Sea Sunday, Safety Patrols & Missing Children at Camber

Sea Sunday, Safety Patrols & Missing Children at Camber

Another busy training session at our boathouse, which included being tasked to assist the search for missing children at Camber.  Today was a glorious day down at Pett Level and a busy day for the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat volunteers! The day started...

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Bright and Breezy Sunday Training

Bright and Breezy Sunday Training

Another glorious team training day down at Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat's boathouse! This morning we were blessed with such wonderful sunshine and a timely tide, perfect for getting both boats onto the water for scenario training ...  Both our Pulfer boat...

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Our 2023 Calendar Photo Competition Has Entries!

Our 2023 Calendar Photo Competition Has Entries!

Time to update on our photo competition for our 2023 fundraising calendar. And the big news is ... we now have entries!  John Shipp's a keen supporter of our calendar photo competition, winning MAY in our 2022 calendar. And John's into the competition again for...

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PLIRB 2023 Calendar Photography Competition

PLIRB 2023 Calendar Photography Competition

Yes, it's back ... by popular demand! After the amazing success of last year's FUNdraiser calendar photography competition, we've just launched this year's competition to find the best local photos for our 2023 calendar!  From scenic seascapes, lovely landscapes...

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Beach Safety Signs Reminder!

Beach Safety Signs Reminder!

Another beach safety reminder ... this time about local beach safety signs. We'd particularly like to draw attention to the Rother District Council safety signage at the Cliff End part of Pett Level beach.  Please do be aware of the information on this sign. Yet...

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Spring is Here … Along With a Beach Safety Reminder!

Spring is Here … Along With a Beach Safety Reminder!

We're into the Spring Bank Holiday! The beach is buzzing with walkers, water-sports enthusiasts and visitors, so it's time for a useful beach safety reminder (or two)!Yes, as well as visitors, Spring also brings unpredictable weather, extreme tides and other wonders...

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Sunday Training & a Hazardous Container Scenario

Sunday Training & a Hazardous Container Scenario

Another beautiful day for our Sunday morning boathouse session! But there was no time to enjoy the beauty of the beach as our teams were busy with vital equipment checks and maintenance, plus hazardous container scenario training to help keep our beach, base and boat...

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Update on Dog Poo Bins at Pett Level

Update on Dog Poo Bins at Pett Level

PLIRB pooch Seamus has a little message about one of the local Pett Level beach issues! He'd like everyone to be aware that one of the Pett Level dog poo bins has gone walkies!  The dog waste bin that was close to the public footpath and steps at the far end...

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Our Charity Shed is Open for 2022!

Our Charity Shed is Open for 2022!

We're excited to share that our very own charity shop - that's actually a very fine shed - is now open again for the 2022 season!  Yes, the sun shone brightly yesterday for the reopening of the PLIRB Charity Shed! We've kept this fundraising going through the...

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Tasked to Assist – Vessel Retrieval

Tasked to Assist – Vessel Retrieval

At approximately 14:30 today, Solent Coastguard set off our volunteer crews’ pagers. Our volunteers were then tasked to assist in the investigation and recovery of an abandoned vessel.  The vessel was drifting approximately two nautical miles off shore and...

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PLIRB Celebrates International Women’s Day

PLIRB Celebrates International Women’s Day

IT'S International Women's Day 22 and we'd like to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all women in rescue and emergency services roles.  We'd like to take the occasion of International Women's Day 22 to give a heartfelt thank you to all the women, past and present, who...

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Thank you to Asda St. Leonards

Thank you to Asda St. Leonards

We would like to thank staff and customers of Asda, St. Leonards for voting our charity as winners of this round of the Asda Green Token Scheme.   Thank you to everyone that voted for us in the Asda Green Token Scheme at Asda St Leonards On Sea! With your...

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Sunday Training – plus SHOUT!

Sunday Training – plus SHOUT!

Well that was a busy morning, and one which really proved the importance of our rescue crew training to be ready for anything ...  It started off as a usual Sunday morning, with our volunteers at the boathouse for training exercises. Both the John Pulfer and Pett...

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One of the Best Beaches in Sussex …

One of the Best Beaches in Sussex …

It's well recognised locally that since lockdown, beaches all along the local coastline have become busier as 'staycations' have gained in popularity. And our own Pett Level is starting to be officially noted in lists of lovely places, and it has been declared one of...

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Dry January Fundraiser

Dry January Fundraiser

A huge congratulations to members of our crew Martin Geldart and Nick Wise, plus long-time PLIRB supporter Dawn Turner.Between them, this amazing trio took part in a Dry January fundraiser and raised an incredible £1200 for our charity. This money will go towards much...

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Beach Safety Update

Beach Safety Update

Please take a moment to read our essential beach safety reminder for local beach users. Our local Cliff End beach at Pett Level is notorious for rock falls and, after the recent storms, the current risk of rock falls is much greater.  Please be aware that rock...

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Thank you to C-Side Cafe, Pett

Thank you to C-Side Cafe, Pett

We would like to thank staff and customers of C-Side Cafe at Pett Level, for their continued support.  Our relatively new neighbours have been hosting one of our donation boxes on their counter and their kind customers have been making a charity donation of small...

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Lucy’s Pett Polar Bear Challenge Fundraiser for PLIRB

Lucy’s Pett Polar Bear Challenge Fundraiser for PLIRB

We're very pleased to share that friend and neighbour of our rescue boat charity, Lucy Hogg is going the extra mile to raise funds for us, with the Polar Bear Challenge. Since 1st November 2021, Lucy has been taking regular dips just off the Pett Level slipway,...

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Our Charity Open Day 2021

Our Charity Open Day 2021

We’re very happy to share that our long-awaited boathouse Open Day 2021 has been an amazing success! Thanks to our volunteers, friends, their families, local businesses and a little help from the fabulous weather on the day, the day resulted in a record-breaking...

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PLIRB Events and Updates for July 21

PLIRB Events and Updates for July 21

A quick update on what's been happening at out boathouse in recent weeks and what's coming up for us now that we've hit July ...  Since returning to the boathouse once restrictions started to ease in March (at least for outside activities), our volunteers have been...

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