Hot cakes for a cool cause

There's a cake sale and raffle at Rye Retreat, 36-38 Cinque Ports Street, Rye this Easter weekend – for as long as the cakes last.  The...

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 . . .

Clock that boozing

Election time in Rye could be very noisy as candidates "treated" the voters in the "Rotten Borough" to a few drinks, and Age UK's Rye shop was the scene of terrible goings on when it was known as The Dial. David Russell explains why it had that name, and why drinkers were not the only ones counting their pennies

Pavements and payouts

How does East Sussex decide which potholes and pavements to repair? That is a question that is puzzling residents of Winchelsea after the county council agreed to repair one area of pavement but not the identically damaged one opposite....and meanwhile the council's payouts on pothole damages has tripled to a regional high

Rye country market re-opens

Rye's country market has recently re-opened after its winter break between Christmas and Easter. It is worth sitting for a while in the Community Centre queue at 9.45 am on Friday mornings, swapping news and a little gentle badinage, in anticipation of the doors opening at 10

On yer bike – fitness and fun

Twenty one miles, several hills and a slow puncture didn't prevent Heidi Foster from having a great day out with Rye and District Wheelers, one of the oldest and best cycling clubs in the UK, with members of all ages and fitness levels

Winchelsea gets a defibrillator

Winchelsea has joined the growing list of villages in the district which now have a Public Access Defibrillator, courtesy of local charity Rother Responders. The PAD will greatly increase the chances of survival if anyone, resident or visitor, suffers a cardiac arrest in Winchelsea

Where BT Infinity takes an eternity

Frustration is building among residents of Vidler Square in Valley Park. Months after moving into new homes, BT is still unable to provide them with a phone line let alone high-speed broadband. Instead it offers excuse after excuse. This is the story so far - because BT isn't too hot at communicating

Why I blossom this time of year

It's spring. That doesn't really count with columnist Britainy Rae. But she finds the flowers just intoxicating. We have some serious horticultural talent in this little town, she says. Get involved!

Record set at Swap Shop

The first recycle swap shop of 2015 set a new record for the amount brought. Trained volunteers were there, as well, to give advice on how to save energy and cut energy bills. Mike Pepler reports.

Living in paradise was my dream

When a Russian speaker comes to live in Rye, why do her friends get confused - and then think it is such a huge joke? Alyona Kojevnikov explains why

Sing-along meeting for all

Liz Gange who leads the Sunset Singers, and Kate Head who used to run Magdala House care centre, are holding a meeting on Monday March 30 at 2pm in the Community Centre in Conduit Hill for anyone interested in attending a quarterly sing-along, writes Tony McLaughlin

Charity farm’s first birthday

Little Gate Farm in Beckley, a care farm and registered charity for learning disabled adults and children, celebrates its first birthday on Saturday March...

From Richard III to Rye

Mass at St Anthony’s, Rye, this Palm Sunday will be celebrated by the Major Superior of the Greyfriars order, the Very Rev Peter Damian...

Pretty saplings all in a row

A small army of volunteer gardeners rolled up their sleeves to get their hands dirty planting 300 saplings for the new community garden next to Love Lane allotments. Why not come and help next time? Volunteers are always welcome!

Rum goings on . . .

You'd expect to find booze in a boozer but the landlord of the Robin Hood ended up in court when the Inland Revenue and local constabulary discovered a quantity of smuggled spirits concealed about the property

Romney Marsh goes ever greener

Like it or loathe it, farmers on Romney Marsh have embraced the new green revolution of sustainable energy. They're on the hunt for additional income. So, while last year's crops have to be stored to await the right price, solar panels now adorn Simon Wright's Moo Motel - and they don't even need any nurturing

Let’s give streets a spring clean

Rye residents should take responsibility for cleaning up the area immediately surrounding their homes. This would greatly help the new town steward, who has started well, but who needs the support of local people to maintain the beauty of our town

All aboard for jumble

Rye Harbour Sailing Club is holding a Boat Jumble at the club on Sunday morning March 22 from 10:30.

Feet up? Not if the kids play up

Breakfast in bed, cards, flowers, chocs. What a pretty picture. Britainy Rae doesn't see Mothering Sunday in quite the same way. If we mums are to enjoy ourselves, she says, we usually have to make our children happy too. Here's how . . .