Monthly Archives: November 2014

Olde pubs – prize quiz

As if you hadn't got enough to do in the build up to Christmas, we are now asking you to enter a competition. It will test your knowledge of Rye pubs and, if you win, it could solve one of your gift dilemmas as you'll have your prize - a signed copy of "The Pubs of Rye, East Sussex, 1750-1950" - in good time. All that's left to say is, good luck!

Loss leader, Mr Hickling?

Local conservation group Winchelsea Heritage is worried that Rother's planning department is "'losing" letters sent by Winchelsea residents. Two letters are known to have gone missing and the group's concern is that Rother is so keen to cut costs by encouraging the public to use email that it might have cut corners in the mailroom

Rye’s indoor cricketers unbeaten

Quality performances all round, with good batting starts, tight bowling and improved fielding meant Rye could continue their unbeaten start to the indoor cricket season as they faced Hastings Priory 3s at Horntye

Raising the Standard

Another frequent visitor who fell in love with the town has returned to live and work here - and to reopen The Standard Inn. The renovation has been going on for months, so Ray Prewer went along to see what they've been up to

‘Speak up, Crime Commissioner’

Correspondence between Mary Smith, a Rye councillor, and the department serving Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner shows the increasing frustration with the commissioner's office for a lack of response to queries about the recent incidents in Rye in which illegally parked vehicles blocked the progress of fire appliances

Operation foodbank in Rye

Rye is preparing to open a foodbank next month to help families and individuals to ride-out a short-term crisis - whether the cause is unemployment, illness or a benefit gap. The service will be a branch of the Bexhill Foodbank which has been making emergency deliveries to the town for some time

More fast links to London needed

Southern have just announced that they have purchased hundreds of trains across all their lines. Guess how many extra carriages or trains the Marshlink is...

There is such a thing as a free lunch

Christmas came early for the luncheon club that meets monthly at Rye Community Centre. Local traders made such generous donations that the turkey meal - with wine - was free. The next lunch is on January 26 - come along and join the club

Pearls of advice for men

What does a woman want for her undies' drawer this Christmas? What is a man supposed to buy her? Lingerie boutique Siren and Pearl will provide the answers at a special men's shopping night in December. To add to the temptation, mulled cider and canapes will be dispensed along with advice

Winton a master tactician

A bit of selection magic from the Iden manager Chip Winton paved the way for a fantastic win at home to Robertsbridge in the cup.

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