I wasn’t able to attend last week’s parish council meeting. These are the recollections of some of someone who was there:

  • Councillor Shoults reported on the meeting with Ashford Council concerning future development in the village.
  • The neighbourhood plan group have decided that to call a public meeting to update the village as to negotiations with Imperial College regarding the Wye 3 site. This will take place in the church on October 14 at 7 pm (for 7.30).
  • Negotiations with developers of Wye 1 and Wye 2 are ongoing. The council are keen that the developers should take note of discussions that have taken place in neighbourhood plan workshops regarding each site.
  • Councillor Bartley has also organised an e-newsletter to keep the village up to date with developments. This will cost £149 for a year and allows the council to send 1000 emails a month. Please contact Councillor Bartley direct if you wish to be put on the mailing list.
  • The multi use games area planning application is still being considered by Ashford Council.
  • Efforts will be made to establish exactly how much money is due from the allotments on annual basis. (At the moment this is unclear.)
  • Applications for funding from the parish council have to be made by written application. The council will not fund any organisation on a routine basis. (This discussion arose out of a discussion about a payment requested to the Village Hall and Recreation Ground charity.)
  • There will not be a village bonfire this year. The Wye Bonfire Society are nevertheless in possession of funds should volunteers come forward to organise a display in future years.
  • The village caretakers’ contract has been agreed. He will be working 20 hours a week.
  • Standing orders for the parish council and the resources and general purposes committee have been agreed. These will be published on the Council’s website.

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej
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