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THIS WEEK : East Sussex Highways: Coast Road: Update: Monday 28th November 2016

FEATURES & OPINION : Bay Life: The Journal, 12 page bumper Christmas special

BUSINESS: REVIEW: 7 week digital skills course: Royal Oak & Castle Inn, Pevensey does the business

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Investment in network computers for local libraries sees services continuing to adapt to changing needs

PEOPLE in East Sussex are being helped to help themselves to employment opportunities – thanks to a half a million pound upgrade of library computers.—East Sussex County Council, 8 … [Read More...]

Huw Merriman, MP for Pevensey: Opposition Debate on Article 50 and Leaving the EU

Today in Parliament, yet another attempt will be made to debate the merits of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.—Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhaill and Battle, Wednesday 7 … [Read More...]

this week


KEEP THE DOWNS PUBLIC CAMPAIGN: Groups across Sussex express their concerns

Over 150 people walked the Eastbourne Downs on Saturday 3rd December to protest against Eastbourne Borough Council's decision to sell their Downland farms.—Keep Our Downs Public … [Read More...]

Seven week digital skills course: Investing in future of community, Royal Oak and Castle Inn, Pevensey does the business

The Royal Oak and Castle in Pevensey has been showing that pubs can offer so much more than just food and drink by successfully hosting a seven week digital skills course run by … [Read More...]

Team 17 on course for success: Sussex Downs College celebrates engagement with Prince’s Trust Programme

IMAGE CREDIT: Sussex Downs College Young adults on The Prince’s Trust Team 17, run through Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, are currently in the final phases of their programme … [Read More...]

Wealden resident fined for dumping 30 bin bags full of rubbish at neighbourhood recycling point

A Heathfield resident who dumped over 30 bags of rubbish at their local recycling centre, blocking access, was fined £120 and order to pay £820 costs.—Wealden Council, 5 December … [Read More...]

Pevensey Volunteers opens the door to social model for enterprise with new Eastbourne based project

Perhaps there is a possibility here for a knock on effect with Pevensey. The promotion of the new project might see more useful profile for us with the volunteer networking that … [Read More...]

features & opinion


Support with Confidence Scheme welcomes new recruits: Helping vulnerable people to lead independent lives

A SCHEME which provides vital assistance to help vulnerable people live independently has welcomed its latest recruits.—East Sussex County Council, 2 December 2016 Support With … [Read More...]

Stay safe over Christmas, only use licensed taxis

Wealden District Council is encouraging festive revellers to stay safe over the Christmas period by using only licensed taxis.—Wealden District Council, 2 December 2016 The season … [Read More...]

*** BREAKING NEWS: Govia Thameslink Railway, parent company of Southern Railway issues court proceedings to stop ASLEF industrial action

Govia Thameslink Railway, parent company of Southern Railway, today, Thursday 1 December 2016, issued the folowing statement about their decision to issue court proceedings to stop … [Read More...]

Rally and walk to defend the Downs

Rally & Walk at Beachy Head on 3rd December to protest sale of Eastbourne's public downland: On Saturday 3rd December the Keep Our Downs Public campaign will be holding a Rally … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


Jo Collins: No.1: Google searches to find Bay Life online bring out the best Christmas spirit in people

SEARCH US BAY LIFE . . . 12 of the best, just for fun Google searches to find Bay Life online IMAGE CREDIT: Jo Collins, On the Tides - Driftwood Creations. "The Bay Hotel got … [Read More...]

*** BREAKING NEWS: Pets2Go2 Grooming joins Bay Life the Journal: Sweep in the bath sits up and pays attention

*** LATEST ADVERTISER BAY LIFE: THE JOURNAL Pets2Go2 Grooming ••• BREAKING NEWS: Pets2Go2 Grooming joins Bay Life: the Journal: As news breaks that the premier pets … [Read More...]

Skills East Sussex sees volunteers from local business community matched with schools in their areas

THE work of a scheme which brings businesses and education closer together has been highlighted at an event in East Sussex.—East Sussex County Council, 30 November … [Read More...]

Wealden Council: Pension transition arrangements: Many women born in 1950s are living in hardship.

Wealden District Council has called for pension transition arrangements for women nearing retirement age to be made fairer following legislative changes which have increased the … [Read More...]

Wealden Council calls on Unions and Southern Railways to find solution to current dispute as a matter of urgency

Wealden District Councillors unanimously called on the rail unions and Southern railways to find a solution to the current dispute as a matter of urgency.—Wealden Council, 30 … [Read More...]

East Sussex Highways: Coast Road: Update: Monday 28th November 2016

EAST SUSSEX HIGHWAYS: UPDATE: WORK IN COAST ROAD: Credit to East Sussex Highways. Useful and comprehensive information here to residents on Monday (28 November) . Both phases of … [Read More...]

Bay Life: The Journal, 12 page bumper Christmas special

Coming soon— Edition 7, The Bay Life Journal 40p, 12 page 2016 Christmas special Thank you to everyone that is contributing to the success of Bay Life: The Journal, the first … [Read More...]

PEVENSEY PARISH COUNCIL UPDATE: SGN will not require any more road closures

SGN will not require any more road closures As you will be already aware SGN will not require any more road closures although there is still some work to be carried out in Coast … [Read More...]

Mary Forster: Very kind remarks about 2016 Concert programme at St. Nicolas church Pevensey

A local Pevensey Bay resident, (I live in Bexhill), has given me a copy of ‘The Journal’ dated 10th November to point out Mary Forster’s very kind remarks about the 2016 Concert … [Read More...]

AGM: Westham Village Conservation Group with Martin Hole of Montague Farm

Westham Village Conservation Group Annual General Meeting Westham Village Conservation Group will be holding its Annual General Meeting at Westham Village Hall on Wednesday 30th … [Read More...]

Local writing group plans extra special Christmas event with performance poet Claire Baldry

'Local writing group Inkspot invites everyone to their Christmas event held upstairs at the Baptist Church, Pevensey Bay, next Friday 2nd December 2016, 6.30pm, Inkspot , 27 … [Read More...]

An afternoon with Marilyn Monroe at historic Hailsham Pavilion cinema

Marilyn Monroe attended a special screening of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the historic Hailsham Pavilion cinema last week.—Wealden District Council, 24 November 2016 It was the … [Read More...]

GAS NETWORK UPGRADE DIARY: Week 4: Day 4: Life on the open road: SGN finishes work over two weeks early

In a media release to Bay Life this afternoon (Thursday 24 November), a spokesperson for the Gas distribution company SGN confirmed that Coast Road is now fully reopen. Message … [Read More...]

After Storm Angus, the shiftworkers arrive

AFTER THE STORM Pictured on the Beach, 23 November 2016 in Pevensey Bay, the shiftworkers have arrived. IMAGE CREDIT: Dianne Dear (publisher Bay life) … [Read More...]

Downland held in perpetuity for public to be sold off by Eastbourne Borough Council, group pledges to intensify campaign

Campaigners from the Keep Our Downs Public group, Eastbourne Friends of the Earth, and members of the public, met with Councillor David Tutt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, … [Read More...]

Transformative archive facility for East Sussex wins national accreditation

A STATE-of-the-art East Sussex archive centre has received national accreditation for the high quality of service it provides.—East Sussex County Council, 23 November 2016 The … [Read More...]

East Sussex County Council joins fight to stop violence against women, events across county

EVENTS are being held in East Sussex to mark a global event aimed at stopping violence against women.—East Sussex County Council, 23 November 2016 East Sussex County Council, in … [Read More...]

BUSINESS POST OF WEEK: Castle Cottage Tea Room, Pevensey: Christmas Shopping, what a chore

Christmas shopping, what a chore Frazzled nerves, are your feet sore? May we suggest a pot of tea A sit down and some sanity! Castle Cottage Tearoom.......where tea and cake … [Read More...]

** BREAKING NEWS: Sale of local public downland latest: Leader of Eastbourne Council to meet campaigners

Campaigners say NO to sale of local public downland!—Andrew Durling, Co-ordinator, Eastbourne Friends of the Earth, 22 November 2016 There will be a meeting at Eastbourne Town … [Read More...]

Voices Choir with busy festive season coming up

Voices Choir have a really busy festive season coming up. After two appearances at the Marine Parade Hotel, the choir are pleased to announce that they will be singing Xmas songs … [Read More...]

GAS NETWORK UPGRADE DIARY: Week 4, Day 2: Pevensey Parish Council: Road crossing planned outside EWCC

Plan to open the road fully on Thursday morning. Road crossing outside EWCC Latest information from SGN is that concrete was laid in Phase 2 yesterday. This has to be left to … [Read More...]

GAS NETWORK UPGRADE DIARY: Week 4, Day 1: BREAKING NEWS: SGN plan is to ‘open road fully on Thursday’

Talking to Bay Life, this afternoon at 2:30pm, Steve Colvin, SGN Project Manager told us that the plan is to 'open the road fully' on Thursday morning—Bay Life, 21 November … [Read More...]