Tuesday, April 25 2017

Opinions

Our turn to govern?
April 20 2017.

“It is our turn, briefly at the ballot-box, to govern”

John Howlett make an argument for change, at this election time, in our local government

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Trapped in the car park

April 20 2017.
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A visitor experiences our parking problem

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Attack of the drones?

April 8 2017.

Something’s overhead – but should it be there? And whose is it?

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Parking – lobby your Council

April 6 2017.

Last week’s lead article was prompted by a letter on traffic and parking, discussed at a recent Town Council meeting. Here the author of that letter explains and expands on the extracts we quoted

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The truth, the whole truth and . . .

March 30 2017.

Today’s “fact” may suddenly become something less certain when more information emerges – so what is “the truth”?

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Trouble at school

March 16 2017.

It is not just the Studio School that has a problem

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A tale of two Cinque Ports

March 2 2017.

Why a bookshop closed in one town, and another opened here – and seems to be working well.

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R.A.G. Chairman looks forward

February 23 2017.

The Chairman of Rye Art Gallery Trust outlines some of his thoughts on the present and future for the gallery

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This was a volunteer . . . .

February 23 2017.

Paddy Harvey reflects on how to treat and encourage RAG volunteers

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Bed blocking solutions?

February 23 2017.

Government needs to be braver to find a solution for the healthcare of the future

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Small and beautiful trains?

February 16 2017.

More government funding has been announced for a lightweight train that could be ideal for our local line

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Speed – the ongoing saga

February 9 2017.

Rye’s Town Council will be discussing a 20 miles per hour speed limit on Monday. Expect a gnashing of gears and a revving of engines – and pedestrians up in arms

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How do we slow down drivers ?

February 2 2017.

Vehicles of all kinds speed into, and through, Rye and what is our MP going to do about it ? A minor A road and an even more minor B road are carrying traffic for which they were never intended and which follow routes laid down for horse and carts before cars and lorries were even invented

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Who can buy new houses?

January 26 2017.

Some new homes are being built in Rye – but do too many have old owners? Nationwide, home ownership is falling and is it time to decide who can have new homes? One town thought so. Should Rye also consider its options?

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Unresolved issues for 2017

January 12 2017.

The editor looks at a few issues facing the Town Council and others in the coming year

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Camber Sands – Rother responds

January 5 2017.

RDC feel that their past decisions on lifeguards at Camber are probably not well enough understood and have asked us to publish this response to the Opinion article ‘Not in my name, please’.

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Rye Town Council – where is it?

April 13 2017.

Rye’s Town Council may have no power – but it has a voice – which is not getting heard

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Appeal to MP on Studio School

April 6 2017.
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A student of the Studio School makes an open appeal to our MP

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Home from home

March 30 2017.

Are second home owners good or bad for Rye and its economy?

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Who cares?

March 23 2017.

How do we cope with the increasing demands to care for the elderly?

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Review of Bexhill governance

March 9 2017.

Prompted by a petition, Rother District Council is reviewing the governance of Bexhill. Should it have its own Town Council like Rye or would it be better to set up a more powerful Area Committee? The first stage of the consultation continues to the end of the month

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Crossing safe for zebras only?

March 2 2017.

If I were Zebra would drivers stop better on the crossing?

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More detail on rail chaos

February 23 2017.

The Chairman of MLAG throws more light on the current rail dispute

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Make our citadel a woonerf?

February 23 2017.

Parking and, inevitably, related traffic issues are currently being discussed by East Sussex County Council and Rother District Council (as parking meters get closer). They are also discussed in Rye’s draft Neighbourhood Plan, and may well be discussed at the Town Meeting next Wednesday, March 1 – and shared space may be one way forward in certain places

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New centre for Station area?

February 23 2017.

Could we improve Station Approach and at the same time add to the town’s facilities with a new Community Centre? Dennis Leeds-George thinks so

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Gallery trustees plan changes

February 16 2017.

The Trustees of the Rye Art Gallery seek to restore a direct link with the gallery’s many supporters, which the Gallery’s Friends have provided – and there are differing views

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Serenading a taxi

February 9 2017.

No taxi in sight to meet the train? One resident vents her feelings by bursting into song

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Positives about the Conquest

February 2 2017.

Good and bad stories from the Conquest – but don’t blame the staff

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Refugees in need of help locally

January 19 2017.

Help is needed by local organisations for the resettlement of refugees

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Not in my name, please

January 5 2017.

Adding insult to the most serious of all injuries, Rother District Council, it is alledged, dismisses Camber deaths as people from “a certain culture” according to one reader

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Hopes and fears for next year

January 5 2017.

Local farmer and lifelong Rye resident, Dennis Leeds-George gives his views on the current state of the town and his hopes for the coming year

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