Update from Tilling green Community

Congratulations to Rye Pre-School Playgroup, who have opened up a Nursery at Tilling Green Community Centre. It is open to children aged from 3 months – 2 years and opens from 8am-6pm over, 50 weeks of the year. They have an outside play area, with soft area for the younger children.

Please come along and see our new exciting facilities and meet our friendly staff.

If you would like more information please contact Lisa on 01797 226992

Tilling Green Community centre cafe is still serving delicious homemade food every Monday and Tuesday and is open from 10-2pm. The photographs below show some of the locals enjoying their Christmas dinner.

Many new groups and activities have based themselves within the Tilling Green community centre and are extremely keen to keep the Centre the hub of the Community. The events diary (Right) shows the full line up for the month of February, come along and see for yourself.

                Camera 1066 Club Rye UK

The concept of the new ‘Camera 1066 Club Rye’ is that of shared learning, whereby members learn how to take photographs; using various cameras. This is done by going out one week to various locations in a group under expert guidance. The second week members learn how to download the images onto a computer, CD, memory stick etc, (Computers available) and how to manipulate the images etc. The group is non-interclub competitive, so it is very relaxed and ideal for beginners. Advanced photographers are also welcome and will be invited to assist others!

John Wylie, who set up this group is a retired professional photographer who has taught photography at various Universities and Collages; John, also set up and ran for last 7 years the very successful Academy Photographic Group, based in Erith, (North Kent) using the same format of sharing knowledge between members.

The group meets at the Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, Rye, between 1pm and 3pm on the first and last Tuesday of each month; throughout the year. The cost at present of each meeting is £1.50

The group is supported by Neighbourhood Enablers.

John can be contacted on 01797 223034 John Wylie Retied FSAI ABIPP ARPS MCSD

(John is photographed right) Update from Tilling Green residents association (TGRA)

Valentine Bingo was a success and enjoyed by all – £135 raised. Good reports from residents to see how lovely it was to see the volunteers clearing the snow last month. A big thank you to all the volunteers. Good news – after much campaigning to Rother District Council, the broken dog bins on Mason’s Field have been replaced!

An Easter Fun Day event has been organised for 30th March, making Easter Bonnets, face painting, kiddie craft corner, coffee and hot cross buns; including displays from Rye Young Drummers and Nifty Nippers.

Any issues you would like TGRA to raise regarding your community please e-mail on [email protected] – 7 days in advance of committee meetings. Meetings are usually held on the 4th Monday of each month.


By Susan Hawkins

On 15th February the Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, opened its doors to a Line dance class.

After weeks of planning we did not know how many people would turn up, or indeed their level of experience. Imagine therefore our delight to be joined by nearly forty people for the most part beginners.

Helen Day, is the teacher and she was prepared for all eventualities. Nothing fazes Helen. She likes to teach new-comers because she makes sure they learn the names of the steps and that they get the varied repetition to help it all sink in . An hour and a half or so later with short breaks everyone still seemed keen to get on their feet and give it a try. As Helen says, its supposed to be fun while you learn and I think that the atmosphere told us that it had been just that; fun. Like everything that is new you have to be prepared to be patient with yourself. All types of dance need a little time to assimilate especially right at the start, but line dancing is easy to do because the music we use these days is a far cry from the country music background of its origins, although there will always be a bit of that in it. Half the fun is in learning a new skill and being able to dance without needing a partner, or special clothing or equipment.

So, if you fancy a try please feel free to join us on a Friday, about 10.15 till 11.45, bring some water or juice, and step up and dance.

“Rye’s Own” March 2013

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