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Archive for November, 2014

Youth inspires Icklesham to victory

November 29 2014.

The 2nd team of Icklesham Casuals produced their best performance of the season to record an excellent 7-3 victory over Robertsbridge United II last Saturday.

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A Green & Gold future . . .

November 28 2014.

Craig Sams, the organic food pioneer who founded Green & Blacks, was in Rye last week to speak to local environmentalists about his latest venture: Carbon Gold – the production of bio-charcoal to improve water retention in soil

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New champ ready for the nationals

November 28 2014.

Opponents from across the UK will be descending on Rye Sports Centre for a boxing competition on November 29 – and our local club’s Alex Howes, already the Southern Counties winner, will be competing in the National Junior Novice quarter finals. Get along there and support a local hero

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Swap Shop weighs in to cut landfill

November 28 2014.

The final Recycle Swap Shop of 2014 set a new record and stopped almost half a tonne of useful but unwanted items going into landfill. By the time visitors had taken their pickings and the remainder was sorted for charity shops and recycling, only 5% went to landfill

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Parking’s a load of rubbish

November 27 2014.

Another hold-up. Traffic halted. No one hurt. Just another day in the fraught centre of bad parking that is Rye’s citadel

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Olde pubs – prize quiz

November 27 2014.

As if you hadn’t got enough to do in the build up to Christmas, we are now asking you to enter a competition. It will test your knowledge of Rye pubs and, if you win, it could solve one of your gift dilemmas as you’ll have your prize – a signed copy of “The Pubs of Rye, East Sussex, 1750-1950” – in good time. All that’s left to say is, good luck!

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Rye’s indoor cricketers unbeaten

November 27 2014.

Quality performances all round, with good batting starts, tight bowling and improved fielding meant Rye could continue their unbeaten start to the indoor cricket season as they faced Hastings Priory 3s at Horntye

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‘Speak up, Crime Commissioner’

November 27 2014.

Correspondence between Mary Smith, a Rye councillor, and the department serving Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner shows the increasing frustration with the commissioner’s office for a lack of response to queries about the recent incidents in Rye in which illegally parked vehicles blocked the progress of fire appliances

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More fast links to London needed

November 27 2014.
You write:
Southern have just announced that they have purchased hundreds of trains across all their lines. Guess how many extra carriages or trains the Marshlink is getting? Zero. This is especially insulting as they have purshased a number of our train carriages to make the diesels trains from Uckfield 10 carriages long. I am calling for Southern or SouthEastern to start to run an additional morning and evening peak service from Hastings – Rye – Ashford and then fast to Victoria (London Bridge and Charing Cross are too busy). If it is not possible to run a direct peak service due to space issues at the London stations, then off-peak direct services from London to Rye and Hastings or, ideally, both. We especially need a later train from London as the last service is 21.42.  I think we need a direct fast service that leaves after 23.00. If you agree, please forward this email to the links below.
Paul Barker
Broad Oak

Pearls of advice for men

November 27 2014.

What does a woman want for her undies’ drawer this Christmas? What is a man supposed to buy her? Lingerie boutique Siren and Pearl will provide the answers at a special men’s shopping night in December. To add to the temptation, mulled cider and canapes will be dispensed along with advice

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‘Belle’ is new movie choice

‘Belle’ is new movie choice
November 26 2014.

Rye Film Club has changed its movie offering on December 5. Instead of showing the almost three-hours long Boyhood, it will now screen Belle, the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, pictured above), an illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral. She is raised by her great-uncle, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson), an aspiring judge, in 18th century England. But the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. As Belle falls in love with the son of a local vicar, she learns more about the world of slavery in England. Follow this link for a movie trailer. The film starts at 7pm, doors 6.30. It has a rating of 7.4 on IMDb.

Santa changes the day

November 21 2014.

Santa is coming to town. The date is fixed but not the one we thought it was. He’ll be in Rye, ho-ho-ho-ing, on Saturday December 6. If that weren’t enough, there’ll be another Santa the following Saturday, too. This time down on The Strand – arriving by boat

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‘Insult to brave men’

November 21 2014.
You write:

I agree with your correspondent who described the burning of the poppies at the Rye bonfire night as not in good taste. I think it was shocking and brought shame on this town. Burning an effigy should be for fun or to poke the Establishment in the eye. It was, in my opinion, an insult to the brave men who died to save this country.

Joan Jones
Rye

Veterans net all goals in a 5-2 win!

November 21 2014.

After a disastrous start and two own goals, Icklesham Veterans led the way last weekend with a decisive win. Unfortunately, the 1st and 2nd teams of Casuals did not follow

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Paper bags, painkillers, pyjamas

November 20 2014.

Oysters, champagne, painkillers, paper bags & avoiding the mirror. My week and yours, if you like . . .

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Meet St Nick in his grotto

Meet St Nick in his grotto
November 28 2014.

Make a date: to see Father Christmas in his grotto. If you’re a kid, that’s the bit you don’t want to miss. Well, there is a prezzie involved. For kidults, there is the attraction of mince pies and hot drinks. Santa will be in the East Street Museum from 5-7pm on Saturday Dec 13. The event is run by Rye Museum. Entry to the museum is free.

Solange style and an award winner!

November 28 2014.

This week was rough. Painkillers didn’t work. But old episodes of TOWIE did. I can’t get enough of Gemma Collins. Her raging tears make me feel that my post-natal blubbing isn’t so ridiculous after all

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Drink up facts on pubs of the past

November 28 2014.

He tried to run a respectable house, but he needed the rougher classes in there if he was to make a living. So says a publican in local author David Russell’s very readable book on “The Pubs of Rye, East Sussex 1750-1950”

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Sheep-killer dog put down

November 27 2014.

A dog that attacked two sheep near Playden has been destroyed, writes Tony Nunn. The black and tan rescue dog, a German Shepherd, was spotted in fields in the Bowlers Town area, off the A268 Rye Road, on Monday November 24. One of the sheep died at the scene and the other had to be put down. They belonged to farmer David Brightling. The dog had been involved in an attack three weeks earlier on an Iden resident. Following this incident the owners agreed to muzzle the dog and keep it under strict control. Despite these precautions the dog managed to escape from the owners on Monday morning.

A local farmer told Rye News: “It is important to stress that this is a sad story involving the death of a much loved pet. Dan Bevan the PCSO has handled the issue sensitively. All of us in Iden sympathise with the sad loss the owners have suffered but there is no doubt in our minds that this was the right thing to do.”

RYA says ‘thank you’ to Rye sailor

November 27 2014.

Richard Hopper from Rye Harbour Sailing Club was applauded by the Royal Yachting Association for his dedicated work in promoting the sport of sailing at an awards ceremony and exclusive luncheon

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Loss leader, Mr Hickling?

November 27 2014.

Local conservation group Winchelsea Heritage is worried that Rother’s planning department is “‘losing” letters sent by Winchelsea residents. Two letters are known to have gone missing and the group’s concern is that Rother is so keen to cut costs by encouraging the public to use email that it might have cut corners in the mailroom

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Raising the Standard

November 27 2014.

Another frequent visitor who fell in love with the town has returned to live and work here – and to reopen The Standard Inn. The renovation has been going on for months, so Ray Prewer went along to see what they’ve been up to

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Operation foodbank in Rye

November 27 2014.

Rye is preparing to open a foodbank next month to help families and individuals to ride-out a short-term crisis – whether the cause is unemployment, illness or a benefit gap. The service will be a branch of the Bexhill Foodbank which has been making emergency deliveries to the town for some time

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There is such a thing as a free lunch

November 27 2014.

Christmas came early for the luncheon club that meets monthly at Rye Community Centre. Local traders made such generous donations that the turkey meal – with wine – was free. The next lunch is on January 26 – come along and join the club

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Winton a master tactician

November 27 2014.

A bit of selection magic from the Iden manager Chip Winton paved the way for a fantastic win at home to Robertsbridge in the cup.

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Fisherman Fred’s surprise show

Fisherman Fred’s surprise show
November 25 2014.

Work by Jill Stott, the late artist and author of the popular Fred the Fisherman children’s books, will be shown as part of the Ad Hoc Artists Show at Rye Art Gallery, writes Michael Stott. Visitors will be able to buy some of the later books from that series, as well as a wide variety of Stott’s original works, some of which have never been seen outside her studio. Her work is both humorous and clever and covers a wide variety of styles and mediums, from gouache paintings to hand-coloured etchings. She produced a prodigious amount and this show includes just a small part of her legacy. It runs from Nov 29 to Jan 4 at the gallery, 107 High Street, Rye TN31 7JE (01797 222433).

Iden players lucky not to see red

November 21 2014.

Awful tackles from both sides going unpunished fortunately left no lasting injuries on either side in the latest fiery encounter between Iden and Ore

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Tasteful tribute at bonfire

November 21 2014.
You write:

I write with reference to the debate surrounding the “burning of the poppies” at this year’s Rye Fawkes celebrations. In this instance I feel that Col Kimber is completely wrong to condemn the bonfire society. The lighting of the poppies before the bonfire was lit was tastefully done and everybody within my group commented upon what a fitting gesture it was. I am sorry that the bonfire society felt it necessary to apologise for its actions, I for one feel that they have nothing to apologise for.

Peter Varley
Rye

Prizes for petanque prowess

November 21 2014.

A tough season for the Cinque Ports petanque players ended with a night of celebration as both teams and individual winners were presented with their trophies

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Hat tricks for Studio School

November 20 2014.

Herald & Heart, the High Street milliner, has teamed up with Rye Studio School to offer placements to two gifted students. Not only will they learn about millinery but also about running a business

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