Recruitment drive at Pontin’s

The Rye Partnership Rural Employability Project is supporting Pontin's with a recruitment drive on Tuesday January 27 to fill 25 local vacancies at the Camber Sands' park, writes Flora Williams.

Charities cheque-in at town hall

A large cheque was distributed between 10 deserving groups earlier this week, when members of the Rye Fund and its awards panel joined the most recent recipients of its annual grants for a celebration at the town hall

But who said: ‘Yes, build it’?

Rye rejoiced when plans were approved for a modern development of shops and new homes on the site of the town centre's eyesore in Cinque Ports Street. Now there is acrimony as residents and others accuse the developers of making unauthorised changes to the works and of showing a blatant disrespect for planning approval

Train timetable derailed

Why have there been so many cancellations recently and why does Southern Rail leave it till the last minute to alert travellers? The Marsh Link Action Group is looking for answers and, more importantly, solutions

Loading bay: 10 mins only

Rye's experimental loading bay in the High Street came into force on Friday February 6, writes Tony Nunn. It means goods vehicles have sole access...

Primary passes with flying colours

Northiam primary school has received a glowing report from Ofsted. In 2013 it was one of the county's schools earmarked as requiring special measures, so the judgment after its recent inspection is all the more remarkable

Kino welcomes its first customers

Five films, comfy seats, good food and a well stocked bar are bound to attract cinema fans but, before the doors were opened to the punters, invited guests flocked in to watch "Testament of Youth" and to toast the opening of Kino Rye

Thumbs up to ‘idyllic’ Rye

The latest article on the Guardian's website's "Let's Go To. . . " travel series is about Rye, writes Tony McLaughlin. In her feature Clare...

Winter clothes appeal for Iraq

Refugees in Iraq are living in the most appalling conditions, often in freezing temperatures. We can help them by donating warm clothes, shoes, towels and duvets via St Mary's church, Rye

Strand Quay gets mud facelift

Mud, mud, not so glorious mud . . . Strand Quay and Rock Channel are this month being given the beauty treatment they deserve, with the unwanted sediment being forced downstream and out to sea

Hotel helps keep ambulance aloft

Guests at a Rye hotel have helped to donate more than £1,000 to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. The George in Rye has introduced...

Fight to keep sports centre open

If Rother stops its subsidy to the sports centre in The Grove, Rye, jobs and leisure services will be at risk. Locals joined forces with Labour's Parliamentary candidate Sarah Owen to demand that Rother's Tory councillors think again

A loaded question: when?

Work on a loading bay in Rye High Street was due to start on Monday January 12. It didn't. Nothing happened on the Tuesday...

Hold-ups likely as roadworks begin

Three weeks of roadworks started on January 12 as Southern Gas Networks replace mains in stretches of the one-way system around Rye. But it isn't motorists that most concerns one senior town councillor. He's worried about elderly pedestrians as a one-way system temporarily becomes two-way in Station Approach

Online agency with a local view

Selling a property? It just became easier: take a look at Rye Bay Property's website. It doesn't charge the huge fees demanded by other online agencies, lets sellers do-it-themselves if they choose to - and opens up the advertising to a broader local audience online

Rother hits back over transparency

The Local Government Minister and Rother council have clashed over the way in which redundancy payments were reported in financial accounts. Kris Hopkins, MP, talks of the need for councils to be open and transparent about how taxpayers' money is spent. Carl Maynard, Rother's leader, is defiant and says the Minister's comments come as a surprise

Forty five years in the pride

Rye Lions' long-serving secretary Robert Harvey was presented with a long-service badge to mark his 45 years as a Lion at the Brickwall hotel in Sedlescombe. Rachael Elsey reports

Requiem Mass for King Louis XVI

A Requiem Mass for King Louis XVI of France and Queen Mary Antoinette will be celebrated at St Mary's Rye on January 21- probably the first such Mass to be held there since the Reformation

Finding the right job

Unemployed people are being offered help and guaranteed interviews through a project run by the Rye Partnership. More than 200 benefited last year and, following this success, eligibility to join the project has been extended

Heavy rain tests Rye drains

The weather has yet again shown up the weaknesses in Rye's drainage system. Anthony Kimber reports on a wet, midweek night and a wet morning after