News and Events

Next Council Meeting:

Monday 16 September 2019

Full Council Meeting – Additional          C10 Agenda – 16 September 2019

Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting       PT06 Agenda – 16 September 2019


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Aagot Anne Wood – Honorary Freeman

At a Special Council Meeting held on Monday 8 July 2019 it was resolved that, in pursuance of sections 249(5) and 249(6) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Council of the Antient Town of Rye, assembled especially for this purpose, hereby admits AAGOT ANNE WOOD as an Honorary Freeman of the Town, this being the highest distinction within the Council’s power to bestow, in recognition of her rendering over 40 years of voluntary service, both formally and informally, to the Town and its Townsfolk.


Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – 27 June 2019

A referendum on the adoption of the Rye Neighbourhood Plan  was held on Thursday 27th June 2019. The question to be decided was: “Do you want Rother District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Rye to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Click here for the Declaration of Result –  showing a result of 677 YES votes, and 109 NO votes.

For more information on the Neighbourhood plan, visit


Notice of Audit 2019

Notice of audit of the annual accounts, for the year 2018-19.

Notice of Audit 2019


Annual Town Meeting Reports

Thanks to all those who came along to the Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday 6th March at Rye Community Centre. Below are the reports available on the night, in addition to the Mayor’s Overview of the Year from Cllr Michael Boyd.

Mayor’s overview of the year 2018-19

ESCC Annual Summary of Acheivements 2019

Rye Neighbourhood Plan Annual Summary 2019

REACT Update 2019   (Rye Emergency Action Community Team)

Rye Heritage Centre Annual Report 2019


Getting Married at Rye Town Hall

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


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