The new cycleway in Harbour Road is now complete, and the opening was rightfully celebrated after such a long wait. But how safe is the road for motorists, cyclists or pedestrians? The latest section of cycleway is on an abrupt bend at the end of a long, unlit road which has seen a recent accident caused by high speed - and which leads on to a narrow bridge. Was it safer with traffic lights while the cycleway was being built ? Views vary
Should the poor will be always with us? The Government seems to be doing its best to ensure the maxim holds true, writes Charlie Harkness. Even people 'in work' are struggling to afford basic necessities. And these days, being in work could mean anything from a zero hours contract, through low wages topped up by benefits, to a high flying salary enjoyed by the few
Last week's story on Lydd Airport's possible growth got its numbers muddled, but eagle-eyed reader Andy Stuart possibly pinpoints a greater, and maybe more realistic, problem than plane crashes. Planes equal people equal parking problems, even if in some distant future high speed Javelin trains went direct to Lydd. Charles Harkness looks at the numbers again
The Government claims to support devolution of its powers to the local level but is this happening?. The Localism Act introduced more powers for local councils and the Neighbourhood Plan but will this be enough? Former long-serving Town Councillor Granville Bantick reviews the situation and makes a recommendation for radical reform of local government
A new building is nearly finished. The landmark crane is finally removed. But is it "simply hideous" as one reader writes in a letter, or will it fit in with other Rye frontages ? Or is it part of "skyline creep" hiding and obscuring Rye's historic rooftops. Kenneth Bird has an opinion.
Rural communities like our own have felt the pinch of austerity Britain. To make ends meet people need jobs. Or, as some see it, jobs for locals, jobs for Brits, not jobs for migrants. John Howlett has a few wry words on the subject after speaking to two local friends who have the other problem: finding someone who wants to work
Developers cheered when George Osborne announced that planning rules were to be eased in his July 8 Budget. But John Howlett isn't best pleased by the move and feels prompted to send two open letters: one to the Environment Agency and another to the road safety team at East Sussex County Council