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Next Council Meeting:

Monday 18 March 2019

Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting – Cancelled


Monday 1 April 2019

Full Council Meeting

Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting


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RYE TOWN COUNCIL is calling on residents, business owners and those who work in the Parish who are passionate about their community to stand in the local elections on 2 May 2019

What do councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents and others a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward – and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How much time would I need?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, reading documents and emails, engaging with residents and representing the council on other bodies. However, it can be less.

Councillors are expected to attend full Council meetings (typically 12 a year). Members of the Planning & Townscape Committee meet fortnightly. Meetings are held normally on a Monday evening.

Can I stand?

Subject to the rules on disqualification you can stand if you are a British citizen (or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union), are over 18 – and are a registered elector.

In addition, you will be qualified to stand if, during the 12 months before your nomination or the day of your election, you:

  • Resided in the Parish (or within 3 miles of the Parish boundary) or
  • Occupied (as owner or tenant) any land or premises within the Parish or
  • Had your only or principal place of (paid/unpaid) work in the Parish

How can I find out more?

Contact the Town Clerk, Richard Farhall, for an informal chat.      Tel: 01797 223902       Email here.


Nomination Pack for Parish Elections 2019           2019 District Parish Elections – Key Dates


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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