Useful Information


There are two Allotment sites in Rye, situated at South Undercliff and Love Lane, both run by Rye Amenity CIC.

To apply for an allotment or more information


Details of local bus services.

Information about Bus Passes from East Sussex County Council.

Car Parking

Rother District Council Car Parks are located at the following sites:

Bedford Place (Fishmarket Road, TN31 7LR), Lucknow Place (Fishmarket Road, TN31 7LP), Cinque Ports Street (TN31 7AN), The Strand (TN31 7DB), Rye Swimming Pool (The Grove, TN31 7ND) and Gibbets Marsh (Udimore Road, TN31 7DU).

Privately Owned Car Parks:

Rye Cattle Market (TN31 7NA) – No parking overnight Wednesday / Thursday due to the weekly market.

Rye Station Car Park (TN31 7AB) – run by Saba UK on behalf of Southern Railway

Winchelsea Road Car Park (TN31 7EL)

Wish Street Car Park (TN31 7EJ) – run by Euro Car Parks

On-Street Parking is Pay and Display from Monday to Saturday:

8am-6pm, max stay 2 hours – Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, Landgate, Cyprus Place, Market Road and Wish Ward.

9am-6pm, max stay 2 hours – High Street, Hilders Cliff, East Street and Market Street.

On street parking in Rye

Parking permits in Rye

Citizens Advice

Rother District Citizens Advice for information or to email

Call 03444 111 444 for advice and to make a pre-booked face-to-face appointment

East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Councillor for Rye – Cllr Keith Glazier

East Sussex County Council

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Service at Rother District Council deal with food hygiene and safety, licensing and pollution complaints (ie. noise, bonfires, contaminated land), pest control and dog control.


Advice on flooding and flood preparation


GP Surgeries in Rye –

Ferry Road Health Centre

Rye Medical Centre

The nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) is at The Conquest Hospital, Hastings.

For non-emergencies call NHS 111. For emergencies call 999.

Emergency dental assistance


Rother District Council’s Housing service gives help and advice to those in housing need, assistance to the homeless and help to those in Private Sector Housing and also maintains a Housing Register.

Job Centre

Job Centre Plus

Your local Job Centre Plus is located at Heron House, 149/159 London Road, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings, East Sussex  TN37 6LJ.


Rye Library is situated on the High Street.

Facilities include: Community Help Point, free computers with internet access (please note computers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes) and photocopier.

Member of Parliament

The constituency of Hastings and Rye is represented by Sally-Ann Hart MP


If a crime is in progress or persons are at risk of an injury ring 999.

For non-emergencies call Sussex Police on 101 or report a crime online.

Post Office

Rye Post Office is located within Jempson’s Supermarket, Crownfields, Station Approach, Rye TN31 7AX.

Public Toilets

Rye’s public toilets are run by Rother District Council.

Facilities are located at the following sites:

Lucknow Place Car Park (TN31 7LP), Rye Gun Gardens (TN31 7HH) and opposite Rye Railway Station (TN31 7AB), Strand Quay (TN31 7DB).


There are 15 radios available for use by Rye community events, festivals or organisations (previously used for the Rye Shop Watch Scheme). These come with all appropriate equipment including chargers, are fully licenced and have coverage as far as Winchelsea Beach and Camber. If you would like to loan these for a community event, please contact Rye Town Hall for further details.


Highways England are responsible for the A259 and other trunk roads.

East Sussex Highways are responsible for all other roads – this includes pavements and street lights.

Report potholes or other issues with roads or pavements

Rother District Council

The Rother District Council Members for Rye and Winchelsea are Cllr Gennette Stevens and Cllr Howard Norton

Rother District Council Community Help Point, Rye Library – open Mon, Tues & Thurs, 10am – 5pm; Friday 10am – 4.30pm.

Customer Services telephone: 01424 787000

Seagulls and Pigeons

Information and advice on managing seagull and pigeon problems

Snow Clearance

Advice on snow clearance

Rye Town Council provides and maintains rock salt bins at the following locations. Please note that salt supplied by the Town Council may be used on public roads and pavements only. Any other use – such as on driveways, garden paths, patios, privately-owned shop fronts or private car parks – constitutes theft and will be reported to the Police.

Tilling Green Community Centre (right hand side – adjacent to the kitchen) bulk bag
Kings Avenue (most easterly entrance – in front of tree) grit bin
St Mary’s Church (behind Town Hall garden) grit bin
Fairmeadow (entrance – right hand verge) grit bin
North Salts (turfed ‘traffic island’ – in front of tree) grit bin
Cadborough Cliff (most westerly entrance, left hand verge) grit bin

Tourist Information

Visitor and residents information is provided by the newly-open Rye Information Point, located at Rye Town Hall:

Open Daily: 10am – 4pm (closed from 1pm – 1.30pm)

Tel: 01797 223902  Email:

Locally Sourced Gifts and Souvenirs; Books and Maps; Audio Tours; Guided Walks and Ghost Tours;

If you are planning a trip to Rye, visitor information is also available via the following websites:

Rye, Sussex     Visit 1066 Country   Visit Rye Bay

Trading Standards

Trading standards advice for businesses and consumers in East Sussex


Rye Railway Station is operated by Southern Railway, on the Marsh Link line between Ashford and Hastings.

Train timetables and information


Rother District Council are responsible for the waste collection services in Rye.

Report a missed bin collection

Arrange a bulky waste collection or call 01424 787000

Report Flytipping

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