Monthly Archives: December 2014

Thank you for nothing, Rother

How did the proud Landgate Arch become a tatty monument to neglect? Cllr Mary Smith used people power - the Freedom of Information Act - to discover just how much maintenance is undertaken by the district council. And what it spends on it. Be prepared to be angry

The home fires burn on

Andrew Bamji, a Rye resident, discussed the arts - music, poetry, lyrics - during World War I in his latest talk at Rye Museum. He pointed to local connections for Paul Nash and much-loved words by the brother of Rye's famous literary mayor

Is this the start of a new term?

Now that both Sainsbury's and Tesco have walked away from Rye's "bombsite", formerly known as the lower school, is the Rye Academy Trust going to step forward and provide a perfect campus for 5 to 18 year-olds around a shared sports field?

‘Get behind rail project’

What is behind the proposed new Highspeed link to London that will cut a Rye trip to the capital to 55 minutes? The needs of Hastings. But, argues, Stuart Harland, it also gifts an improved service to Rye

A jam is not news in Rye

This little tale is a visual aide-memoire to the county's Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. The people of Rye and those who visit our beautiful town will have seen it all before - and that's the point

Under-12s knock ’em for six

The day started miserable and damp and Rye Bay were very slow in getting started with Hastings taking an early lead, writes Darren Paine,...

Shoppers pop into pop-up

Fresh, young talented designers from Rye Studio School showed off their creativity by selling their wares for one day only in the old Martello Bookshop in Rye's High Street. Hastings next week!

Councillors: do your homework

Despite the proposed Marshlink upgrade being a project that will cost £150million or more, the details of which were unveiled earlier this year by our MP, a government minister and senior executives from Network Rail, Rye town councillors remain worryingly ignorant about this major proposal

Bonfire boys’ hot awards

Rye's Bonfire Boys don't only enjoy the annual spectacle they create, they also like to support other local good causes from the collections they organise. This week they gathered the recipients together at The Queens Head to hand out cheques for £200 each

Faster trains: a head-on collision

It was stop-start and shuntings into various sidings when the full council meeting last Monday considered the question of whether or not the proposed faster trains should stop at Rye. The possibility was even raised that the town should not support the idea of the new service at all

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