The loss of Nick Ramus


We have received the sad  news that Nick Ramus has died, after suffering a long illness.

He was  a well-respected member of the local farming community and a past chairman of the Sussex branch of the National Farmers Union. He was a Rye Foreign parish councillor and a most dedicated Rother District councilor representing Camber, Iden, Playden, Rye Harbour and Winchelsea for more than 20 years.

He served as chairman of the Rother District Council planning committee for many years. As such, he would have to determine applications for planning consent. It was always a problem, he would say, when the Rye Town Council recommended one way and the Rye Conservation Society the opposite.

Michael Miller, an Iden resident and parish councillor, knew Nick Ramus through his attendance at meetings. “He was always diligent, very supportive of the community”, he said, “we shall miss him greatly”.

After school, Nick undertook National Service with the Royal Air Force. He was keen on motor sport, in his younger days taking part in races and rally cross being a regular at the Bodiam hill climb. His family were also keen sailors.

In the evening if not on council business he would be in his local the Peace and Plenty, or in recent years in the Playden Oast.

The Funeral at Hastings crematorium will be held on June 1 for family only. Friends are invited to celebrate Nick Ramus’ life at the Playden Oast on Saturday July 8

We extend our sympathies to his wife and family.


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