procession, a rare echo of over 1,000 years of Wye's history as a legal centre, on Sunday 2nd April. At a Service of Declaration in Wye Church George Jessel, a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, will take his oath of office as High Sheriff of Kent.

Immediately before the Service, George Jessel as the High Sheriff Elect will process from the Latin School to the church at... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:50 by Admin

Tags: High Sheriff, Latin School, Local History, Local News, Wye Church

Recycling comes naturally to Wye and Brook residents

Recycling comes naturally to Wye and Brook residents

Recycling comes naturally to Wye and Brook residents, but historically the rest of the Borough struggled to catch up. In 2011/12 Ashford was bottom of the national recycling league table, trailing behind 351 other local authorities in England. In 2014/15 the current Biffa recycling and waste scheme changed everything and Ashford leapt to a respectable 34th place, with an overall recycling, reuse and... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:30 by Admin

Tags: Local News, Newsletter 35, Noel Ovenden, Wye Ward