We are still living in difficult times as although some businesses are returning, things are from the way they were. Its good that there are now restaurants, pubs and local shops opening, many did a wonderful job through the crisis with take away meals and deliveries....

Some thoughts on short term measures to improve the High Street, given that road closure/pedestrianisation is off the agenda. 

We had another busy weekend in Rye and the High Street was full of visitors, many of whom chose to walk on the road when there w...

July 1, 2020

If you’ve been out and about the streets of Rye recently,  you may have spotted that a rash of strange symbols and markings has appeared on the roads and pavements.  These appear to be indicate future line painting, sign and parking meter installation associated with C...

June 15, 2020

May and June are proving to be busy months for planning applications and there is a deal of controversy concerning a few of them. On a positive note the Martello arts development at Rock Channel where the old auction rooms were has been agreed subject to a number of co...

May 12, 2020

We regret to report that John Pope died on May 8 after a short illness.

With his wife Sylvia, John came to live near Rye at Cackle Street, Brede around the turn of the century, before moving to Northiam. Together, they had been much involved in conservation issues where...

I am writing to apologise for the lack of updates to this site, but as many of you probably know I have been quite ill with kidney and other problems. I had to go to hospital in December and only returned home to rehabilitate last month. I must thank the nurses and med...

April 15, 2020

It is with regret that we announce the death on April 13th 2020 of our President, and former Chairman of the Executive Committee, John Griffiths. See more

April 11, 2020

TIME TO BE TRANSPORTED TO THE FUTURE ?

There has been much media commentary recently about how the impact of the current crisis will result in a different world emerging when we start to put the coronavirus behind us. It is anticipated that, globally, new ways of thinki...

November 11, 2019

The Rye Conservation Society has today objected strongly to the latest proposals to develop the Thomas Peacocke School site by Plutus Developments. We recognise the need for new housing in Rye and the limited number of options. However we have two strong grounds for op...

November 7, 2019

2019 RCS Awards

The following 2019 RCS Awards nominations have been agreed by the Conservation Society committee. The Awards are to be presented at the Christmas Party in Rye Town Hall on 6 December. They were selected from a longer list and gained the most support. We...

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