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THIS WEEK The Happy St. George’s Day photomontage from the Castle Inn

COMMUNITY Nick Porter, Director of new Pevensey Pre-school, joins Bay Life Journal as columnist

BLOG DIANNE DEAR: Time for English Heritage to get their act together at Pevensey castle


THE GAZETTE: ‘History in the Making’ as newspaper launches to promote Pevensey

IMAGE CREDIT: Illustration Of Pevensey Castle From The Book Cassell's History Of England Volume I/Alamy A newspaper for Pevensey, titled the Pevensey Gazette, is to launch. The … [Read More...]

Cuckoo Trail Challenge

IMAGE CREDIT: Wealden Council Celebrate Wealden’s most popular green trail on Saturday 12 May and make the most of fitness and fun.—Wealden Council, 23 April 2018 Cuckoo Trail is … [Read More...]



this week


BUSINESS POST AWARD OF WEEK: The Happy St. George’s Day photomontage: Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay

TELL ME WHAT WE WANT, WHAT WE REALLY REALLY WANT: Castle Inn photomontages The Happy St. George's Day photomontage coolest set of stained glass style photoshop windows to the … [Read More...]

Nick Porter, Director of new Pevensey Pre-school, joins Bay Life Journal as columnist

IMAGE CREDIT: Nick Porter NICK PORTER: New monthly column in the Journal Nick Porter, the director of the new Pevensey pre-school, based at Memorial Hall Pevensey, joins Bay Life … [Read More...]

DIANNE DEAR BLOG: Time for English Heritage to get their act together at Pevensey castle

IMAGE CREDIT: Derivation: Aerial photograph of Pevensey castle and surroundings, wiki: Lieven Smits 2011 Distributed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License … [Read More...]

CASTLE INN LIVE: Howlin Blues: Big Welcome back to the Bay

Big welcome back to the Bay: Howlin' Blues: 8:30pm, Saturday 21 April, Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay Since 2009 Howlin' Blues have performed somewhere in the region of 300 gigs up to … [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...]

features & opinion


BUSINESS POST OF WEEK: Priory Court Hotel and Restaurant, lemon drizzle gin

Sipsmith lemon drizzle gin joined out artisan gin collection today. It’s distilled with fresh lemon and myrtle. The result is a refreshingly zesty and naturally sweet lemon gin … [Read More...]

Bay Life postcards go on sale across community

UPDATE: Bay Life postcards go on sale in four key locations across the community The postcards are to go on sale today (Friday 20 April) at the 1066 store, the Bay Hotel and the … [Read More...]

BREAKING: East Sussex Music facing major re-structuring of service

IMAGE CREDIT: East Sussex Music PROPOSALS are to be considered which could see a reduction in the role of East Sussex Music – the county music service.—East Sussex County Council, … [Read More...]

New Pevensey parish clerk appointed: Cometh the hour at St. Wilfrid’s church hall

IMAGE CREDIT: Christine Racher We welcome a new parish clerk to the community, a pivotal role in proceedings here—Bay Life, 18 April 2018 The new Pevensey parish clerk is … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


Time to tackle litter on roadside verges, vehicle owners now face fines across Wealden

From 1 April 2018, if litter is dropped from a vehicle, the owner can be issued with a fine of £75 without the Council needing to know who was responsible for throwing out the … [Read More...]

25/25 Vision: Practical support to manage air quality in businesses and schools across East Sussex

SCHOOLS and businesses in the most polluted parts of Sussex will get help to improve air quality thanks to a £100,000 cash boost—East Sussex County Council, 18 April 2018 New … [Read More...]

New pre-school venture launches in Pevensey: Local MP Huw Merriman to be invited to offical opening in coming weeks

IMAGE CREDIT: Herstmonceux Pre School A new pre-school venture opened at Memorial Hall, Pevensey today, to applause from across the community—Bay Life 16 April 2018 Today, a new … [Read More...]

SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE: Start your Story: Stronger Than You Think course

IMAGE CREDIT: Sussex Downs College This course is all about helping you to know and appreciate your unique self and move forward in life with confidence and … [Read More...]

** UPDATE: Giving up the ghost: Historic ‘Mint House’ in Pevensey put up for sale at auction

ARTICLE CORRECTION: Robert Stevens Bassett has asked us to point out that the quotes from the book. The Ghosts of Pevensey castle, by Elizabeth Wright, included in this article, … [Read More...]

JMW Turner sketches of Pevensey Bay to feature as part of pilot Pevensey Arts and Literature Festival

IMAGE CREDIT: JMW Turner/Wiki JMW Turner sketches of Pevensey Bay re-discovered The discovery that JMW Turner sketched here in Pevensey is something that is not unknown. Buried … [Read More...]

The ‘Vicar of Pevensey’, Tony Windross, begins work with a welcome column in the Bay Life Journal

IMAGE CREDIT: St. Nicolas church, Pevensey Tony Windross, the new 'Vicar of Pevensey' is to write a regular column in the Bay Life Journal. Here online, on the same day that his … [Read More...]

Local Guide Dogs for the Blind Group to meet at Bay Hotel in Pevensey Bay

IMAGE CREDIT: Poppy: Guide Dogs for the Blind The community focus of the Bay Hotel is reaching a critical threshold as groups begin to meet at the forward looking public house and … [Read More...]

JOURNAL EDITION 17 Published: The Big Story: The Future of Pevensey Bay Library

The Journal is published today (12 April), sent direct to the desktops of our digital subscribers. The independent newspaper for Pevensey Bay, edition No.17 will be available in … [Read More...]

Celebration of companies accredited under ‘Industry Champions’ scheme

BUSINESSES which are helping to boost the career prospects of young people have been recognised at a ceremony in East Sussex—East Sussex County Council, 9 April Certificates and a … [Read More...]

Better Business for All: Navigating regulations, series of key talks to help small enterprises across East Sussex

BUSINESSES in East Sussex can find out more about how to grow, stay safe and make sure they comply with the law at an event being held in the county—East Sussex County Council, 11 … [Read More...]

Pevensey welcomes award-winning BBC broadcaster and architectural historian, Dr. Jonathan Foyle: Draws a bit, lives mainly in the C13-C15

IMAGE CREDIT: Dr. Jonathan Foyle St. Nicolas church, Pevensey Heritage Open Day Saturday, May 12, 10:00am—6:00pm with Dr. Jonathan Foyle The news that St.Nicolas church in … [Read More...]

Lease renewed by Wealden Council: And Action! – the next 20 years for Hailsham Pavilion

Hailsham Pavilion Cinema – described as possibly one of the most elaborate small provincial cinemas ever built – has agreed a new 20 year lease with Wealden District Council, … [Read More...]

HAVEN PLAYERS: Sweeney Todd: Get booking to avoid missing out!

Rehearsals have begun in earnest here at Stone Cross Memorial Hall for our Spring production of Sweeney Todd, the play. Directed by Becks Heard & Mark Hubert-Davidson this … [Read More...]

Community grants helping local organisations

Photo by Madalina Batlan on Unsplash Wealden District Council is supporting more than 50 local organisations through its community grants scheme this year.—Wealden Council, 9 … [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...]

BUSINESS POST OF WEEK: Pevensey Pete’s Laundry Services: News just in

IMAGE CREDIT: Pevensey Pete's Laundry Services News just in News just in My staff member Marisa Beale has reported she's unable to make this Wednesdays shift as she's stranded in … [Read More...]

VOY 2018—Vehicles of Yesteryear, Pevensey Bay: racherspix

THE CAR WAS THE STAR: Very grateful thanks to photographer, Christine Racher Having been a volunteer marshal at Brands Hatch and Silverstone Racing Circuits, including the Formula … [Read More...]