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Pevensey Parish Council Dog Show 7th June 2020

 For the EXHIBITOR forms please click link 



Following the success of the inaugural Pevensey Dog Show in 2019, plans are in hand for the 2020 event, which will be held on 7 June at Wallsend Road Sports Ground.

This community show will provide a fun family event to residents and visitors alike, as well as providing a platform for Pevensey Parish Council to highlight the problems the villages face regarding the management of dog fouling and it hoped that the Show will help to highlight responsible dog ownership.

There will be honours to compete for in 7 classes and stall holders and charities are welcome to attend. Once again there will be entertainment and additional attractions. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service plan their ‘Station Open Day’ on the same day and will display assets and offer demonstrations on the Show site.

Chairman of Pevensey Parish Council, Peter Lowton commented ‘the 2019 event was hugely popular and was a great day out for the family and competing pooches. Amongst the fun and entertainment was the message to reduce dog fouling in public places and this message remains valid. It was great to see so many people turn up with their pets and enjoy the day’.

Exhibitors Forms will be available for stall holders to complete and can be downloaded via Pevensey Bay Life and the Pevensey Parish Council on the above link. 


Pevensey Dog Show c/o Pevensey Parish Council, Ethel Wood Hall, 129 Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex BN24 6NS


Planning Inspectors decision on Wealden’s draft Local Plan.

Inspectors conclusion after stage one of the Examination of the Submission Wealden Local Plan

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WDC Media Release 001 New Approach to Local Plan

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The Parish Council want to know your views and whether you support the replacement of the street lights in Waverley Gardens, Pevensey Bay. For more information, please click here.


There are currently two Councillor vacancies for co-option. If you are interested, then please write to The Clerk indicating your reasons for wishing to join the Parish Council and include a short CV to highlight the particular skills you will bring to the role. For more information, please click here.


Natural England are contacting landowners and stakeholders to outline their indicative proposals, before they publish their final report to the Secretary of State in 2020. Please find attached the maps which outline these proposals.

Natural England welcome any comments you may have and please do feel free to contact them by 10th January 2020 if you have any queries. You can contact us by email at or by telephone on 0208 026 8045.  Proposal Maps can be viewed here.




The following documents can be downloaded from the link –



Parish Ward

Return Date of ITT: Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 17.00 Hours addressed to the Clerk of Pevensey Parish Council, Ethel Wood Community Centre, 129 Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, BN24 6NS.


For Planters and Parish Ward.

Return Date of ITT: Friday 27th December 2019 at 17.00 Hours
Addressed to the Clerk of Pevensey Parish Council, Ethel Wood Community Centre, 129 Coast Road, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, BN24 6NS

More information available to download at links below.

PLANTERS: documents
PARISH WARD: documents


Grass Cutting – Frequently Asked Questions

Pevensey Parish Council have issued a frequently asked questions document on grass cutting.

The points listed below are designed to explain and answer some of the frequently asked questions on grass cutting. We are hoping that this will give local residents a better understanding on the grass cutting contract for Pevensey.

Click here to download the document in PDF format

Any Recent Changes?

Q. Have there recently been any changes in the way grass cutting in Pevensey and Pevensey Bay is managed?

There are two different systems for grass cutting within the villages of Pevensey and Pevensey Bay. One is called “Rural”, which covers main roads and the other is called “Urban”, which covers the residential areas. Until April 2019, these were both covered by East Sussex County Council (ESCC), although in the year 2018/19 a contribution of £2595 was required from Pevensey Parish Council (PPC). Historically, the villages had received up to 6 cuts per year, without a financial contribution.

Due to financial restrictions, ESCC changed the number of grass cuts it offers to towns and parishes from 6 to 2 Rural cuts but offered a financial contribution to those Parish Councils prepared to organise their own Urban contracts.

Faced with a reduction in the number of cuts, PPC took the decision to accept payment from ESCC to manage the urban grass cuts on its behalf with effect from 1st April 2019 and a contract was set up by PPC.

Which are the areas covered?

Q. Which are the areas covered by the Parish Council’s contractor for the Urban Cuts?

The following roads were provided by ESCC as their record of the urban cutting areas. Where verges are on both sides of the road, these have been taken into account:
Pevensey Bay

Timberlaine Road – Eastbourne Road to Beach
Milward Road – Timberlaine Road to Grenville Road
Grenville Road – Eastbourne Road to Beach
Innings Drive – Eastbourne Road to Circular
Val Prinseps Road – Val Prinseps to Rosetti Road
Val Prinseps Road – Eastbourne Road to Beach
Castleross Road – Val Prinseps Road to Norman Road
Eastbourne Road (property side) –Timberlaine Road to Cul de Sac (corner of Junction)
Castle Drive – Eastbourne Road to Cul de sac (footpath to kissing gate)
Castle Drive – roundabout
Leyland Road – Eastbourne Road to Norman Road
Bay Road – from Eastbourne Road to the Promenade
Collier Road – Eastbourne Road to the Promenade
Eastbourne Road – Merge with North Road
Richmond Road
Wallsend Road – Church Lane to Haven Garage (property side)
Wallsend Road – Pevensey Bay entrance to Dukelands to the traffic lights (property side)
Coast Road – Waverley Gardens to Ethel Wood Community Centre
Coast Road – Ethel Wood Community Centre to Marine Avenue
Marine Avenue
Westham Drive
Tower Close to Harold Close
The Square
Camber Way to Camber Drive
Camber Drive to The Square
The Square – Junction with Mountney Drive to Arundel Close
Camber Drive to Camber Close
Maresfield Drive to The Boulevard
The Boulevard to The Square


Castle Road – Junction High Street to outside of Priory Court Hotel
St Nicolas Close to Junction with Church Lane
Pevensey Road Bridge to the start of Bexhill Road
Church Lane

Which areas are managed by ESCC?

Q. Which areas of cutting are managed by East Sussex County Council?

The areas defined by ESCC as ‘Rural’ cuts and are generally found on ‘A’ roads. These remain under the management of ESCC and they will carry out 2 cuts per year on rural roadside verges. Within the Parish they are:

Eastbourne Road – From the bus shelter at the top of Timberlaine Road into Eastbourne
Wallsend Road – From Haven Garage to Pevensey Bay entrance to Dukelands
Wallsend Road – From High Street to Level Crossing (side adjacent Salt Haven)

How many cuts?

Q. How many cuts have been contracted?

Pevensey Parish Council has contracted 4 cuts a year on urban roadside verges. ESCC will provide 2 cuts a year on rural roadside verges.

‘Urban’ grass cut dates

Q. What dates has the ‘Urban’ grass been cut and when is the final cut?

16th April 2019 – 1st cut of Urban verges
22nd May 2019 – 2nd cut of Urban verges
5th/ 6th August 2019 – 3rd cut Urban verges
4th Cut – TBC – (This will be the last cut of the season.)

When will the Rural cuts take place?

Q. When will the Rural cuts take place?

These will take place twice per year; once in the middle of the season and once at the end of the growing season. The mid-season cut in our Parish by ESCC is due to take place now. However, after several reports to ESSC with regards to the overgrown grass on Wallsend Road causing an obstruction to pedestrians using the path, ESCC partially cut the grass on Friday 19th July 2019

However, dates for all cuts are subject to change as they can be affected by the weather.

Who is responsible for spraying the weeds?

Q. Who is responsible for spraying the weeds on the roads, pavements, drains and gutters?

This is and always has been the responsibility of ESCC.
ESCC sprayed the kerbs in the parish on Tuesday 16th July 2019.
Information on weed spraying is provided by ESSC.

Who do I report problems to?

Q. If there is problem with grass cutting or weeds who do I report it to?

Clearing weeds from gutters and drains – East Sussex County Council – click here
Urban grass verges – Pevensey Parish Council –
Rural grass verges – East Sussex County Council – click here

Who is responsible for The Parade on Beachlands

Q. Who is responsible for grass cutting on The Parade on Beachlands by the Bus stop?

This land is owned by ESCC, but they have now made an agreement with the PPC to cut and pay for this area using the Parish Council’s Contractor.
Three cuts have already taken place and a final will be done with the rest of the urban grass cutting.

1st Cut – 21st June 2019
2nd Cut – 12th July 2019
3rd Cut – 5th/6th August 2019
4th Cut – TBC

The maintenance of the trees on the Parade is the responsibility of ESCC.


Please see attached press release from Pevensey Parish Council with supporting information and posters done by local children.
r.e. Dog Fouling, Dog Waste Bin Bag Dispensers.

Dangers of dog faeces

Dog Fouling

Dog brochure

Responsible Dog Ownership

Also please be mindful at busy times, the dog waste bins can become overfull.

If another litter bin is not available, please take the dog waste bag home, rather than leaving it by a bin on the ground.


26th November 2018

Wealden District Council – website

Press release – A Massive Thank You to The National Lottery and the Players for their Support.
click here to read

Annual Return 2018