Old Town Character

GOODBYE TO A KIND BRAVE MAN
John Napier
1952 – 2018

By Jim Hollands
The people of the Old Town lined the streets on Thursday to say farwell
to John Napier, better known as ‘John the Cobbler’ who lost his battle
with cancer on Monday 9 April.

 

His world famous business, ‘Cobblers to the Old Town’ has raised many
smiles with locals and visitors alike. Just as John’s warm welcome
touched everyone who entered his shop.

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ARRC Ltd. Liquidation brings down ARRCC

End of the Road for Popular Rye Charity ARRCC

By Jim Hollands

Regular readers will know that Rye’s Own has never been shy when
criticising East Sussex County Council and Council Leader, Keith Glazier
but things said about him and East Sussex C.C. relating to the demise
of popular local charity ARRCC by a local internet news service have
got Rye’s Own jumping to their defence.

Grace O’Neill (left) of ARRCC, in better days, chats with¬† Mayor Paul Osborne and Arrow Radio interviewer

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Armed incident in Old London Road, Hastings

Police seek witnesses to armed incident in Old London Road, Hastings

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Old London Road, Hastings, in which a man armed with what appeared to be a shotgun pointed it at another man inside a house and made threats.

The suspect made off in a white Mercedes-Benz C class car, driven by another man. No one was injured as a result of this incident and it is believed that all parties involved are known to each other.  Continue reading Armed incident in Old London Road, Hastings

Body of Northiam Man Found on Beach at St Leonards

Police name man whose body was found in beach at St Leonards

Police have named the man whose body was found on the beach at St Leonards.

He was 71-year-old Norman Albert Clark, of Station Road, Northiam, East Sussex.

Officers were alerted to the discovery, close to Bridge Way, by a dog walker at about 7.40am on Thursday (5 April).

Mr Clark was found with an injury to his neck and police subsequently launched an investigation. Continue reading Body of Northiam Man Found on Beach at St Leonards

Murder Investigation – Body Found at St Leonards

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on the beach at St Leonards.

Officers were called at 7.40am on Thursday (5 April) after a walker reported finding the body of a man in Bridge Way.

The unidentified man has an injury to his neck. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of his death and the circumstances. Continue reading Murder Investigation – Body Found at St Leonards

RYE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 2018

MAYOR’S OVERVIEW OF THE YEAR

Rye Town meeting took place at the Tilling Green Community Centre on Wednesday 4 April 2018. The Mayor of Rye, Councillor Jonathan Breeds gave his annual address to a meeting of around 150 Rye residents. We print it here in full for the benefit of those that were unable to attend. Report and comment will appear in the May Issue of Rye’s Own.

Community assets

I am pleased to report that we successfully completed the purchase
of 97 South Undercliff for the purpose of letting it to a Rye household
at a discounted rent.


We have only recently advertised a tenancy at a discounted rent because
we needed to be certain that our Discounted Accommodation scheme does
not contravene equalities legislation. Those of you who took part
in the consultation that gave the Council a mandate to obtain a loan
to buy a property may recall that the intention was to let it to a Continue reading RYE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 2018