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THIS WEEK Coming to stay and spend in Wealden

COMMUNITY Bay Hotel Open Mic Night to be held twice a month

LETTERS Mint House: Village has a vibrant art scene, but few opportunities to display work


Serialisation: New childrens’ book: The Story of Tatty the Pidge, who lives in a signal box at Pevensey and Westham station

Photo by Florian Klauer/Unsplash A local writer is working on his second childrens' book Paul F, Smith,who lived in Beachlands and now lives in Eastbourne, with wife Annie, is … [Read More...]

Police donation gift for Bexhill Scouts group

A group of Bexhill Scouts will benefit from a donation from police in Rother The youngsters who belong to the 9th Bexhill Scout Group secured a £419 grant through the Police … [Read More...]

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this week


Coming to stay and spend in Wealden: Number of people working in local tourism rises to just over 9,000

Spending by visitors to Wealden rose by 8% last year, helping to increase the number of people working in local tourism to just over 9,000 Around £288.5 million of the tourist … [Read More...]

Tuesday 19 November: Pevensey Parish Council: Keeping us posted: Parish Council Surgery

Parish Council Surgery Pevensey Parish Council is holding a Parish Council Surgery on Tuesday 19th November 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30pm at the Ocean View Bakery —Pevensey Parish … [Read More...]

Dodgy motor parts dealer must pay back more than £100k

A bogus motor parts trader from Hailsham has been ordered to pay back more than £100,000 of his ill-gotten gains Istvan Lorincz used his criminal activity to fund overseas trips, … [Read More...]

Sovereign Shines: An event to raise funds for the local RNLI lifeboat

image credit Sovereign Shines THIS CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP YOUR HOUSE OR BOAT FOR A SOVEREIGN SHINES SPECTACLE IN AID OF THE RNLI This December Sovereign Harbour will sparkle with … [Read More...]

In the beautiful new limelight, Bay Hotel Open Mic Night to be held twice a month

image credit: Bay Hotel Open Mic Night The popular Bay Hotel Open Mic Night in Pevensey Bay is to be held twice a month, moving from a monthly fixture. The event is now held on … [Read More...]

features & opinion


PICTURES OF THE WEEK : Royal Box Office, in the Circle of Fire and Light

The Fire Dancer: Reach out and I'll be there Royal Box Office: In the Circle of Fire and Light image credits: Bay PA/Steve Malone © all rights reserved . . . The Royal Oak and … [Read More...]

TONIGHT: Performance group to fill the sky with fire and light at launch party for public house in Pevensey

image credit: Smoke and Mirrors Fire Dancers The Royal Oak and Castle in Pevensey, recently taken over by new landlady, Hayley Fitton, is to put on a launch party that will be in … [Read More...]

University of Sussex student inventor of ‘marine bioplastic’ wins International James Dyson Award 2019

Product design student Lucy Hughes has invented a bioplastic created from fish skin and scales and red algae Pevensey Bay resident comments: If it meets all that it claims; truly … [Read More...]

Operating efficiencies at Wealden District Council: Cost of providing Council services to each individual living in the District

Wealden District Council is 17% more efficient in providing services than it was nine years ago The cost of providing Council services to each individual living in the District … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


Castle Inn for Christmas: Full schedule for the season revealed

image credit: Castle Inn Like the best blended whiskey, the full schedule for the season has been revealed today (13 November) by the Castle Inn In many ways, the Castle Inn has … [Read More...]

Young people in East Sussex: Top tips to help parents and carers support kids’ mental wellbeing

Young people in East Sussex are offering their ‘top ten tips’ to help parents and carers support children’s mental health The guide was devised after a survey of almost 1,000 … [Read More...]

Rother District Council: Parking charges suspended in run up to Christmas

Shoppers and people attending events will be given a festive gift with pay and display charges being suspended on selected days in the run up to Christmas Rother District Council … [Read More...]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHRONICLE: Wealden District Council shortlisted for national ‘entrepreneurial’ award

Wealden District Council has once again been shortlisted for a Local Government Chronicle Award. These annual awards recognise councils that provide the best examples of Local … [Read More...]

Research begins on St. Agnes’, Pevensey Bay, the pioneering childrens’ home from home: Memories of Janet Eldridge 1957—1960, “the beach was our playground”

image credit: St Agnes’ Home, Pevensey Bay: Date: 1962 : The front of the Home. This photograph was taken by the Society’s Estates Department. Rights: © The Children’s … [Read More...]

** BREAKING: Michelle Buxton, Brexit Party candidate for the constituency of Bexhill and Battle in General Election (with 316 more candidates) withdrawn from contest by her leader Nigel Farage

Michelle Buxton, Brexit Party candidate, Bexhill and Battle constituency In a statement today (Monday 11 November), Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit party, explained that … [Read More...]

Free travel on Remembrance Sunday for Armed Forces, veterans and cadets on Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern

Members of the Armed Forces, veterans and cadets will all be able to travel to Remembrance Sunday events for free with Govia Thameslink Railway. This applies for travel with … [Read More...]

UPDATE: Ocean View Bakery: Mary Bundy: A walk from Pevensey Bay to Dungeness: For dad, husband and grandad

UPDATE: £917.55 raised to date (Saturday 9 November) !!! Target figure was £500. Sponsorship forms available at Ocean View Bakery, Pevensey Bay. Thank you so much to everyone who … [Read More...]

First event in the beautiful new limelight at the restored Bay Hotel: Open Mic Night

image credit, Open Mic Night Busy and fun night at the newly refurbished Bay Hotel Busy and fun night at the newly refurbished Bay Hotel. Thanks to our performers Del Malcolm … [Read More...]

World War One sacrifices of Brighton railway workers remembered thanks to Sussex mum

Laura Lee pictured with her research into Brighton railway workers who served in the Great War Brighton railway workers who served their country have been remembered thanks to an … [Read More...]

INAUGURAL EVENT: Sovereign Harbour Community Centre: We have 50 confirmed fabulous local makers

Inaugural Christmas Harbour Crafter’s market Our forthcoming inaugural Christmas Harbour Crafter’s market, the first event being held at the new Sovereign Harbour Community Centre … [Read More...]

Keeping us posted: Pevensey Parish Council: Bridge into from Wallsend Recreation Ground to Anderida Park

Bridge into from Wallsend Recreation Ground to Anderida Park The Council is please advise that the bridge that leads from Wallsend Recreation ground to Anderida Park has now been … [Read More...]

Christine Bayliss selected as Labour candidate for Bexhill and Battle Constituency at General Election

Local councillor and resident, Christine Bayliss, has once again been selected to stand as the Labour candidate at the election on December 12th. Christine has lived in Bexhill … [Read More...]

TASTER EVENT UPDATE: THIS FRIDAY: Aqua Bar and Grill: Winning Fizz and Fish theme to become front room showcase for Pevensey Food and Drink Festival?

PEVENSEY FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL 2020 UPDATE: Plans for our own shared moment of celebration already have the taste of the locality. —Bay Life 6 November 2019 Bay Life … [Read More...]

Huw Merriman: This is my last day, for this term at least, as your MP

This is my last day, for this term at least, as your MP I will now be fighting my third General Election in less than 5 years. It has been an immense privilege to have served the … [Read More...]

Rail remembers workers’ wartime service with launch of poppy train

image credit: Southern and Gatwick Express Managing Director Angie Doll launched the commemorative train from the Selhurst depot, pictured with Service Engineer Lee Paine A … [Read More...]

Art Exhibition @pocket gallery Bay Hotel: Val Racher: In Remembrance

image credit: In Flanders Fields: Collage: Val Racher In Remembrance Local artist, Val Racher has hung her exhibition at the ART GALLERY @ THE BAY HOTEL, Pevensey Bay. She is the … [Read More...]

Big welcome to CycleTech, now gearing up for business at Anderida House

In the first of three new retail units opening in Pevensey Bay, we welcome today (Monday 4 November), CycleTech, now gearing up for business. CycleTech Eastbourne was based in … [Read More...]