Op Traverse calls on anglers to be ‘eyes and ears’ to tackle rural crime
A flood alert for the River Rother was issued this morning Sunday 3 January 2016. Continue reading Flood Alert for Rother
The Heritage Centre Anchor is quite safe
Rye Town Clerk, Richard Farhall tells us
“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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Unique is a word I use sparingly but to say that Jimper Sutton, Marshman, Fisherman, Bonfire Boy, Marshman and Author is unique is almost an understatement.
Swim wade or paddle, the people of Hythe, Romney Marshes, Rye and Hastings wanted to avoid of these summer pastimes during the bad weather of December and January. The low depression in December that caused a tidal surge that almost topped the defences in many places between Folkestone and Hastings. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings
“Following the 2007 nationwide flooding, the Government conducted a major review, which resulted in a series of recommendations. One of these was that there should be a national exercise to improve the preparedness of communities at risk of flooding. Exercise WATERMARK was planned by DEFRA to run in early March. Some 80 communities took part, with Rye, at the confluence of three rivers and close to the coast, holding a table-top exercise in Rye Town Hall during the morning of 5 March. Continue reading Rye Flood Threat
The well known local fishing boat “Llamedos” was recently reported ‘sunk’ in The Strand.The owner of the vessel contacted the RNLI Operations Manager at Rye Harbour requesting assistance with the recovery of his boat, which had sunk due to the wind pinning the boat under the ledge of the Strand wall and with a high tide and excessive flood water coming from the River Tillingham, following a heavy rain fall. Continue reading Sunk in the Strand
I have known the area around Rye for many years, but when house-hunting a few years ago, I was surprised to see a book about the Mary Stanford Disaster, as my name is Jacqueline Mary Stanford. I read with interest the terrible story of what happened in 1928 that decimated the small village of Rye Harbour and caused such ripples of grief in the pool of the world. In 2006, I moved to Winchelsea Beach and last year it was my privilege to become a Parish Councillor for Rye Harbour. I have enjoyed getting to know the families, and it was therefore inevitable that the history of the area would become part of what I could help them maintain. Continue reading The Mary Stanford Lifeboat House
“Rye’s Own” has learned that the Environment Agency is prepared to lift objections they had regarding flood worries over the building of 135 dwellings to the north of Udimore Road if suitable conditions can be imposed on any planning permission granted in relation to the site.
We can reveal that these conditions will include installing water delaying valves, known as Hydrobrakes, in the drainage system, two water basins, (lakes or tanks), along with ‘swales’ (earth banks) that will hold the water back. Continue reading The Flooding Debate – March 2008