Peacehaven & District

Chamber of Commerce

A voice for business and networking at its best


Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce is a thriving modern membership organisation and is the responsible voice of business in the local area.

Run by business owners for business owners, the Chamber is the only organisation in Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs and East Saltdean committed to promoting the interests of the local business community. By joining the Chamber, your business voice is heard. Find out more.

Job vacancy – Active Lifestyles Manager

Wave Leisure Trust, a Chamber member, is seeking an Active Lifestyles Manager, based in East Sussex with a salary circa £29,000 per annum. Click here for the full details and closing date for applications.

Big Parks grand opening

Peacehaven’s newest amenity, the Big Parks, opens on Saturday,Big Park logo March 7. Outdoor events at the park, near Piddinghoe Sports Park, include a bike ride, a healthy walk around the park, circus skills, a skate jam at the new skatepark, the best in the South of England, and a children’s football academy.

In the Community Pavilion there will be free face painting all day, zumba, meet the archaeologist sessions, songs for children to join in, a puppet show and a local history talk.

And don’t forget Molly’s Café and the beer tent, both by the entrance of the Big Parks, to be known in future as Centenary Park, next to the Peacehaven FC ground.

Find out more about the day’s events and the complete timetable at


E-News focus on Peacehaven FC

Peacehaven FC’s campaign to raise £15,000 for new stands features prominently in the latest edition of Peacehaven Town Council’s online magazine E-News.

The football club, a Chamber member as is the town council, is asking supporters to sign up to sponsor seats so it can stay in the Ryman Premier League.

Also in E-News is an invitation from Isernhagen, Peacehaven’s German twin town, to youngsters to visit there this summer.

Businesses are being asked to sponsor planters to brighten up the main road through Peacehaven and there is a preview of the town council’s Murder Mystery evening in April.

Click here to read the March edition.

E-News is designed and edited by Chamber member Chandler Editing & Writing.

Seahaven Business Awards

The Seahaven Business Awards are back for 2015. They recognise local businesses which have shown tremendous commitment, innovation and success over the past year.

Businesses which always put customer service first, the businesses which show a real commitment to their staff, which take pride in being part of the community and which drive to succeed in the current economic climate will be honoured at the glittering event.

There are six awards for companies and individuals who either work in or are based in and around the BN9, BN10 or BN25 postcode areas. Businesses can even nominate themselves in one or more of the categories or nominate any other business. Entry is free.

Click here for all the award categories and details of the gala dinner.

Enterprise Expo

Lewes and District Enterprise Expo, a one-day interactive B2B event aimed at local businesses, social enterprise and educational establishments across the district, takes place at Lewes Town Hall on Thursday, March 19, from 10am to 3pm. There will be 80 exhibition stands, talks, seminars and a café. Entry is free. Find out more at

Free publicity for businesses

Many of you will have picked up copies of the free Platinum Business Magazine, Sussex Business Times and Etc at breakfast meetings. If your business has anything newsworthy to report, we can put it forward on your behalf to be used in the editorial on the Association of Chambers of East Sussex pages.

Send your copy direct to and it will be submitted for consideration.

£4.7m Lotto cash for Saltdean Lido

Saltdean Lido has been given a further £4.7 million. The money comes from the Heritage Lottery Fund to renovate the site and bring the listed 1930s art deco building and pools back into use.

Rebecca Crook, of Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC), a  Chamber member, said: “The backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund has always been central to the success of our project and we are delighted all our hard work is coming to fruition.

“The  CIC will be creating jobs and bringing new revenue and much-needed investment to the area.”

The Heritage Lottery Fund cash follows £2.3 million from the Coastal Communities Fund in January and £490,000 from the Social Investment Bank last year.

The project has another £2 million to raise to complete the work.

Ben Greener, historic environment adviser for the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “When it was built Saltdean Lido was the beating heart of a successful seaside resort. Sadly, as the lido declined, so did Saltdean.

“Now the community can breathe new life into this precious local landmark, signalling Saltdean’s return to prosperity while saving one of the most significant lidos in the UK.”

Stand or Fall: the campaign for premier football

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Fan Tony Mills is distributing the club's new poster around the towns

Fan Tony Mills is distributing the club’s new poster around the towns

Peacehaven and Telscombe FC needs to raise £15,000 by Friday, March 20.

The club must make essential ground improvements so it can stay in the Ryman Premier League – the seventh tier in the English football league pyramid.

The club, a Chamber member, must build two 50-seat stands and one seven-tier stand for standing spectators.

This is an FA and a Ryman League requirement for the club to remain in the Ryman Premier League. A campaign to raise the money, which is match-funded by the FA, has been launched and fans are being asked to sponsor seats in the new stands for £200.

Seventy-five of the one hundred seats need to be sponsored for the target to be met. So far, 30 individuals and businesses have stepped forward and £6,000 has been raised but the club needs a further 45 seats to be sponsored for the work to go ahead.

There are three levels of sponsorship available:

• Sponsor a complete stand for £10,000. Your name or your company’s name will be on each of the seats and on the facia of the stand.

• Sponsor a seat or seats for £200 a seat in your name, your company’s name or jointly with family or friends. This name will then be affixed to the seat(s) and will last for the lifetime of the stand.

• Make any donation of less than £200. Individual smaller donations will be added together and for each £200 raised from these donations fans’ seats will be sponsored in memory of the late Connor Saunders.

Find out more at

Are you an aspiring sports film maker?

Peacehaven and Telscombe Football Club, a Chamber member, is looking for someone who has aspirations to become a sports cameraperson or who simply has an interest in TV media.

Local TV channel Latest TV is looking to expand its footage from local sports teams. It is looking for someone with an interest in the club to film snippets and highlights from each game and conduct post-match interviews. These reports would be sent to Latest TV to be edited and shown throughout the week.

The club would get wider publicity and the position, which is voluntary, would be perfect for a media student looking to gain valuable experience or for someone who has an interest in seeing their work broadcast.

Latest TV is on Channel 8 on Freeview but is currently only available if you get your TV signal via the Whitehawk transmitter or online at

There is a plan to roll out this TV service to the rest of East Sussex later in the year.

If this is of interest to you, email with your details or call Focus Media on 01273 583879 and you will be put in touch with Latest TV.

Check out Telscombe E-bulletin

Telscombe Town Council, a Chamber member, is now producing an online E-bulletin which offers businesses an opportunity to buy advertising space. Click here for the council’s website.

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