Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

PLIRB logo Spring 2019

About Us

We are an independent inshore rescue boat facility. We work in close co-operation with HM Coastguard, Search and Rescue Helicopter teams at Lydd, and the RNLI.

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Our Facilities

We operate from a custom built boat house in Pett Level, which is home to our office and two RIB rescue boats.

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Our Team

All our team are volunteers who give their time to help: from boat crew, shore crew and maintenance, to fund-raising, administration and the team who run the charity.

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Charity Fundraising

We are a registered, independent rescue charity (number 286891). All our operations rely on donations from the public and various organisations who support our work.

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Pett Beach

This is a beautiful part of the UK’s coastline.

But the sea, and the beach, can be dangerous if you are unprepared.

Please be aware of the local tide times …

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Blog

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Event Calendar

We’re involved in plenty of local events

Check out our event calendar.

"SHOUTS"

PLIRB “shouts”

Find out about our recent call-outs.

Thank you

As an independent rescue charity, every donation makes a difference.

A dedicated page for thanking some of our donors and sponsors is coming soon.

Sunday Training with RNLI Hastings

This week’s training down at the Pett Beach boathouse was one where everything came together to result in a fantastic session! First up, the weather was fabulous and conditions calm and fair. As planned, the Pulfer boat was launched but instead of a training...
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Check Out Our New Logo!

At our recent AGM, it wasn’t just our Chair that got a whole new look … it was also our logo! The AGM was the perfect opportunity to gain feedback on our new logo, and to give it its official launch. We’ll be using this on all of our branding from...
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New Chair at the Helm of the PLIRB Committee

Sunday’s training was slightly different this week, as members of the base and boat crews, committee and trustees gathered together for the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Annual General Meeting. The majority of our Trustees, Committee, boat and base crew...
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Open Day 2019

Rain, rain go oyez! Remember 2018? We’re hoping to avoid the weather and a clash with the wonderful Rye Jazz Festival by moving our Open Day for 2019 to the May Bank Holiday weekend! *Our next Open Day is Sunday 26th May 2019 at 12.00 noon* How you can help There are...
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Thanks to Robin Hood Bonfire Society, Icklesham

Recently, we were delighted to receive an invite to the Robin Hood Bonfire Society’s presentation and quiz night up at the Robin Hood in Icklesham. So on Wednesday 27th February, off we went … Kevin Wall, RHBS Chairman & Shaun O’Hara, PLIRB Helm...
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Good news! Our Give as you Live fundraiser is now up and running!

Yes, the good news is that we’re in the lucky position of now being able to benefit when our volunteers, friends and supporters are shopping online. And the even better news? It won’t cost anyone an extra penny to do so! A while back we teamed up with Give...
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Thanks to Two Sawyers, Pett

On Thursday 21st February, we were delighted to pop up to the Two Sawyers pub in Pett, to present a certificate of thanks for recent donations. The Two Sawyers have been taking donations into a custom-made donation box, all of which has added up to a recent donation...
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No Launch But Plenty of Practice

This Sunday, the weather was wet and a little windy, but compared to the recent thrashing from Storm Erik, the whole beach seemed remarkably calm. However, the point of the tide at the time of training and the fact that further high winds were predicted, meant that we...
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Thanks to Dynamic Events, Rye

On Sunday 3rd February, we were delighted to have a visit to the base from the wonderfully supportive team at Dynamic Events in Rye, who came to present us with a marvellous cheque for £2022.90. This very welcome donation is the result of some very hard work...
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Thanks to Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club

Last Thursday 24th January, members of the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat committee were invited along to a presentation evening by the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club. The club runs lots of activities, shows and festivals and invited us along to receive a share...
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A Fine Day for Fixing & Keeping the Rescue Boat Afloat

As you can see from the photo, this Sunday we had a beautiful morning for training. The low tide and fair conditions meant that the beach was just beautiful –  or at least it was at 9 a.m. when the photo was taken! The same couldn’t really be said for...
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It All Adds Up Thanks to Fairlight Stores and the Fairlight Community

We had a lovely activity to do as part of Sunday’s morning down at the base … a visit up to see friends of the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat, Graeme and Leonie Gambrell of Fairlight Stores. Graeme and Leonie always give pride of place at the front of...
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A New Year of Training and Beach Safety Begins

A very Happy New Year to all of our visitors and supporters! Hard to believe we’re already a couple of training sessions into the new year, with both boats taking to the water! Yes, our in-house crew training for 2019 has already got off to a flying start. OK,...
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Christmas Cheer with Hastings RNLI

Our very busy 2018 has come to an end, and has been rounded off in a fun and interesting way with a Christmas visit across to RNLI Hastings. This visit to the iconic lifeboat house of RNLI Hastings gave us the chance to get a close up look at their beautiful new...
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Cliff End Casualty Retrieval Training

Last Sunday’s training was an extension of our missing person search and rescue training, with a scenario of a ‘reported casualty’ around the Cliff End area of the beach. The team responded as this a ‘real-time’ exercise, and attended the...
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Please consider contributing....

 

As an independent rescue charity, we rely entirely on fundraising and donations.

You can help by becoming a member or making a donation using our Give as you Live donate button below.

There are also other ways to help us raise funds … please click the button below to explore how to do this.

Thank you so much!