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THIS WEEK Plans begin to see Pevensey Bay and locality become ‘homegrown festival showcase'

COMMUNITY Life of local campaigner, Jan Barron, to be celebrated in the community with a new award


Top stories from Bay Life this month


image credit: Jojo Rabbit Towner Cinema, Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park College Road Eastbourne BN21 4JJ Welcome to our February Cinema highlights. We are in the most glittering part of the film calendar – awards season – and anticipate a busy period, so advance booking is recommended! New releases Due to high demand, we’ve added extra […]


Treat your Valentine at the Priory Court Hotel Pevensey This year make your Valentine’s extra special with a romantic meal in the intimate candlelit atmosphere of our restaurant. Enjoy our delicious four course menu & celebrate this special occasion in style only £29.99pp Why not make your Valentine feel even more special by staying in […]


HILARIOUS AND HEART-WARMING COMEDY – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR EDUCATING RITA Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, 17 – 22 February 40 years after it was first performed on stage, Willy Russell’s iconic comedy Educating Rita is headed to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from 17 – 22 February. This stage version toured last year and received rave […]


image credit: Wealden Council Failing to make sure her household rubbish was disposed of in the correct manner has landed a Hailsham woman with a fine and a criminal record. Nicola Patten, 54, of Archery Walk, Hailsham, pleaded guilty at Hastings Magistrate’s Court on Monday 20 January to failing to comply with the duty of […]


The Wealden website, which gets more than a million visitors every year, has had a facelift. The changes will make the website more accessible to all residents whatever their needs. “The Wealden website, www.wealden.gov.uk, is our busiest office,” said Councillor Philip Lunn, Cabinet member with responsibility for customer services. “People use our website to find […]


A Wealden man has been caught for a second time providing ‘taxi’ services without a valid private hire driver’s licence. Keith Martin Leigh (67), of The Penthouse, Belmont House, Durgates, Station Road, Wadhurst, was fined £1,650 in November 2018 after pleading guilty to operating an unlicensed ‘taxi’ service. He was caught this time providing fee-paying […]


date of job post: 20 January 2020 closing date: 28 February 2020 Ethel Wood Community Centre, 129 Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, BN24 6NS Telephone 01323 743 900 Email: pevenseypc@outlook.com Pevensey Parish Council are looking to recruit a qualified Clerk/RFO on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave from February 2020. Cover is required […]


image credit: Cllr Claire Dowling Holders of concessionary bus passes in East Sussex are being warned invalid or out-of-date passes will no longer be accepted from this spring From April, bus drivers won’t accept passes which have been cancelled, reported lost or stolen, replaced with a newer pass or which don’t work because they’re damaged. […]


image credit: VE Day Home From the Castle Inn with vehicles, veterans, WW2 Dress and music to the Aqua Club Lunch time VE menu and on to Bay Hotel and Bar with children singing, a bugler at 2.55 for the Last Post , from Balcony right through to the Royal Oak & Castle in Pevensey […]


Council leaders will be asked to agree extra spending worth £6.5 million when they discuss the latest budget plans next week. Although proposals will include £3.5 million of savings, East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to consider additional investment in roads and services for vulnerable adults and children as part of its £403 […]


Stallholders welcome to apply for a space MARKET SPRING HOLIDAY SATURDAY 9th MAY There will be a Market in the Market Square on Saturday May 9th from 10am till 3pm. Stallholders are welcome to apply now for a space. It is £10 with all profits going to Charity. Phone 07740 828215 or else you can […]


David Hockney, Arizona, 1964, acrylic on canvas, 60 × 60 ins, © David Hockney, photo: Fabrice Gibert Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am–5:00pm and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00am–5:00pm. Free admission. www.townereastbourne.org.uk Towner Eastbourne will present Early Works, an exhibition by Alan Davie (1920 – 2014) and […]


QUEEN’S GREATEST HITS ON AN EPIC SCALE! QUEEN SYMPHONIC A Rock Orchestra Experience Congress Theatre, Eastbourne Wednesday 26 February 2020 7.30pm The international concert sensation Queen Symphonic comes to the UK for just nine shows and there’s no need to travel into London town to witness this incredible performance as the tour finishes here in […]


video still credit: Wassail 2020: Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey The atmosphere was amazing Thank you to everyone who came to an awesome evening. The atmosphere was amazing. Thank you to Pentacle Drummers for hosting their wassail at our pub. Our team was fantastic. Thank you all, Lots of love Hayley —Royal Oak and Castle. […]


image credit: Pentacle Drummer, Wassail 2019 Wassailing with the Pentacle Drummers in Pevensey: When Greg Draven meets Thomas Hardy under the Royal Oak Tree read full story about the social and religious history of wassailing here NOTE FROM ROYAL OAK AND CASTLE: Wassail Tomorrow we will have a few outside stalls for food and drink, […]