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...

Sainsbury’s: more Qs than As

What happens next in the ongoing supermarket saga? Rye's planners and visionaries are rethinking the future. But that's not easy when so many things hang in the air

Car parking manoeuvres

Parking can be a problem in the town especially on Thursday's when it's market day, but Paul Barker has a solution

Bureaucracy gone baaaa-my

Every time a sheep moves a government department knows about it. But does this make food any safer? And if officials can trace sheep, how come they can't locate all criminals and illegal immigrants?

Station ‘needs more parking’

Now that Sainsbury's and Tesco have abandoned plans to develop the Lower Farm site could some of the land be used for extra parking? Commuter Paul Barker thinks so.

‘Why we want those trains’

Stuart Harland explains why he believes a Highspeed service offers Rye a brighter future. Being a tourist-dependent town, he says, better transport links could only improve business, regeneration and economic growth generally

No trade, no town

Rye became famous by being commercially minded, yet the current recession is hitting our High Street hard. What has happened to its entrepreneurial spirit?

Our heritage

Should we take more interest in our heritage? David Thatcher thinks so.

Schools: can we raise a storm ?

When the news broke that Sainsbury's and Tesco were not going ahead with supermarket plans, the town's Planning Committee had no immediate thoughts on what action to take - or did they believe no one would listen? Our schools may need that land to expand, but are we going to do anything about it? asks Charlie Harkness in OPINIONS.

Look right, look left – look out!

An accident involving a primary school pupil crossing the car park at Rye Sports Centre highlights the dangerous path for our school children

Let’s fly the flag for Landgate

It's time councillors, residents, campaigning societies and others joined forces to remind Rother District Council that it has a responsibility to ensure that the Landgate Tower is restored and properly maintained, says Nick Taylor

‘Rother plans will cost Rye its station’

A proposed tax on new homes built in Rye will cost the community dear, argues Chris Coverdale. Rother will use the money to construct a High Speed line to Hastings and Bexhill but with no plans for the trains to stop at Rye. Moreover, he says, this stealth tax will mean the loss of Rye’s rail station and add up to £24,000 to the cost of a new home, hurting first-time buyers and pensioners

Cashing in ‘without real experience’

Following her highly publicised trial and imprisonment, Vicky Pryce is coming to the arts festival to talk about the human and financial costs - and the impact on education and in finding employment - after release from prison. Heidi Foster does not believe it is right for her to be making money from her experience

A story of failure and betrayal

Twin authorities at county and district level have reduced Rye to a sad state of decline says author John Howlett. It is time, he believes, to merge these councils and give back to Rye the hands-on autonomy it once had