News and Events

Members of Rye Town Council’s Planning & Townscape Committee will meet informally on Monday 14 June 2021, at 6.30pm.

The meeting will be held via the Zoom video conferencing platform. Members of the public wishing to attend should request the joining details by emailing townhall@ryetowncouncil.gov.uk no later than noon on the day of the meeting and provide their name and Zoom user name (if different).

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss planning-related matters and provide the Clerk (who currently has delegated decision-making powers) with an indication of Members’ views.


Next Council Meeting: Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 6.30pm – Full Council Meeting followed by Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting.

Meeting venue: Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill

(Please note the change of date and venue from Tilling Green CC on Monday 28th June)

COVID-19: IMPORTANT NOTE Because of the expiry of the power to hold meetings remotely on 7 May 2021, meetings have been suspended until 28 June 2021 (when the situation will be reviewed). The 30 June meetings will be held at Rye Community Centre in accordance with the prevailing Government COVID advice, the Council’s risk assessment – and the requirements of the venue.

Recent Council Meetings


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


St Michael’s Hospice – Recruiting Trustees

Recruiting to St Michael’s Hospice Board of Trustees

St Michael’s Hospice is one of the most loved charities in the area; with an amazing team of dedicated employees and volunteers supporting people with life-limiting illnesses and their families throughout Hastings and Rother. They are currently looking to recruit to our Board of Trustees, including the role of Treasurer. 

They are passionate about reflecting our local community in their Board of Trustees and they would love to hear from you if you have valuable skills you could bring to the Hospice. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with and support St Michael’s Hospice and give back to your local community.

Trustees play a crucial role in the Hospice and are responsible for the strategic leadership of the charity, acting as guardians to ensure its success, now, and importantly for generations to come. Trustees focus on, and take responsibility, for the governance of the charity and take ultimate responsibility for the running of the Hospice in line with Charity Commission guidelines. Applications are invited from across Hastings and Rother and surrounding areas, whether you live, work or have connections locally. The Board is keen to increase its diversity and therefore encourages and welcomes applications from young people, people with a disability, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people from the LGBTQ+ community who could help and develop all areas of our work.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee please contact Karen Mason, PA to Chief Executive, on 01424 456367 or email kmason@stmichaelshospice.com, for an information pack, for any questions or if you would like to speak to the Chief Executive or a Trustee. The deadline for applying is 30th June 2021.


Civil Parking Enforcement

Information about on-street parking in Rye

Information about parking permits in Rye


Now open – Daily: 10am – 4pm

Visitor and resident information enquiries can now be handled at our Information Point, located at Rye Town Hall.

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.

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

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


Audit 2020


Ceremonies at Rye Town Hall

Find out more about ceremonies at Rye Town Hall

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