Council should back event

Rye Maritime Festival.'11.08.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY ENGSUS00120131208081107
Rye Maritime Festival.'11.08.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY ENGSUS00120131208081107

Rye Town Council has come under fire for not backing one of the biggest annual festivals in the town.

Rye Maritime Festival organiser Charles Bronsdon challenged the council at last week’s Annual Town Meeting and asked: “Why is it that one of the biggest festivals we have doesn’t get the support it deserves?”

Mayor Cllr Fiddimore explained that the council felt it should be self-funding.

Mr Bronsdon said: “We are a free festival and not income earning yet we don’t get the financial support we asked the council for.”

The Mayor invited the organisers to re-apply for funding from the Town Council saying: “You are welcome to put another application in this year.”