Unresolved issues for 2017

The editor looks at a few issues facing the Town Council and others in the coming year

The pavement is for cars

The perils of going shopping

After the banks have closed

Machines can never replace a human face

BT – ‘lie after lie’

A Rye resident is sick of 'endless excuses' and 'repeated lies' about non-existent phone and broadband connections. The Ombudsman can't help, so what is the point of its existence?

What our council must do now

The last time Rye's Town Council set out to co-opt a councillor, it was because of a row over whether the flag (in the photo above) should fly at half mast after former Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher died. Former town councillor Mary Smith comments on how the co-option process should be as public as possible, and on what else the council can and must do. Local government is an expensive mess and poor old Rye, with its decaying infrastructure, bumps along at the bottom of this mess, she says. Major change may not come soon, but there are things the council can do now.

Community means ‘together’

The manageress of the Rye Community Shop laments the parting of the ways with ARRCC and the shop's closure

Dealing with a symptom?

Solutions will not be easy

This April in ‘Fixtures’ . . .

Our lead article in this month's Fixtures, delivered to local homes by Adams of Rye, is by farmer Simon Wright. He explains why Romney Marsh farmers are on the hunt for additional income to sustain the core business. There are six pages of articles . . .

Euros hope for England?

Euro 2016 kicks off this Friday June 10, with the hosts, France, in action. The following day England and Wales begin their campaigns against Russia and Slovakia respectively, with Northern Ireland among those in action on Sunday playing Poland. Dan Lake reports on the home nations and gives his opinions on who will win the tournament and who will be the top goalscorer

What do we do about Southern?

New timetables are to be implemented soon to give an improved service - but will they?

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