Down Your Way: Pevensey and Pevensey Bay

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MEMO to Pevensey Parish Council. Now is the time of year to spend some of our vast parish rates on a tidy-up job in Pevensey! Clear the weeds and brambles from the tree-lined bank of the Langney sewer at the recreation ground and turn it into a pleasant, green, riverside walk rather than the unsightly useless jungle it is today.

JAM PACKED Jubilee fun on the way! Councillor Rob Bousell tells me 17 very interested locals attended a Friday night meet to ask questions and make suggestions.

Here’s some of what you’ll get! The Court House Museum is running a ‘royal visitors to Pevensey’ theme this summer with a memorabilia display as part of the celebrations. This display will cover the Coronation, silver and golden Jubilee, and also the only other diamond jubilee, back in 1897, tied into the period of the formation of the town trust just a few years earlier. Court House curator Peter Harrison will use any material he can to complement the court house exhibition and the rest will be displayed at the castle on June 3/4.

The celebrations will be confined to the Sunday and Monday with the Sunday national big lunch being a Picnic in the Castle from noon.

Everyone is invited to bring hampers and rugs to munch and enjoy various entertainments on offer. In case of rotten weather a host of pop-up gazebo/marquees may be required and any loan or assistance will be most helpful.

In the early evening there will be an open-air ecumenical church service, with live music, on the site of the chapel within the Norman castle. On Monday the recreation ground will be filled with numerous sporting activities under the direction of the sports club, and many events will be held at the castle. There are hopes of arranging a fun run from Normans Bay through Pevensey Bay to the castle.

Light music will be available from the Haven Players among others and on Monday evening a registered national beacon will be lit on the castle tower as well as a huge bonfire on Anderida Park.

PEVENSEY Dreamers is the name of an exciting new club being launched tomorrow at the Ethel Wood hall on Coast Road. Meet there at 2.30pm to hear about plans for raffles, lunches, trips to theatres, cinemas and garden centres, coach outings plant and table top sales and lots more! It’s open to people of al ages and will include a register of job-swaps where members can exchange small jobs or commodities with each other. Be prepared, for your £1 admission (under 16s free) for fun, friendship, community spirit and entertainment!

KEITH BELCHER, Tel: 01323 764240,