“NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION”
On Monday the 14 November at Rye Community Centre the steering committee for the Campaign for a Democratic Rye set out their plan for a return of power to Rye Town Council. Continue reading A Bold Plan To Restore Democracy To Rye And The District
A copy of the handbill issued by the Campaign for a Democratic Rye at the Public Meeting on November 14.
When the reorganisation of local government took place in 1974 Rye lost not only power over its own affairs but most of its land and property as well. Continue reading A Better Way For Rye
by Peter Etherden
Despite the assurances in the October 2005 issue of Rye’s Own that all was well in this best of all possible (Bexhill and Lewes administered) worlds, permit me to express my continued scepticism that a cycle path will be constructed between Rye and Rye Harbour by the end of March 2006 or indeed in any foreseeable future. Continue reading Cycling the Rye Harbour Tramway
By The Editor
Rother has Failed Us
If proof were ever needed that Rother District Council has failed this town then I ask readers to read the words in the following columns that have been reprinted as they were written in November 2001. Continue reading Town Crier
In an amazing report to Rye Town Council Rye District Councillor Sam Souster claimed that Rother District Council was an “undemocratic body seemingly incapable of managing its responsibilities in Rye in a satisfactory manner”.
Continue reading Rother Condemned by Rye Representatives
The bombshell is about to burst on Rye. East Sussex County Council, aided by Rother District Council, have a plan for this town that will change it into another suburban sprawl. Continue reading Editorial
“Rother No Good to Man Nor Beast” Angry residents packed Rye Town Hall on Tuesday 7 December for what was probably the most important, specially convened meeting to be held in the historic building since World War Two. Continue reading Rye At War With Rother
A Matter of Priorities
What would the average man in the street think was the greater death risk, visiting Rye Cemetery or riding a cycle along the Rye Harbour Road? Every single person I asked thought it was a stupid question, without exception they said riding to Rye Harbour. Ask the same question of Rother District Council, they are knocking down headstones in our cemeteries as fast as they can and look like having to shell out £34,000 of our money to pay for it. That money would have gone a long way towards building a cycle / footpath down the two mile ‘Death Road’ that so recently cost the life of 22 year old Graham Matthews. Continue reading Rye’s Own Editorial November 2004
A Matter of Priorities
What would the average man in the street think was the greater death risk, visiting Rye Cemetery or riding a cycle along the Rye Harbour Road?
Every single person I asked thought it was a stupid question, without exception they said riding to Rye Harbour. Continue reading Editorial
EEC OUT – ROTHER OUT
We all thought a ‘common market’ would be a good idea. We could trade throughout Europe with ease. There would be no borders and a ‘free marketing area’ would make for easier trade. Continue reading Town Crier