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THIS WEEK : Stephen Lloyd: The whole sorry tale of Coperforma

FEATURES & OPINION : Libraries Unlimited, East Sussex: the 2020 vision for the county?

EVENTS : East Sussex Wildlife and Ambulance Service to open first charity shop

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Call on landlords and property owners: Help provide housing for Syrian refugees

Wealden District Council is calling on landlords and property owners from across the District to help provide housing for Syrian refugees who have been displaced by war.—Wealden … [Read More...]

Historic Day marked by keynote talk in Pevensey: The Unintended consequences of Battle of Hastings

14th October 2016 is the exact 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. To mark this historic day, Peter Harrison, Curator at Pevensey Museum will give a talk at 7;00 PM titled … [Read More...]

this week


East Sussex Wildlife and Ambulance Service to open first charity shop

WRAS will be officially opening their very first ever charity shop. Trevor will be there signing his book during the day and will be cutting the ribbon alongside Stephen Lloyd. … [Read More...]

Stephen Lloyd: The whole sorry tale of Coperforma and the offshore company based in Guernsey

Dear All - you may remember a previous post of mine highlighting that one of the three main shareholders in the privatised Patient Transport Services company Coperforma, was … [Read More...]

Boundary commission changes, Wealden Council response

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has adopted Wealden District Council’s proposal to reduce the number of its councillors.—Wealden District Council, 28 September … [Read More...]

Libraries Unlimited, East Sussex: the 2020 vision for the county?

Libraries Unlimited East Sussex connecting town and country libraries across the county..... Fascinating social experiment in providing library services in Devon that brings … [Read More...]

Reduction in number of PCSOs, changes to their role, concerns grow over new policing model

CHANGES to local neighbourhood policing across Sussex were called into question at the latest Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting.—East Sussex County Council, Issued on behalf of … [Read More...]

features & opinion


BUSINESS POST OF THE WEEK: Fly like an Eagle, Royal Oak and Castle Inn, Pevensey

Great attendance at the 1st @Digitaleagles @ROAC_Pevensey come and join in!—Wealden ETC, 27 September 2016 … [Read More...]

Stoptober in East Sussex

SMOKERS in East Sussex are being urged to take the Stoptober challenge – and kick the habit for good.—East Sussex County Council, 26 October 2016 East Sussex County Council is … [Read More...]

Sussex Police on the case: Snowdogs by the sea, each one to be auctioned for Marlet’s Hospice

A number of volunteers including Sussex Police’s Chief Constable Giles York QPM, and Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp, divisional commander for Brighton and Hove helped to install the … [Read More...]

Winnie the Pooh, beloved around the world: Special event to celebrate most famous resident reaching 90

On October 1, as part of the celebrations for its most famous resident reaching 90 and in conjunction with Sussex Walking Festival, Wealden District Council and the Conservators of … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


DAY 3: Huw Merriman MP: Visiting Syrian Refugees in Jordan with Save the Children: Education Projects in Amman

Today we have been visiting education projects which are run by Save the Children, and funded by Pearson, in Amman. Whilst many Syrian refugees are living in Jordanian refugee … [Read More...]

“Wish You Were Here” Bay Life launches ecommerce web platform to promote local products

Bay Life is to launch an ecommerce based web platform in late November, ready for the local Christmas market in Pevensey and the Bay. The platform will promote local products in … [Read More...]

BUSINESS POST OF THE WEEK: Helen Burton, Pevensey Volunteers

Two grant applications sent off yesterday for Eastbourne Volunteers. I should get the logo by the weekend. One more application to do today. Then there's Pevensey Volunteers and a … [Read More...]

DAY 2: Huw Merriman MP: Visiting Syrian Refugees in Jordan with Save the Children: Life in Za’atari Refugee Camp

Today we visited Za'atari Refugee Camp which, with almost 80,000 Syrian refugees, is the second largest refugee in the world. The camp is just 15 km from the Syrian border.—Huw … [Read More...]

Huw Merriman MP: Visiting Syrian Refugees in Jordan with Save the Children

IMAGE CREDIT: Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle. Today I am flying to Jordan with Victoria Prentis MP and Save the Children. We will be spending the week with refugees and … [Read More...]

Barclays Digital Eagles take flight with Pevensey Eagle in pioneering course at Royal Oak and Castle Inn

From September 27, Barclays Digital Eagles are swooping into The Royal Oak and Castle pub in Pevensey to offer Wealden residents a FREE seven week course in the benefits of using … [Read More...]

Whale of a Tale: Pevensey Whale makes royal progress to new home

The Pevensey Whale, after three years in storage, makes its royal progress to the new annexe in the University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge today—Bay Life, 20 September 2016 The … [Read More...]

Letters to Editor: Postcards from the past

Hi Bay Life, I think readers who have not yet seen this link might enjoy some of these hilarious holiday postcards. For info. I have spotted postcards from Eastbourne, but … [Read More...]

Westham Village Conservation Group: Health, Heritage & Wildlife Guided Walk

IMAGE CREDIT: Westham Village Conservation Group The next Health, Heritage & Wildlife Guided Walk will be on Sunday 18th September, starting at Westham village pond and going … [Read More...]

Vital that we work together on mental health issues, annual assembly looks at ways people in crisis can be supported in community

INFLUENTIAL organisations across East Sussex joined together to focus on the mental health of the county.—East Sussex County Council, 16 September 2016 The East Sussex Annual … [Read More...]

Getting guidance and advice, third Wealden Works Careers Fair

On Monday October 3, Wealden District Council is inviting everyone aged 25 or under to the third Wealden Works Careers Fair at the East Sussex National Hotel in Uckfield (TN22 5ES) … [Read More...]

Groundbreaking exhibition in Pevensey Bay wins local praise: organisers confirm day raised over £800 for St.Wilfrid’s Hospice

IMAGE CREDIT: Julie Snowball, ceramicist, Nomadic Ladies series. UPDATE: 13 SEPTEMBER: SUM RAISED CONFIRMED AS £928.30: There was praise this week for organisers of the … [Read More...]

Miracles Happen: Welcome to the local library for the 21st century

Pevensey Bay Library 4:10pm, Tuesday 13 September There is something quite special about sitting in Pevensey Bay Library and seeing an older lady slowly come down the steps … [Read More...]

Venit at Pevensae: Coast and Country Walking Festival gets into gear

There are plenty of opportunities to try out a short stroll using Nordic walking sticks or take in some of the breath-taking views of Wealden on a longer walk during this month’s … [Read More...]

Saturday 10 September 2016: The official welcome back to Pevensey Bay Library, a moveable feast

On Saturday 10 September 2016, the community officially celebrated something special, Pevensey Bay Library has reopened.—Bay Life 11 September 2016 County Councillor Chris … [Read More...]

Join the celebrations over the re-opening of Pevensey Bay Library

Join the celebrations over the re-opening of Pevensey Bay Library this weekend 10 Sept 10:00 - 12:00 A great chance to chat to staff who have worked so hard to get the library … [Read More...]

LETTERS TO EDITOR: Search for relative: Violet Staddon, Pevensey Bay 1934

To the Editor I wonder if you could publish this request in your news letter. I had a relative who lived in "High Beach Bungalow" Pevensey Bay in 1934, her name was Violet … [Read More...]

One in ten households in East Sussex in fuel poverty, County Council takes action to combat situation this winter

PEOPLE in East Sussex will be helped to stay warm and well this winter – thanks to the launch of a new funding scheme.—East Sussex County Council, 9 September 2016 An estimated … [Read More...]

Acclaimed printmaker and textile whale artist joins Pevensey Timeline project

IMAGE CREDIT: Caroline Hack, printmaker and textile whale artist, Moby Dick fabric whale project News that the Pevensey timeline project has commissioned an acclaimed printmaker … [Read More...]

The Unusual Suspects: Many household items may be missed in our recycling

Wealden District Council is supporting this year’s National Recycle Week campaign to encourage residents to think about some of the less obvious things that can be recycled. The … [Read More...]

Conservation Group invites community to keynote meeting, leaflets delivered to every address in Westham

IMAGE CREDIT: Westham Village Conservation Group: Health, Heritage and Wildlife Guided Walk, Sunday 24 April 2016 A keynote meeting organised by Westham Village Conservation Group … [Read More...]

Business Post of the Week: The Limes Boutique B&B, Westham, Pevensey

Seven lovely cyclists from Belgium last night. Shame about the weather! BON VOYAGE Limes Boutique B&B, Westham, Pevensey, 5 September 2016 The Limes: Boutique B&B … [Read More...]