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Pill-box adaptations

The PLPT land is rich in military archaeology from the Napoleonic era and WWII. The larger structures from 1941 have suffered many years of neglect and misuse: the Type 22 pillbox as a dump and the Observation Post as a sheep-shelter and party venue resulting in an accumulation […]

January Work Party

Last weekend, no fewer than 18 volunteers, including 6 from Hastings Conservation Volunteers, helped to clear light scrub from the pond area. once more opening it up to the light. In the course of removing a small thicket, we discovered a blocked overflow drain which, if we can […]

New Chair

I am writing to let you know of my appointment as the Chair of the Pett Level Preservation Trust. I was delighted to have been elected to this role. I have a deep love of the unique piece of countryside that is Pett¬†Level and am honoured to be […]

Guided Walks

Saturday April 30th 10-12 am. “Toot Rock War Walk” – learn about Napoleonic & WWII coastal defences at Toot Rock with Martin King. Saturday May 14th: “Birdsong at Toot Rock” – learn to recognize the songs & calls of common birds, by now including summer migrants. For both […]

Tidying up

¬† (This is what it looked like in Sept 2014.) Yesterday, ten of us cleared (6 from PLPT, 4 from Hastings Conservation Volunteers), dragged and burnt branches previously cut to free the phone wires, raked leaves & twigs from the tennis court and further opened up what we […]

Mowing in Compartments 2&3

This week, local contractors have been at work cutting the blackthorn suckers, reed & coarse grass regrowth – which they did very quickly. It now remains to rake this up in some parts to re-establish grassland. Next week, outside contractors will use diggers to clear the last remaining […]