Welcome to Pett on the Net – the Community website for Pett & Pett Level.

This website is provided by Pett Parish Council for the community of Pett and Pett Level. If you want to post a news item of interest to the community, publicise an event, your group, society, or organisation, or report or comment on local events, then please contact our webmaster, Tim Rothwell, at tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk

Any views expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Pett Parish Council or the webmaster.

We also have a Facebook Page – Pett on the Net Group – which complements the website. If you would like to ask to join the FB Group, just click here

If you are visiting, or planning to visit, Pett and Pett Level, this is our website where you will find information about the area, including latest eventschurch serviceslocal history and adverts for local services, including B&B, accommodation, pubs etc.Our Village Magazine, which can be accessed here, also contains local advertisements and other useful information.

Emergency telephone numbers and useful addresses can be found here

We hope you enjoy your stay.

Photo courtesy of David Nicholls

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Pett Flower Show – 2020

Pett & Pett Level Village News – February 2020

Mike Wilkins, the Editor, has uploaded the February 2020 edition of Pett & Pett Level Village News on Pett on the Net. It can be dowloaded here

Sussex Police Precept – 2020/2021

Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, would like views on the increasing Police precept. She would therefore be grateful if residents
could take part in a snap poll which can be found at https://sussexpolice.researchfeedback.net/wh/s/SussexOSPCCPrecept
Because of the delay in the government’s funding settlement (which was made yesterday) the PCC’s office have been left with just one week in which to consult residents – the poll will therefore close at midday on Thursday 30th January.

‘It’s Brightening Up’ – Painting of Pett Level

I am a London based watercolour artist but I grew up in Hastings. I have limited edition prints of my painting of Pett Level, ‘It’s Brightening Up’, for sale.  This has always been one of my favourite places.
The painting is 48 cm x 36 cm and I can get quality giclée prints produced in different sizes. These fine art prints can be printed in A2, A3 or A4 size and I can get them framed as required or just mounted. More details of my art can be found on my website nigelwadeart.com
I have a Facebook page, Nigel Wade Art at https://www.facebook.com/nigelwadeart/
If you are interested in buying a copy of ‘It’s Brightening Up’, or any other of my paintings, please contact me at nmw1959@hotmail.co.uk 
Nigel Wade
It’s Brightening Up – by Nigel Wade

Pett Bowls Club Quiz Night – 28 February

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter – January 2020

The January 2020 edition of the Neighbourhood watch Newsletter can be read here

Phil and Eve Button Retirement

Phil and Eve Button are retiring from the Butchers Shop in Pett this month. Not only have they been a major part of village life for many years through the shop, they have also given invaluable service to the community through their other activities, most notably in respect of their years of service on the Pett Village Hall Management Committee. They retired from the Committee in May 2018 and left a legacy of achievement which the current Committee has gratefully inherited.

A collection has been arranged to enable the community to mark Phil and Eve’s retirement with a suitable gift. Donations to the collection can be made (cash only please) to Carol Pecorini,  The Lodge, Pett Road, Pett, TN35 4EY (the house on the corner of Rosemary Lane and Pett Road).

A presentation will be made to Phil and Eve at the next Coffee Morning at Pett Village Hall on Wednesday 5 February starting at 10.00am. All will be welcome. 

Quiz Night – Saturday 15 February

Parking at Pett Village Hall

This notice, which will be displayed at Pett Village Hall in due course, was agreed by the Pett Village Hall Management Committee at their meeting on 13 January 2020.

Door-to-door Scams: Advice from Sussex Police

Advice from Sussex Police on dealing with door-to-door scams can be found here

POPP Christmas Hamper Winner

This Year’s winner of the POPP Christmas hamper was won by Danny one of our new members.The Hamper donated by the Agnew family of Pett for the second year running raised £70 towards POPP funds, thank you to the Agnews and well done Danny.

David Nicholls

M23 Roadworks Update – 17 January 2020

The latest update on the roadworks on the M23 can be read here M23 170120

Beware: attempted dog thefts

It has been reported that a white transit type van was seen in Rosemary Lane, Pett on Monday 13/01/2020. This follows an alert on the Hastings Dog Lovers Facebook page about attempts to dog steal.
The Hastings DogsLovers Group says that there are lots of local reports of a White Vauxhall Vivaro van (like a transit) cruising around various local dog walking areas attempting to steal dogs.This vehicle has been seen in Bexhill, Powdermill Lane Battle, and Watermill Lane Pett. If you see it parked up anywhere please contact the police on 101. It is thought that the plates may be cloned or false – the police are aware.

The message is:
Be vigilant and keep your dogs safe.
Try and walk with friends in remote locations.
Be aware of other vehicles in car parks
Keep your dogs within eyesight at all times
Be wary of strangers approaching and talking to you and your dog.
Never leave your dog unattended outside shops etc even for 5 minutes – it takes seconds for someone to steal your dog.

Rother Neighbourhood Watch Update – 15 January

The Rother Neighbourhood Watch Update for 15 January 2020 can be read here

Community Library Notes

Our reader recommendation this month is Wild Designs by Katie Fforde, a very popular author, who researched this book by getting a pass to go behind the scenes to help at the building of a Chelsea Flower Show garden  Much of that, of course, is on TV now, but was not so well known when the book was published in 1996.

The Coffee Morning and Community Library were a buzz of activity in January. Many of us had great fun learning how to recycle our Christmas cards into small boxes, decorative bowls, tree decorations, parcel toppers and even a miniature theatre.

We are next open on Wednesday 5th February and once again we will have a craft activity which will be Valentine themed.

Do come and join the fun. We sign up new borrowers every month and you are most welcome. In February there will be a few new books amongst our selection, including all the children’s/youngsters’ books, which will have been changed.

Another really good reason to come along is that there will now be a Parish Council presence each month at the Coffee Morning and Library, so there will be someone for you to talk to about any questions you might have and perhaps do not wish to raise at a Parish Council meeting.

See you there, back to our usual day of the first Wednesday of the month, 10 – 12 Wednesday 5th February.

Anna, Vivien


Pett Village Hall Bookings – 2020

Sorry to mention this again, but I am currently getting one or two enquiries/bookings a day for Pett Village Hall and the diary for 2020 is filling up quite fast. If there is a special occasion this year when you think you might want to hire the hall it might be a good idea to book it now to avoid disappointment.
The conditions of hire form has recently been updated and can be downloaded as below.
The latest bookings can be found here
Tim Rothwell, Bookings Manager, PVH
tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk 07850 469314

Wizard of Oz: Fairlight Village Hall

M23 Roadworks Update – 10 January