The modern parish of Pevensey with a population of approximately 4,000 is situated in the district of Wealden in East Sussex, England, midway between the coastal towns of Eastbourne and Bexhill. It comprises the ancient village of Pevensey, the larger seaside resort of Pevensey Bay and some twelve kilometres of farmland on Pevensey Levels.
Pevensey Village is a small historic settlement with many ancient buildings dominated by the East Gate of Pevensey Castle. The Norman castle is run by English Heritage and open to the public. Other buildings in this historic village open to the public are The Courthouse, the smallest town hall in England and the Early English church of St Nicolas.
Pevensey Bay is a coastal village, holiday resort and retirement village. There is a post office, fruit and vegetables shop, general store, off-licence, bakers, chemist with pharmacy. There is a range of restaurants, cafes and inns serving a variety of meals. Also, there is a Medical Centre, county library, a car park with information centre and toilets on the beachfront.
Pevensey Levels is SSSI land with many unique specimens to the area. The ancient drainage dykes which cross the area remain full all year round and support a wealth of water plants. The beach and shoreline host a range of seabirds from Gulls to Cormorants, Curlews, Guillemots and Turnstones. The hedges are a host to many native shrubs and plants.
Wealden District Council will be changing the way waste and recycling services are provided during 2013 - this will affect all residents in Wealden including Forest Row. Click here to find out more.