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Next Council Meeting: To be confirmed

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Rye Town Hall is now CLOSED. We can be contacted by email or by telephone as normal.


Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (or your sleeve) when you cough or sneeze.

Put used tissues in the bin immediately.

Wash/Clean your hands regularly.

Avoid shaking hands.


Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
  • a loss of your sense of smell or taste

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Click here for further advice from the nhs.


At local level, the Rye Emergency Action Community Team (REACT) has a generic plan for handling civil contingencies available to view here.

REACT have a facebook page that also contains regular updates and useful information.








Rye Area Business Forum

Rye Area Business Forum are inviting business owners to a virtual meeting about getting businesses back to work after lockdown.

The session will be on Thursday 25th June from 18:30-19:30. It will include a short presentation from Sarah Broadbent of Swallowtail Hill glamping site about getting the best results out of social media to draw customers back to your businesses, and from Simon Tompkins of Adventure Golf in Hastings on practical measures to help business.

There will also be an update from Visit 1066 about how they can help generate interest in Rye for all types of business.

If you would like to find out more and take part, please email Sarah Broadbent on confirming that you are happy for the forum to use your email for this invitation via Zoom.


Rother District Council will be resuming garden waste collections from 4th May

Household waste and recycling sites (tips) in East Sussex will begin to re-open to the public from 10am on Monday 18 May.

ESCC say they expect the sites to be extremely busy and ask that you only come to them if you have waste that it’s absolutely essential to dispose of at this time. If you’re able to compost waste, or safely store it at home for the time being, please do.

Waste sites will be following new Government guidance on how to keep the public and staff safe, including keeping people two metres apart.This means:

  • A limited number of unloading bays will be in use
  • Only one person at a time will be allowed to use the access ramps
  • Staff will not be able to help you unload
  • Trailers and over-sized vehicles will not be allowed on site to avoid lengthy visits
  • Chargeable waste – plasterboard, asbestos, tyres, hardcore and soil – will not be accepted
  • The re-use shops will remain closed

Please bear in mind that these measures are likely to mean longer waiting times.

Car parking charges in Rother District Council car parks resumes from Monday 18th May

Annual Town Meeting

Rye’s annual town meeting was held on Wednesday 6th March 2020 at Tilling Green Community Centre.

Reports circulated on the night are available to download here:

Mayors overview of the year         East Sussex County Council Summary 2020         REACT Handout          Heritage Centre update


Audit 2019

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019


Getting Married at Rye Town Hall

For more information and to download an information pack – click here.


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