THIS WEEK Information on Pevensey Bay in the 1930s, can anyone help identify the locations?

FEATURE Bay Hotel chosen to host Goons Show element of pilot Arts and Literature festival

BUSINESS *** BREAKING NEWS: Pevensey Bay village beats the developers

about us


Pevensey Bay Life was founded in January 2010 as an independent online platform with a brief to support news, information, features, profiles, events and most importantly campaigns in Pevensey, Pevensey Bay, Normans Bay and Westham

The web platform has become a successful local player in delivering the news on a daily basis to local people for the last seven years.

Bay Life the web platform has 22,000 unique visitors a month.

We have been involved in a number of local campaigns, for example the restoration of services at the Castle Cottage Tea Room in Pevensey, the campaign to restore the library services in Pevensey Bay and in 2017, the campaign against the development of a huge three storey complex of flats in the heart of Pevensey Bay.

In May 2016 we launched Bay Life the Journal, a broadsheet newspaper, the first hyperlocal newspaper serving any network of villages in Sussex.

We offer advertising opportunities both online and in print, on a long term profiling basis to local businesses.

We have developed working relationships with a wide range of businesses. We are involved in addition, in the promotion of a number of local public houses and venues both online and print, including the Royal Oak and Castle Inn in Pevensey, Castle Cottage Tea Rom in Pevensey, the Castle Inn in Pevensey Bay and the Aqua Bar in Pevensey Bay.

Our broadsheet newspaper proudly says, “Bay Life the Journal is written by local people. We celebrate all that is best about our communities. We debate important local issues and we campaign on subjects like the regeneration of economic activity and the preservation of precious community assets.

“The paper is available in local newsagents priced 40pence, published monthly. The paper is also available as a full digital download on subscription, 12 issues at £6.50, delivered direct to your desktop on the day of publication”.

Editor of Bay Life The Journal, Simon Montgomery, who has been a teacher for 41 years, is to take up a small opportunity to lecture on the development of the hyperlocal press at the Cardiff University Centre for Community Journalism, which offers networking, information and training for hyperlocal or community journalists.

Bay Life is developed, managed and maintained on a weekly basis by Computer Box. The company in 2010 won the award as “Civic Voice UK Developers of the Year” (Community Association websites) for their work on an amenity society web platform in Brighton.

Bay Life also organises major hustings events for General Elections (2015) and the Great Brexit General Election (2017) to which all candidates in the Bexhill and Battle constituency are invited.

On 25 April 2017 Bay Life announced that the web platform and broadsheet newspaper would be contributing to Wikitribune, the ‘news site with a sense of community’ set up by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.

Bay Life launches a second hyperlocal newspaper “Westham Village Voice”, serving the village of Westham in East Sussex, in May 2017.

Dianne Dear
Publisher, Bay Life
25 April 2017