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THIS WEEK Plans begin to see Pevensey Bay and locality become ‘homegrown festival showcase'


COMMUNITY Life of local campaigner, Jan Barron, to be celebrated in the community with a new award


LATEST ON JOBSBOARD Chef/Cook, Castle Inn

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TOWNER CINEMA: February highlights

image credit: Jojo Rabbit Towner Cinema, Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park College Road Eastbourne BN21 4JJ Welcome to our February Cinema highlights. We are in the most … [Read More...]

Treat your Valentine at the Priory Court Hotel Pevensey

Treat your Valentine at the Priory Court Hotel Pevensey This year make your Valentine’s extra special with a romantic meal in the intimate candlelit atmosphere of our … [Read More...]

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HILARIOUS AND HEART-WARMING COMEDY – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EDUCATING RITA

HILARIOUS AND HEART-WARMING COMEDY - 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EDUCATING RITA Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, 17 – 22 February 40 years after it was first performed on stage, … [Read More...]

Court action over over Rickney Lane fly tip

image credit: Wealden Council Failing to make sure her household rubbish was disposed of in the correct manner has landed a Hailsham woman with a fine and a criminal … [Read More...]

New look for Wealden District Council website

The Wealden website, which gets more than a million visitors every year, has had a facelift. The changes will make the website more accessible to all residents whatever their … [Read More...]

Wealden man stopped again for giving lifts without valid licence

A Wealden man has been caught for a second time providing ‘taxi’ services without a valid private hire driver’s licence. Keith Martin Leigh (67), of The Penthouse, Belmont House, … [Read More...]

LATEST ON JOBSBOARD: Pevensey Parish Council, clerk on temporary basis

date of job post: 20 January 2020 closing date: 28 February 2020 Ethel Wood Community Centre, 129 Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, BN24 6NS Telephone 01323 743 … [Read More...]

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New checks on free bus passes from April

image credit: Cllr Claire Dowling Holders of concessionary bus passes in East Sussex are being warned invalid or out-of-date passes will no longer be accepted from this … [Read More...]

VE75 Weekend 8–10 May: Organisers publish ‘matrix’ of events that will see locality light up in homegrown celebration of the Day the guns fell silent in Europe

image credit: VE Day Home From the Castle Inn with vehicles, veterans, WW2 Dress and music to the Aqua Club Lunch time VE menu and on to Bay Hotel and Bar with children singing, … [Read More...]

Extra spending: Budget plans could include £6.5 million of investment

Council leaders will be asked to agree extra spending worth £6.5 million when they discuss the latest budget plans next week. Although proposals will include £3.5 million of … [Read More...]

VE Holiday Market SATURDAY 9 MAY: Market Square Pevensey

Stallholders welcome to apply for a space MARKET SPRING HOLIDAY SATURDAY 9th MAY There will be a Market in the Market Square on Saturday May 9th from 10am till 3pm. Stallholders … [Read More...]

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QUEEN’S GREATEST HITS ON AN EPIC SCALE!

QUEEN’S GREATEST HITS ON AN EPIC SCALE! QUEEN SYMPHONIC A Rock Orchestra Experience Congress Theatre, Eastbourne Wednesday 26 February 2020 7.30pm The international concert … [Read More...]

Wassail 2020: Thank you to everyone who came to an awesome evening: Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey

video still credit: Wassail 2020: Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey The atmosphere was amazing Thank you to everyone who came to an awesome evening. The atmosphere was amazing. … [Read More...]

Saturday 18 January 2020: 8th Annual Wassail: Pentacle Drummers: Taking place once again in Pevensey at The Royal Oak And Castle

image credit: Pentacle Drummer, Wassail 2019 Wassailing with the Pentacle Drummers in Pevensey: When Greg Draven meets Thomas Hardy under the Royal Oak Tree read full story … [Read More...]

Pevensey Court House Museum: Re-opening from March: Volunteers are the first people a visitor sees, would you be interested in doing a shift?

image credit: Pevensey Court House Museum The Court House will be reopening from March at weekends and then from Easter Wednesday to Sunday We are run by volunteers! Would you be … [Read More...]

POWERHOUSE COMIC HEADS TO EASTBOURNE RHOD GILBERT: THE BOOK OF JOHN

POWERHOUSE COMIC HEADS TO EASTBOURNE RHOD GILBERT: THE BOOK OF JOHN Congress Theatre, Eastbourne Saturday 13 June 8pm It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh … [Read More...]

New organisation: Eastbourne Carbon Neutral 2030

Eastbourne Borough Council has committed to do all it can to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2030 and has declared a climate emergency for Eastbourne The council cannot … [Read More...]

Wealden Council response: Concerns in community about future of Sea Road Car Park in Pevensey Bay

Wealden Council responds to concerns in community about future of Sea Road Car Park Following publication of our article; Vehicles of Yesteryear and Tomorrow: Decision now made … [Read More...]

Vehicles of Yesteryear and Tomorrow: Decision now made over the future of Sea Road Car Park by Wealden Council

image credit: Vehicles of Yesteryear 2017, Christine Racher Five homegrown mini-festivals are planned for Pevensey and Pevensey Bay in 2020. The key event weekend in the community … [Read More...]

LATEST ON JOBSBOARD: Chef/Cook, Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay

date of jobs post: 15 January 2020 Chef/Cook required for local pub business Chef/Cook required for local pub business with healthy lunch and early evening food trade, … [Read More...]

Pre-publicity: Pevensey History Festival 2020: This year running over a longer period than the initial four days

PEVENSEY HISTORY FESTIVAL back this August PEVENSEY HISTORY FESTIVAL Will be back again this August. Last year a mini history festival was very successful with guided walks round … [Read More...]

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK CLOSES IN A TRIUMPHANT FINAL NIGHT OF CHAOTIC FUN

Jack and the Beanstalk: Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne The final curtain on Eastbourne’s Jack and the Beanstalk fell on Sunday night (12 January) to the rapturous applause of … [Read More...]

Raipur Indian Restaurant in Pevensey Bay enters local entertainment arena in 2020: The remarkable Nasar Elvis Tribute Act

From live on Sky TV to Pevensey Bay: Nasar has been performing as a professional Elvis Tribute Act for the past 15 years He started listening to Elvis from the age of 10. This was … [Read More...]

NEW EVENTBOARD: Bay Hotel and Bar: Latest updates for January and February 2020

Bay Hotel and Bar, Pevensey Bay  EVENTS HOMEPAGE EVENTS PROGRAMME 2020: The restored and re-branded Bay Hotel and Bar Established in 1889, The Bay Hotel has … [Read More...]

New approach to Local Plan: Wealden Council statement, Planning Inspector report

Wealden District Council is disappointed by the decision of the Planning Inspector to find that it cannot proceed with its current draft Wealden Local Plan "Throughout the Local … [Read More...]

Death of Chris Gillings, deputy church warden of our sister church St Wilfrid’s, Pevensey Bay

Sudden death of Chris Gillings So sad to learn of the sudden death of Chris Gillings,deputy church warden of our sister church St Wilfrid’s, Pevensey Bay. She was at the heart of … [Read More...]

Eastbourne woman to recount WWll ordeal to Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday, 23 January

picture credit: Dorit Oliver Wolff Dorit Oliver Wolff, recipient of the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours List, will take centre stage at the town’s Holocaust Memorial … [Read More...]

Pre-publicity for Second Annual Dog Show points way to year of homegrown festivals in Pevensey for 2020

image credit: Pevensey Dog Show 2019 What is being described by organisers as a 'matrix' for event planning in the locality this year, is leading the way to the foundation of … [Read More...]

Starts Saturday 11 January 2020: New from Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey: Curry Night

Every Saturday Night is Curry Night from 5-9pm Offering 3 homemade curries for you to choose from along with starters to pair with your meal. To book a table call 01323 762371 … [Read More...]