News and Events

Next Council Meeting:

Monday 5th October 2020 at 6.30pm –

Planning and Townscape Committee Meeting (PT02)

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.

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Click here for information about Coronavirus, and Rye’s community response to the pandemic.

Rye Town Hall is now open for visitor and resident information enquiries, handled at our new Information Point.

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.

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm (closed for lunch 1pm-1.30pm)

Call 01797 223902 or email

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

Rye Library Re-opening

We understand that Rye Library will be re-opening on Tuesday 19th October 2020. The pink recycling sacks (mentioned below) will then be available from the Library again.

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

Click here to find out more about ceremonies at Rye Town Hall

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