‘Speak up, Crime Commissioner’

Correspondence between Mary Smith, a Rye councillor, and the department serving Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner shows the increasing frustration with the commissioner's office for a lack of response to queries about the recent incidents in Rye in which illegally parked vehicles blocked the progress of fire appliances

More fast links to London needed

Southern have just announced that they have purchased hundreds of trains across all their lines. Guess how many extra carriages or trains the Marshlink is...

‘Insult to brave men’

I agree with your correspondent who described the burning of the poppies at the Rye bonfire night as not in good taste. I think...

Tasteful tribute at bonfire

I write with reference to the debate surrounding the "burning of the poppies" at this year's Rye Fawkes celebrations. In this instance I feel...

The true spirit of Benson

Allan Downend, Secretary of the EF Benson Society, attended the advanced screening of the first episode of the BBC series. He thought it was excellent and when it is shown at Christmas it should bring more people to the Mapp and Lucia books as well as to Rye.

Where we live

Do watch this lovely programme. It starts round the Citadel, goes to Camber, Dungeness, Martello, Rye Harbour, Dover, Pett Level, RSPB area and a bit...

Safety must come first . . .

The idea of a community traffic warden was pushed aside by most Rye councillors last week. But it's an idea that must not get kicked into the long grass, explains Granville Bantick

A matter of priority

Granville Bantick, a Rye councillor, had until a few days ago, supported the idea of an odd job man to care for the town. He told councillors, though, why he changed his mind

Parking solution floated

It would seem to me that, rather than a town steward, money could be better spent on a simple vehicle (of the old milk...

Pleas to Katy Bourne

On two recent occasions when illegally parked vehicles have blocked fire appliances, Councillor Mary Smith has written to the county's police and crime commissioner. These are her letters

Traffic warden essential

Grim though the state of Rye town is, and in need of a "steward", far more urgent is the traffic situation that has become...

Bonfire poppies were a nice tribute

What is your take on Rye Bonfire's controversial effigy?

Spending force or spent force?

A week ago the idea of a town steward, aka an odd-job man, was rejected by Rye councillors. Suddenly, it's back on the agenda. The decision has been revoked and on Monday there's a special meeting of the council to push the idea through. So, why the rush to spend taxpayers' money, asks councillor Mary Smith

Move coaches to Gibbet Marsh

I've been speaking to one of the store owners in Rye. He was very supportive about increasing the parking on a Thursday. Coach parking brings...

Landgate work ‘non-essential’

There has been much concern voiced lately about the state of the Landgate. Rye Conservation Society contacted Rother District Council back in November 2011...

Positive praise . . .

Just to say congrats and thanks to the talented and dedicated team at Rye News for the relevance, high standards, humour and all-round appeal...

Positive thinking . . .

Just a response to the disappointment of your story Missing councillors .  Individuals have, of course, the right to complain but it would really be...

BT is a nuisance too!

Why do telecom companies allow their customers to be targeted with voice messages that appear to be some sort of scam, asks Kenneth Bird.

Enemies of Bonfire about!

Bonfire Night has long attracted critics, so-called 'enemies of Bonfire'. Does this now include local media companies? BBC and Meridian have been trawling for stories about Bonfire Night in Sussex. Bonfire societies are suspicious that they are looking for sensationalist copy

Room for improvement

The fact that the two big supermarkets are pulling out of the Ferry Road site is the perfect opportunity to put it back into...