Meanwhile, Back on Dry Land, Supporting SRUK

The summer’s not just been a busy time for PLIRB volunteers as a whole – for long-serving PLIRB member Jo Barry this summer’s been all about meeting an individual challenge too.  Across the summer Jo’s been a key player in all of the... read more

Bank Holiday Weekend – Shout on Sunday

Sunday 25th August started with our usual training and maintenance session down at the boathouse. During the morning, the beaches continued to fill up with holiday makers, visitors and locals, so at the end of the session, crew member Shaun stayed on at the boathouse... read more

Support from the Community – Coop, Winchelsea Beach

On one of the busiest weekends of the year, we are delighted to have been invited to the Coop, Winchelsea Beach store.  The August Bank Holiday is a busy weekend all around, but especially for a retailer whose store is right next door to a much-loved caravan holiday... read more

Support from the Community – Asda St. Leonards

August has continued to be busy, but in a fantastic way! Very recently, we were invited to bring the Tornado boat up to Asda St. Leonards to spend some time putting fun into fundraising. Yes, Saturday 17th August saw volunteers from our base and boat crews, committee... read more

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