Inside today’s Rye and Battle Observers

The front page of the Rye and Battle Observers today (Friday, December 9) SUS-160912-093505001
The front page of the Rye and Battle Observers today (Friday, December 9) SUS-160912-093505001

The launch of our campaign calling for someone to take responsibility for parking in Rother is the lead story in the Rye and Battle Observers today (Friday, December 9).

A three-page feature on the current situation, where no one enforces parking restrictions meaning motorists are free to park illegally and dangerously, dominates the pages.

Everything you need to know about where police, the council and councillors stand on the issue is in this week’s edition.

Other stories include a man jailed after chopping off his victim’s thumbs near Salehurst, a preview of the Rye Christmas festival tomorrow and Ann Lesley Brownbill was made the first freewoman of Rye on Monday.

We also have an interview with a Robertsbridge illustrator who is bringing beloved children’s character the Velveteen Rabbit to life, and the heart-warming story of a Mountfield blind club knitting teddy bears for children in Africa.

A two-page spread of pictures from Robertsbridge Christmas Capers and Westfield Christmas lights switch-on is also included, plus your letters and the village voices.

Barry Yates’ feature on December in Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is in this week as well as all your entertainment news and listings, plus 10 things to do this week.

Rye Town Football Club’s 3-1 win at Mountfield United is today’s back page with an interview with manager Shane Ridgers, as well as the launch of a campaign to get more referees and umpires into local sport.

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