Having lived in Rye Harbour for fourty years before moving back to Rye three years ago I’ve noticed a distinct change in the traffic and road condition. Rye Harbour at 5pm on a Wednesday and the car park was packed. The approach road to the car park and holiday camp was also busy with parked cars, the main road through the village also has so many cars around the area of Tram Road. It is a common bottleneck. It’s obvious why it’s become so busy and that’s the new visitors’ centre, it was always a concern that this would happen so no surprises there then.
The state of the road itself through the village would be a credit to some third-world countries, no good blaming the trucks, the vast majority don’t come that far. There is a nucleus of hard working villagers who are rightly proud of their village but I feel for them with this invasion taking advantage of the £3m centre that appears to have blighted the lives of the locals.
Image Credits: Rye News library .