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Archive for June, 2014

Rudd reports

June 30 2014.

Residents question their MP about her annual report on a number of issues that include transport and housing

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Badgered but bullish

June 29 2014.

TB testing is an expensive and perilous part of the livestock farmer’s year. The cattle don’t like it and some farms have found the hassle to be too much

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Listing Rye’s war memorial

June 27 2014.

An architect who designed many buildings in and around Rye also created the model for war memorials constructed throughout the country. It is fitting that the town seeks to have its own memorial in St Mary’s churchyard listed

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Trash and carry on

Trash and carry on
June 27 2014.

Rye residents queued at Rye Library to seek advice on the revised waste and recycling service from Rother Council, which starts on Monday June 30.

Questions were raised on what changes lay in store for the waste and recycling changes – how collections will be affected, what can be recycled, and which bins or bags it goes in. Some residents discovered that they may end up with a recycling box they no longer need. Also, locals were reminded that different changes apply to the old citadel area in Rye as bags are used instead of bins and boxes, as the questions kept on coming at the library.

Residents should each have received a letter, two calendars and a 16-page booklet to explain the changes due to take place.

However, despite detailed information being sent to all Rye residents, Rother District Council staff had many questions to answer about Rubbish Day with differences between the old and new parts of the town causing particular confusion.

Charlie Harkness reports on the changes in detail on the News index.

Corset would happen to me!

June 26 2014.

In the first Tale from the Town, our correspondent recalls a spry friend of advancing years drawing an amusing conclusion from his doctor’s advice

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Camber jives and drives

Camber jives and drives
June 24 2014.

While Rye was going back to the 30s for the filming of Mapp and Lucia, Camber was rocking back to the 50s – and the fans were cruising in their cars. Tony Mclaughlin reports on a rockabilly weekend on the Living page.

World cup fever hits Rye

June 22 2014.

The World Cup began with the opening ceremony which took place at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Brazil with performers including Jennifer Lopez

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Roadworks rewrite prehistory

June 22 2014.

The archaeological investigations that have preceded the building of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road are radically changing our understanding of the prehistory of East Sussex, according to County Archaeologist Casper Johnson

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Rye stars in television jewel

June 20 2014.

Tim Redfern meets BBC producers Susie Liggat and Lisa Osborne on the Mapp and Lucia set at Lamb House to discuss the production and filming on location in Rye

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Mapp and Lucia eyed by a local

June 20 2014.

Filming is all very well but what do the neighbours think?

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In defence of the Cinque Ports

June 20 2014.

Were the Cinque Ports really an impotent naval power by the end of the 14th century? That is the story told by most naval historians. But one leading medieval maritime historian thinks otherwise

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Javelins pulling into Rye?

June 19 2014.

High-speed Javelin trains pulling hourly into Rye and Hastings, and boosting the local economy, are not just an artist’s impression

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Winchelsea’s secret gardens

June 19 2014.

Winchelsea residents open secret gardens to raise money for local charities

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Sun comes out for hospital fete

June 17 2014.

Rye Hospital welcomed visitors to its annual fete with a goodly range of stalls and entertainments

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Following in Fred’s footsteps

June 17 2014.

A delightful afternoon was spent retracing the steps of one of the town’s most creative writers, whose impact on Rye is as strong and valued as ever

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Prepare to be astonished

June 30 2014.

A repeat performance: Taek Gi Lee, victor at the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, will give the winner’s recital at Fairlight Hall this weekend

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Eggstraodinary effort

June 28 2014.

The Easter fundraising efforts of the Cock Inn at Peasmarsh – for local hospices – have earned it recognition from Rye & District Lions

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Survey on Rye’s future

Survey on Rye’s future
June 27 2014.

Rye’s Neighbourhood Plan survey is due to be printed after many re-drafts, and will be distributed to all households with the July edition of the Fixtures.

Residents will be asked to respond to a variety of questions about draft proposals on Rye’s future in the Plan by completing the survey.

Ballot boxes for survey responses are being organised around Rye. The Plan will then be revised and put to a formal vote, probably next year. If agreed by a simple majority, Rye’s Neighbourhood Plan will then be binding under new legislation on Rother District Council when it takes decisions affecting the town.

Hythe and some other places have abandoned attempts to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan, but Rye has pressed ahead and working parties have been in place for some months drafting proposals. An update on that work was given to the Town Meeting earlier this year by Colonel Anthony Kimber.

Council recycling rubbish

June 27 2014.

Residents rush to clarify details of new collection policies and times before switch over on June 30

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End of an eyesore in sight

June 26 2014.

After 12 years the days are numbered for a blot on the townscape in Rye’s Cinque Ports Street. Work has started on a £2.5 million redevelopment for shops and homes

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Boules season takes off

June 24 2014.

The five pétanque leagues in and around Rye are enjoying a good summer. The sport is growing fast. It is competitive, fun and easy to learn

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Gove opens Rye Studio School

June 22 2014.

Rye’s new academy is focused on building careers for young people. It is part of a “nationwide experiment” to bridge the worlds of education and employment

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Studio school students turn pro

June 21 2014.

Studio school students set out to make an impression with an exhibition showcasing a year of hard work and a lot of talent

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Dungeness B powers on

June 20 2014.

Extending the life of Dungeness B nuclear power station will help us keep the lights on but does raise some concerns

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Lady luck frowns on cricketers

June 20 2014.

On Saturday the funfair might have departed from the Salts but a big dipper was left behind which the Rye 1st Xl, in a match sponsored by local antique jewellers My Sweet Old Etc, rode all afternoon

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Handyman wanted

June 19 2014.

Rye Community Centre seeks handyman

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Dancing by the dunes

June 19 2014.

They were jiving, bopping and strolling in Camber at the weekend as the annual Rockabilly Rave took place at Pontin’s holiday park

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Concern at n-power changes

June 18 2014.

EDF, the operator of Dungeness B power station, is seeking a change to the safety limit rules

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Road repairs farce

June 17 2014.

With the main street in Winchelsea breaking up, residents were looking forward to the resurfacing promised by East Sussex Highways; but the wait continues.

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It’s that time again

June 11 2014.

Roy Hodgson was recently spotted in Rye and now he’s in Rio managing England’s World Cup team. Roy, Rye and Rio are all winners but how successful will his England team be in Brazil?

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