Old Town Character

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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Wild Boar Week

Wild Boar Week
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October 2016

So many events for Boar Week!

With 14 live music events and a whole host of things for the kids to do, there’s plenty of entertainment as well as good food planned for Wild Boar Week this year.

Throughout the half term week children will be able to follow the “Wild Boar Hog Hunt”, finding wild boar in the shop windows around Rye. Forms can be found online or upstairs in the toy department of Adams of Rye and completed forms can be exchanged for a chocolate bar.

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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

Local Transport Summit

East Sussex Transport Summit

Rye & Hastings MP., Amber Rudd will be holding a “Transport Summit”  at Sussex Coast College, Hastings, in March. Local people are invited to attend and keep in touch with upgrades to transport services.
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