Supporting the Community – Winchelsea Fete 2019

August continues to rush by in an umbrella-up-umbrella-down kind of way, but thankfully it all held off for the recent Winchelsea Fete and dog show. The event took place on Saturday 10th August, and Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat base, boat and committee... read more

Supporting the Community – Hastings Beach Concert

It’s Hastings Beach Concert this weekend! And quietly, behind the scenes some of our volunteer base and crew members have been helping with setting up for this popular event. Early Friday morning (2nd August) a couple of car loads of volunteers arrived at The... read more

Supporting the Community – Pett Flower Show

Just a follow up to say what a great time we had at this year’s Pett Flower Show. The event took place on Saturday 27th July 2019 and as usual Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat base, boat and committee volunteers were asked to come along and run the BBQ and to... read more

Two Rescue Launches in One Evening

The summer season has begun with a busy evening. On Monday July 1st, the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat shore and boat crews were tasked to assist in two emergencies on the local coastline. At 17:38, the Pulfer boat launched in response to a request from Solent... read more

Taking a Team Moment

A sunny Sunday morning … but it’s not just about the training. This Sunday’s training out on the water didn’t all go as planned. It was one of those mornings when the effects of the tide and necessary maintenance and checks on boats and... read more

A Visitor & A Big Thank You

This weekend we had a lovely visitor! Tony Heath came along to receive a big thank you from the PLIRB. An enthusiastic sailor, Tony Heath recently retired his boat . Tony’s wife, Diana, suggested he might want to donate some of his equipment somewhere it would... read more

Open Day 2019 – grand total & updates!

Oyez! Oyez! This year’s Open Day on Sunday 26th May 2019 was amazing! The total raised so far is a massive £2682.08 … thanks to everyone who has supported us with time, prize donations & by coming along. Yes, our day was remarkable … the sun... read more

Open Day 2019 – updates!

This year’s Open Day on Sunday 26th May 2019 is nearly here! Find out how our plans are going … Yes, our early-in-the-year Open Day is nearly here. Latest planned schedule is looking like this: 12.00 noon     Event begins … woo hoo, the sun will come... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more