No Petrol or Diesel anywhere Cheaper than Jempsons

First Under £1 per litre – Still none cheaper in the Country

Jempsons were the first to sell Petrol for less than £1 – Followed more than two weeks later by Asda & Tesco – They were also first under £1 with Diesel and first to sell diesel for less than petrol.

They are still lowest although Morrison’s and Tesco are now equalling their price there are none that I can find anywhere in the country that are cheaper. In London this morning petrol was selling at £1.04 – As seen on the BBC News.


Rye’s Own Opinion

Stephen and Andrew Jempson have had a lot of criticism  over their new parking charges at the Rye Shop – but the £100,000 a year rates bill from Rother and the number of people that just use the car park as a convenience have forced them to devise a system that allows their customers to park for free and those that do not use the shop to pay. Seems fair enough to me.

A lot of people would like to have seen Tesco or Sainsbury in the town, but it appears that neither wanted to come to Rye, they just wanted stop anyone else using the site and persuade those that visit their stores in Hastings to still drive there. Even if you used Jempson’s cheap petrol to get there and saved 2p. on a bag of sugar or 10p off Polish milk powder it would still work out cheaper to shop in Jempsons or Cost Cutters in Rye, especially if you took time into consideration.

We have shopped at Jempsons for years and have no complaints. Their staff are polite and helpful. They sell “Rye’s Own” and support  a host of other local businesses’ products.

If you do have complaints about Jempsons you can and speak to ‘The Boss’ personally. At what other supermarket would that be possible?

Come on Rye – Lets be fair and give credit where it is due. Stephen and Andrew Jempson are local lads who have devoted their life to their business. They employ many people from Rye and the villages. They support local activities and charities and do their best to give their customers a fair deal. Would the Jempson family business have grown from a small village stores into what it has become today if they did not do that?

“Rye’s Own” Bulletin 18 January 2016

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A Rye without Businesses and Shops

As Rye’s Own moves into another year we thank all our advertisers, readers and newsagents for the support they have given us through 2015. Without them hard copy versions of the magazine would not be possible.

Readers are asked to support Rye traders whenever they can. Just imagine Rye without businesses and shops. It would be a boring, lifeless place. By shopping in town you are helping Rye. You may save a few bob by travelling to Hastings or Ashford but is it really worth your time and trouble? Continue reading A Rye without Businesses and Shops

What Has Changed Since August 2005?


By Jim Hollands

Looking Back

(Written in 2012)

Looking back seven years to the August 2005 issue of “Rye’s Own” I came across the following piece I wrote at that time which contained predictions of what could happen to Rye during the following eight years. I was interested to know how accurate I had been with just one year of the eight left to run.  Continue reading What Has Changed Since August 2005?

Pen & Ink December 2010

Store War

The Store war between Tesco and Sainsbury is becoming a farce, neither of these stores should be allowed to build on the lower school site because of the access problems. Continue reading Pen & Ink December 2010

March 2010 – Tesco or Houses?

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?