£500 Reward

Reward for arrest and conviction of Nigel Fry, aka May, wanted on warrant

Police are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Nigel Fry.

Fry, 50, also known as Nigel May, from Bexhill-on-Sea, is wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court.

Officers also wish to speak to him about several other offences in the Eastbourne, Lewes, Rother and Wealden districts.

Fry is described as white, 5’5″, 11 stones 2lbs, of proportional build, bald and with brown eyes.

Anyone seeing Fry or knowing of his whereabouts is asked to report detailsonline or call police on 101, quoting serial 47170166775.

Alternatively, please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Wednesday 29 November 2017

16 Year Old Dies in Hospital

Victim of St Leonards stabbing dies in hospital

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed in the street in St Leonards on Saturday, November 18, has sadly died.

The boy, who had been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton following the attack, had remained in a critical condition throughout. On Friday afternoon (November 24), his family agreed that his life support should be withdrawn and he passed away shortly after 4.30pm. He has not been formally identified at this time.

His death is now being investigated by the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team. Continue reading 16 Year Old Dies in Hospital

8 Years for Manslaughter

Men from Rye given eight years for Hastings manslaughter

Report from Sussex Police.


When brothers Brian and Andrew Hill went out together for their usual twice monthly drinks in their home town of Hastings, they didn’t know that evening would end in tragedy. Brian would end up with severe head injuries and pass away a few days later after being attacked by two young men.

Now read about the police investigation and how we traced the two men involved and brought them to justice for their involvement in Brian’s death. Continue reading 8 Years for Manslaughter

Hastings Police Offer Reward

Police in Hastings offer reward in hunt for wanted man Joseph Nelson

Police in Hastings are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Joseph Nelson.

Nelson, 19, unemployed, and now with a South London address, is nevertheless believed to be frequenting the Hastings area and is wanted in connection with a house burglary in the town earlier this month. Continue reading Hastings Police Offer Reward

Lorry Park Plans Defeated


M20 lorry park scheme dropped by government

Common sense has prevailed. The government’s ill thought out scheme to build a massive Lorry Park on the M20 near Sellindge have been dropped.

Protests Marches and local opposition have brought democracy back to the area and demonstrates that a fight against injustice can be won.  Continue reading Lorry Park Plans Defeated

Nine Burglaries in 24 Hours

UPDATED Police warning after nine burglaries in one day in East Sussex

Police are reminding residents across East Sussex to be on the alert for suspicious activity after nine house burglaries in one day in the Polegate, Westham, Bexhill areas.

The offences all happened between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday (7 November) but police warn that that the burglars might strike elsewhere.

Detectives are also appealing for information about the occupants of a car who were seen acting suspiciously near one of the burglaries.

The car was a dark coloured Audi, possibly an A4, with distinctive rear tinted windows, roof rails, alloy wheels and LED headlights. The occupants were a bald-headed man and a woman with blonde hair in a pony tail. Continue reading Nine Burglaries in 24 Hours

Mystery Rye Bridge

Rye Quiz for today.


Two questions about this bridge over The Strand

  1. What year was it built?
  2. What was it used for?

No prizes but you will have a long memory if you can answer these correctly.



Rye’s Own Bulletin Tuesday 7 November 2017

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Where can I get Hastings Town?

List of newsagents where Hastings Town is available


With so many newsagents in Hastings having closed over the past three years we are often hearing the question Where can I buy a copy of Hastings Town?

Here is a list of the Newsagents and other outlets who sell the magazine.

Sweet Selection  Robertson Street Hastings

The Paper Shop  Silchester Road St Leonards

Hollington Newsagents  143 Battle Road St, Leonards

Dhruva Newsagents Ore

Newsagents Mount Road

Beneys News Hughenden Road

Londis Norman Road St Leonards

The Bourne Newsagents

Premier Stores Bexhill Road St Leonards

The Yella Shop, Kings Road St Leonards

Wishing Tree Newsagents

Conquest Hospital Shop

Premier Stores Ore

Best One Warrior Square

Tobac  Shop  Un-named Road (off Queens Rd / Nr. Priory Meadow)

Fairlight Stores Fairlight

Jempsons Rye

Jempsons Peasmarsh

Jempsons Northiam



For those that live out of the area or cannot get to a newsagents, there is a postal subscription Service one year at £36 (Email  [email protected] for details or order direct from the ryesown.co.uk website via paypal.

Hastings Town Bulletin  Monday 6 November 2017