Plan driver to be Freeman


Anthony Kimber will be made an honorary freeman at a special meeting of Rye Town Council next Monday, October 28 for “nearly 20 years of voluntary service to the town , notably co-ordinating and drafting the adopted Rye Neighbourhood Plan (RNP)”.

When Rye British Legion unveiled a stone memorial on the site of a First World War Royal Flying Corps airfield Rev David Frost (left) and Col Anthony Kimber made the dedication.

The ceremony will be followed by the normal council meeting which will be considering council finances and the future running of the Heritage Centre.

The planning committee will then consider an application from The Grove.

Anthony has also been a driving force in the Friends of St Mary’s, Rye’s emergency group REACT and the Rye Art Gallery, as well as being president of the British Legion and vice-chair of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan steering group.

This year’s civic remembrance service organised by the British Legion will be at St Mary’s on Sunday, November 10 starting at 10:55am for the eleven o’clock one minute silence, preceded by uniformed groups marching up East Street from Adams at 10:30am for the mayor’s salute at 10:35am outside the town hall. Those attending need to be in their church seats by 10:50am for the service led by Rye Rector David Frost (shown above).

Image Credits: Rye News library , Chris Lawson .

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  1. Delighted to hear that all Anthony’s hard work in Rye is to be recognised in this way. He has devoted an unbelievable number of hours to everything he has been involved in and so to be made an Honorary Freeman of Rye is a very fitting tribute.

  2. Well said Gill totally agree with you Anthony is a very deserving candidate for this honour of becoming an Honorary Freeman of Rye, because of all the organisations and charities he has helped using his particular talents and knowledge for their benefit and thus Rye. Thank you to the Town council for acknowledging his hard work. Many congratulations to Anthony Kimber.


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