Rabbit stews on roasting day

The Rye Bookshop "officially" opened on Saturday, July 4, with Peter Rabbit (from the Beatrix Potter books), visiting town crier Andy Stephens, and glasses...

One nightmare finishes and . . .

Just as roadworks finish on Rye Hill, with markings back in place, another queue forms last Saturday over the railway bridge and back up...

Rain! What rain? Fete goes on

It may have been raining for much of the day on Sunday, but Tilling Green just got on with enjoying their Summer Fete -...

Stitch in time saves lives

St Mary's Knitwits and Sew'n Sews met for the first time on Monday to knit and sort blanket squares for Iraqui refugees. Visitors took photos and maybe a calendar will be forthcoming to send with the blankets!!

Clergy float in for service

Sunday July 19 will be observed in Rye as "Sea Sunday" by Churches Together, supporting in particular Missions to Seafarers. Worship at 2pm on...

Oh no, not again

It could almost be a comedy program: we have to put up with weeks of road repairs that closed off one of the main...

Justin joins Town Council

Rye Town Council has filled the vacancy left by the resignation of Sam Souster by co-option after three candidates applied. The successful candidate was Justin Erswell

Last minute move on Tilling plans

Monday July 6, Tilling Green Community Centre, 3pm. People arriving for the "consultation" on Tilling Green redevelopment plans find notices pasted on the door...

Stop. Think. Write. Volunteer

We need volunteers to help us tell a story through contributing and helping support publication of Rye News. Learn new communication skills and unleash your inner writer!

Tilling Green row rumbles on

Unease over the future design of Tilling Green's new centre continues unabated. It is too small claims one opponent. The public need more opportunities to question the proposals, says Rye's town council. Perhaps it is time for the council itself to be running the show - and not Amicus or Rye Partnership

Camber fun, but beware dangers

Thousands come to Camber Sands every year as the weather warms up but, although the beach is an ideal destination for many families, danger can still lurk if sensible precautions are not taken

Stop: roadworks and traffic

Traffic grinds to a halt at the bottom of Rye Hill as Military Road is swamped with a three fold increase in the number of cars using it. And, as the A268 roadworks may be coming to an end, Rye's Town Council is less than happy. Five weeks of disruption after only a few days notice is not enough warning, particularly when doctors' appointments are at risk. Charles Harkness reports

Scooters celebrate wedding

Hundreds of scooters arrived in town to celebrate the wedding of Elaine Russell from Epping and Kev Taylor, at Rye Town Hall on Saturday...

Let the sun shine on Tilling

Ferry Road Nursery and Tilling Green Residents Association (TGRA) will join forces this Sunday (July 5) from 11am to 3pm in Tilling Green Field...

Churches dedicate Scout centre

The new Scout centre was formally dedicated last Sunday, June 28. More than 100 people attended the service, including children from Rye's cub, beaver,...

Allotment ban on brewing a cuppa

Is the National Trust trying to destroy a national tradition? Winchelsea allotment holders have been told they cannot brew up on land owned by the trust. Plotholders aren't impressed - they say the trust is guilty of double standards and point to other allotments in town where the trust doesn't insist on the same rules

Roadworks arrive at hospital

The roadworks along the A268 are provoking more confusion and complaints writes Charles Harkness

Rye Partnership faces questions

This week's meeting of Rye Partnership might have raised more questions than answers though at least some facts were established. The long-awaited website, still isn't there. But will be "soon" promises a caption for those who venture to find it

‘Horrific accident’: Jempson’s guilty

Jempson's will be sentenced next month over an accident in which a woman customer lost a leg at its Peasmarsh supermarket. The verdict follows a two-week trial at Lewes Crown Court

New bridge for Valley Park

A new bridge opens between Valley Park and Tilling Green on the outskirts of Rye which may in time form part of a longer cycle path. The bridge crosses over an overgrown drainage ditch near the former school site which developers have been told is a flood risk area