This site was originally set up as save-wye.org to oppose a plan to turn the Kent village of Wye into a ’small town’. That proposal has now been abandoned. This site is no longer updated but please feel free to use it as you see fit. We no longer accept comments.
We've set up this archive because many other similar campaigns asked us to keep the original save-wye site alive so they can see how the campaign developed. You can also see a link to the free book about this story by David Hewson here. Many thanks to Wordpress.com for hosting the site for free.
Monthly Archives: January 2006
When we moved to east Kent from central London twenty years ago friends back in the smoke used to shake their heads and ask… where? There was a time when you said the name ‘Ashford’ and people immediately thought of … Continue reading
IMPERIAL College’s plans to set up a biofuels research centre and attract funding from the United Nations first received backing from Kent County Council last spring. In June 2005, the then KCC leader, Sir Sandy Bruce Lockhart, met senior UN … Continue reading
It was meant to be Ashford’s future: a science park backed by one of the world’s leading universities which would attract high-quality jobs and research to the area and stop it becoming just a dormitory town. But the dream that … Continue reading
Stalinist Russia may have been a place where some Moscow apparatchik could declare a distant city the home of the latest tractor factory then head off home for his borscht oblivious to any local heartache his decision may have caused. … Continue reading
More than 40 people — described as an ‘exceptionally talented bunch’ — have offered Wye Parish Council their professional expertise in the battle to stop Imperial College’s plan to create a science park in the village. A meeting of the … Continue reading
Cllr Bob Davidson A borough councillor expressed disquiet that members had not been told in advance of Ashford council’s plan to sign an agreement on the future of Wye with Imperial College.