A rubbish service?

Rother council staff deny there's a problem with the collection of household recycling bins. But the people of Mill Corner tell a different story

Unknown but not forgotten

At sunset on Monday August 4 the Last Post will sound over Winchelsea - just one of the events to be held that day commemorating Britain's entry to the First World War and the men from the town who went to fight but did not return

Seagull proof at last

The persistence of Tilling Green Residents Association was rewarded last week when the long-awaited gull-proof bins were installed at Masons Field

Have your say on louts

This week the Sussex Police Commissioner launched a public consultation inviting residents to have their say on how people who commit anti-social behaviour are dealt with

Royston Godwin

A well-loved resident is remembered, as mourners gathered at the Catholic Church of St Anthony of Padua, in a memorial service for Royston Godwin.

M20 commuter boost

Local jobs and traffic congestion may be helped by a new motorway junction on the M20 north of Romney Marsh. The £70 million junction,...

Free makes it more fun

Removing the entrance fee to Rye Castle Museum in East Street has increased by almost 2,000 the number of people through the door. And it's not only the visitors who are benefitting from this bold move

Anger over blocking of surgery

The GPs are keen to provide the service, the village hall has the space, but NHS England has said "No!" to a weekly surgery in Peasmarsh. The authority took months to reach this decision, but an appeal must be received by August 10

Chernobyl children at convent

Local charity arranges visit to Russian Orthodox convent for children from Chernobyl, the area devastated in the nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.

Garage break-in

A garage door was forced open in Henley Close, Rye, between 7.50pm on Sunday July 20 and 7am the next morning, says Sussex Police.  Inside a...

Mac and iPad stolen

Computer equipment and jewellery have been stolen from a house in Pett Road, Pett. Sussex Police says the owner came home at 4.20pm on July 21...

Is East Sussex cutting corners?

Winchelsea prizes its grass verges. Many are kept in pristine condition by proud residents. The rest are cut by contractors employed by the county council and Highways Agency, who leave a mess of uncollected hay

Arrivederci Il Monastero

The notice was short and clear. The landlord had taken repossession of 6 High Street because of the lessee’s default under the terms of...

Countdown to the future

The shape of Rye to come is contained in a neighbourhood plan survey. Every household in the town received a copy. This weekend is the deadline for your views on the issues it raises

Building boom hits schools

Concerns are growing over the additional homes being built in Rye. More housing means more families and more children - and more classroom places needed. So what plans are there for local schools?

A tale of tiles

Rother District Council is accused of using inconsistent and conflicting conservation area policies by confused Winchelsea residents.

Don’t get cleaned out

Winchelsea Neighbour Watch recently discovered a cleaning company claiming to be based in Winchelsea at the home of a mystified resident. There is a sister company based in Rye, also claiming to be based in someone's house. What's going on?

Blacked out by storms

It was a night Rye remembers vividly. An intense electrical storm, storm-force winds that severed limbs from trees and a power black-out that possibly enhanced the atmosphere of a World War 1 tribute in the Rye Community Centre

Entente cordiale

Elections to the Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club management committee introduced a foreign accent. Members then heard the new president's comprehensive plans for the year ahead

Visions of climate change

A local environment group believes that Rother's vision for the future ignores weather change. But a leading local Tory appears to embrace many of their ideas