A week ago the idea of a town steward, aka an odd-job man, was rejected by Rye councillors. Suddenly, it's back on the agenda. The decision has been revoked and on Monday there's a special meeting of the council to push the idea through. So, why the rush to spend taxpayers' money, asks councillor Mary Smith
Bonfire Night has long attracted critics, so-called 'enemies of Bonfire'. Does this now include local media companies? BBC and Meridian have been trawling for stories about Bonfire Night in Sussex. Bonfire societies are suspicious that they are looking for sensationalist copy
When the news broke that Sainsbury's and Tesco were not going ahead with supermarket plans, the town's Planning Committee had no immediate thoughts on what action to take - or did they believe no one would listen? Our schools may need that land to expand, but are we going to do anything about it? asks Charlie Harkness in OPINIONS.
A proposed tax on new homes built in Rye will cost the community dear, argues Chris Coverdale. Rother will use the money to construct a High Speed line to Hastings and Bexhill but with no plans for the trains to stop at Rye. Moreover, he says, this stealth tax will mean the loss of Rye’s rail station and add up to £24,000 to the cost of a new home, hurting first-time buyers and pensioners