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And the Quiz Night winners are...

And the Quiz Night winners are...

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:00 by Parish Admin

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 done to all the hard-working organisers! And very well done the Mad Hatters for dressing for the occasion! More »

If the funding is in place soon then the building works for the final Stage Two can start this summer as planned. In addition to the funds raised since the end of Stage One, KCC has just donated a very generous £45,000 through its Village and Community Hall Grant Scheme. Wye Village Hall also has a conditional offer of a further £45,000 from the Kent Downs and Marshes LEADER programme (UK/EU Rural Development Programme England). This European Union grant is only contingent upon match funding and approval for a loan from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB). The Parish Council is waiting to hear the result of its application to PWLB for £100,000. If successful, the Parish Council will grant this sum to the Village Hall and building works can start. The PWLB loan application, which drew the strong support of Wye residents during the six week consultation period, is currently in its final validation stage. » Less

What is the connection between Hercules, William Shakespeare and Wye?

What is the connection between Hercules, William Shakespeare and Wye?

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:20 by Parish Admin

Hercules, is one of a nationally important group of early 17th century statues of seven 'Ancient Britons'. They belong on the newel posts of the Listed Grade I Jacobean staircase at Wye College. Carved around the time that William Shakespeare died in 1616, these iconic statues are a hidden treasure. Learn about their secrets from leading historian Dr Lee Prosser, Curator of Historic Buildings at Historic Royal Palaces, and the author of 'The Jacobean Staircase at Wye College' He will talk about 'Jacobean Staircases', with reference to Wye. More »

Monday 16th April 2018, starting at 19.30, Wye Parish Church

Historic Royal Palaces is the charity which cares for the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the State Apartments at Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Banqueting House at Whitehall and Hillsborough Castle, Belfast. Lee Prosser is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a committee member of the Vernacular Architecture Group. He has been studying historic staircases for many years.

Image: Hercules, one of the seven 'Ancient Britons' of Wye College

This Wye Arts Association event is open to all.

Tickets: £5 at the door. Wye Parish Church, All welcome

Free parking in Gregory Court car park, off Churchfield Way TN25 5EG

Draft WYE3 Masterplan opens for consultation

Draft WYE3 Masterplan opens for consultation

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 01:00 by Parish Admin

Parish councillors met 29th March at short notice to consider their first impressions of the Draft WYE3 Masterplan, which Ashford Borough Council (ABC) issued earlier in the week.

Telereal Trillium prepared the Draft Masterplan, as the owner of Wye College and the 44 acre WYE3 site. You can view it here online, and see a hard copy in Wye Library. Next week the Parish Council will meet Thursday 5th April at 7.15pm in the Village Hall to discuss the documents in more depth, and will summarise the key issues and impacts in a parish newsletter to every household soon afterwards. Councillors will also be taking professional advice and will keep residents informed as the process develops. More »

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