Monthly Archives: May 2015

This June in ‘Fixtures’

The Hitler plot to be Winchelsea’s mayor leads our taster edition in Rye’s Fixtures magazine this month. Other stories: Prams and progress in Love Lane...

Lorraine’s rocket splashes down

Rye Scallop Week star Lorraine Bowen, given the Golden Buzzer by David Walliams on "Britain's Got Talent", who called her "Britain's answer to Beyonce",...

Tourist questions needing answers

Rye lost its Tourist Information Centre in Lion Street earlier this year and tourists still come into nearby St Mary's church asking where it is... and are re-directed to the Heritage Centre on the Strand. Visitors need information, and Rye needs its visitors. But does Rother Council care? Paul King from Rye Bay Marketing questions how Rother have handled the changeover

Election could cost town £5,500

Rye has a casual vacancy to fill on its Town Council - and an election may be called, costing the town £5,000 or more. The new council is concerned at the cost compared to the other choice - co-option. The clock is ticking, as Charles Harkness explains. But electors may be kinder to possible candidates than the newly elected councillors. However those same candidates could have stood a few weeks ago when the town last voted

Raising awareness of dementia

As our population lives longer, dementia is on the increase affecting more and more people. But what are the facts, and more importantly, the answers to some basic questions? A new local group has been formed in national Dementia Awareness Week to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. Kenneth Bird reports

Strumming in the sunshine

The sun shone, the ukuleles were strummed, the kazoos were blown - and it was festival time during the Bank Holiday weekend. Who knows whether the Big Strum set a record, but something like 300 musicians were trying to synchronise their efforts. Lorna Hall reports

Winchelsea opens secret gardens

On Monday June 8, nine "secret gardens" will be open in Winchelsea from 2pm to 5.30pm, writes Irna Mortlock. All proceeds from this event will...

Grass season starts at Rye LTC

Saturday May 23 saw the start of the summer season at Rye Lawn Tennis Club with a competition for members of all abilities, to mark the opening of the Club's eight grass courts for the season.

Rye CC win again

Rye entertained Stirlands Cricket Club in a match sponsored by My Sweet Old Etcetera on Saturday in a contest that saw the visitors travel over 100 miles to engage in this Sussex Premier Cricket League division four contest

Croquet mallets unleashed

Croquet season opens at Rye Tennis Club with two hotly-contested games played on a well-prepared croquet lawn

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