Local Powers


A Far seeing Article written in March 2006.

By Peter Etherton.

Most people in Rye take only a passing interest in the Rye Town Council. The mayor of this once powerful body gets his picture in the local paper most weeks but never for anything political. At one recent election there were thirteen candidates and twelve got in making me wonder what provisions were made for the thirteenth. He was clearly a good and honourable man who had much to offer the town. I would have co-opted him for something. Continue reading Local Powers

Rother was Cheating Rye in 1982

Special Expenses Bexhill 2.04p.  Rye 7.4p.

When local government was reorganised in 1976 and Rye lost its Borough status, it became technically a parish within Rother District, on the same basis as most of the villages. Though we were able to keep our Town Council and Mayor, the town’s administration was done from then on by Rather, Until 1976, Rye Borough had been responsible for maintaining various areas within the town -sports Continue reading Rother was Cheating Rye in 1982