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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Recruitment drive at Pontin’s

The Rye Partnership Rural Employability Project is supporting Pontin's with a recruitment drive on Tuesday January 27 to fill 25 local vacancies at the Camber Sands' park, writes Flora Williams.

Henry James’s favourite walk

Sewer work has destroyed the footpath that runs along the middle of the valley between Rye and Winchelsea. The route was the favourite walk of Henry James, writer and famous erstwhile occupant of Lamb House

Tweets help to sort shuttle service

Commuter Paul Barker doesn't take a bad service standing up - not on a cold, wintry platform at 6am. When Rye's diesel shuttle service went awry earlier this month, he started a twitter account specifically to give fellow travellers a voice and to spread the word. He describes here why he wants you to follow . . .

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead to the films in Rye - at the Kino and our local film club. Our movie of the week: The Theory of Everything, pictured above. Inside, click on a movie title to see a trailer

Charities cheque-in at town hall

A large cheque was distributed between 10 deserving groups earlier this week, when members of the Rye Fund and its awards panel joined the most recent recipients of its annual grants for a celebration at the town hall

Locals give generously to Iraq

Donations of warm winter clothes for refugees in the Kurdistan area of Iraq are mounting up almost as quickly as volunteers can sort and pack them ready for the trucks that will head for the camps in the coming weeks

Seven bones of contention

There are seven major issues that concern neighbouring residents about the development on Cinque Ports Street and they have been sent to members of the Rother District Council Planning Committee

Planning process ‘ineffective’

Neighbouring residents have long supported the need to develop the unsightly plot in Cinque Ports Street and participated constructively in the original consultations with the architect. But what do they think of the planning process now? One of them explains

But who said: ‘Yes, build it’?

Rye rejoiced when plans were approved for a modern development of shops and new homes on the site of the town centre's eyesore in Cinque Ports Street. Now there is acrimony as residents and others accuse the developers of making unauthorised changes to the works and of showing a blatant disrespect for planning approval

Indoor cricket resumes with Rye top

After a great start to the indoor cricket season Rye Cricket Club are looking to build on their position when the season resumes on Thursday...

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