Nov 29 2015

Wye gets ready for Christmas

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Thanks to Andy Kelly, Lennie Jeffies and the team for putting a sparkle into what was a grey and dull Sunday. Come 9am they swung into action putting up our Christmas Lights and Tree which was supplied by Perry Court Farm. Richard Long supplied the JCB and his son Ben operated it.

It was a good community atmosphere with the new owner of the Wye Coffee Shop, Howard Lapish popping out and offering all the workers a warming cup of coffee.

A bit later Jak Mansell who runs the shop Rumpus on the Green set to and cooked bacon rolls which were handed out by her young daughters.

Nineteen years on Wye is once again ready for our Christmas Street Party this coming Friday!


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Nov 28 2015

Village Hall Onwards and Upwards

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Editor: The following article was written by Robert Dudley Chairman of our Village Hall for the Parish Magazine. Upon reading it we asked if we may publish this here on Wyeweb. We who have lived in this village for a considerable long time remember what an important role our village hall has played in the life of Wye.

Our children, went to playgroup here, had their birthday parties here. We have voted here, attended events here, come together here and have memories of when once, the large hall had a stage. We can remember when Parish Council meetings were held here and members of the public attended many a meeting in this building. We came together in this place for Annual Parish meetings when the Chairman and Councillors conducted meetings from the stage. Peggy Reid the Clerk took notes on a voluntary basis having previously dressed the top table with a vase of flowers from her garden. 

The years have rolled on and our village hall got left behind. The stage having been removed and the large front window fell into a state of disrepair. 

Now due to a lot of hard work by the Hall Committee and others, there is to be a renaissance of this vital building. We were pleased to read that already the large window has been repaired and a new stage is to be built. To those responsible we salute you!

Wye Village Hall and Recreation Ground Management Committee
Registered charity number 302899

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As I write we are still awaiting planning permission for Stage 1 of the Hall Development project but fund raising has been continuing apace. We are extremely grateful to the individuals and organisations who have contributed towards our war chest including Ian Cooling whose Book Fair made £250 towards Wye Centre, the WI Scrabblethon which made £180 and some conspicuous acts of personal generosity including an anonymous gift of £5,000. Continue Reading »

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Nov 26 2015

On with the Street Party!

Published by under Wye Christmas Street Party

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Foxwood McClean have already swung into action with signage for our annual event.

The  Christmas Tree kindly donated by Perry Court Farm will be ready to go up this coming Sunday.

Our Christmas lights team are stiffening up their sinews for putting up the lights and once again Wye will be ready to sparkle!

Kind donations of prizes for the Children’s Lucky Dip and Tombola have started to arrive at both Mary Hemsley’s shop and Ticketyboo.

Friday 4th of December the party will open with a number sung by the Rev Ravi Holy and introduction of the children from Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School with their Christmas Carols. Our host for the evening will be Mike Adams with the Mike and plenty of Christmas Music.

As well as the stalls in Church Street, the Methodist Church have again kindly allowed their hall as an extension to our party. Alan Ramsay will be there with his Amnesty International team for Christmas Card Signing. Also tucked away in the warm will be Ann Bishop with her wonderful jewelry stall, together with Ginette Sutton with samples of her needlework  on sale.

This is an opportunity for our clubs and societies to raise funds for themselves so please do come and support them.

The wearing of tinsel is strongly supported!


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Nov 25 2015

Auction of Promises a Tremendous Success

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Editor: David Reece has sent us the following report on the Village Hall Auction of Promises. May we take this opportunity to congratulate David and all concerned on their amazing success!


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The Auction of Promises on 21 November was a stunning success.  We raised over £6,300 for Wye Centre.  Thanks to everybody who contributed, worked towards the event, and most importantly put in those bids.  Everybody had a good time and many people’s Christmas stockings will benefit!  A special thanks to Tom at the Tickled Trout who generously donated the evening meal.  Planning permission has now been submitted, we are attracting significant funds, and we look forward to a very positive New Year.


David Reece

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Nov 25 2015

Late Night Death Trap

Millie -a two year-old tabby cat.

Millie -a two year-old tabby cat.(Thanks to HemelToday)

As winter creeps in the promise of a warm home is beguiling. That must be particularly true for late home-coming workers and some revelers. So here is an appeal. The railway crossing holds up many of us even as the clocks turn midnight so, car-drivers,  please try and curb your speed as you drive along Churchfield Way. There may not be so many cars parked in the road and it may appear clear but there are some people and many creatures, domestic and wild, roaming about. Curbing your speed may save innocent lives and prevent much grief in families over Advent and Christmas. Already we have learned that tragedy has been visited upon one family very recently.

Please Take Care When Driving Through Our Village.

Meanwhile, pet owners, please try and keep your pets in a night to avoid more tragedy.

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