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.

Pett Field in Summer – photo courtesy of Sari Kavanan-Joseph

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Pett Parish Council: Extraordinary Meeting – Tuesday 27 August: The Smuggler

An Extraordinary Meeting of Pett Parish Council will take place at Pett Village Hall on Tuesday 27 August, starting at 7.30pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the application by the ‘Save the Smuggler’ group to register the Smuggler at Pett Level as an Asset of Community Value.

An agenda for the meeting will be published later in the week. All are welcome to attend.

Pett Post Office Open this Week on Thursday 22 August

Wendy Hatch has reported that Pett Post Office will be open as usual at the Methodist Church this Thursday 22 August from 12.30pm – 3.00pm as cover has been found for Anthea who looks after the Post Office. Anthea will be back on Thursday 29 August. (Monday 26 August is a Bank Holiday and the Post Office will not be open.)

PLPT Garden Party: 17 August

Joseph: 7 and 14 September – Tickets Now on Sale

Welcome to the ARC!




ARC has its own page on Pett on the Net here

Pett Flower Show 2019: Lost Property

The photo below shows lost property from the 2019 Pett Flower Show.
These items can be retrieved from the Flower Show Secretary, Louise Bowles, on 01424 812296.

Pett Facebook Page – 200 Members

It’s only 18 months since Sandra Goodsell suggested setting up a Facebook Page for Pett. We now have 200 members. Here’s to the next 200!

Pett WI – August Report

Belinda Wood’s August Pett WI report can be read here

LATE SUMMER OFFER: Free allotment plot

Neighbourhood Watch News

Please note – a date for the diary!

Starting at 7.15pm, before the Parish Council Meeting (which will start an hour later) on Tuesday 17 September at Pett Village Hall , Edward Kemp, Chairman & Sussex Police Volunteer, Rother Neighbourhood Watch, has kindly agreed to discuss the possibility of establishing a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme for Pett and Pett Level and perhaps the surrounding villages. More details to follow shortly.



PVAA Annual BBQ: 1 September

Public Rights of Way

Public Rights of Way (aka footpaths and bridleways)

I hope many of you are taking advantage of our lovely summer weather to enjoy the wonderful network of public rights of way that criss-cross our local area. As you may be aware, each local authority (in our case East Sussex County Council) has a statutory duty to maintain public rights of way in conjunction with the landowners over whose property they cross. This involves everything from signage, stiles, gates, bridges and clearing paths to dealing with legal matters such as requests for diversions and blocked footpaths. Did you know that it is estimated that there is staggering total of more than 140,000 miles of public rights of way in England and Wales be maintained? But there are continuing threats to this wonderful resource – paths become blocked and fall into disuse as a result, or they become unused because of difficulty of access – collapsing stiles, poor signage, crop cover etc. So everyone who values access to the countryside needs to keep vigilant.

The East Sussex Rights of Way team do a wonderful job in protecting rights of way in our county, but in these days of budget cuts and austerity they are keen to encourage local communities to get involved to help them with this work. Parishes can form local groups either under the auspices of ESCC who help with training and advice and provide legal protection or on a more informal local basis, possibly with the help of the Parish Council. At the moment we have four volunteers including myself plus the assistance of our parish clerk, but it is yet to be decided whether we become a formal ESCC group. The group could undertake tasks such as footpath clearance, replacing some signage and mending stiles, plus keeping an eye on the general state of footpaths in our area. Obviously we would work with ESCC Rights of Way and respect the rights of local landowners. I also envisage that at some stage we could extend our activities to provide information on possible local walks, perhaps through our village website.

So what can you do to help us to maintain and protect footpaths locally?

Join our group (contact me on cllr.judith.dean@pettnet.org.uk or 01424 812249) for more information.

If you don’t want to join the group, help us by telling us about any issues you come across (a missing sign, a wobbly stile for example). If you are not sure whether the path is in our parish, don’t worry we can pass the information on if it is not. Please use the contact details above.

Report issues yourself directly to East Sussex via the easy to use Rights of Way ‘Report a Problem’ form. There is a useful interactive map to help you locate the number of the path and stile, gate or bridge. https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/countryside/rightsofway/map/. There is a link to reporting a problem on this page.

The Ramblers Association also have a Pathwatch campaign https://www.ramblers.org.uk/bigpathwatch through which problems can be reported.

Judith Dean

Rights of Way Co-ordinator

Rother DC: Draft Housing Allocations Policy

500 Club Winners – July 2019

Fairlight History Group: August – December Meetings

Pett Post Office Closed : Update 7 August

Pett Post Office is currently closed because Anthea who runs the service has broken her ankle and so will be off for at least 6 weeks. There is no cover for her.
If any further information is forthcoming, it will be posted here and on the Pett on the Net website.

Burglary – St Leonard’s

We are investigating a burglary at a ground-floor flat in London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, in which intruders stole a large glass jar containing silver change to an estimated value of £500.
It happened at approximately 2.30am on Sunday (4 August) while the occupants, a man and a woman, were asleep in bed.
Neither was hurt but the suspects were found to have made off with the jar and cash contents.
Detective Constable Cally Fox, investigating, said: “Given its size and contents the jar would have been extremely heavy and we’d like to hear from anyone who may have seen people in the area carrying it away.”
They can pass information online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 261 of 04/08.
Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, telephone 0800 555 111.

Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Pett Flower Show 2019 – Pictures

Hastings Scottish Country Dancing Club

TN35 Art Exhibition – Sunday 18 August