PCDL update

digger close upRecycling work has been progressing well and Beachlands should be replenished by lunchtime tomorrow.  The final phase is moving beach from central Beachlands back to ‘White Horses’ and Sovereign Harbour.  Although shingle has been removed from here before we are conscious that it is from in front of houses and therefore ensure it is only surface shingle that has been accreting that is removed.  Thus bulldozers will be pushing excess beach into a low stockpile in front of the beach crest, which will then be loaded into trucks.  There will be no excavation into the existing beach crest.

We are still hopeful that the last recycling for the year will be completed next Friday

Meet your candidates

Why not come along and meet your Conservative party candidates ?

Your current MP Greg Barker is retiring at the forthcoming General election.  The Conservative Party have selected HUW MERRIMAN as the parliamentary candidate for Bexhill and Battle Constituency to succeed Greg.

Come along and meet Huw at :

The Ethell Wood Centre Centre, Coast Road, Pevensey Bay

Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm

You will also have the opportunity to speak to the three district council candidates, Kevin Balsdon, Lin Clark, and Dianne Dear.

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From left to right :

Dianne Dear, Kevin Balsdon, Huw Merriman, Lin Clark



We look forward to seeing you there !


Sussex Historic Churches

The annual Awards Ceremony for the Sussex Historic Churches Trust ‘Ride and Stride’ sponsorship competition was held at St Nicolas Church Pevensey last Saturday.


Peter Field, Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex and co-president of the Trust, presented the prizes at the ceremony attended by over 100 people in the medieval church which celebrates its 800 anniversary next year. Trophies to both cyclists and walkers were given for Individual, Team and Under-16 entries.

Since 1956 the Trust has raised almost £2million. A Special Award was given to Pamela Lade from St John the Evangelist, Eastbourne who raised over £1,400. This is the fifth year running that Pamela has received the Special Award trophy.  In total competitors raised £55,000 in 2014.

Ride & Stride is an annual sponsored event which includes all the places of worship in Sussex. There is no fixed route, which encourages participants to visit churches and chapels and to explore parts of Sussex that they may not normally see.

Ride and Stride is an event for all ages – families are welcome to take part as well as individuals. Everyone who takes part will be raising much needed funds which assist in the repair and maintenance of historic churches, allowing their beauty to be appreciated by future generations. St. Nicolas, Pevensey, which is on English Heritage’s ‘At Risk Register’, is seeking to raise over £200,000 to complete a restoration project begun in 2006.