National Lottery funding success for community garden

Rye Community Garden is celebrating being awarded National Lottery funding for a waterless toilet.  The garden is receiving just under £10,000 to buy and install a fully accessible toilet cubicle at its Love Lane site.

Nigel Jennings from the garden committee said, “This is really good news.  It’s been a longstanding aim of ours to install a toilet at the community garden.  It will benefit not just users of the garden but neighbouring allotment holders too.  We’d like to thank local people who play the National Lottery for their support and to let them know that they’re making a difference in our community.  We’d also like to thank the Marina Allotment and Horticultural Association for giving us some helpful advice with our application, based on their own success in getting National Lottery funding for a similar toilet at their site in St Leonards on Sea.”

The chosen toilet is environmentally friendly as it only needs sun and wind to function.  This is essential at a location with no mains water supply or drainage.  The gardeners will be working with their landlords, Rye Amenity CIC and the Rye Allotments Association to finalise details of the installation which it’s hoped to complete by the spring.

Recycle Swap Shop – 3 Nov

Recycle Swap Shop logo (square)If you’ve not been to a Recycle Swap Shop before, your next chance is Sat 3 Nov at St Mary’s Centre on Lion Street, Rye! Doors open at 09:30, if you have stuff to bring, it needs to arrive before 11am. You can browse and take stuff any time from 09:30-12:00. Remember, you DO NOT need to bring stuff, we’re very happy for people to come and just take stuff away – in fact we need people to do this, or there’s too much left over at the end… More details on how it works below.

Please note that there is no on-site parking. Parking is possible on the road nearby, but there are restrictions.

Please share the facebook event if you can! If you’d like to print a poster, you can download it here.

The intended dates of future swap shops in 2019 are as follows, but please check back nearer the time, as sometimes we have to change the date:

  • Sat 19 Jan at the Tilling Green Community Centre
  • Sat 11 May at St Mary’s Centre
  • Sat 21 Sep at the Tilling Green Community Centre
  • Sat 16 Nov at St Mary’s Centre

What is a ‘recycle swap shop’?

Many of us have things in our homes which we no longer want or use, but we feel are too good to throw away. These things sit around, sometimes for years, waiting for us to find the right person to give them to, and eventually they may end up being thrown in the bin.

This Recycle Swap Shop is an event run by St Mary’s Church and Transition Rye to provide an alternative for local people who would prefer to recycle such unwanted items to others in the community, rather than throw them away.

  • You can bring your items to the hall and leave them there for others to take away.
  • At the same time, you can look around and see if there is anything you’d like to take away yourself!
  • You are welcome to only bring stuff, or to only take stuff, or to just come along and browse and have some free refreshments and a chat. This is a social event too, where everyone wins!
  • Anything left over will be disposed of through Rye Freegle, charity shops or recycling, as appropriate.
  • Takers get things they want for free!
  • We all end up with a chance to meet other local families for a Saturday morning chat, and we put less rubbish in land-fill, both helping the environment and saving tax-payers’ money.

A few points to note:

  • Please bring items before 11am, so there’s time for people to take them.
  • All items MUST be 100% free and must be from domestic (not commercial) sources.
  • Please try to bring things as early as possible and certainly before 11am
  • If you have bulky items, like bikes or furniture, then please don’t bring these to the Recycle Swap Shop. Items such as this are best recycled through Rye Freegle. Only bring items that can easily be carried by one person to the Recycle Swap Shop.
  • Don’t bring anything illegal!
  • Don’t bring anything dangerous (no sharp knives, weapons, etc)
  • No pets or livestock.
  • No rubbish. Please don’t bring anything that really is no good to anyone. The Recycle Swap Shop is run a small group of local people who volunteer their time to organise these events and we don’t want to end up with a whole room full of rubbish to take to the dump!
  • No mains electrical items.

DSC_0612 Rye Recycle Swap Shop May 2014DSC_1725 Sep 2014 Recycle Swap Shop

Recycle Swap Shop – 22 Sep

This month we have another Recycle Swap Shop! It will be on Sat 22 September at the Tilling Green Community Centre,  Mason Road, Rye! Doors open at 09:30, if you have stuff to bring, it needs to arrive before 11am. You can browse and take stuff any time from 09:30-12:00, but best not to leave it until the last minute! Remember, you DO NOT need to bring stuff, we’re very happy for people to come and just take stuff away – in fact we need people to do this, or there’s too much left over at the end… More details on how it works below.

Please share the facebook event if you can! If you’d like to print a poster, you can download it here.

The intended dates of the next swap shop is Sat 3 Nov at St Mary’s Centre, but please check back nearer the time, as sometimes we have to change the date

Here’s a few pics from past Recycle Swap Shops at Tilling Green:

DSC_3518

DSC_3524

DSC_3522

What is a ‘recycle swap shop’?

Many of us have things in our homes which we no longer want or use, but we feel are too good to throw away. These things sit around, sometimes for years, waiting for us to find the right person to give them to, and eventually they may end up being thrown in the bin.

This Recycle Swap Shop is an event run by Tilling Green Residents Association and Transition Rye to provide an alternative for local people who would prefer to recycle such unwanted items to others in the community, rather than throw them away.

  • You can bring your items to the hall and leave them there for others to take away.
  • At the same time, you can look around and see if there is anything you’d like to take away yourself!
  • You are welcome to only bring stuff, or to only take stuff, or to just come along and browse and have some free refreshments and a chat. This is a social event too, where everyone wins!
  • Anything left over will be disposed of through Rye Freegle, charity shops or recycling, as appropriate.
  • Takers get things they want for free!
  • We all end up with a chance to meet other local families for a Saturday morning chat, and we put less rubbish in land-fill, saving both the environment and tax-payers’ money.

A few points to note:

  • Please bring items before 11am, so there’s time for people to take them.
  • All items MUST be 100% free and must be from domestic (not commercial) sources.
  • Please try to bring things as early as possible and certainly before 11am
  • If you have bulky items, like bikes or furniture, then please don’t bring these to the Recycle Swap Shop. Items such as this are best recycled through Rye Freegle. Only bring items that can easily be carried by one person to the Recycle Swap Shop.
  • Don’t bring anything illegal!
  • Don’t bring anything dangerous (no sharp knives, weapons, etc.)
  • No pets or livestock.
  • No rubbish. Please don’t bring anything that really is no good to anyone. The Recycle Swap Shop is run a small group of local people who volunteer their time to organise these events and we don’t want to end up with a whole room full of rubbish to take to the dump!
  • No mains electrical items.

Recycle Swap Shop – 14 July

Due to popular demand, we’ve added an additional Recycle Swap Shop! It will be on Sat 14 July at the Tilling Green Community Centre, thanks to a delay on what to do with the site! The venue is on Mason Road, Rye! Doors open at 09:30, if you have stuff to bring, it needs to arrive before 11am. You can browse and take stuff any time from 09:30-12:00, but best not to leave it until the last minute! Remember, you DO NOT need to bring stuff, we’re very happy for people to come and just take stuff away – in fact we need people to do this, or there’s too much left over at the end… More details on how it works below.

Please share the facebook event if you can! If you’d like to print a poster, you can download it here.

The intended dates of future swap shops in 2018 are as follows, but please check back nearer the time, as sometimes we have to change the date:

  • Sat 22 Sep at the Tilling Green Community Centre
  • Sat 3 Nov at St Mary’s Centre

Here’s a few pics from past Recycle Swap Shops at Tilling Green:

DSC_3518

DSC_3524

DSC_3522

What is a ‘recycle swap shop’?

Many of us have things in our homes which we no longer want or use, but we feel are too good to throw away. These things sit around, sometimes for years, waiting for us to find the right person to give them to, and eventually they may end up being thrown in the bin.

This Recycle Swap Shop is an event run by Tilling Green Residents Association and Transition Rye to provide an alternative for local people who would prefer to recycle such unwanted items to others in the community, rather than throw them away.

  • You can bring your items to the hall and leave them there for others to take away.
  • At the same time, you can look around and see if there is anything you’d like to take away yourself!
  • You are welcome to only bring stuff, or to only take stuff, or to just come along and browse and have some free refreshments and a chat. This is a social event too, where everyone wins!
  • Anything left over will be disposed of through Rye Freegle, charity shops or recycling, as appropriate.
  • Takers get things they want for free!
  • We all end up with a chance to meet other local families for a Saturday morning chat, and we put less rubbish in land-fill, saving both the environment and tax-payers’ money.

A few points to note:

  • Please bring items before 11am, so there’s time for people to take them.
  • All items MUST be 100% free and must be from domestic (not commercial) sources.
  • Please try to bring things as early as possible and certainly before 11am
  • If you have bulky items, like bikes or furniture, then please don’t bring these to the Recycle Swap Shop. Items such as this are best recycled through Rye Freegle. Only bring items that can easily be carried by one person to the Recycle Swap Shop.
  • Don’t bring anything illegal!
  • Don’t bring anything dangerous (no sharp knives, weapons, etc.)
  • No pets or livestock.
  • No rubbish. Please don’t bring anything that really is no good to anyone. The Recycle Swap Shop is run a small group of local people who volunteer their time to organise these events and we don’t want to end up with a whole room full of rubbish to take to the dump!
  • No mains electrical items.