News and Events

Rye Town Hall is now closed to visitors. Rye Information Point will re-open subject to government guidance.

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


Next Council Meeting: Monday 8th March 2021 at 6.30pm via Zoom – Planning and Townscape Commitee Meeting (PT10).


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


Notice of Vacancy for a Town Councillor

Following the resignation of Councillor Samuel Souster – and there having been no request for a bye-election by the advertised deadline (17 February 2021) – Rye Town Council shall proceed to fill the vacancy itself by way of co-option.


Interested persons should firstly contact the Town Clerk, Richard Farhall to confirm that they are eligible (in law) to be considered for the vacancy. At the same time, they are encouraged to ask any questions they may have about the role.


The Clerk may be contacted on 01797 223902 or by email at richard.farhall@ryetowncouncil.gov.uk


Applications – which must be made in accordance with the Council’s Co-option Procedure (which will be supplied) – must be emailed to richard.farhall@ryetowncouncil.gov.uk no later than midnight on THURSDAY 11 MARCH 2021.


The Council will consider applications at a Special Meeting to be held on Monday 22 March 2021 via the Zoom platform, when candidates will be given the opportunity to speak in support of their written application for up to 3 minutes – and should be prepared to answer up to 3 questions.


Richard Farhall, Rye Town Clerk


18 February 2021


Civil Parking Enforcement

Information about on-street parking in Rye

Information about parking permits in Rye


Please note we are currently closed.

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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