Visitors enjoy some mediaeval squalor

HOW many towns have such a great Town Meeting as Rye’s on March 7?

The hall was buzzing with participation, everyone who wished had a say due to the open, encouraging attitude of our mayor and the inspiring communal spirit of the people.

Re the Make Rye Tidier agenda: let’s not go too far with that. I visit some small towns in Sussex so sedate and neat I want to get out and breathe ordinary air asap.

We want progress yes, but also to preserve our special heritage so a bit of mediaeval squalor is not amiss.

Visitors tell me they like it that way.

Rosemary Boucherat