The Jempson’s store has asked Rother District Council (RDC) to remove the recycling site from their supermarket car park in Rye. Presumably, Jempson’s need the extra parking space now they are charging for parking.
More seriously though, where does this leave the good citizens of Rye who want to recycle? There is one other recycling point in Rye, at the Rother District Council(RDC) car park at Gibbets Marsh. Where’s that I hear people saying.
It is on the left going out of Rye on Ferry Road just before the turning on the right, Mason Road, to Tilling Green. I know people miss the car park as I have observed it is not very well signed.
Currently at Jempson’s you can recycle paper, glass, textiles, books, plastic, cans and cardboard etc. The site at Gibbets Marsh, though does not, at the moment, cater for textiles and books and Gibbets Marsh is not really convenient for people from the east of town. Maybe RDC could consider making space in one of its other car parks, and I would like to suggest the car park in Cinque Ports Street.
Photo: Ray Prewer