News and Events

Next Council Meeting: Monday 2nd November 2020 at 6.30pm via Zoom – Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting


Public guidance for Council Zoom meetings:

  • Please ensure that your mute button (bottom left-hand corner of your Zoom window – or top right of your personal Zoom display window) is set to ‘mute.
  •  ‘Unmute’ it only when the chairman of the meetings has invited you to speak.
  • If you wish to speak please raise – or wave – a hand.
  • If you suspect the chairman has not noticed you, click on the ‘Participants’ button at the bottom of the Zoom window. Then look at the bottom of the Participants window and click on ‘Raise hand’. This will result in a small blue, ‘hand’ shape appearing next to your name in the Participants window. (Don’t forget to click ‘lower hand’ after you have spoken.)
  • Most meeting agendas provide a slot for public questions/contributions. If you wish to speak please do so at this point. Being able to speak at other times is at the discretion of the meeting and so further opportunities to speak cannot be guaranteed.
  • The meeting will be administered by the Clerk and/or Deputy Clerk. During the meeting they may need to send you a message or ask you to do something – or not do something!
  • Any member of the public who has clearly joined the meeting solely to disrupt it will be removed immediately – others can expect ‘fair warning’ from the chairman.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99214436472?pwd=SWlDQ3BpUERhQWMxbHpzR09oN1YvQT09

Meeting ID: 992 1443 6472

Passcode: 160824


Recent Council Meetings


Information about Coronavirus and Rye’s community response to the pandemic


Cinque Ports Street Road Closure

Cinque Ports Street will be closed from Station Approach to the junction with Ferry Road from Monday 19th October to Tuesday 27th October, for gas installation works.

Traffic wishing to reach the B2089 Udimore Road, Ferry Road and Wish Street will need to continue along Cinque Ports Street (or turn left at the top of Rope Walk), into Tower Street. Then turning right out of Landgate and following the diversion around Fishmarket Road and South Undercliff (A259) to the roundabout, before turning right into Wish Street.

Access to the Cinque Ports Street car park and Regent Place will be maintained.


Parking Fine Email Scam

Please be aware of a parking fine scam, occuring in Bexhill:

Victims receive emails, telling them to pay a fine ‘after parking a vehicle on a road in the charging area… without payment of the appropriate charge.’ The emails can have a Home Office logo on them, as well as an 0343 number. When called, it is claimed the number is ‘temporarily unavailable’.

East Sussex County Council (responsible for parking enforcement in Rye) advise that a fixed penalty notice would be attached to the windscreen of any vehicle contravening restrictions and any further communication (not relating to appeals) would be sent to the registered keeper of the vehicle using information kept by the DVLA.

If you receive this kind of email, please report them directly to Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service by calling 0808 223 1133. Anyone with concerns can contact the parking team by emailing parking.penalties@eastsussex.gov.uk

Information about on-street parking in Rye

Information about parking permits in Rye


Rye Town Hall is now open for visitor and resident information enquiries, handled at our new Information Point.

Call in to browse our range of local gifts, souvenirs and books. Our information assistants will be able to help you with anything from information about local attractions and accommodation, to reports of potholes and council related enquiries.

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm (closed for lunch 1pm-1.30pm)

Call 01797 223902 or email info@ryetowncouncil.gov.uk

Rye Town Hall, Market Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7LA


Rye Library Re-opening

We understand that Rye Library will be re-opening on Tuesday 19th October 2020. The pink recycling sacks (mentioned below) will then be available from the Library again.


Pink Recycling Sacks

The pink recycling sacks issued to residents in the citadel are currently available from Bargain Box Newsagents on Cinque Ports Street – whilst Rye Library is closed.


Audit 2020


Ceremonies at Rye Town Hall

Find out more about ceremonies at Rye Town Hall

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