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THIS WEEK Local MP, Huw Merriman, why would I cross the floor?

COMMUNITY The end of the story for the Beach Tavern site? (or at least this chapter)

LETTERS Paul Minter, You can only wonder how many Conservative MPs are in secret talks


image credit: Priory Court Hotel, Pevensey Priory Court, the historic hotel in Pevensey has gone up for sale with a guide price of £997,750. The hotel, which has been lovingly restored by partners Peter and Vicky has become a focal point of business and social activity in the village. A full tribute to the work […]


image credit Kat Yukawa/Unsplash Annual Community Grant Pevensey Parish Council is pleased to announce that its Annual Community Grants is now open! Each year the Council extends the opportunity to local community groups, charities or voluntary organisations to apply for a financial grant from the Parish Council. There are certain criteria that must be met […]


image credit: Huw Merriman MP for Bexhill and Battle RESIGNATION OF AMBER RUDD Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle, comments on the loss of his colleague, Amber Rudd   “So sorry to lose my great neighbour from our party. We’ve worked jointly across our constituencies on so many campaigns. Top person and a huge […]


  First published in edition 28, Pevensey Bay Journal Saturday 31 August 2019 image credit: cobbybrook.co.uk [detail] ‘Which team do you support?’ I’ve been asked that loads of times – and never once managed an impressive answer. To say ‘I quite like Bournemouth’ – sounds a bit feeble to someone who’s a passionate follower of […]


image credit: Your Bard, Nicholas Collett The Royal Oak and Castle Inn in Pevensey is to change hands at the end of this month Successful owners, Karen & Simon Fall are to leave and we understand that the tenancy is to be taken over by new landlords that have a close association with the village . […]


image credit: Prakash Chauhan/Unsplash Local MP, Huw Merriman, is to cut the ribbon on the grand opening of the Pevensey Community Library. East Sussex County Council closed our precious library on 5 May 2018. The library re-opened this year as a community interest company, now run by dedicated volunteers. The grand opening takes place on […]


Bay Life understands that the Priory Court Hotel and Restaurant in Pevensey is to go up for sale in the next few days, more details to follow. The Pevensey Bay Journal is to publish a full tribute to the work of owners, Peter and Vicky, over the last seven years and their tremendous achievements with […]


image credit: Conor Luddy/unsplash The restoration of the Bay Hotel, as well as changing the fortunes of the hotel may also be changing the fortunes of Pevensey Bay. The plans for local economic growth are now demonstrable. Anderida House is in such a prominent position, with such a proud history. As well as pointing at […]


Parents in East Sussex are being urged to be ‘pushy’ and ensure their child gets to school, as a new campaign launches aimed at driving up attendance rates.—East Sussex County Council,  4 September 2019 As schools across the county prepare to reopen (Thursday 5 September) after the summer holidays, East Sussex County Council has launched […]


Jo Johnson, Boris’s brother, quits the Conservative party and will stand down as an mp. He seems to say that he had to put loyalty to the country before both family and party. Is not this exactly the kind of man we need as an mp? 4 votes so far for Boris Johnson in the […]


image credit: Keith Austin, from Pevensey People in East Sussex are being urged to keep tabs on their blood pressure to live a long and healthy life. East Sussex County Council’s public health team is backing ‘Know Your Numbers!’ Week – a national campaign by the charity Blood Pressure UK running from September 9 to […]


On Saturday 24th August, Care for the Carers’ Jennifer Twist set off from Bexhill to take on her fundraising challenge – cycling from East Sussex to Paris, to celebrate the charity’s 30th Anniversary and in memory of her father Keith Twist. Jennifer was cheered on her way by friends and family, including Ray Konyn of […]


The Pevensey Bay Journal, edition 28, is published and in local newsagents, priced 40 pence. Now we are three. Big welcome to Jayne Howard, the editor of the new Pevensey Food and Drink Magazine. —Pevensey Bay Journal, edition 28 —Eventboard —Food and Drink Magazine THE TABLOID NEWS REVIEW: BAY LIFE AND TIMES FOR THE DIGITAL AGE: edition #28 […]


Image: Tirzah Garwood, Hornet with Wild Roses, Towner Collection, 1950 © Estate of Tirzah Ravilious. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Caroline Lucas is the Green Party’s first MP, currently representing Brighton Pavilion, and has served as an MEP and as Leader and Co-Leader of the Green Party. This Autumn she will take on a new […]


 In order to satisfy myself that the Prime Minister has a deal as his Plan A option, and is not seeking to wind-down the clock on a sham exercise (as has been reported), I met with the Prime Minister after he had finished giving his statement in the Commons. This was a very positive meeting, […]