Down Your Way: Pevensey

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MASSIVE earthworks at the Wallsend Road level crossing. Railtrack, I’m told, are strengthening the iron bridge that carries the rails over the Salthaven. A big job but a necessary one if the 07.21 wants to stay out of the water!

SHEEP may unsafely graze inside the old Roman walls again. English Heritage are considering letting the land for grazing. So once again we may hear the patter of woolly feet on Pevensey and Westham high streets as the tourists leave the gates open.

AT last there may be some action over the old Castle Cottage tea rooms. Cllr Norman Beaney tells me English Heritage is now considering selling it off as a house or renting it out as flats or apartments. Needs a good wash and brush up first.

PAROCHIAL Church Council meets at 7.30pm today at St Nic’s.

STRANGELY quiet at the Bay’s Beach Tavern these days. It seems the previous landlords have left and all the furniture has been taken away. From the outside it does look pretty empty and forlorn. Their website says, somewhat sadly, ‘We are the central hub for the village of Pevensey Bay, providing a variety of community based clubs & activities’. The Beach Belles Ladies Club used to meet there every Monday but now gather at the Aqua Club on the beach next door.

WARTLING Road is scheduled to be closed for many days to come, but ever the sceptic I took a drive up to find out. Sure enough about half a mile up, before the first Lions farm, the road is blocked while contractors do the much-needed job of relaying the surface. You can still get through to the Lamb but only by taking a diversion along Marsh Road, up the Hooe Road then a left down the single track Horsewalk and over the river.