Next Monday, March 29, should see government announcements about further easing of the lockdown just as the school holidays start and Easter approaches, and it may see the end of the “stay at home” message. This this week has seen many memories of the past, difficult year, recorded in various articles in this week’s Rye News.
However rising infection rates in Europe and elsewhere have already put a damper on thoughts of a holiday abroad so “staycations” may be the alternative choice.
And, of course, we are used to Camber Sands attracting large crowds even back in the last century, measured in thousands, which is why both the police and Rother District Council (RDC) have offices in the central car park, shown above, which may survive even if the car park is sold off.
So, if the weather is good, the long four day Easter weekend, April 2-5, may see large crowds descending on Camber – as they do (see photos below) – and, apparently, RNLI lifeguards will be in place. But will the police and Rother District Council have got their acts together?
And, indeed, with new parking controls in place, will we see East Sussex County Council’s traffic wardens in action issuing enforcement notices as visitors park where they like?
With elections coming up in May for the county council, an RDC by-election covering Camber, because our new MP is stepping down as a Rother councillor, and the police and crime commissioner election, voters in Camber, Rye and the surrounding villages may see whether they get value for money over the Easter weekend.
And, indeed, it may be a chance to see whether our MP can deliver on her promises made to Camber residents as well.
Image Credits: Nick Forman , kt bruce , Kevin McCarthy , Carol Macdonald , flavourbossldn , Rye News library .