Graham’s Way will be Officially Opened Next Tuesday
“Rye’s Own” Reports :-
It is almost eleven years since Graham Matthews was knocked off his bike on Rye Harbour Road and killed.
This was a notoriously dangerous stretch of road to anyone walking as there were no places to get off the road, the verges were covered in brambles and undergrowth right up to the edge of the turnpike. Continue reading Cycle / Footpath Finished Today
Tesco or Houses?
By Jim Hollands
At the time of writing (26 March 2010), Rye is waiting to hear who are going to be the new owners of the old Primary School in Ferry Road.
A meeting arranged ‘behind closed doors’ is expected to resolve who will be the purchaser.
Will it be Tesco, who have an option on the Adelaide Pub? To get their plans passed Tesco would need this because the main entrance is obstructed by ground Continue reading March 2010 – Tesco or Houses?
Fom Rye’s Own March 2006 Issue
Keith Glazier and Peter Jones support closure.
The two men who are best placed to look after the interests of people in Rye and District are at the forefront of proposals to close Rye Friary Day Care Centre at the Memorial Care Centre from this October. They should be ashamed of themselves. Continue reading Friary Centre
Partnership’s Plan Collapses
The collapse of Rye Partnership’s plan to construct a building that would house Rye Library has coincided with the call from a group of Rye residents, directly to the Government, to open an independent inquiry into the Partnership’s affairs, claiming there is a lack of ‘financial clarity’ and ‘tangible achievement’ in the town. Continue reading More Problems for Rye Partnership in 2005
Letters From the Dead
As we go to press on Friday evening 24 June, disturbing reports are coming in from readers telling of parcels of mail, much showing signs of tampering, that have been forwarded by the Rye Royal Mail office with items dating back to at least 1996. Continue reading Editorial
By Peter Holland
Pictures by Martin Carter
All too often we hear that someone we know has suffered a stroke or has contracted an obscure ailment which robs its victim of physical or mental capabilities. Continue reading Fund Raising For ARRCC
By Jim Hollands
I was saddened but not altogether surprised when Rye Councillors turned down the invitation from the newly formed ‘Democracy for Rye’ group to provide two members to help with initiating a plan that would eventually lead to Rye getting back the powers and properties that it lost to Rother District Council in 1973.
There are good men and women on Rye Council, many of whom are personal friends. I do not doubt their sincerity and admire the hard work and many hours they put in as councillors, all completely voluntary, but when I sit in at the Town Hall meetings and listen to their articulate debate I am frustrated that their words carry little weight and absolutely no power. Rye is ruled by the iron fist of Rother District Council led by a majority group of Bexhill area representatives. Continue reading Town Crier – May 2005
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
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
“Rye was one of only 60 from 1,800 competitors selected for the Britain in Bloom Competition 2004”. These were the words of Peter Holman Chairman of South and South East in Bloom speaking at a Britain in Bloom Seminar at the George Hotel. He went on to say that “Rye has an exceptional chance of actually winning the small town class in the competition.” Continue reading Going For Gold