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THIS WEEK : This green and pleasant land: Westham resident highlights concerns over developments

BUSINESS POST OF WEEK : Incredible Edible Pevensey & Westham awarded Wealden Council grant


WEALDEN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Returns to Pevensey Castle, latest updates and information

WEALDEN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 16 & 17 July 2016 – 11am to 7.30pm Returns to Pevensey Castle The latest information is now published and Wealden Council is feeding us … [Read More...]

Pevensey Bay Baptist Church to take up role with newspaper published in the Bay

Full-time community elder, at Pevensey Baptist Church, Rev Edwin Peña, originally from Colombia, is to join Pevensey Bay: the Journal in the July issue of the newspaper with his … [Read More...]

this week


*** BREAKING NEWS: Huw Merriman MP, response to calls for second referendum and legitimacy of decision

Many constituents have contacted me to request that the UK is given a second referendum on our EU membership or suggesting that Parliament refuses to accept the legitimacy of the … [Read More...]

*** BREAKING NEWS: Southdown Outreach service to cease

SOUTH DOWNS OUTREACH SERVICE TO CEASE Dear Parents it is with deep sadness and shock that I have to let you know that I have received news that there is a current consultation … [Read More...]

LETTERS TO EDITOR: This green and pleasant land: Westham resident highlights concerns beyond approved developments

Dear Sir I am a local resident living in Westham. Wealden D.C. recently sent me an e-mail with respect to potential development sites within their authority of control, see … [Read More...]

Work on £2.6million scheme to ease traffic congestion in Hailsham begins

CONSTRUCTION work on a £2.6million scheme aimed at easing traffic congestion and ensuring Hailsham remains a vibrant and thriving market town is set to begin this week—East Sussex … [Read More...]

CASTLE INN Weekender: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 22-24 July 2016

More fun and some classic combos from the Castle Inn, the hostelry that does so much to create community spirit and get those feet tapping. Live music every month and coming in the … [Read More...]

features & opinion


Wealden Council Chairman chooses charities to support

Wealden District Council’s Chairman Chris Hardy has chosen the JPK Sussex Project and Heathfield Works! as his two official charities during his term in office.—Wealden District … [Read More...]

Parking charges to stay in place for Airbourne

Parking charges to remain in place for flagship airshow—East Sussex County Council, 24 June 2016 ACTION against inconsiderate motorists will make it easier for visitors to … [Read More...]

***** BREAKING NEWS: Huw Merriman MP: I voted to remain, absolutely devastated to have lost David Cameron as my PM

MP for Bexhill and Battle , Huw Merriman, announced on his web platform yesterday (23 June), that he had voted to remain in the EU. In relation to the resignation of David Cameron … [Read More...]

Wealden, Rother area results: EU Referendum 2016

Wealden Leave 54.5% 52,808 votes Remain 45.5% 44,084 votes Turnout: 80.0% Rother Leave 58.5% 33,753 votes Remain 41.5% 23,916 votes Turnout: 79.3% … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


Bay Life: The Journal, second issue of ‘hyper-local newspaper’ published Friday 24 June

Bay Life: The Journal, the second issue of the 'hyper-local broadsheet newspaper' for Pevensey Bay is published Friday 24 June, and available in all good local newsagents. Priced … [Read More...]

REVIEW: EU Referendum Debate, Priory Court Hotel Pevensey: Having our voices heard

Interesting evening (Tuesday 21 June) at the Priory Court Hotel Pevensey, the hotel that is fast becoming the host in the locality for 'democracy in action' as Peter Lowton the … [Read More...]

Bravery of First World War Hero posthumously awarded Victoria Cross to be honoured with permanent memorial in town

Picture caption: Nelson Carter A FIRST World War soldier from Eastbourne will be commemorated with the unveiling of a permanent memorial in the town.—east SUssex County Council, … [Read More...]

Annual State of the County Report confirms need to save £17.3 million in next financial year

TOUGH choices will have to be made as East Sussex County Council continues to manage significant funding reductions while remaining focussed on protecting the most vulnerable and … [Read More...]

TONIGHT TUESDAY 21 JUNE: EU Referendum Debate Pevensey, chaired by Huw Merriman MP for Bexhill and Battle

Thank you for coming to the Priory Court Hotel on Thursday evening. I can now confirm that the debate has been re-scheduled to take place on Tuesday 21st June, with the same start … [Read More...]

Long term benefits into adult life: Support for Breast Feeding Week across East Sussex

HEALTH chiefs in East Sussex are backing a national campaign encouraging mothers to breastfeed their baby.—East Sussex County Council 21 June 2016 East Sussex County Council’s … [Read More...]

East Sussex County Council response: Victims of dodgy roof dealer get their due

IMAGE CREDIT: Cllr Chris Dowling, East Sussex County Council’s lead member for community services VICTIMS of a cowboy roofing contractor will see a considerable amount of their … [Read More...]

PEVENSEY CASTLE: Wealden Food and Wine Festival publishes full programme

The programme for next month’s Wealden Food & Wine Festival, taking place at Pevensey Castle on Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July, is out now.—Wealden District Council, 17 … [Read More...]

ARTBOARD launched in Pevensey Bay broadsheet newspaper to support work of local artists: Where Did You Get that Hat?

JILL BENNETT: ARTWORK Where Did You Get that Hat? Pevensey Bay Art Group Exhibition, Saturday 18 June 2016 A new feature in Bay Life The journal, the monthly 'hyper-local … [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS: Third time lucky? Beach Tavern back to auction

The Beach Tavern Public House in Pevensey Bay, the subject of a nomination as an asset of community value in November 2015, we understand, is to come back to auction on July … [Read More...]

The Mawkins are Back! Bay Life the Journal edition 2

Bay Life the Journal edition 2 is published Friday 24 June, be sure to reserve your copy in your favourite local newsagents.—Bay Life, 18 June 2016 … [Read More...]

Huw Merriman MP: New legal right to broadband, speaking out for residents in House of Commons

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has spoken in the House of Commons for residents to be given more detail as to how they can benefit from the Government’s recent announcement … [Read More...]

Brendan Cox: Statement on the death of his wife, MP, Jo Cox

Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo's friends and family are going to work every moment of … [Read More...]