Rye Town Council

What We Don't Do


Currently, the majority of the public services available in Rye are provided by either Rother District Council or East Sussex County Council. We appreciate that members of the public may be uncertain as to ‘which council provides what’. That’s to be expected – even we aren’t sure sometimes!

Click here for a summary of what we do.

A summary of the services provided by other local authorities appears below. Please note that there is a degree of overlap.

For enquiries relating to Rye’s rivers, coastal waters, flooding and pollution contact the Environment Agency.

For Rye Tourist Information Centre enquiries contact Rye Heritage Centre.

For enquiries relating to The Rye Fisheries, town marketing or local regeneration contact the Rye Partnership.

EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: SERVICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Adoption

Adult education

Animal health (agriculture)

Archives (County Record Office)

Arts development

Building construction & maintenance

Bus enquiries (Traveline)

Car parking (blue badge)

Child protection

Children & family services

Consumer advice

Countryside management

Ecology

Economic development

Education

Emergency planning

Footpaths (rural)

Foster care

Grants - community

Grants - education

Grants - hedgerow

Grants – voluntary sector

Grass cutting (roads/verges)

Gritting

Highways & pavements

HIV/AIDS

Home help services

Learning disabilities

Libraries

Mental health

Music Service

Occupational therapy

Older people

Parking, blue badge

Pavements & highways

Physical disabilities

Regeneration

Registration of Births & Deaths

Registration of Marriages

Road safety education

Schools

Sight problems

Social Services

Street lights - faulty

Trading Standards

Traffic calming

Traffic signals - faults

Visual impairment

Youth services

ROTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL: SERVICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Abandoned vehicles

Access for those with disabilities

Advertisement control

Allotments

Arts development

Beach cleaning

Beach huts

Benefits fraud

Bottle banks

Building conservation

Building construction & maintenance

Building control

Bus passes & Countycards

Bus shelters

Business rates

Camber Sands (beach office, horse riding, barbeques

Caravan/Camp site licences

Car parks – fixed penalty, maintenance, season tickets

Cemeteries

Children’s playgrounds

Coastal protection

Council tax

Dangerous structures

Development control

Dog control & fouling

Drainage enquiries

Economic development

Elections

Emergency planning

Empty homes

Environmental health

Filming

Flats over shops

Flooding

Fly tipping

Graffiti

Grants – historic buildings

Grants – house renovation

Grants – voluntary sector

Grass cutting (parks etc)

Health & safety

Rye Help & Advice Centre

Home adaptations

Home energy conservation

Housing (advice, register etc)

Houses in multiple occupation

Housing benefits

Land charge searches

Licensing – animals

Licensing – caravan/camp sites

Licensing – dangerous animals

Licensing – game dealers

Licensing – gaming

Licensing – premises

Licensing – public entertainment

Licensing – street collections

Licensing – taxi/private hire

Listed buildings

Litter

Museums development

Noise nuisance

Parks maintenance

Pest control

Planning – appeals/applications/enforcement

Planning – policy/local plans

Pollution control

Population information

Public conveniences

Recycling

Refuse collection (incl missed bins, bulky waste)

Regeneration

Sports & leisure

Street cleaning

Street name plates

Tourism development

Tree preservation

Vandalism

Voter services

Wasp nest removal

Waste management