Nov 23 2014

Wye Christmas Street Party

Published by under Wye Christmas

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Poster by Mark Hanton

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

Published by under About Wye

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

Published by under About Wye

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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Nov 16 2014

Yew Trees

Published by under About Wye,Historical Wye

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‘Yew Trees’ Scotton Street Wye

 We are very grateful to a Wyeweb reader for submitting the postcard above. The postcard carries a George V green halfpenny stamp Circa 1934.

The  British Listed Buildings website http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-412660-yew-trees-wye-with-hinxhill-kent , has the house ‘Yews Trees’ dated 1605.  Looking up Scotton Street towards the downs, what a difference in the road compared with today.

The front garden of the house  features four Yew trees which are no longer there.

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Nov 13 2014

Parish Council split over number of houses

Published by under About Wye

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The following is taken from Councillor Jasper Bouverie’s notes from the Parish Council meeting held last week.

‘There was much discussion about the number of houses that should be proposed in the NP as there is disagreement in the council and the village as to whether 50 or 70 is the appropriate number. It was decided to ask an independent consultant to review the evidence amassed for the NP and to make a decision based on that evidence.’

The village were asked in the questionnaire how many houses would they find acceptable.  85% voted 50 or less.

It is hard to understand why the question of 70 houses has come up and why an independent consultant needs to be consulted when the village were consulted in the first place and they gave their answer. An extra 20 houses could potentially amount to another 40 cars.

As far as Wyeweb understands the number of houses still as yet has not been voted on by the full Parish Council. Does localism exist?

For a full account of Jasper’s notes click on http://jasperbouverie.com/

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