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THIS WEEK EXCLUSIVE: Plan to sell Beach Tavern site to new owners to turn into upmarket restaurant

COMMUNITY Aqua Bar: Photograph chosen to capture spirit of Pevensey Bay during Royal Wedding

LETTERS Beach Tavern site: Italian/Mediterranean restaurant would complement village


WORLD CUP 2018: Spirit of Nobby Stiles and 1966 invoked as we prepare to go over the moon in Pevensey Bay

BAY LIFE CASTLE INN: AQUA BAR: BAY HOTEL THREE HOSTELRIES ON OUR SHIRTS WORLD CUP 2018 Over the Moon Party Shop in Pevensey Bay invokes spirit of 1966: Come on England Local … [Read More...]

LETTERS TO EDITOR: Photography competition and postcard plan

To editor I just wanted to say that your idea to have some of the photographs from your competition as possible postcards with the ones that you are already doing is a really … [Read More...]



this week


Huw Merriman MP: If you don’t ask you don’t get: Exchange with Chancellor over improvements to infrastructure in coastal parts of East Sussex

Local MP Campaigns for East Sussex Infrastructure Improvements East Sussex MP, Huw Merriman, urged the Chancellor to deliver more investment in East Sussex in the House of Commons … [Read More...]

LEADERBOARD: The Journal: Iwona, the librarian and the girl with the hajib in the Wallsend Road

LEADERBOARD EDITION 18: PEVENSEY BAY JOURNAL The Pevensey Bay Journal edition 18, is published this week, to all our digital subscribers this Thursday 24 May. In local newsagents, … [Read More...]

LETTERS TO EDITOR: Beach Tavern site: An Italian/Mediterranean restaurant would complement the village well

It is great to hear that the defunct tavern 'may' be considered as a restaurant. I hope the village etc gets behind this and squashes any application for flats!! We have a great … [Read More...]

**EXCLUSIVE Revealed, the plan to sell Beach Tavern site to new owners to turn into upmarket restaurant in 2016

IMAGE CREDIT: Jan Barron Freedom of Information Act request reveals plan to sell Beach Tavern site to become upmarket restaurant in 2016 As the community prepares to fight … [Read More...]

Aqua Bar: Photograph chosen to capture spirit of Pevensey Bay during Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Thank you for the contributions Thank you to everyone that has contributed to our community coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May … [Read More...]

features & opinion


Oh Happy Royal Wedding Day: The gospel according to St. George and Etta James

We are delighted to see that the Royal Wedding today will break with tradition and that Etta James will feature as part of the service. Today the modern service will clearly have … [Read More...]

When Harry Met Meghan: Four Weddings and a Burn Up, Pevensey Bay prepares to celebrate the Big Day

Sweet Home Anderida prepares to Rock Pvensey Bay is preparing to celebrate the Bay Day in the only way Pevensey Bay knows how, with wit, bather, buntings, our own independence … [Read More...]

Dianne Dear Blog: Planned power cut due in ward on 21 May

IMAGE CREDIT: UK Power Networks the Dianne Dear Blog Dianne Dear is the publisher of Bay Life . She has also been a Wealden District Councilor for 16 years. In the blog she … [Read More...]

Langney Rise roadworks planned to start Saturday 2 June

WORK to reconstruct a major route in Eastbourne begins on Saturday, June 2.—East Sussex County Council Road closed in phases while the work is carried out The East Sussex … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


BUSINESS POST OF WEEK: Drama at Pete’s laundry service as staff stage walk out

Libby the Laundry ironing Queen takes time out to rest Drama at the Laundry Staff member stages walk out at the amount of work that's come in..Libby the Laundry ironing Queen … [Read More...]

Royal Wedding, Prince Harry the Meghan Markle Sparkle and FA Cup Final: Bay Hotel prepares for Super Saturday

illustration: Jan Barron The Bay Hotel has put together a Super Saturday stash of events with all the ingredients of a day that says in the mix essence of Pevensey Bay We begin … [Read More...]

** NEW FROM BAY LIFE: The Bobby on the Bay Life Beat: Crime prevention in the community

IMAGE CREDIT: Jack Warner as Constable George Dixon NEW SECTION: Evening all: Retired police officer joins Bay Life to keep tabs on new crime prevention in the community Retired … [Read More...]

** NEW FROM BAY LIFE: Arts Diary: Wise owl toots to the traffic in the Wallsend Road

IMAGE CREDIT: WISE OWL: Lino cut, Val Racher, 2017 Arts Diary: Val Racher Val Racher, business manager of the pilot Pevensey arts and literature festival joins Bay Life as … [Read More...]

Intelligent Health: Beat the street arrives in Pevensey Bay

Beat the Street is coming to Pevensey and Westham this summer—Intelligent Health 14 May 2018 Beat Boxes on lampposts: Walking and cycling game that encourages schools, businesses … [Read More...]

EVENTBOARD: Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay, latest updates

Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay EVENTS HOMEPAGE EVENTS PROGRAMME 2018: Castle Inn The wonderfully characterful Castle Inn. Situated in the coastal village of Pevensey Bay, … [Read More...]

Sunday essay: When Harry Met Meghan, the Televised Royal Wedding at the Aqua Bar in Pevensey Bay

IMAGE CREDIT: Melita Cullis, Royal Televised Wedding, Aqua Bar, Pevensey Bay FEATURE INTERVIEW: MELITA CULLIS Talking to Meilta Cullis, one of the founders of Movies in the … [Read More...]

the Aqua Bar Ethos: Pevensey Bay: Event programme 2018: Latest updates

AQUA BAR EVENTS HOMEPAGE EVENTS PROGRAMME 2018: Aqua Bar & Grill, Pevensey Bay The Aqua Bar Ethos: Seated garden area opening directly onto the beach. For … [Read More...]

Libraries are not just about books

Last Saturday (5 May), Pevensey Bay Library closed its doors Over the previous couple of weeks many books have been returned and the two staff that have weathered all the … [Read More...]

Summer Show: Haven Players, Stone Cross

Big hit songs from the movies with dance routines and a guest compère Next up is our summer show. We’ll be performing a selection of big hit songs from the movies with dance … [Read More...]

Love your local market in May

Image credit: Heathfield Farmers Market Shop at Wealden Markets this May During May, Wealden District Council is encouraging its residents to make the most of their local … [Read More...]

Black muddy racing bike stolen outside Priory Court hotel, help Emma and her son

If anyone sees a black muddy fox racing bike, my sons was stolen today from outside the priory court hotel today between 1-6pm. Thankyou —Emma Fogg, 9 May 2018 … [Read More...]

LETTERS: Tuesday 8 May: Pevensey Bay looks like a second rate dog toilet

The state of the village this morning was a disgrace. Beach was full of rubbish and the few bins had not been emptied all weekend again. Seagulls pulling takeaways boxes and … [Read More...]

Third Bay Life local photography competition, see your work promoted across Sussex by the Sea

IMAGE CREDIT: The Storm, Gary Sadler, winner Bay Life Photography Competition 2014 local photography competition begins Our photography competition begins tomorrow (Friday 11 May … [Read More...]

SATURDAY 12 MAY: St. Nicolas church ‘Heritage Open Day’ welcomes special guest, architectural historian and BBC broadcaster, Dr Jonathan Foyle

IMAGE CREDIT: Dr. Jonathan Foyle Broadcaster and historian Jonathan Foyle leads Heritage Open Day—St.Nicolas church, Pevensey, 25 April 2018 Renowned architectural historian and … [Read More...]

FEATURE INTERVIEW: Big welcome to Bay Cars, music to our ears

Image credit: Conor Broughall FEATURE INTERVIEW: CONOR BROUGHALL: THE SIMPLE LOCAL FORMULA ON SPEED DIAL Big welcome to Bay Cars, music to our ears, a new taxi service based in … [Read More...]

Pevensey Bay on a beautiful May Bank Holiday Monday, streamline moderne

Image credit: Ocean View Bakery and Restaurant, outside orders taken here A fabulous muti-coloured gathering of people from families to groups and a gentle burr of the collective … [Read More...]

Huw Merriman MP: Video blog: In Africa with Unicef

My day with UNICEF With some help from some new friends, I describe my day with UNICEF visiting an education and health centre caring and feeding 1,000 street children and child … [Read More...]