Community group on the up

Tilling Green Community Friends is a group formed by volunteers from the community of Tilling Green. It is about neighbours helping neighbours, thus linking residents of Tilling Green and Badgers Gate who need a 'helping hand' with local volunteers willing to donate time and services.

There’s nowt so queer as folk

I am the magpie of Rye and I'll share my finds with you. Do you need inspiration for something to buy/ do/ eat / drink or gossip about this week? Don't worry your unimaginative little head, Miss Rae is here. This week I'm talking about Grayson Perry, gay dads and a sugary cloud of satisfaction

Hats off to hospital fundraisers

Snazzy outfits, sassy models and extravagant hats drew a crowd to the second fashion show in aid of The Friends of the Hospital at Rye - and raised even more funds

Mayor plants Sussex Mother

The community orchard is planted - with Mayor Bernadine Fiddimore getting her hands on the spade - but, as Pip Al-Khafaji reminds us, there's still lots more to do

Remember their sacrifice

An online record of men and women from Rye who have died in active service provides a wealth of information about their background, as well as a stark reminder of the human cost of war.

No bad apples in this bunch!

Crawley Beauties, Knobby Russets and Sussex Mothers will be planted on Saturday October 18 between 9am and 12 noon at the Rye community garden's orchard, when you can also learn how to build a B&B for bees, writes Pip Al-Khafaji

MP starts squeeze on illegal parking

Police patrols issuing 80 parking tickets are a direct result of the intervention of MP Amber Rudd, who acted after residents raised concerns over illegally parked cars and fire appliances being blocked en route to an incident. A traffic warden is seen as the best solution to this increasing problem in Rye's narrow streets and funding is actively being sought

Never a boaring week

Wild boar are thriving, but Wild Boar Week celebrates game in all its forms - including duck, pheasant, rabbit, venison as well as boar both wild and farmed - with a variety of menus, music and events in and around the town

Singing for their supper

A group of senior citizens meet every Saturday to exercise their lungs and practise for their Christmas concerts around the town. On Saturday October 11th Tony McLaughlin had the pleasure of joining them.

Villagers join in spirited scrub-up

Iden residents took advantage of good weather to have a bit of a village cleaning session and proved just what can be done with a little community spirit and some elbow grease. Mary Philo reports.

Strutting their stuff for charity

Local models will be putting on their glad rags, powder and paint and sashaying down the catwalk to raise money for Rye Memorial Hospital

Scouts home at last

Fun was had by all as Rye scouts held a fun day on Saturday (4 October). The Scouts are finally moving into their new purpose built centre after a 11 year fund-raising effort.

Radio debut for Rye ukulele

When BBC Sussex was in town last Friday as part of its coast and country tour coverage it invited the Rye Ukelele Experiment along to add...

Lively new vision for boys’ club

A project to redevelop the boys' club in Mermaid Street to provide youth development services could be under way by the end of the month. The idea is to move away from the traditional youth club and offer a mix of social activities and employment skills training

Tides alert for coming winter

An alert has been issued that higher "astronomical tides" are expected over the winter months - the first of them later this week reports Richard Comotto

Therapy that ends on a happy note

The stress-relieving benefits of music therapy were vividly demonstrated at a healthy living event as Liz Butt got her audience to join in with plastic plates and other "instruments" not normally found in an orchestra - and showed how music can break through barriers of social and emotional isolation

Social evening with SSAFA

The UK's oldest Forces charity, SSAFA - the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association - will be the subject of a talk given by its divisional...

Learn about the Quakers

Local Quakers are offering three open evenings at which you can learn about the Quakers when they share their "individual and common insights through...

Doing it in triplicate . . .

What a way to run a railway! A bemused commuter has complained at the wasteful bureaucracy at Southern Rail that deals with claims for late trains.

When the Kino opens . . .

The twin screen digital Kino cinema plans to open later this year in Lion Street behind the St Mary's Centre, and will add to Rye's attractions. A former cinema in Cinque Ports Street was bombed during world war two, killing the manager, and shops now occupy that site. John Izod draws his own unique comment on the opening.