Welcome to Wye
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:00 by Parish Admin
This is an exciting job that makes a real difference to your community. Once trained you will be fighting fires, helping at road traffic collisions and other rescue operations. You will also maintain, test and clean equipment and kit and help raise awareness of fire and road safety at local events. More »
As an on-call firefighter you are not based at a fire station. Instead you carry a pager and respond to emergency incidents using the local station to respond from when this happens. You receive an annual wage to reflect the time you commit to being available, plus additional payments for certain activities. You are expected to undertake and attend training at least once per week.
On-call firefighters are men and women who may have other jobs and are able to provide evening, daytime or weekend availability "on-call" cover. We need people who can be available for at least 50 hours a week, a minimum of 30 hours which must be predetermined.
On-call firefighters are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. On-call firefighters provide an efficient, effective service that gives emergency cover to more than 90 per cent of the UK.
For more information see the Kent Fire and Rescue website here
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:30 by Parish Admin
Ashford Borough Council has opened full planning application 16/01722/AS for consultation. This proposes a new link road to the rear of the William Harvey Hospital from the A20, and the construction of 207 dwellings. More »
The layout shows the Hinxhill Road closed to through traffic and diverted instead onto the A20. Closure will relieve residents who live on The Street Willesborough, and enable ambulances to avoid J10 and access the hospital directly from the A20.
The plans cover a 24 acre site on the Hinxhill Estate and show 509 on-site parking spaces for twenty five 2 bed, eighty three 3 bed, and eighty seven 4+ bed dwellings, but apparently no social or affordable housing. The documentation includes details of associated open space, play equipment, landscaping, drainage, infrastructure and earthworks.
Barton Willmore LLP is the agent, on behalf of the applicant Bellway Homes Ltd. The applications is open for public consultation until 22nd December.
Although the application site is just outside the Wye with Hinxhill parish boundary, and outside the AONB, the Parish Council is able to respond as the development will affect parish residents and in particular those who use Naccolt Road, Hinxhill Road and the National Cycle Route 18 through Wye.
Image: a cyclist on Blackwall Lane, near Hinxhill » Less
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:30 by Parish Admin
Tree roots caused the public toilet drains to fail last week when lumps of concrete blocked the pipes. The Parish Clerk ordered emergency repairs to clear and re-line the drains. Contractors have completed the work in time for the Christmas Street Party on Friday.
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