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

Eight Apartments and Twenty- Nine Lock-Up Garages on Railway Land

Outline plans for 8 apartments, 29 garages and 58 car parking spaces, on the two strips of land either side of the railway line west of Ferry Road between Ferry Road and the Mill and Cyprus pace and the River Tillingham, came up for approval at the Town Council Planning meeting on Monday 28 April. Continue reading Eight Apartments and Twenty- Nine Lock-Up Garages on Railway Land

Many Cross People at the Cross Meeting

Over three hundred people crowded into the Thomas Peacocke Main Hall to discuss the proposed Tesco Store which has designs on the Ferry Road School site. Continue reading Many Cross People at the Cross Meeting

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                            News and Gossip Pages

                                   Double Bluff?

News of a new supermarket in Rye has been trickling out from East Sussex County Council officials. We are being lead to believe that the Ferry Road school site will be the home of a new Tesco outlet. Continue reading Town Crier

Proposed Cycle Path Rye Harbour Road

By Brian Mathews

On August 12th my son Graham aged 22 was hit by a car in broad daylight on the Rye Harbour Road and died as a result at the scene. Continue reading Proposed Cycle Path Rye Harbour Road

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                                Goodbye Star

Jimper Sutton was wrong. They did re-float the Maanav Star. She was pulled off Jury’s Gap by a tug just after “Rye’s Own” went to press last month. The old coaster did cause a bit of excitement in the area, probably the first time in her long career that anyone paid attention to her. Continue reading Town Crier

Visibility,Accessibility And Familiarity

Rother Police District Commander, Chief Inspector Bruce Mathews, told a 150 strong meeting at Rye Community Centre that “visibility, accessibility and familiarity” are the new watchwords for the police. Continue reading Visibility,Accessibility And Familiarity

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News and Gossip Pages

By Jim Hollands

Sitting In With G.R.I.P.P.

G.R.I.P.P (Give Rye it’s Proper Policing) invited me to sit in on their meeting at the beginning of the month.

Their reaction to the new initiative by the police to crack down on the local vandals was treated with some contempt in view of the new Gungarden damage and graffiti attacks on the Post Office and other areas in the town that had taken place since the promises were made by District Commander Chief Inspector Brian Mathews. Continue reading Town Crier