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.

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Church Services – Christmas 2019


St. Laurence Church, Guestling – Christmas Events 2019

Advice from Sussex Police

Advice from Sussex Police and Rother Neighbourhood Watch on protecting garages from break-ins and other issues can be found here

Christmas Crime Advice from Sussex Police

We’re working hard over Christmas to keep you and your family safe, but there are steps you can take to help us

When you’re out shopping

  • Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you, especially in busy shops and crowded streets where thieves and pickpockets may well be operating.
  • Keep valuables in inside pockets of clothing or bags. Keep a close watch on them, and try not to keep them all in one place.
  • Only carry the cash and cards that you need. Always shield the PIN pad when entering your PIN.
  • Be careful where you park your car, especially if you will be returning to it after dark.
  • Avoid going back to your car to leave your shopping part-way through your trip. If you have to keep presents in the car, make sure they are out of view in the boot, the car is locked, and keep the receipts with you.
  • Deter pickpockets and muggers. Don’t overburden yourself with bags/packages.
    Be extra careful with purses and wallets.
  • Always carry a purse close to your body and not dangling by the straps.
    Put a wallet in an inside coat or front trouser pocket, likewise with your phone and keys.
  • Try and avoid taking young children into busy shopping areas. If it is unavoidable make sure they know what to do if they lose you e.g. tell the nearest counter assistant that they are lost and never leave a shop without you.
    Agree a meeting point with older children, in case you get separated.
  • Never leave your bag unattended on your trolley whilst shopping and don’t leave it in your vehicle when returning your trolley.

At home

  • Don’t leave presents under your Christmas tree if they are visible from windows or doors.
  • Never keep large amounts of cash at home.
  • Make sure you keep your doors and windows locked at all times.
  • Keys should always be kept out of sight and not left in doors or in view of windows.
  • Make your house look occupied, use a timer switch to operate lamps as it starts to get dark, leave a radio on.
  • Don’t open the door to anybody you don’t recognise. Not sure? Don’t open the door!

After you have opened your Christmas gifts

  • Burglars know that many households have new and often expensive, items in their homes following the December holidays especially items such as new tech such as tablets or laptops, mobile phones, music systems, televisions, cameras and other electronic equipment. In many cases, residents make it easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by putting boxes that identify their new gifts in plain view with their other rubbish.
  • Avoid becoming an easy target for post-holiday burglars by not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items outside your wheelie bin.
    Break down any boxes you are throwing out and put them in rubbish bags and place them inside the wheelie bin.
  • With computer equipment, you might consider keeping the boxes for safe storage, shipping or moving in the future. Would they be useful as storage boxes?
  • Think about keeping broken-down boxes inside in a garage or loft.
  • Register your property securely and free of charge on the national property marking database www.immobilise.com

Have a wonderful Christmas!

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

Stay in the know with social media

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Communities Defeat Terrorism: Be Vigilant

Sussex Police and Rother Neighbourhood Watch have given advice about being vigilant over the festive season in respect of possible terrorism incidents. The advice can be read here

Dealing with Unwanted Calls

Rother Police have issued some advice on dealing with unwanted calls – it can be read here

Stolen Ducks – Gatehurst Farm

Last night somebody stole 3 Brown female Muscovy ducks just 4 months old from Gatehurst Farm which adjoins Pett recreation ground. These ducks were raised from an incubator by my daughter after their mum was killed by a fox. They are very tame and much loved pets and this is devastating.
If anybody sees them please contact us or if the person who took them could please find it in their hearts to return them by putting them somewhere safe for us to collect : Andrew Norcott Gatehurst Farm 07802729412


M23 Roadworks Update 8 December

Amazon Gift Card Scam

I’ve had an email from a Keith Pollard heading ‘How are you and your family’ asking me to buy an Amazon voucher card for him so he can send it to his niece for her birthday. From the USA I guess. Here is his email. I have deleted it! Thank you very much, you can get it from any store around or Walmart store around you Total amount needed to get is £200( £100 denomination) .I need you to scratch the back of the card to reveal the pin, then take a snap shot of the back showing the pin and have them send to me with the receipt of the card here so i can forward them to her.I promise to refund it in full as soon as i return home.

Tim Rothwell

Pett Post Office: Update Friday

Anthea opened the Post Office yesterday and it is expected to be open on Monday 9 December.

Two volunteers have very kindly come forward to help her with lifting boxes folk but we could do with 1 or 2 more so that we have full cover so this can start this properly in the New Year.
If you can help, please contact Wendy Hatch at familyhatch1@gmail.com
Thank you

What a Picture!


The magnificence of winter in Pett. (Photo courtesy of Roger Smolski)

Rother Neighbourhood Watch Weekly Report

The weekly report for the week ending 3 December from Rother Neighbourhood Watch can be read here

500 Club Winners – November 2019

Rother District Council Budget Consultation – 2020/2021


Rother District Council’s is consulting on its budget for 2020/21. Rother District Council has to find over £3 million in savings.
Please go to –  http://www.rother.gov.uk/budget2020 – for more information and to respond to the consultation.
This consultation is open to 31 January 2020.
Policy Officer, Programme Office and Policy Team
Acquisitions, Transformation and Regeneration Service
01424 787816

Sussex Cold Alert Forecast

The latest cold alert forecast for Sussex from the Met Office can be read here



Fire Prevention Advice from Sussex Police


The festive period is an opportunity to spend more time at home with your family, friends and pets.
Making your home all cosy with a log fire, candles and fairy lights on the tree is the perfect way to enjoy the season.
Stay safe and sound in your home this Christmas and don’t increase the risk of fire.
Here are some top tips….
Check your Christmas tree lights conform to the British Standard and are in good working order.
Always switch off and unplug Christmas lights before you go to bed or go out.
Don’t overload sockets – whilst it’s tempting to put up just one more strand of Christmas lights, overloaded sockets can be a big fire risk.
Check your smoke alarms. If they don’t work, or you don’t have one, treat yourself, it could be the best Christmas present you’ve ever bought as it could save your life in a fire.
Never leave candles burning unattended.
Keep candles, lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
Decorations can burn easily – don’t attach them to lights or heaters and don’t hang them close to candles.
Have fun and Seasons greetings.

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

Rother Bin Collections: Christmas and New Year


As the  festive season approaches, Rother residents are being advised on how best to dispose of all their Christmas rubbish.

Changes will be made to collection days across the district between Wednesday, December 25 and Friday, January 10, before returning to residents’ normal collection days from Monday, January 13.

As in previous years, garden waste bins will not be collected between Wednesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 7.

This year residents will not receive a collections calendar in the post. Instead full details of Christmas waste and recycling collections are available on the council’s website, which includes downloadable and printable calendars.

Residents can also receive regular reminders by signing up to My Alerts at www.rother.gov.uk/myalerts

Malcolm Johnston, executive director at Rother District Council said: “Our website contains all the information you need to make the most of the Christmas collections, including details of what you can do with your Christmas cards, wrapping paper and real trees.

“This year we will not be sending out printed calendars to households, a move that will save £16,000 in postage costs alone.”

As well as the usual items for recycling, households can recycle all of their wrapping paper and Christmas cards that do not contain foil or glitter.

Residents are being encouraged to recycle as much of their waste as possible over the festive period, and will be able to leave any recycling that does not fit in their recycling bin in plastic bags next to their recycling bin to be collected.

Excess recycling can also be taken to residents’ local ‘bring site’, a list of which can be found at www.rother.gov.uk/RecyclePoint

For residents with garden waste bins, real Christmas trees can be cut up and placed inside for collection. Those without a brown bin can recycle their real trees at their local Household Waste Recycling Site.

Missed bin collections can be reported as normal during the Christmas period by going online at www.rother.gov.uk/missedbins by no later than 5pm the following working day.


Fairlight Health Walks

Fairlight Health Walks

1st & 3rd Monday of the month – 10.30am from Fairlight Village Hall

Free, gentle one hour walks, led by trained community volunteers. No need to book, just turn up 10 minutes before the start time.




Police Appeal for Witnesses

Police Appeal for witnesses to serious A21 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the A21 near Hurst Green.
At around 2.45pm on Thursday (28 November), a black Peugeot travelling southbound was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Vivaro van heading northbound on the A21 London Road, just south of Hurst Green.
The driver of the Peugeot – a 38-year-old woman from Bexhill – and the passenger of the Vauxhall Vivaro – a 69-year-old woman from Wadhurst – both suffered life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Vauxhall Vivaro – a 46-year-old man from Hawkhurst – suffered minor injuries. All three were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for further treatment.
The A21 was closed for seven hours while emergency services responded to the collision.
PC Richard Trundle said: “Police acknowledge the significant impact that the road closure may have on road users and the community, particularly as the collision occurred close to school pupil collection time.
“Officers are grateful for the patience and understanding of the public while they conducted their investigation.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, who may have seen either vehicle involved being driven prior to the collision, or anyone who stopped at the scene to assist is asked to contact police by emailing collisions.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.co.uk or calling 101 quoting Operation Melbury.

Witnesses sought to incident involving two drivers in St Leonards

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident involving two motorists in St Leonards.
The driver of a green Dacia Duster and the driver of a black Nissan Qashqai are reported to have exited their vehicles and confronted one another at the Ironlatch Avenue roundabout, around 8.20am on Wednesday 27 November.
Anyone who saw what happened, particularly anyone with evidence on dash cam, is asked to call 101, quoting serial 271 of 27/11.
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
Stay in the know with social media

Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Message Sent By
Lee Melbourne (Police, Prevention Support & Engagement Officer, Sussex)