FixMyStreet pleads Winchelsea

As the roads and pavements in Winchelsea continue to deteriorate, frustrated residents complain that no one is interested in genuinely tackling the problem. So local conservation lobby Winchelsea Heritage is making sure East Sussex knows exactly what needs to be done

East Sussex carries on cutting

As the squeeze on funding from central government continues, East Sussex's spending plans for the year ahead see a cut of £18 million. This brings savings made...

Rail shame ‘is customers’ fault’

The annual customer satisfaction survey by "Which?" magazine shows that Southern Railway, which runs trains from Hastings and Rye, and Southeastern, which runs the HS1 from Ashford, are two of the worst three rail companies in the country in terms of customer satisfaction. Southern is keeping quiet but Southeastern blames its customers

Bridge over peaceful waters

A solution has been found to bridging the gap over the river Brede at Sedlescombe. The new lightweight footbridge is the first of its kind...

Skills and ideas to mull over

Members of the Campaign for a Democratic Rye have been pondering how to go forward. Here are some of the answers they made to a questionnaire - seeking ideas and skills - handed out at their recent annual meeting

Its time will come again

Last autumn, the Herald & Heart clock stopped, short but it will go again. Its inner workings are being lovingly restored and soon will be back on the High Street creating time for locals and tourists alike.

Network Rail on track for once

As works began on bridge repairs at Rye station, locals feared that come Monday, travel chaos would be on the cards. But Network Rail managed to complete it on schedule

React in safety tour of Dungeness

The ageing nuclear power station Dungeness B is to go on generating until 2028, EDF announced last month. Rye's risk assessment team React went to see the station for itself. Here is Anthony Kimber's report

Graham’s Way gets final go-ahead

The final stretch of the cycle and pedestrian path commissioned following the tragic death of cyclist Graham Mathews in 2004 has finally been given the all clear now that issues over the availability of additional land and funding have been resolved

Planning row: answers at last

In the dispute over the development of 53 Cinque Ports Street, Rye, two questions have repeatedly been raised. Who gave the go-ahead for work to begin and which plan were builders working to? The answers - just days from a site visit by Rother's planning committee - seem, finally, to be clear. Tony Nunn reports

Business help for women

Following on from the roll-out of super-fast broadband, East Sussex County Council is promoting the Government's Swift project, which is designed specifically for women to give potential entrepreneurs and business owners training in computer-based techniques and business programs

The CDR is dead – long live CDR II

The Campaign for a Democratic Rye might have been dissolved at its recent annual meeting, but the members will carry on working to raise the profile of Rye, establishing its status as a great place to live and a wonderful venue to visit. They'll be doing it with a new focus, greater vigour and renewed enthusiasm - and under a different title

Buoyed up at Rock Channel Marine

Rock Channel Marine has been trading in Rye for nine years now and is firmly established as one of Rye's premier boatyards and maintenance...

Town steward tackles grot-spots

Fed up with its decaying appearance, Rye has appointed its first town steward. Nicky Ledger, a local man, is busy cleaning up the streets, solving problems and making our town a better place in which to live and to visit

More give than take on Marshlink

A faster, direct rail service to London is jam tomorrow - if it comes off. For now, commuters on the Marshlink line would settle for a service they could count on and for rail operators to keep them in the loop when things go wrong. Stuart Harland went to the rail summit to get a handle on what goes on

Rye has a new Christmas wish list

It was the talk of the town: a poor, poor show last December. Too much fell on too few shoulders. But Rye's mayor and her citizens want to go to the ball again. Together they will forge a new, brighter, dreamy Xmas that we can all be proud of. Derick Holman and the town clerk give us the inside story

Making quick work of potholes

The county council has employed new technology to help keep our roads in good order. Jetpatcher, a device that cleans out crevices with a blast of high-pressure air before filling them, enabled more than twice as many repairs to be completed in the last three months of the year, at a fraction of the cost

Tourist centre’s glory short lived

Despite being a winner in the Beautiful South awards, the Tourist Information Centre in Lion Street won't be able to compete in the nationwide competition as by then it will have closed down. Sad news for the staff and their supporters, but it does mean there are some bargains to be picked up before the last day of opening on March 7

Warm welcome for WI blankets

The "knit and natter" group of the Landgate Womens' Institute, which meets once a month, gets a lot of knitting done among all the nattering, writes...

Winchelsea loses sole tea shop

Want to get a cup of tea in Winchelsea? Forget it. There is no longer a tea room in town. The latest closure continues the downward spiral of the businesses operated by Winchelsea Farm Foods, a trading subsidiary of a charity run by local retired hedge fund manager Stephen Rumsey