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Archive for July, 2014

Anger over blocking of surgery

July 31 2014.

The GPs are keen to provide the service, the village hall has the space, but NHS England has said “No!” to a weekly surgery in Peasmarsh. The authority took months to reach this decision, but an appeal must be received by August 10

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Duck after duck after duck

July 31 2014.

The first five Rye batsmen left the field without adding a run last weekend as a young Rye side lost by eight wickets to Slinfold

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Music maker and shaker

July 30 2014.

In anticipation of September’s arts festival Alexander Stiller staged a question and answer session with Alisdair Kitchen, conductor and director of Euphonia Opera, who presents La Traviata at this year’s festival

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How Mapp & Lucia came here

July 28 2014.

Not everyone who watched the BBC filming Mapp and Lucia in Rye recently will be acquainted with the books by E. F. Benson. Here an expert explains the background and why the author brought his formidable heroines to the town

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Mac and iPad stolen

July 28 2014.

Computer equipment and jewellery have been stolen from a house in Pett Road, Pett. Sussex Police says the owner came home at 4.20pm on July 21 to discover that the back doors had been broken. Among items stolen were a white Apple iPad, a silver Apple MacBook Pro laptop and a blue Quicksilver rucksack with a Sesame Street keyring. A variety of gold, silver, pearl, diamond and gem-encrusted jewellery and a ladies’ white Seiko watch were also stolen. Dial 101 if you have any information.

Pastors go extra mile

July 27 2014.

Street pastors have transformed the weekend late-night scene in many towns and cities. But what did they find to do in Rye?

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Arrivederci Il Monastero

July 26 2014.

The notice was short and clear. The landlord had taken repossession of 6 High Street because of the lessee’s default under the terms of the lease dated January 6, 2014. Il Monastero, an Italian restaurant, opened on St Valentine’s Day, less than six months ago.

A neighbouring business-owner remarked: “It’s a shame. They put so much effort into improving the place. We’ve seen businesses come and go. In the summer months it all looks so busy, but people don’t realise this is a six-month town.” The landlord is a Tenterden-based property company named Tin Ha.

 

 

Restored and rewarded

July 26 2014.

Two awards have come the way of Liz and Andrew Bamji this year for the restoration of their Georgian house in Rye. Here they tell the story of their project

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Where to put new homes

July 26 2014.

By 2028 hundreds of new homes could have been built in Rye and Rye Harbour. The neighbourhood plan wants your view on where they should go

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Rye’s cricketers run out of luck

July 26 2014.

Rye’s cricketers were looking to extend their run of good form when they travelled to Keymer & Hassocks last weekend

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Building boom hits schools

July 23 2014.

Concerns are growing over the additional homes being built in Rye. More housing means more families and more children – and more classroom places needed. So what plans are there for local schools?

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A tale of tiles

July 21 2014.

Rother District Council is accused of using inconsistent and conflicting conservation area policies by confused Winchelsea residents.

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Don’t get cleaned out

July 20 2014.

Winchelsea Neighbour Watch recently discovered a cleaning company claiming to be based in Winchelsea at the home of a mystified resident. There is a sister company based in Rye, also claiming to be based in someone’s house. What’s going on?

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Controlling interests

July 19 2014.
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Our reporter’s description of who controls the county council is challenged by a Tory member of Rother District Council

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Visions of climate change

July 19 2014.

A local environment group believes that Rother’s vision for the future ignores weather change. But a leading local Tory appears to embrace many of their ideas

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2nd XI lose to better team

July 31 2014.

Rye 2nds on Saturday went to league leaders Linfield where they came up against the best team they have faced this season

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A tough foreign challenge

July 30 2014.

Serve! Rye Lawn Tennis Club’s 87th annual invitation tournament is under way. Players from Europe and the USA will provide stiff competition this year

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Chernobyl children at convent

July 29 2014.

Local charity arranges visit to Russian Orthodox convent for children from Chernobyl, the area devastated in the nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.

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Garage break-in

July 28 2014.

A garage door was forced open in Henley Close, Rye, between 7.50pm on Sunday July 20 and 7am the next morning, says Sussex Police.  Inside a window was broken on a Citroen Berlingo van and a number of items were stolen including a Makita cordless drill, two mains powered Dewalt drills and a set of screwdrivers in an Irazola case.

Is East Sussex cutting corners?

July 28 2014.

Winchelsea prizes its grass verges. Many are kept in pristine condition by proud residents. The rest are cut by contractors employed by the county council and Highways Agency, who leave a mess of uncollected hay

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Singers in concert

July 26 2014.

Beautiful choral music filled the air in St Mary’s Church as The Ryesingers rendered superb baroque and classical masterpieces

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TLC has its own awards

TLC has its own awards
July 26 2014.

Three years ago two doctors bought a Georgian property in Rye. It needed a lot of TLC. They gave it. This year the restoration has earned the couple and those who worked with them two awards. They tell their story on our Living page. Another award has been won by Manning Duffie Architects of Rye for their “excellent” work on Peasmarsh Memorial Hall which takes advantage of many green ideas. Click here to read more about the Sussex Heritage Trust awards.

Countdown to the future

July 26 2014.

The shape of Rye to come is contained in a neighbourhood plan survey. Every household in the town received a copy. This weekend is the deadline for your views on the issues it raises

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Our views are needed

July 26 2014.

Time is fast running out: the Rye Neighbourhood Plan survey must be returned by July 27. One resident gives her views on subjects from parks to parking in the hope that others will be motivated to complete the survey as well

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Magpie’s funky new nest

July 23 2014.

The first of many pop-up galleries – which has added colourful abstract works to a treasure trove of an interiors store in Rye – is currently packing in the visitors. Catch it before it closes on July 28

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Ryers rally round

July 23 2014.

It takes more than one “tornado” to stop the party. Rye Museum held a successful fund-raising event despite rotten weekend weather

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Rother refuse: in a mess

July 20 2014.

Rother amenities is under fire in Winchelsea & Rye about the new refuse regime. Have officials made an oversight or are they bent on doing what they want? In Winchelsea, Rother is seen as having form on this issue

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Blacked out by storms

July 20 2014.

It was a night Rye remembers vividly. An intense electrical storm, storm-force winds that severed limbs from trees and a power black-out that possibly enhanced the atmosphere of a World War 1 tribute in the Rye Community Centre

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Entente cordiale

July 19 2014.

Elections to the Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club management committee introduced a foreign accent. Members then heard the new president’s comprehensive plans for the year ahead

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Jobs day a success

July 19 2014.

A total of 55 people attended the recruitment and work training roadshow at Tilling Green Community Centre on July 9.  Jempson’s supermarket and Family Mosaic provided application forms, with recruitment staff on hand. There were also jobs on offer from Little Gate Care Farm charity, Pontins’ Camber Sands centre, and The Gallivant Hotel, Camber. Flora Williams, employment co-ordinator for the project said there are further opportunities to meet the Family Mosaic recruitment team at Rye Community Centre on July 22, July 29 and August 5. For more information about the Rural Employability Project or the roadshow events, contact Flora Williams by email  or on 01797-229600.

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