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THIS WEEK : Drop in by East Sussex Highways and SGN over gas network upgrade descends into chaos


EVENTS : Cobbybrook: painting to raise money for St. Nicolas Church, Pevensey

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Four councillors and a minibus: Spirit of Ethel Wood invoked as community begins contingency planning for vital senior support network

SGN Gas Network Upgrade latest: The Volunteer spirit of the people of Pevensey Bay was in evidence last night (Monday 24 October) as plans are put in place to see that support for … [Read More...]

St. Nicolas Church, Pevensey: Postcards of original painting prepared for sale

PAINTING: AUTUMN AT ST. NICOLAS Postcards for St Nicolas church, Pevensey, just arrived and looking great!—artist, Martin Williamson (Cobbybrook), 24 October 2016 At a raffle of … [Read More...]

this week


LETTERS TO EDITOR: SGN Gas Network Upgrade: I have questions I need to ask, my clients need to know what to expect

To the Editor I run Smart Mutts Dog Training, I use the Ethel Wood hall for 7 hours a week, plus I run 4 agility classes, which are outside in Hailsham. I’ve emailed SGN … [Read More...]

LETTERS TO EDITOR: SGN Gas Network Upgrade: Do they ever talk to each other?

After last evening (19 October) in Ethel Wood I managed to speak to one woman from ESCC and I asked her why the gas works had not been finished earlier months before, when Coast … [Read More...]

REVIEW: Kings Singers, St. Nicolas Church, Pevensey

Kings Singers St. Nicolas Church. Pevensey Friday 21 October 2016 Review—Mary Forster I have come home enthusiastic about what I have seen. The Kings Singers event at St. … [Read More...]

Business Post of the Week: Priory Court Hotel: Kings Singers

What a great evening! It was our pleasure to host the Kings Singers for dinner this evening prior to their fund raising concert at St Nicolas Church, Pevensey—Priory Court Hotel, … [Read More...]

UPDATE: Gas network upgrade: Statement from SGN, company agrees to new approach with community consultation following meeting at Ethel Wood Hall

This afternoon, (Friday 21 October), SGN issued the following statement to Bay Life with regard to the gas network upgrade work that is due to begin on November 1. Multiple … [Read More...]

features & opinion


LETTERS TO EDITOR: SGN, Gas Network Upgrade—Clive Marriott

Dear B@y Life, This may seem a trite churlish, however have you noticed the new or latest leaflet from SGN shows four phases which look the same except to have combined phase … [Read More...]

Drop in session organised by East Sussex Highways and SGN over gas network upgrade descends into chaos, big Steve saves the day.

The drop in session at the Ethel Wood Centre in Pevensey Bay over the gas network update planned to begin in November, descended into chaos today as the mood of the meeting and the … [Read More...]

Update: SGN and East Sussex Highways: Coast Road gas network upgrade: community leaflet published

October 19: East Sussex Highways publish leaflet online that provides a community guide to the gas network upgrade work that is to begin along Coast Road, Pevensey Bay from 1 … [Read More...]

Eastbourne fire: man found dead

Shortly after 1am on Monday (17 October) emergency services were called to Chiltern Close, Eastbourne, where the first floor of a detached property was found to be on fire.—Sussex … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


Cobbybrook begins work with new series of paintings and postcards to raise money for St. Nicolas Church in Pevensey

Artist Martin Williamson, who works under the name of Cobbybrook is currently developing a series of paintings and postcards to fund raise for St. Nicolas Church.—Bay Life, 16 … [Read More...]

Sunday 16 October 2016: Way to Battle Walk arrives in Pevensey

9:00am: Sunday 16 October 2016: What's happening outside your window this morning? If you're in Pevensey it's the '1066 Way to Battle' run/walk —Royal Oak and Castle inn, 16 … [Read More...]

Fire in heart of Pevensey Bay results in incident alert: One man and two children treated after breathing in smoke

A fire in the heart of Pevensey Bay broke out last night (Thursday 13 October), resulting in an incident alert.—Bay Life, 14 October 2016 The fire appears to have started above … [Read More...]

SGN: MEDIA RELEASE TO COMMUNITY: Gas network upgrade in the pipeline for Pevensey Bay as part of £624,000 project

Gas distribution company SGN will shortly be starting work to upgrade the local gas supply network in Coast Road, Pevensey Bay.—SGN, 13 October 2016, media release to … [Read More...]

LETTERS TO EDITOR: Fab World book event for families living locally

Hi Bay Life, I saw this event advertised on the fab World Book Day website, for any families living locally who can travel to Lewes this Saturday (see link on Sam Lloyd … [Read More...]

UPDATE: SGN: upgrade of gas network on Coast Road, new communications channel established

Update, a new communication channel for work to be done with the upgrade of the gas network to Coast Road, Pevensey Bay is to be established, working with SGN—Bay Life, 12 October … [Read More...]

information event to mark National Adoption Week

A COUNCIL which is leading the way in adoption services is holding an event to showcase support available for potential adoptive parents.—East Sussex County Council, 12 October … [Read More...]

LATEST: Southern Gas Network work on Coast Road: Information and update from Pevensey Parish Council

I had a long conversation with a senior person at SGN yesterday and I am passing on the salient points to reassure residents. The road has to be closed because under the concete … [Read More...]

Southern Network explanation of work on Coast Road in Pevensey Bay all gas and gaiters

UPDATE: Subsequent to the publication of this article, SGN has been in touch with Bay Life: information here Widespread concerns are growing over the proposed 9 weeks work along … [Read More...]

How to be a councillor: New East Sussex County Council website aims to encourage people to stand

AN EVENT is being held as part of a drive to encourage more people in East Sussex to consider putting themselves forward to be a councillor.—East Sussex County Council, 11 October … [Read More...]

New ways of providing services are vital: County Council considers all options as plans develop to find further £24 million savings

COUNCILLORS in East Sussex will consider all options with partners as they develop plans to save a further £24 million from the county’s budget.—East Sussex Country Council, 11 … [Read More...]

Pevensey Parish Council: Works for Coast Road: Letter conveniently ignores road may be closed for up to nine weeks

Open meeting to be held at Ethel Wood Community Centre 4 pm-8 pm on 19th October 2016 You may all by now have had a letter advising you about the works planned for Coast Road … [Read More...]

Stephen Lloyd opens new animal charity shop in Eastbourne: Trevor and his team are an inspiration to us all……

I was delighted to be invited to formally open the new WRAS charity shop at 192 Terminus Road this morning, alongside their founder Trevor Weeks MBE. I've known Trevor and been a … [Read More...]

Pevensey woman wanted over breach of bail conditions

Police are searching for Kelly Joanna Pragnell, who is wanted in connection with an assault in Cade Street, Eastbourne, in February.—Sussex Police, 7 October 2016 The 32-year-old, … [Read More...]

Making a difference: Sussex Life Community Awards, Pevensey Volunteers

Congratulations to Pevensey Volunteers, nominated in the Community Awards category in the Sussex Life ceremony last night. Whilst they did not win, they have raised the profile of … [Read More...]

LETTERS TO EDITOR: New BP garage, Pevensey: Why have grates not been covered to prevent costly losses?

To the editor New BP Garage, Pevensey I stopped there today (2 October) at around 2pm to fill up my car with diesel and as I was about to uncap the fuel tank, I reached to put … [Read More...]

Beat them at their own game: Pioneering East Sussex scheme against scammers goes national

A PIONEERING East Sussex-based scheme fighting against scammers has launched a national campaign to target the problem.—East Sussex County Council, 6 October 2016 Every year, … [Read More...]

Breakfast means breakfast: The contemporary family home in Westham that welcomes people from across the world

The Boutique Bed and Breakfast in the contemporary home at 26 Rattle Road in Westham is an unusual addition to the local business landscape.—Bay Life, 6 October 2016 When the … [Read More...]

** BREAKING NEWS: Turn it Up: The Quiet Man of Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, signs record deal with indie label

“Listen with the volume set to 11”, he said grinning as he put on the first track, Turn it Up, of his new album, One More Crow—Bay Life, 6 October 2016 In come the jangly guitars, … [Read More...]

Upgrade to gas network, Coast Road, Pevensey Bay: Nine weeks work, road closed in five phases

Dear Stakeholder Notification of major gas works: Coast Road, Pevensey Bay I am writing to make you aware of our forthcoming upgrade of our gas network in Coast Road, Pevensey … [Read More...]

Concerns over infections from ear piercings in Wealden or Rother

Public Health officials in Wealden and Rother are asking people who have recently had an ear piercing, and establishments involved in ear piercing, to be on the alert for … [Read More...]

Yoga classes with Tricia: Experienced teacher prepares to add new dimension to community life in Pevensey Bay

New yoga classes at St. Wilfrid's Hall, Pevensey Bay have created interest in the community—Bay Life, 3 October 2016 Talking to Bay Life, (30 September), yoga teacher, Tricia … [Read More...]