About Rye in East Sussex
Rye is a small historic town at the eastern end of Sussex. It is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Rother, Brede and Tillingham and now lies some 2 miles from the mouth of the River Rother. The population of Rye Town has remained little changed over the past sixty years at some 4,500, but with the contiguous parts of Rye Foreign and Playden, its population rises to over 5,000. Rye Harbour has a further 500 permanent residents. See Rother Council website for more facts and figures.
Rye Neighbourhood Plan
Rye Town Council, having taken soundings, has developed a neighbourhood plan to provide the community with ownership of planning policies affecting the Rye area. The community will decide what it wants to achieve in the area. Find out more
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Rye for tourists and visitors
Rye is a thriving town which welcomes visitors and tourists. For accommodation, places to visit and further information see Visit Rye