Pevensey and Pevensey Bay

PEVENSEY DICKENS EVENING: A packed event last year, but this year the Pevensey Village partnership Facebook page contains the message ‘for legal reasons PVP management has decided not to be involved in the organisation of the Dickens evening this winter. This is because of health and safety and insurance issues relating to the road closure’ The page header reads ‘Our project is all about you, our residents, our community groups, our traders and so much more. It is a long term project looking at the future’ Luckily you cannot kill a good idea because the Dickens Evening has not completely disappeared but will be run by The Smugglers High Street Pevensey in their large Car Park and Pub and hopefully on December 5th contain many of the same attractions as last years evening.

VOICES CHOIR: Ever fancied trying to sing? Voices Choir say you do not need to read music or have any previous experience and there are no auditions, they all sing to have fun! With a repertoire varying from Pop to Rock, Gershwin to Musicals all tastes are covered. There are two Concerts a year raising money for local charities and events from the Castlefest to the Scarecrow Festival. They meet Thursdays 12.30 till 2pm in the day and 7pm till 9.00pm in the evening in Pevensey Bay Baptists Church.

REFUGEE CAMP: Early Saturday evening I wondered if someone was pulling my leg when they told me there was a tent in the Entrance to The halfpipe between Haven Garage and Dukelamds off Wallsend Road with a slogan saying something about ‘Refugees’ As I was out I quickly phoned Parish Councillor Beaney and emailed Chairman Cllr Gilbert. There was indeed a tent facing the road with a large slogan apparently reading ‘Homeless English Refugee’, it was there all night but Pevensey is nothing like Calais and when asked the occupant said he would be packing up and moving in the morning and so the next day there was no sign anyone had been there! I suppose the other side to this is there are many homeless people while property, both residential and commercial, lies empty in the villages and the Baptist Church have a Board outside advertising a Food Bank in Pevensey Bay.

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