More than a quarter of Rye's residents have no access to a car or van and rely on bus services, say official statistics. But the county council proposes big cuts to local 326 and Dial-a-Ride services. Make your views plain by completing a survey available in the public library
All Rye's problems could be solved by outsourcing all its services, and giving the Town Council a long and much deserved rest. Or so the Rye Shakespeare Company would have us believe. Ray Prewer and Seana Lanigan "disnae" believe this is the solution but will the Neighbourhood Plan have to be rewritten?
Five local community groups, ranging from a Rye pre-school playgroup to Winchelsea Beach's Older People's Project, benefit from a charity shop's sales as Deputy Mayor Jonathan Breeds hands out cheques totalling £3,470. Also helped were Rye's First Scouts, Tilling Green's Young Helpers and Activ8 art group
After more than 700 years Winchelsea has lost its butcher's shop. The Winchelsea butcher was closed following continuing financial losses at Winchelsea Farm Foods, the trading subsidiary of local charity Wetland Trust, set up by retired hedge fund manager Stephen Rumsey and his wife Anne