News and Events

Rye Town Council can be contacted via email or telephone 01797 223902, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (voicemail available).


Next Council Meeting: Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 6.30pm – Full Council Meeting followed by Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting.


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 – and if known).


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.

Recent Council Meetings


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


Civil Parking Enforcement

Information about on-street parking in Rye

Information about parking permits in Rye


Now open – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-1pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm.

Open Daily, 10am-4pm from 1st May 2021.

Visitor and resident information enquiries can now be handled at our new 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


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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