Community groups plan new vision for Pevensey

A GROUP in Pevensey has put forward a number of suggestions to improve the village.

PACT (Pevensey Action Community Team) has suggested a picnic area, riverside walk and pond as ways to improve the village following a recent questionnaire.

The community group looks after the skate park and provides the Christmas lights in Pevensey Bay, but it is also looking at some longer term projects.

The team is considering the possibility of making a picnic area and riverside walk along the course of Pevensey Haven beside Wallsend Road.

This is currently an area of wild woodland and undergrowth so there would be lots of work to do but Owen Visick, who is a member of PACT, said, “There are many hurdles to be overcome in the way of ownership of the land and planning consent, but these are being addressed.

“When it goes ahead, we hope to make it a community project where lots of people could join in the work.”

There are also plans to revamp the old pond in Anderida Park.

The pond, which was known to be a habitat for Great Crested Newts and other pond life, has dried up and disappeared over the last few years.

It has now been suggested that it be reinstated and restocked with wild life including fish.

The group is hoping to hear from residents about what they think of the plans and asks villagers to log on to pevensey.community21.org.uk.

PACT is also holding a fundraisier to help pay for the projects.

A quiz night will take place on March 17 at the Ocean View Restaurant, Pevensey Bay, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets will cost £12 and include a three-course meal. Call 761495 to book.