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

COMMUNITY The Bobby on the Bay Life Beat: Crime prevention in the community

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

beach tavern, image credit, jan barronn

**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 ommunity prepares to fight another … [Read More...]

Happy Sunday: The return of Pevensey Bay Boot Sale

PEVENSEY BAY BOOT SALE: The first boot sale will be held on SUNDAY 20TH MAY and every Sunday throughout the Summer. Gates open at 7AM for sellers and buyers. Pitches: £9 per car, … [Read More...]



this week


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...]

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...]

features & opinion


** 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...]

neighbourhood news


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...]

Sunrise Pevensey Bay on this beautiful Sunday Bank Holiday, points the way to third annual local photography competition

Image credit: Chris French—Sunrise Pevensey Bay on this beautiful Sunday Bank Holiday Picture of start of season goes to Chris French, possible contender for one of 'top twenty' … [Read More...]

Sunday 6 May: Sadly Pevensey Bay boot sale cancelled this Bank Holiday weekend

IMAGE CREDIT: Pevensey Bay Boot sale Launch boot sale of season: Sadly, the popular Sunday Boot sale has been cancelled this Bank Holiday Sunday (May 6). Organsiers have posted … [Read More...]

EVENTBOARD: Bay Hotel, latest updates

Bay Hotel, Pevensey Bay  EVENTS HOMEPAGE EVENTS PROGRAMME 2018: Bay Hotel, Pevensey Bay BAY HOTEL: The hotel was built in 1897 and located at the heart of the … [Read More...]

Pevensey Pete: Brighton 1 Manchester United 0

Pevensey Pete and his matchless analysis: Brighton 1 Manchester United 0 After extra time every day, Pevensey Pete wins the award of brightest, crisp white business in the … [Read More...]


AUCTION—HISTORIC MINT HOUSE—NO SALE Breaking: Historic Mint House Pevensey, auction today Friday 4 May: . . . The historic Mint House in Pevensey appears not to have sold at … [Read More...]

Historic Mint House in Pevensey goes to auction

TODAY ON BAY LIFE The historic Mint House in Pevensey is up for sale at auction today (Lot 135). We hope to be in a position to post the result of the auction as proceedings take … [Read More...]