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"Rye is ready to reopen!" Video released today


RYE will be offering a warm welcome when lockdown ends


As the November 2020 lockdown ended Rye & District Chamber of Commerce received a grant from HM Government and the EU Development Fund to sponsor a Rye Opens Safely Video. Chamber member Jane Brook of Space Coworking worked with James Bloom of In Bloom Video to capture Rye and surrounds on video and stills featuring its variety of retail, accommodation and hospitality.


There was great enthusiasm for the project and all were keen to get back to business. Hopes were quickly dashed, by mid December Rye was in Tier 3 and within 24 hours moved into Tier 4 then in the new year to national lockdown.


Creative editing and commentary has enabled the reworking of what was originally planned when the filming was done and The Chamber is now delighted to showcase Rye’s great offering, and welcome, whilst reminding everyone to adhere to coronavirus safety guidelines of social distancing, use of sanitizer and wearing masks.


A follow up video will be produced from unused footage extolling the fabulous town of Rye, it’s history, shops, hotels, restaurants and cafes.


Rye looks forward to welcoming you just as soon as the Government says “Unlock”


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