Saturday, September 23 2017

News

Still more Festival to come
September 21 2017.

The Arts Festival gathers pace, as we preview week two

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Helping hurricane victims

September 21 2017.

Help is needed by the victims of the two hurricanes

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Council at odds over nature letter

September 21 2017.

The plans for the new Discovery Centre divided the Town Council

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MP gets grilled with his fish

September 21 2017.

An entertaining talk by the first literary guest at the Festival

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Pianos behind the scenes

September 21 2017.

Pianos, orchestra, choir, opera, dancers, films, speakers – Rye Arts Festival has them all in 60 plus events at 22 venues. What could possibly go wrong ? Well read on

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Posters for peace

Posters for peace
September 21 2017.

Yesterday, Thursday September 21, was the day designated as World Peace Day, writes Kenneth Bird. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

Churches Together in Rye commissioned some posters to celebrate and these can be seen in the Clare Chapel in St Mary’s church. They are imaginatively designed  and executed by Isabel Ryan, Priscilla Ryan’s daughter, Rachael Surieddine, Sonia Relf,and Frances Catt.

 

 

Helping young people

September 21 2017.

Rye Town Council unanimously agreed a £1,500 grant for technical equipment for Entertainment Workshops, who work with disengaged young people who struggle in mainstream schools, writes Charles Harkness. Based in Rye Harbour Road, they have engaged with nearly 1,000 young people in recent years, winning awards and an international reputation, but finance was a struggle, the council heard.

Council rejects homes plan

September 21 2017.

Too many homes, was the conclusion of RTC on the plans for the old Lower School site

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RHSC Sailability gets Helping Hand

September 14 2017.

EDF doesn’t just supply power – Rye Harbour Sailing Club’s ‘Sailability’ scheme qualified the Club for a makeover of the clubhouse.

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Hospital’s new website

September 14 2017.

The hospital at Rye has a new and much improved website

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Classic cars close road

Classic cars close road
September 14 2017.

Rye Chamber of Commerce has applied for a road closure from Ferry Road to Station Approach for the annual Classic Car Cruise from 2-4pm on Sunday November 12. The cruise starts at Camber and ends in the Station car park. The closure is to assist with getting cars into the car park.

The Great Stink

September 7 2017.

Despite a farmer’s explanation, the recent smell is still with us

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Over-development threats

September 7 2017.

The RTC planning committee considered the possibility of further new housing developments

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New Staff at Rye Bookshop

September 7 2017.

A new manager takes over the Rye Bookshop

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Horses only – as the roads close

August 31 2017.

Jazz on the move as a brewers’ dray circles town, roads close, and a fire starts . . .

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Peak time roadworks again

August 31 2017.

Even overnight roadworks can cause problems, and temporary traffic lights have caused massive tailbacks

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Who should buy new homes?

September 21 2017.

Thumbs down, for now, to the St Ives’ option but . . . .

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Three weddings, but no funeral

September 21 2017.

With three weddings last Saturday, but no funeral, Rye Arts Festival kicked off with a radio station that was not broadcasting. Confused already? It may get worse

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Business Forum tackles crime

September 21 2017.

Business Forum invites guest speakers to talk on crime reduction in store and on line

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Rotary Club distributes walk money

September 21 2017.

Rotary club fundraising proceeds go to worthy causes

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Charity boot fairs’ bumper success

September 21 2017.

Funds raised from Jempsons boot fairs has been donated to several local good causes

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Put your feet first

Put your feet first
September 21 2017.

Anyone suffering from bad feet would be well advised to come to Paula Riley’s talk to the Ferry Road and Rye Medical Centre’s joint PPG (patient participation group) meeting next Wednesday, September 27, writes Kenneth Bird.

Paula, Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at Brighton University, will be at the Rye Community Primary School at 6:30pm (free car-parking at Love Lane entrance). Complimentary refreshments will be available from 6pm and a raffle in aid of PPG funds. For more information, contact your surgery or email rmcppg@btopenworld.com.

All are welcome.

 

 

Fun, free, family entertainment

September 14 2017.

The Arts Festival opens with a bang on Saturday with free events around the town

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Pump repair in prospect

Pump repair in prospect
September 14 2017.

Reinstatement of the historic pump in Church Square (formerly Pump Street) is due to start in October, according to Richard Farhall, Rye Town Clerk. In the meantime, it has been temporarily boarded up as the photograph shows. The work, jointly funded by Rye Town Council and the Rye Conservation Society, is being undertaken by Art Joinery, a local firm based in Rye Harbour Road.

Wayne Jones, planning liaison officer for the Society, has been pressing for action for many months and will be “hanging out the bunting” he says when the project is accomplished.

It’s time to swap again

September 14 2017.

It’s swap shop time again at Tilling Green Community Centre

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Hospital to extend services

September 7 2017.

The Memorial Hospital prepares to submit planning application for new care home

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RTC post-holiday meeting

September 7 2017.

At its first meeting after the summer break, the Town Council considered country aromas, parking, speeding, and why nothing (as usual) was being done about the Landgate

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Robbery at Betfred

September 7 2017.

Police appeal for help in search for armed man

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Lower School new homes plan

August 31 2017.

Plans for the re-development of the Lower School site are moving forward

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Rail unions strike again

August 31 2017.

More industrial action means fewer train services – again

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Fund raising in Rope Walk

Fund raising in Rope Walk
August 31 2017.

Rope Walk Shopping Mews in Rye organised a charity fund day last Saturday August 26 in aid of St Michael’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK. Photo : John Minter

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