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
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
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.
The community garden is raising its profile at local shows in the hunt for more volunteers who'll be needed now that the garden is open and an orchard of Sussex Heritage apple trees is arriving within weeks. There are jobs for everyone - you just need some stout shoes . . .
Rye’s Tory MP is unequivocal about opposing proposed bus cuts by the county council. And, as next year’s elections loom ever larger in minds, Charles Harkness attempts to unravel what will happen to Rye's 326 service – before county council consultations end on September 28
Making sloe gin is a slow process as the sloes need time to turn into a strong, tasty drink which is why Rye News is announcing a 2015 competition now to include liquor produced in 2014 and in previous years. Other home brews will feature in the competition - but first start slowly with the sloes.
Up to 200 million people died and Europe was devastated over an eight-year period by the Black Death. It took a generation to recover from the pandemic, which features in Rye's fifth Medieval Conference in October at Rye College on "The Hazards of Life and Causes of Death in Late Medieval England". The conference is organised by Rye Museum and at least 60 academics and others interested in history are expected to attend.