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THIS WEEK : Cool as a salmon and cucumber sandwich, Castle Cottage Tea Room reopens

FEATURES & OPINION : Former West End star to give readings: groundbreaking exhibition in the Bay


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Eddie Izzard Force Majeure: Reloaded: De La Warr Pavilion

This Sunday, 28 August 2016 Direct from the West End to Bexhill on Sea, DLWP's Honorary Patron Eddie Izzard returns to the De La Warr Pavilion with Force Majeure: Reloaded. Al … [Read More...]

Celebrating St. Nicolas 800: August Bank Holiday: Flower Festival one of best in East Sussex

St Nicolas' Flower Festival is one of the best in East Sussex: people come from miles away to enjoy it. This year's theme is "Celebrating 800 years of St Nicolas in Flowers". Come … [Read More...]

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Saturday 27 August: Former West End star to give readings from books by local authors: Countdown begins to groundbreaking exhibition in Pevensey Bay

Actor Alan Baker, a former West End star, will be reading extracts from books by local authors Heather and Tony Flood at a Fundraising Exhibition for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, … [Read More...]

Friends of Pevensey Bay Library, next meeting

Dear Editor Please would you publish a notice about the next meeting of Friends of Pevensey Bay Library in Pevensey Bay Life.  The meeting is on Friday 2 September at 7:00pm at … [Read More...]

Are your voting rights up to date?

All households in Wealden will soon be receiving their annual voters enquiry form which helps make sure the information the Council holds on the Electoral Register is … [Read More...]

Pevensey Parish Council with latest news on local library reopening, celebration mooted for 10 September

PEVENSEY BAY LIBRARY I am advised that the Library WILL re-open on 30th August 2016. A low key, relaxed celebration is being mooted for 10th September. For information on the … [Read More...]

** BREAKING NEWS: East Sussex County Council confirm date for Pevensey Bay library to reopen, with new look and improved services

AN East Sussex Library which was forced to close due to flooding is set to reopen with a new look and an improved service.—East Sussex County Council, 22 August 2016 East Sussex … [Read More...]

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Westham Village Conservation Group: Health, Heritage, & Wildlife Guided Walk

Westham Village Conservation Group— Guided Walk Here's the poster for the next Health, Heritage, & Wildlife Guided Walk along Peelings Lane on Sunday 21st August, starting at … [Read More...]

** BREAKING NEWS: Warning to neighbours: Kayaks removed from beach in Pevensey Bay, be vigilant

I would like to send out a warning to all those neighbours who enjoy time on the water in their kayak. Mine had it's lock cut off and was removed from the beach last night. The … [Read More...]

UPDATE: Whopping £858.89 raised for DEMELZA!!! Fabulous weekend: Worthy cause at the Aqua Club, Pevensey Bay

I would just like to mention that the Aqua Bar in Sea Road, Pevensey Bay, had their annual charity day on saturday13th August. It was a great day with lots of bands playing from … [Read More...]

Local public house refurbished, now under Harvey’s management

The Red Lion, a large community pub located in the heart of Stone Cross, Pevensey is now under Harvey's management and has had a complete refurbishment—Bay Life, 16 August 2016 We … [Read More...]

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£2.5 million scheme in Hailsham gathers pace, town open for business

IMPROVEMENTS to Hailsham town centre are beginning to take shape as work on a £2.5million scheme gathers pace.—East Sussex Country Council, 16 August 2016 Contractor Costain CH2M … [Read More...]

Eastbourne hit and run, local people killed named by Police

A man and a woman who were killed at the scene of a collision in Eastbourne on Friday (12 August) have been named by police.—Sussex Police, 15 August 2016 A Seat Leon car collided … [Read More...]

Wealden Leisure Centres reduce CO2 emission

Freedom Leisure, operator of Wealden District Council’s four leisure centres, has reduced its CO2 emissions by 90 tonnes since signing a new contract with the Council in 2012. This … [Read More...]

Eastbourne fatalities: Man to appear in court, two counts of causing death by dangerous driving

A man arrested in connection with a fatal it and run in Eastbourne has been charged to appear at court.—Sussex Police, 14 August 2016 Police were called to Bolsover Road at about … [Read More...]

Castle Inn Live: new eventboard with all the music bookings

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

Vile and senseless act: Grey heron shot with air rifle near Pevensey Bay has to be humanely destroyed

Sussex Police and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) are investigating after a grey heron was apparently shot by someone using an air weapon.—Sussex … [Read More...]

Vote for your favourite local food shop

Voting is now underway in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards including the Food Shop of the Year award, sponsored by Wealden District Council.—Wealden District Council, 12 August … [Read More...]

We just love it as well: Ocean View Bakery and Restaurant just got even better basking in the sunshine of Pevensey Bay

Owners at The Ocean View Bakery and Restaurant were celebrating this week with their decision to open extended hours, right up to 6:00pm through the summer on weekdays. —Bay Life, … [Read More...]

Harvey’s Brewery re-branding; two centuries of brewing, new design is both modern and traditional

Iconic East Sussex brewery Harvey’s is re-branding its beer range. The new look was officially unveiled at the trade session of the Great British Beer Festival on Tuesday 9th … [Read More...]

2016: Movies in the Bay, full programme

HOMEPAGE: Pevensey Bay Baptist Church Pevensey Bay Baptist Church : Movies in the Bay … [Read More...]

Vacancy in almshouse bungalow, Pevensey Bay

The Trustees of The Hospital of St. John the Baptist Trust wish to announce a vacancy in one of their ALMSHOUSE BUNGALOWS It is located in Pevensey Bay, close to the village … [Read More...]

Movies in the Bay: Born Free

The team are all ready for the first day of the childrens HOLIDAY CLUB at pevensey bay baptist church .... and our next films are ZOOTROPOLIS and BORN FREE—Movies in the Bay team, … [Read More...]

Celebrating The Day for Older People across the County—150 events over two months, huge variety of different activities

download full programme of events A TWO-month programme of events to celebrate the role of older people in East Sussex is returning – bigger and better than ever—East Sussex … [Read More...]

2016: Movies in the Bay, We’re All Right Melita

Our new Movies in the Bay page goes live this coming week (w/c 8 August 2016) in the pages on your favourite local online platform. In tribute to the community profiling work … [Read More...]

Robotic equipment grabs attention of young people: Event at Causeway School sees teams completing Olympic-themed challenges

STUDENTS from Eastbourne tried their hand at robotics as part of a scheme aimed at strengthening links between schools and local businesses.—East Sussex County Council, 4 August … [Read More...]

Want to run a cafe in a local library?

BUSINESSES are being offered the chance to bid to run the cafe at Seaford Library—East Susex County Council, 3 August 2016 The eatery forms part of the £6 million Warwick House … [Read More...]

** BREAKING NEWS: Internationally renowned Kings Singers come to Pevensey

The internationally famous King's Singers are giving only two concerts in Britain this year, and one of them is going to be in St Nicolas' Church. What an honour for Pevensey: it's … [Read More...]

The Launch of Castle Cottage Tea Room, Pevensey: Out of the mists of time

Coming soon, the launch the Castle Cottage Tea Room, adjoining Pevensey Castle—Bay Life, 1 August 2016 Launch event, Castle Cottage Tea Room News about the launch event with the … [Read More...]

Sale of Beach Tavern, Pevensey Bay—An apology. Sale has no connection with HT White or Long Man Brewery

The article about the company HT White and the purchase of the Beach Tavern that we published on Saturday 30 July was incorrect. We would like to make clear that the sale of the … [Read More...]

East Sussex County Council raises the flag to Brighton Pride

THE rainbow flag is flying in East Sussex as council, police and fire service representatives pledge their support to this year’s Brighton Pride.—East Sussex County Council, 1 … [Read More...]

August 4: Local First World War newspapers published to mark 100th anniversary of Britain’s entry to the War

A FRESH batch of First World War newspapers has been published online to mark the second anniversary of a project commemorating East Sussex’s role in the conflict.—East Sussex … [Read More...]

August at the De La Warr Pavilion

Image: Peter Blake, Appropriated Alphabet no.7, 2013. Courtesy CCA Gallery, London Peter Blake Alphabets, Letter and Numbers Sat 13 Aug 2016- Sun 27 Nov 2016 Tickets: Free … [Read More...]