A cottage in Rye's quaint Market Street, next door to the town hall, is the property of the townspeople, says councillor Mary Smith. So why, she asks, haven't the people been consulted about selling it off - an item on Monday night's agenda of the local council. Turn up and have your say, she urges the public
A landlord's plans to open a restaurant and cafe near Hilder's Cliff would have meant some businesses closing down, indeed Wood N Things moved out during the summer. But plans have changed with dress agency La Maison about to move in to Wood N Things' vacated premises and award-winning Natalie Macgowan Spencer opening a vintage Americana stockroom in the former Bird/Nest shop. We'll be reporting on both these projects nearer the time of their opening, but one other important change is that Edith's House coffee shop is staying put. Tony McLaughlin shared a cappuccino with the owners
Without active assistance, Landgate faces an uncertain future. Rother can contribute only a negligible budget so other ways must be found to preserve it. We need the help of those - not just locally but globally - who treasure this unique building. What we need, the mayor says, is Friends of the Landgate!
Police patrols issuing 80 parking tickets are a direct result of the intervention of MP Amber Rudd, who acted after residents raised concerns over illegally parked cars and fire appliances being blocked en route to an incident. A traffic warden is seen as the best solution to this increasing problem in Rye's narrow streets and funding is actively being sought
A local charity that welcomes children from Chernobyl on holidays to the UK was visited last week by the director of the principal rehabilitation centre at Korosten in Russia to discuss different ways in which it can continue to help those still affected by the threat of radiation almost 30 years after the disaster
Rye Rotary Club welcomed back speaker Chris Longfield to talk about how the local Air Ambulance Service has expanded into flying by night as well as by day. As one of its designated charities, the service will be receiving a donation from the club towards its inevitable increased costs
At a recent Rye council meeting Nick Taylor observed much confusion about the proposed electrification and upgrading of the Marshlink railway line. So he set out to sort fact from fiction. Will Southeastern trains' domestic highspeed service really be coming to Rye, Hastings and Bexhill?