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.
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
It is with a heavy heart I have to report the death of yet another great Rye Character.
Councillor John Izod has been a great supporter of Rye and Rye’s Own over the years. He has provided the magazine with hundreds of drawings and cartoons and left a legacy of his own, very distinctive art work for future generations to enjoy.
Four years ago I was intrigued by Arthur Woodgate’s recollection of the 1937-40 Mayor of Rye, George Marsden. The mystery surrounding where he came from and where he went in 1940 have haunted me since Arthur first told me about George Marsden’s Mayoralty so I decided I must delve deeper. Continue reading The George Marsden Affair
“The timber needed to be replaced but the Environment Agency A has a policy of not using hardwood so there was a delay while a reclaimed source could be found. Then the EA’s carpenter was off. He is back now but there are certain activities he can no longer easily do – and so volunteers are helping. A soon as I have a return date I will let everyone know”.
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The New Mayor of Rye & Speaker of the Cinque Ports
The first time I stood in this Chamber I was just seventeen and I had recently been crowned Miss Rye.
The Carnival Queen – really. I remember being shown around by Percy Sherwood who was the Town Crier at that time, and I remember being almost overwhelmed with awe at the magnificence of the building, the sense of history and of greatness. I remember feeling very proud and very privileged. Continue reading The New Mayor of Rye