Pevensey and Pevensey Bay

SCARECROW FESTIVAL: Even more scarecrows have appeared and the festival is turning a great success. Coming soon is a Variety Show at Stone Cross Hall on Friday 24 at 19.00 with tickets £3 in advance £5 at the door. By the time you are reading this a Quiz night will have been held at Ocean View Bakery. The next week there is a talk on Wartime in the villages and the Radar Stations. Then on Wednesday 29 July at Ethel Wood Hall at 19.00 there is an Evening of Supper and Silliness with a Buffet Supper and Games and it’s free ! Finally on Saturday 1 August at the Aqua Bar in Pevensey Bay the Grand Scarecrow Winner BBQ will be taking place with Voices Choir, Balloon Race and a Bonfire on the Beach!

ST NICOLAS: will have a Choral Evensong on Sunday 2 August starting at 17.00. The service will be following the Book of Common Prayer which has been in use at St Nicolas for 350 years. A local choir called Noteworthy Voices will sing settings of Percy Whitlock, Thomas Attwood Waimsley, William Smith, Robert Stone and Balfour Gardiner.

NEW PETITION :Helen Burton ( Incredible Edible) emailed me with news of a new petition she has set up asking for the Government to stop using the word ‘Benefits’ and instead use the term ‘Social Support’ to try to end the discrimination against those people who need financial support from the Government. You can find the petition on 38 degrees website and so far it has attracted 100 signatures

PEVENSEY VILLAGES PARTNERSHIP CoAstal Community Team: have had good news as they have won their bid for £10000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government. One of the first tasks will be setting up a conference/workshop and inviting representatives of local businesses, groups and organisations and try to make a plan for the Village to advance forward. The money will also provide signs on the A27 and A259 to help to direct visitors into the village. Finally even though it’s summer now there’s plans to brighten up the centre of the Bay for Christmas

VERGES: I mentioned the other week the pavements and gutters are not cleaned often these days so it’s nice to see in Pevensey people who have taken their own little part in brightening up the Village. John Rabbitts has worked hard to clear all the verges coming into the village by the Roundabout which now look neat and tidy. There are also some lovely planted Window Boxes and Planters at the Old Farmhouse and Banks Lodge.

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