News in brief

The traditional Good Friday "Walk of Witness" procession in Rye could not be held within Covid regulations says St Mary's parish magazine

Though Rye’s traditional Good Friday “Walk of Witness” procession (shown above in a previous year) can not take place within Covid-19 regulations, St Mary’s church will be open Friday April 2 from noon to 3pm, with a service at 2pm, and there will be an Easter Sunday service at 10:30am led by the Revd Christopher Breeds.


The Easter bank holiday charity boot fair in aid of Rye and District Community Transport at Jempson’s supermarket in Peasmarsh has been cancelled because of Covid-19 regulations.

Solar panels for school

Rye Town Council has two meetings (using Zoom) next Tuesday (April 6). The Rye Relief in Need committee will consider any applications for help and before that the planning committee will consider current applications including Rye College wanting to put solar panels on its roof and a proposal to turn the Bethel Chapel in Military Road into a residence.

Drum and Bass weekend

Project 72 promises three nights of raving across three huge arenas with 3,500 people and 100+ artists at Pontins in Camber on September 24-26 (Covid-19 permitting). For more information visit

Station improvements 

Keep an eye out for some improvements at Rye station – a customer information screen, a marked pedestrian pathway in the car park, a canopy over the ticket machine, cycle parking and way-finding signage.

ITV visits

Next Tuesday, April 6 at 7:30pm-8pm ITV is scheduled to feature, Rye, Camber and Rye Harbour in Episode 9 of “For The Love Of Britain” with Julie Walters.

Image Credits: Kenneth Bird .


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