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
Any views expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Pett Parish Council or the webmaster.
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 events, church services, local 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.
Cliff End – Morning Light
Photo courtesy of David Lambert
The latest update (24 October) on the M23 roadworks can be read here. M23 241020
The weekly update (23 October 2020) from Hastings and Rother Police can be read here Police 231020
The Agenda for the next meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee which will take place in the Catharine Hollman Room at the Village Hall at 7.00pm on Monday 26 October 2020 can be dowloaded here Agenda PVHMC 261020
The draft minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2020 can be dowloaded here Minutes PVHMC 070920
You are welcome to attend the meeting on 26 October, subject to a limit on numbers because of the need to comply with social distancing rules. If you would like to attend, perhaps you could let Fran Pitts, the Secretary, know in advance at
Tim Rothwell – Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee
Council and police leaders across Sussex are marking the occasion of Anti-Slavery Day on Sunday 18 October by signing up to a joint pledge to stop all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation. Details can be read here Anti-slavery pledge
The latest (17 October 2020) update from Hastings and Rother Police can be found here Police 171020
The latest (17 October 2020) update on the M23 roadworks can be read here M23 171020
The latest Covid-19 update from East Sussex County Council including details of a testing walk-in centre in Hastings can be read here. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKESCC/bulletins/2a5efec
We were extremely lucky that the first Wednesday in October was fine and dry, especially as it was sandwiched between two very wet days. Consequently, we were able to set up the library outside again, so making it easier to comply with health restrictions. And it was great to welcome back the Coffee Morning, waitress service included!!
The Jigsaw Library has quickly become very popular and there is more information elsewhere about jigsaws available and how you can access them.
Crochet Corner where you can learn to knit or crochet has not quite made it back yet, but we are always delighted to see what you are making.
Heather Godwin brought along wool and squares for her “Knit For Peace” project and Gillian Quick modelled (see below) the amazing dressing-gown she has made, which is what the squares are intended for.
As we are asked so often, it is worth mentioning once again that we do not sell books and cannot take your old books. This is a borrowing library, essentially set up to replace the mobile library, run by volunteers – us. The books are a County Library resource – a collection of about 7,000 books set aside for local Community Libraries and from which we regularly make a new selection. It doesn’t cost anything to borrow a book; we simply need your name and contact details and for you to sign a Data Protection form.
It was also good to welcome some new faces, which is marvellous encouragement for us to keep going. So do keep coming along and supporting the Village Coffee Morning, meeting up with friends old and new and supporting the Village Hall. Next Coffee Morning and Community Library: Wednesday 4th November, 10 – 12. Hope to see you there!!
Anna and Vivien
Self-isolation support grants
From Friday, people who are on low incomes and are required to self-isolate can access a new support payment via our website or by contacting our Customer Service colleagues.
Under the scheme a payment of £500 will ensure that those on low incomes are able to self-isolate without worry about their finances.
Those who start to self-isolate from 28 September will receive backdated payments.
To be eligible residents must:
- have been asked to self-isolate (on or after 28 September) by NHS Test and Trace either because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
- be employed or self-employed
- be unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
- be currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit
The payment will be made in one lump sum and will be subject to Income Tax.
In order to apply residents will need to provide the following evidence:
- A notification from NHS Test & Trace asking you to self-isolate (including your unique ID number)
- A bank statement
- Proof of employment, or if you are self-employed, self-employment assessment returns, trading income and proof that you cannot work from home and will lose income as a result.
There is also a discretionary fund for individuals who meet the above criteria but are not receiving a qualifying benefit.
Applicants must also meet the following additional criteria in order to qualify for a payment from this scheme:
- Are suffering financial hardship as a result of having to self-isolate
- Have less than £3000 in capital or savings
- Normally earning more than £80 per week but less than £290 per week
I am writing with further news regarding the East Sussex Highways works in the Fairlight area and its effect on bus services.
I understand that the re-surfacing work that commenced last Monday has been proceeding well despite the wet weather. You will recall that this was generally working westwards. We understand that the work is due to clear the Lower Coastguard Lane junction imminently, as scheduled, with work continuing in Fairlight Road west of there from next Monday.
Accordingly, we have told Hams Travel to resume extending the relevant journeys on the 901 shuttle bus timetable to/from Lower Coastguard Lane from Monday 12 October. The section of route between there and Fairlight Cove had to be withdrawn from 22 September to permit ‘haunching’ works which were then followed by the re-surfacing activities over the last week. The afternoon journey on service 347 that serves Fairlight will also be extended again to Lower Coastguard Lane from the same date.
East Sussex County Council
Sussex Police is marking Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 10 – 17) by highlighting the impact of the crime, and urging people to report it so offences can be investigated and victims can be supported.
Further details can be read here Hate Crime Will Not Be Tolerated In Sussex
Sussex Police are launching a third external campaign for two weeks, this time focusing on how they work with partner organisations to tackle modern slavery offences in our communities. Details can be read here Tackling Modern Slavery In Sussex
The latest (9 October) weekly report from Hatings and Rother Police can be read here Police 091020
The latest update (9 October) on the M23 roadworks can be found here M23 091020
Details of free webinars on staying safe on-line can be read here Webinars
Councillor Sam Coleman, Chair of Rother District Council’s Anti-Poverty Task and Finish Group would like as part of their work
- Written or recorded testimonials/stories/First hand experiences of poverty from residents.
- Any resident feedback about the council’s services in relation to poverty and service accessibility.
- Examples of casework relating to issues of poverty.
(These can of course be anonymised)
Further details can be read here