Boat challenge for Sea Cadets

Rye Sea Cadets are raising money for an additional boat. In true naval tradition they (or at least some of their parents) have set themselves an extreme challenge to help raise the funds

This August in ‘Fixtures’

Imagine an allotment where you can’t brew a cup of tea - that’s our lead by Richard Comotto in the August edition of Fixtures....

‘Operation Radcott’ beaches

Operation Radcott springs into action in the summer holidays and the offices for the police and Rother District Council are kept busy, as hundreds and sometimes thousands, crowd on to Camber Sands - arriving by train, bus and car, sometimes with massive tailbacks, often with children who then get lost, and always a potential source of trouble.

Council lists its concerns

The redevelopment of the former school in Tilling Green, now used as a community centre, continues to raise questions and concerns at the Town Council's Planning Committee as well as rousing strong opinions amongst those most directly affected

Complaints fly at Town Hall

The Union Jack flying over the Town Hall looks a bit tatty, say visitors, as do the flowers around the base of Rye's War Memorial. But Town Councillors are on the job, and so is the Town Clerk. The only obstacle - seagulls

Sailing to a sale

Rye Harbour Sailing Club (RHSC) is holding its fourth annual Auction of Donations to raise funds for premises improvements, on Sunday August 9  at...

Anchor returns for Festival

After an absence while being refurbished, the ships anchor, so long a feature of Strand Quay, has now been returned in pristine condition, to its original place outside Rye Heritage Centre

Blood donors always needed

If you have given blood before, you may already have received a reminder. If not, give a thought to giving blood. It is always...

Speed Watch attacked by council

Icklesham Parish Council has never liked Winchelsea Speed Watch. They have re-opened hostilities with criticism of the community group. Angry volunteers have asked on how councillors can judge something which they have studiously ignored. County Councillor Keith Glazier has also come in for criticism.

School’s out, weather changes

Whether holidaymakers are at sea or on the sand they can still run into difficulties and when the weather is as changeable as it has been, their problems are wide- ranging - from a beached boat to a family row that gets out of hand or a traffic jam

Tribute to Pat Field

A memorial service is being held in St Mary's Rye tomorrow, Wednesday July 29 at 2.30 pm, for Pat Field. Before settling in Rye,...

Look what the tide brought in

As the high tide peaked on Sunday, July 19, the Harbourmaster's launch (pictured) brought St Mary's Rector Canon David Frost and Canon Richard Orchard to...

Tax refuser escapes jail

An anti-war campaigner has been sentenced to prison for refusing to pay council tax as it "was used to fund wars". This argument had already been found to be without merit and he was only released after a friend had paid the amount owed

Museum’s fete-full day stays dry

Rye's Castle Museum held a fundraising garden party last Saturday, 18 July, at 11 High Street in bright sunshine compared to last year's downpour which led to the "garden party" being held indoors in the Museum's East Street premises

Time for Rye Maritime Festival

August is near and high tide at Strand Quay is early afternoon, so it must be time for Rye Maritime Festival. On Sunday August 2,...

Cash bid for community groups

Community groups and organisations have just days left to apply for funding to boost projects within the Rother area. Thousands of pounds are available for the development of community facilities, activities and sustainable local action as part of the Rother District Council Community Grants Scheme. The deadline for applications for the latest round of funding is Friday, July 31

Rye Country Show gets bigger

The fantastic Rye Country Show is being held again this year at Lea Barn Farm, Rye Foreign, on August 15 in support of St Michaels Hospice.. With events from horses to classic cars and dogs to country crafts, all the usual ingredients are there together with new events to make the show even bigger and better

Eurocash funds Channel upgrade

The European Commission and South East Local Enterprise are jointly funding a £4 million upgrade of signals to Ashford station to ensure that new cross-Channel...

Refugees flood into Rye

The English Channel was dotted with boats containing women and children as refugees fled mainland Europe. Rye was one of the principal destinations as it was then a principal gateway to London - where many refugees thrived and survived, particularly in the City's banks

Amazing boats need volunteers

Rye Harbour lifeboat station had open days on July 18 and 19 and showed both Rye and Dungeness lifeboats to the public. A very real demonstration of the Rye boat came on Sunday afternoon when the boat and crew had to attend to two emergencies