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THIS WEEK Huw Merriman MP—Statement on Westminster Attack


BUSINESS 500 page Wealden Local Plan: Proposals for local market towns and villages

lead stories


Staff assaulted, robbery at Esso Service Station near Heathfield

Two members of staff were assaulted during a robbery at the Esso Service Station in Mayfield Road, Cross in Hand.—Sussex Police, 27 March 2017 At around 3.10am on Saturday (25 … [Read More...]

BUSINESS POST OF WEEK: Just made my Day, Vines Flowers, Westham

Just made my day Tom Brown Wholesale Ltd these are very very beautiful thank you. —Vines Flowers, Westham, 24 March 2017 … [Read More...]



this week


Castle Inn Live, Pevensey Bay: Eventboard, music bookings

HOMEPAGE: Castle Inn Live Castle Inn, Pevensey Bay: Live music bookings … [Read More...]

Huw Merriman MP—Statement on Westminster Attack

Huw Merriman MP—Statement on Westminster Attack Thursday, 23 March, 2017 The events of yesterday, and the violence in, and nearby, Westminster brings great sadness. My thoughts … [Read More...]

STEMfest, a wonderful opportunity to bridge the skills gap

SCIENTISTS, engineers, designers and inventors of the future can get a unique insight into the courses and careers available at a series of events.—East Sussex County Council, 21 … [Read More...]

500 page Wealden Local Plan: Policy right down to proposals for local market towns and villages

On 22 March Wealden’s Full Council voted overwhelmingly in support of the progress made and the strategic direction of the next stage of the Wealden Local Plan.—Wealden District … [Read More...]

24 signals, street learning courses spring into life across Wealden

IMAGE CREDIT: Acres, Adult College for Rural East Sussex Street Learning, who provide FREE courses for anyone aged 19 or over from Wealden or Eastbourne, has announced a new … [Read More...]

features & opinion


LETTERS TO EDITOR: Pevensey Bay economy perched on a parking precipice, businesses deserve support

Editor I was interested to read the article in Pevensey Bay Life (Action over on-street parking, 17 March) regarding on street parking accompanied by a photo of Pevensey Bay, … [Read More...]


LOCAL ARTISTS GALLERIES ONLINE LATEST— Browse local artists galleries, this platform seems to be developing on a weekly basis, first artists Ann Charles, Anne Bolland and Alan … [Read More...]

New research reveals road-building failing to provide congestion relief and economic boost

Landmark research shows scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but that they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside—Campaign to Protect Rural … [Read More...]

County Council Elections, do not forget to register to vote

Time is running out if you are not already registered with your local authority to vote, and you want to have your say in the May County Council elections.—Wealden District … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


Pevensey Parish Council: Information Day: Biggest network event in the Parish

Biggest network event in the Parish April 22 10:00—13:00 St Wilfrid's Church Hall the Baptist Church Find out what's happening in Pevensey. The event is being held at St … [Read More...]

BUSINESS POST OF WEEK: Pevensey Volunteers reboots: fresh rosemary and strawberries in the summer

Parish planters Work began on the Parish planters this morning. If you need fresh rosemary for cooking you can pick some from Pevensey Bay High St (Eastbourne Rd), and don't … [Read More...]

New clock at St. Wilfrid’s Hall, Pevensey Bay: Continuity and change, celebration and dedication. Just wonderful.

New clock at St. Wilfrid's Hall Congratulations to the pro-active Pevensey Parish Council and the support to add this fabulous addition to village life. The clock that will be … [Read More...]

Action over on-street parking

Wealden District Council is to work with East Sussex County Council to look at ways of enforcing on-street car parking in the District.—Wealden District Council, 17 March … [Read More...]

Latest reported crime statistics for Pevensey locality. January 2017

Reported Crime Statistics: Pevensey locality, January 2017 34 crimes reported January 2017: Reported Crime Statistics: Sussex Police release latest reported crime statistics. The … [Read More...]

LATEST ON PEVENSEY TIMELINE: Pevensey Castle 1940, we were asked to take in some young airmen. Mum wondered how many survived the War

Republished by kind permission, Pevensey Timeline I remember, Pevensey castle in 1940— Iris 1995 We lived in Pevensey Village, the last house on the left next to the bridge … [Read More...]

Coffee, cakes and computers, the digital delights return for 2017, keep taking the tablets

Wealden District Council’s popular Coffee, Cake and, Computers FREE digital skills events are returning throughout 2017 starting at the Luxford Centre in Uckfield from 10am to 12pm … [Read More...]

Sussex Downs College students redecorate Eastbourne Mencap sensory room

Students on the Prince’s Trust Team Programme in Eastbourne redecorate Eastbourne Mencap’s sensory room as part of their community project—Sussex Downs College, 14 March 2017 The … [Read More...]

East Sussex County Council supports local business with extra cash to help new companies set up

BUSINESSES in East Sussex are being given a £1 million funding boost thanks to new council funding.—East Sussex County Council, 15 March 2017 East Sussex County Council has … [Read More...]

**BREAKING NEWS: Wealden Local Plan: Housing numbers reduced

The number of new homes proposed under the next stage of the Wealden Local Plan has been reduced by the Council’s Local Plan Sub-committee—Wealden District Council, 15 March … [Read More...]

Network Rail: Check before you travel this Easter across south London, Sussex, Kent and parts of Surrey

A month before the four-day Easter weekend, passengers are reminded to plan ahead and check before they travel as Network Rail carries out essential railway upgrades across the … [Read More...]

**BREAKING NEWS: 9:00pm, Tuesday 14 March, white flash and loud bang in Normans Bay

A regular reader of Bay Life, Jane Ranger, this evening (March 14) documented a white flash and loud bang in Normans Bay.—Bay Life 14 March 2017 Jane Ranger explained that at 9pm, … [Read More...]

East Sussex Highways respond to letter from local resident: The state we are in, Coast Road, Pevensey Bay

An East Sussex Highways spokesman responded to the letter from local resident, Helen Brown today (14 March). You can read the original letter here. Letters to editor, The State We … [Read More...]

** BREAKING NEWS: East Sussex Highways recommend consent be refused for Beach Tavern development plan

Comments now in the public domain, posted by East Sussex Highways, raise further questions about the proposed development of the Beach Tavern site in Pevensey Bay. Speaking on  … [Read More...]

Is your mobility scooter breaking the law? Time to spring clean

MyHealth Mobility has recently launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to make sure their scooter is legal and in tip-top condition ready for the fast approaching spring … [Read More...]

BREAKING NEWS: Researcher discovers origins of sale of land for Beach Tavern site, legal review to be sought to stop development process

Bay Life, working with a researcher, has discovered documents relating to the original sale of land comprising the site of the Beach Tavern site, dated 1904.—Bay Life, 12 March … [Read More...]

Haven Players present Deadly Nightcap, Stone Cross Memorial Hall

The Haven Players are delighted to present Deadly Nightcap from the pen of master thriller writer Francis Durbridge. Murder and mystery abound in this ingenious play, with more … [Read More...]

Reader post of the week: Beach Tavern Pevensey Bay, Elizabeth Beeney

The clear up begins at The Beach Tavern!—Elizabeth Beeney, 11 March 2017 … [Read More...]

Plant a tree for our future: Community Apiary, Pevensey

Plant a tree for our future Sunday 19 March at 11:00–15:00 Pevensey and Westham Recreation Ground People of all ages are welcome to volunteer their time and labour to help … [Read More...]

Hello from the Centre for Community Journalism. Our remit is to offer representation to hyperlocal news publications

To the editor of Pevensey Bay Life My name is Matt Abbott and I work at the Centre for Community Journalism in Cardiff. The Centre for Community Journalism was set up to … [Read More...]

Setting up a reading group: The library was incredibly helpful

Library customers often tell us how keen they are to join a reading group. Our libraries offer a whole range of support for reading groups and members of reading groups often … [Read More...]

Man found guilty after being involved in a £12.5million conspiracy to supply heroin from Liverpool to Brighton and Eastbourne

A man has been found guilty after being involved in a £12.5million conspiracy to supply heroin from Liverpool to Brighton and Eastbourne.—Sussex Police, 9 March 2017 Following a … [Read More...]