Water Off in Rye

Advance warning supply disruption in Rye and surrounding areas
We’re currently working hard to fix a burst on a 14.5” pipe, which was discovered in a rural area near Brede in the early hours of this morning.

Unfortunately, in order to safely repair it as quickly as possible, we’ll need to interrupt water supplies to around 2,500 residents in the TN31 to TN36 postcode areas from 11AM today. We are working hard to fix the problem as soon as possible.

We are already working closely with the vulnerable customers who will be affected by this and we will be establishing water distribution points for other residents if it becomes necessary.

We are also sending tankers to top up the reservoir supplied by the burst pipe.

We apologies for any inconvenience and thank everyone affected for their understanding and patience whilst we carry out these emergency repairs.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Thursday 19 October 2017

New Man Will Lead Hastings Police

Chief Inspector Steve Curry is new district commander for Hastings and Rother

Chief Inspector Steve Curry has succeeded Chief Inspector Rosie Ross as Sussex Police District Commander for Hastings and Rother.

Steve, 50, married with two children, paid tribute to Rosie’s tenure in charge of the easternmost part of East Sussex.

She has moved to fulfil a similar role in Crawley and Mid-Sussex, and Steve said: “I shall be looking to build on the good work she did while here. Continue reading New Man Will Lead Hastings Police

Our Member of Parliament

By Jim Hollands

The Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd is a Conservative Party politician who was elected as Member of Parliament for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye at the May 2010 general election, defeating the incumbent Labour MP Michael Foster. Amber subsequently went on to retain the seat, with an increased majority in the 2015 general election

Amber Rudd was appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 11 May 2015. She was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change from July 2014 until May 2015. She was elected Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye in 2010. Continue reading Our Member of Parliament

Armed Robbery

Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Brassey Avenue, Eastbourne

24 February 2016

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Police are seeking witnesses to an armed robbery outside a bank in Eastbourne.

Just after 11.15am on Wednesday (24 February) a security guard delivering a box containing several thousand pounds cash to the Nat West Bank in Brassey Avenue, Eastbourne, was approached just outside the bank by a man carrying Continue reading Armed Robbery

Riot at Camber

“Rye’s Own” – Only News Media to Pick Up the Story

June 2006


On Sunday 18 June 2006 there were reports coming into our offices of a Riot at Camber. Police cars, ambulances and Fire Engines were streaming through Rye and a major incident was suspected by members of the public.

Strangely there were no reports of the event on Radio or Television even though locals were talking of 60 riot policemen and armed police at the scene. The Continue reading Riot at Camber