I don’t know who has been trying to claim credit with Mrs Mitchell Innes for organising Winchelsea’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations but the celebrations are definitely not being organised by Icklesham Parish Council. Residents elected a committee last year.
Rye residents could easily do the same. Indeed, I am sure that some neighbourhoods will organise celebrations for themselves.
As for commemorative spoons or mugs, there is plenty of memorabilia available to those who are interested without wasting council tax money in supplying those who are not. In the current economic climate, Rye Town Council’s decision not to provide mugs to all the town’s children is perfectly understandable.