Bernie returns to council


After three rounds of voting on Monday night, Rye Town Council filled the vacancy for a councillor with former councillor and mayor Bernardine Fiddemore by one vote over Sue Learoyd Smith.

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  1. Well done Bernadine !

    Congratulations on getting voted back onto the Council !

    Having seen your support and desire first hand (as Councillor / Mayoress) to make the transition of the re-vamped Christmas Festival Event from the Chamber of Commerce to the new Christmas Festival Committee, it is great to see you “back in the fold”.

    I know you are supporting new Festivals, with your application, to bring new and returning visitors and customers into the Town, perhaps during the “quieter times/months” and that, along with your other ideas/policies will only be fantastic news and welcomed by Business Owners, Hotels and Caterers and (hopefully) Residents within Rye, Rye Harbour and the surrounding dependent villages and Economies.

    Best of luck in your new, resumed role !

    Jonathan Dellar,
    Concepts of Rye / Rye Resident

  2. Jonathan, thank you for these kind comments. I have been touched by how many messages I have received since last Monday from people welcoming my appointment. I will do my utmost to fulfil my commitment to Rye. Its good to be back


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