The meetings of Rye Town Council are open to the public, save for a few occasions when confidential business is discussed. Members of the public and press are encouraged to attend, and meetings of the full Council and Planning & Townscape Committee include a slot for public participation. Have a look at this Guide to Attending and Speaking at Meetings.
Meetings are held generally on Mondays at the Town Hall, commencing at 6.30pm. You can see a timetable of meetings here, including Agendas and Minutes where applicable.
The meetings and function of Rye Town Council and its committees are governed by the Standing Orders as well as adhering to Terms of Reference. Please see below to view these documents.
The Council also co-ordinates Working Groups, consisting of a group of Councillors, occasionally along with members of the public or local organisations able to offer specific assistance. These Working Groups meet to consider specific matters and offer recommendations to either the Council or the relevant committee.
Current Working Groups include:
Human Resources Working Group – For the consideration of Town Council personnel matters.
Discounted Accommodation Working Group – To progress the provision of discounted rented accommodation specifically for the benefit of young Rye families.
Heritage Centre Options Working Group – Considering the future options for the Heritage Centre (currently on hold until April 2018).
Public Conveniences and Bus Shelters Working Group – currently not meeting.
Rye Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – Developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Rye through to adoption.