Monthly Archives: September 2014

Rock on, Charlie: get the job done

For the next year or so, a large barge and its loyal tug will be permanent features in Rye Bay. Their role is to build up the sea defences with rock coming all the way from Norway. Philip Moore explains what is going on

The healing power of music

Music can be a powerful aid in the recovery process and can support the sick through many different health problems. Continuing the series of Healthy Living events, Rye's two GP surgeries have got together to present a demonstration by a local group, The Music Well

On course for October

You might like gardening, or architecture, or you might prefer discussing today's burning issues. Whatever your preference, the autumn session of courses for adult learners in Rye is about to start. Andy Stuart has the details

Amber knows her artichokes

The community garden is raising its profile at local shows in the hunt for more volunteers who'll be needed now that the garden is open and an orchard of Sussex Heritage apple trees is arriving within weeks. There are jobs for everyone - you just need some stout shoes . . .

A quacking time had by all

The River Tillingham was blocked to all traffic bar ducks - plastic ones, that is - last Saturday, as the pre-school playgroup's annual duck race got underway, followed by a fun afternoon at the playgroup

Proms at the pub to aid Macmillan

Puccini, Purcell and Cole Porter . . . the Rye Bay Ensemble has some very different gigs planned for autumn, starting on Saturday. Rebekah Gilbert, mezzo soprano, gives some details

Criminal’s Costner in Camber

Oscar winning actor Kevin Costner has been filming on the beach at Camber with fellow actors Tommy Lee Jones and Ryan Reynolds. The trio have been staying at the George hotel in the High Street writes Tony McLaughlin.

Bowls score, the rest lose out

Cost cutting measures being taken by councils like Rother District Council can mean sports suffer as the grass is cut less well on the Salts - but the bowls club grass is greener on the other side of the road and they seem to have no complaints.

Bus cuts confusion – yes, no, maybe

Rye’s Tory MP is unequivocal about opposing proposed bus cuts by the county council. And, as next year’s elections loom ever larger in minds, Charles Harkness attempts to unravel what will happen to Rye's 326 service – before county council consultations end on September 28

Tax adds £18k to new homes in Rye

Rye councillors have agreed to Rother's plans to introduce a new tax on new homes in the area, though councillors want the proposals fleshed out. There isn't enough detail they complained. Charles Harkness reports

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