Inside this week’s Rye and Battle Observers


The Rye and Battle Observers come out today (Friday October 28) and here is what you can find in this week’s issue.

Rye’s front page celebrates a former magistrate who was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his tireless fundraising work for Pett Level Rescue Boat and the community of Fairlight.

John Pulfer, 76, received the honour at a ceremony on Friday (October 21), at Eastbourne town hall, hosted by the town mayor, Pat Hearn.

The front page of the Battle paper highlights a petition submitted to the council and MP over a controversial housing plan in Sedlescombe.

More than 330 people have signed the petition calling for the approval for 16 homes on Street Farm to be quashed.

Other stories include Tuscan Rye’s latest award, important news about this year’s Battle bonfire, and a promise from Rother to restore the historic Rye pump.

There are two pages of pictures from last week’s Ninfield Bonfire and a supplement about Hastings Musical Festival.

Wow 24/7, our eight-page entertainment guide, brings you all the latest theatre, dance and music around Hastings and Rother.

Sports reporter Simon Newstead brings you eight-pages of the latest news and match reports from local teams including Rye Town Football Club, Battle Baptists, Rye Rugby Club and more.

Whether you are into football, rugby, badminton, bowls, sailing, table tennis, darts, gymnastics, golf, boxing or snooker, you are guaranteed a good read.

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