Nov 28 2014

Thank you Perry Court Farm

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Perry Court Farm Christmas Tree

Our thanks to Perry Court Farm for donating a 16′ Christmas Tree for our village. The Christmas lights and tree will go up on Sunday morning brightening up our village during the winter darkness in time for our village Christmas Street Party next Friday 5th December 6pm – 8pm. Thanks also to Foxwood Maclean for supplying the publicity on their bright red sign posts.

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Nov 26 2014

Imperial – Food for thought

  Wye College Logo in Skip

Time to reclaim Wye Agricultural College from the skip?

Recently wyeweb reported from an article in the media that academics were complaining of overcrowding in universities.

On yesterday’s BBC Farming Programme, it was reported that UCAS have revealed numbers of students for agricultural courses have increased by 20% in the last four years. One of the key reasons for this is technology. Young people are fascinated by technology and there appears to be plenty of it connected to farming including robots for milking.

Cattle farmer Martin Ham who was interviewed on the programme said that upon visiting pre GCSE students in schools, they were very interested to learn about nutrition, robotics, genetics and the technical side of farming. He also said ‘We need fresh ideas to drive the industry forward.

‘ Overcrowding? Increase in farming courses? Sounds like there might be a demand for Wye Agricultural College to reopen.

Are Imperial keeping an eye on this situation we wonder?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ps54y 

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Nov 23 2014

Wye Christmas Street Party

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Halloween is over and all the witches have disappeared on their broomsticks. Bonfire night has passed with a bang, flash and a whoosh!

Next Sunday we sparkle up our village with Christmas lights to brighten up the winter darkness. This will be followed by our annual Christmas Street Party Friday 5th December 6pm – 8pm.

The Children of Lady Joanna Thornhill School will be introduced by the Rev Ravi Holy who is warming up to sing us a Christmas song himself before he opens the  Party.

A regular question asked by children is ‘will the slide be there?’ The answer is of course yes. We would have a revolution of our hands if it wasn’t!

Andrew Burden of Venue Holidays a Wye resident, has kindly donated a free camping holiday (terms and conditions apply)

  Roberts' Family in Clairvaux

(http://www.venueholidays.co.uk/UK/index.htm)  Cynthia Roberts of Chequers Park was lucky enough to win one of these holidays  at the Summer Fair. She and her family are pictured here relaxing on their Venue Holiday at Clairvaux France. Be sure to come along on the 5th December and buy a raffle ticket. You could be the next lucky holiday winner from Wye! Apart from the stalls and attractions in Church Street, if you want a warm up pop into the Methodist Hall where Amnesty International and the Wye Historical Society will have their stalls. Rumour has it that they will be serving hot chocolate!

More Street Party news later!

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Nov 20 2014

BBC News – Planning law change ‘catastrophic’ for rural areas

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How will the parish council deal with this? On past performance – very badly.

BBC News – Planning law change ‘catastrophic’ for rural areas.

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Nov 19 2014

Local man to be trained as Community First Responder

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Firefighter Paul Boxall will be trained to give emergency medical care to people living in rural areas. Paul from neighbouring village Hastingleigh, is hoping to become a Community First Responder (CFR) following the death of his close friend Harry Pickering earlier this year.

Paul whose wife Sue works for the Wye Surgery Pharmacy and  has two sons, is now one step closer to achieving his goal after Harry’s wife Karen Pickering handed over the £1,620 that was raised at a service celebrating Harry’s life, to the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECA), which will provide the training.

CFR’s are trained volunteers who attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives.

Paul hopes to cover Brabourne, Wye and Crundale  and says that if he saves just one person’s life it will be worth it.

 

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