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 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

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Pett Level Beach 18112020 – courtesy of Ann Moffatt

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Where can I have my jab in East Sussex? – Sussex Health and Care Partnership

Where can I have my jab in East Sussex?

When you are eligible for your vaccination, you will be contacted by the NHS. Please do not contact your GP practice in the meantime, and you will be contacted by the first NHS service to offer you the vaccine.

At a GP-led local vaccination service

The majority of local vaccination services are supported by groups of GP practices working together.

Current local vaccination services are available at:


The Beacon Shopping Centre, for patients at:

  • Victoria Medical Centre

 Hampden Park Health Centre, for patients at:

  • Arlington Road Surgery
  • Grove Road Surgery
  • Park Practice
  • Seaside Medical Centre
  • The Lighthouse Medical Practice

 Princes Park Health Centre, for patients at:

  • Downlands Medical Centre
  • Harbour Medical Practice
  • Manor Park Surgery
  • Sovereign Practice
  • Stone Cross Surgery


Kings Church, for patients at:

  • Sedlescombe House
  • Harold Road Surgery
  • Beaconsfield Road Surgery
  • Carisbrooke Surgery
  • Churchwood Medical Practice
  • Hastings Old Town Surgery
  • High Glades Medical Centre
  • Priory Road Surgery
  • South Saxon House Surgery
  • The Station Practice
  • Warrior Square Surgery

Lewes district


River Lodge Surgery, for patients at:

  • Foundry Healthcare Lewes


Hampden Park Health Centre in Eastbourne, for patients at:

  • Old School Surgery
  • Seaford Medical Practice

The Havens

Brighton Racecourse, for patients at:

  • Chapel Street Surgery, Newhaven
  • Havens Health, Peacehaven
  • Quayside Medical Practice, Newhaven

Rother district


Sidley Medical Practice, for patients at:

  • Collington Surgery
  • Little Common Surgery
  • Pebham Surgery
  • Sidley Medical Practice

Wealden district


Saxonbury House Medical Centre, for patients at:

  • Ashdown Forest Health Centre
  • Beacon Surgery
  • Wadhurst Medical Group
  • Groombridge and Hartfield Medical Group
  • Rotherfield Surgery
  • Saxonbury House Surgery
  • Woodhill Surgery


The Meads Medical Centre, for patients at:

  • Bird-in-Eye Surgery
  • Buxted Medical Centre
  • Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre
  • Mid Downs Medical Practice
  • The Meads Surgery

I cannot see my GP practice listed

Please do not worry if you cannot see your GP practice listed here, you will still have access to the vaccine.

Some GP practices did not feel they were able to deliver the vaccination, as well as continue to provide vital general practice services to their patients.

Alternative arrangements are being finalised either with one of the sites above or another part of the vaccination programme, and these will be confirmed very soon.

In a care home for older people

Local vaccination services and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are visiting care homes for older people to vaccinate residents and staff. Arrangement are being made directly with each care home. We are planning to have scheduled vaccinations for all care homes with residents over 65 years old by the end of January.

At a hospital hub

Hospital hubs across Sussex are currently vaccinating health and care staff.

Hospital hubs are at

Update on Covid-19 Vaccination Rollout in Rye and Rural Rother – Message from Sally-Ann Hart MP for Hastings and Rye

Over recent weeks we have heard a lot of information and announcements from the Government on the Covid19 vaccine roll out across the UK, and understandably my office is receiving a lot of enquires about the progress being made locally.

In Hastings we are having a very successful roll out with the vaccine centre at the Hastings Centre on The Ridge and also the Hospital Hub at The Conquest Hospital. However, I know that those living in Rye and the rural parts of Rother are concerned they are being forgotten. My message to you is simple, you have not been forgotten.

Over the past several days, I have been working with the MP for Bexhill and Battle, Huw Merriman, to improve the delivery of the vaccine across Rother. We have now secured a commitment from the Sussex CCG that every Care Home in Rother will have received the offer of a vaccine to every resident within two weeks. Indeed, some care homes in Rother have already received the vaccine in the last few days. Moreover, a new vaccine centre will go live at Etchingham Village Hall on Friday 15th January.

This is all currently based on the use of the Pfizer vaccine that requires specialist storage and takes time to administer to patients and is why specialist hubs are having to be set up around the country. However, the introduction of the Oxford/AstraZenica vaccine means that in the coming weeks we should be able to move to GP and Pharmacy led deployment of the Covid19 vaccine which will be much closer to local residents. The Government has set a target that everyone will be within 10 miles of a vaccine site across England.

Rolling out the vaccine is a challenge which will be met. It is the biggest logistical effort ever undertaken in the NHS’ history and there are bound to be bumps in the road and issues with the rollout as we find our feet. The Government is still on target to offer a vaccine to every resident in the top four priority groups which is everyone over 70, the clinically most vulnerable and all frontline health and social care workers, by the 15th February.

Please do not contact your GP about an appointment for a vaccine. As soon as slots become available you will be contacted via letter or text from your GP practice or the national NHS. I understand that it is frustrating that the vaccine is taking time to be delivered, but everything that can be done in this huge mobilisation is being done. I will endeavour to keep local residents informed of the progress being made, but in the meantime we all need to follow the rules, which right now means staying at home unless it is essential for you not to.

Community Library and Coffee Morning

Community Library and Coffee Morning Notes
Due to the ongoing health restrictions, unfortunately, we are not able to run either the Coffee Morning or the Community Library for the time being. Rest assured, as soon as its safe to do so we will be back, ready and willing to welcome you all in for your drink/cake and chat. And will be delighted to break out the library books again.In the meantime, we reproduce here some notes from East Sussex Libraries, with some very useful information about how you may continue to borrow books. Happy reading…….
The new lockdown, designed to slow the spread of Covid-19, will mean that all 17 of the county’s library buildings are temporarily closed for general use.You can still reserve up to 10 books for free. Using the library catalogue or by calling 0345 60 80 196. You can pick them up from the front entrance your local library.We will extend your loans during this lockdown so you don’t have to worry.If you need to use library computers to access essential services such as universal credit and internet banking, you can book a session on the above number or online.Our eLibrary is accessible 24 hours a day and features thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines.The Home Library Service, which has continued to provide books to those who are particularly vulnerable throughout the pandemic, will also remain in operation.These limited services will be available at all 17 libraries within the current reduced opening hours.  They will be kept under constant review to ensure they are being delivered in the safest way possible.More information about library services, opening hours and restrictions, is available online on our website or by calling 0345 60 80 196.
Your Own Personal Librarian
The new lockdown will be difficult for everyone but for many of us a good read is a chance to escape.Our Select and Collect service is like having your own personal librarian. You can order online or by calling 0345 60 80 196.Give us a flavour of the sort of books you like to read and let us do the rest.We’ll contact you when the books are ready to collect and you – or a neighbour or friend – can collect them at the door of your chosen library.
Anna and Vivien, Anne, Tim and Fran

Pett Parish Council Casual Vacancy


  1. In accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a CASUAL VACANCY has occurred in the office of PARISH COUNCILLOR of the above named Parish (Ward), due to the resignation of Councillor Leeson.
  2. An election to fill the vacancy will be held if, within 14 days (not counting Saturdays and Sundays and certain days) from the date below, TEN electors for the Parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer. If an election is called, it will take place no earlier than May 2021 in accordance with Section 58 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and subsequent Regulations.
  3. The name and address of the Returning Officer is:







  1. In accordance with Rule 5(4) of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 2006, if the vacancy is not filled by election, it shall be filled by the Parish Council as soon as practicable.
  2. For further information about the co-option process, which the Parish Council will follow if no valid request for an election is received, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Dated .14th January 2021                                                                                  Signed….M E Philo

Parish Clerk

Address: Island Cottage Swan Street, Wittersham, Kent TN30 7PH

Southern Water services are running as per usual during lockdown

Message from Southern Water

Stakeholder Engagement – Kent and Sussex


“We would like to reassure customers that Southern Water will continue to provide  services – including emergency repairs – during lockdown. We have developed safe ways of working during the pandemic and we ask our customers to keep their distance from our frontline colleagues for the safety of both workers and customers, especially if we need to visit your home. In an emergency you can call us on 0330 303 0368.


“If you are struggling with your bills, help is available. Also if you, or someone you know, is vulnerable then being included on our Priority Services Register will ensure help will be provided when it’s needed. To join the Register contact us through our website, https://www.southernwater.co.uk/account/extra-help-and-support or call 0330 303 0277.”

500 Club Winners – December 2020

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Pett Post Office Update

Pett Post Office will not be opening on Thursday 7th January but aims to open on Monday 11th.


Just to let you know that I have informed Pett Parish Council that am standing down as Webmaster for Pett on the Net. I understand that the Clerk to the Council, Mary Philo, will be taking over from me.
I have also decided to stand down as Admin for the Pett and Pett Level Community Group. Sandra Goodsell will continue as Admin but it would be great of one or members volunteered to help Sandra. Please contact Sandra or myself if you would like more information about what the role entails. I am remaining a member of the Group and will post as usual from time to time.
A huge thank you to everyone for all your support and understanding over the last three years. I really have appreciated it and I wish both the website and the Facebook Group a very successful future.
All the best.
Tim Rothwell

Cold Weather Alert

Cold Weather Alert from Saturday-Monday for Sussex can be read here


Message from Sussex Police – Please stay in on New Year’s Eve

Thursday 31st December

East Sussex Police News and Alerts

Stay in this New Year’s Eve to help save lives

Sussex Police is urging local communities to continue to follow the Tier 4 regulations to help save lives this New Year’s Eve and into next year. We know 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for everyone and, although many will want to celebrate, the rules are there to protect people. It is vital the restrictions are followed to curb the spread of the new more transmittable variant of the virus and police will be taking enforcement action where necessary if these are blatantly breached.

Chief Superintendent Julia Pope said: “Your decisions and the actions you take now could help save lives.

“We are at an absolutely crucial stage in the pandemic where Sussex has been moved into the highest level of restrictions due to a new strain of the virus. Please stick to the rules; stay in, keep celebrations small, don’t invite people round for a party, or attend gatherings of more than two people from different households outside. Where there are blatant breaches and reckless flouting of these regulations then we will intervene, we will be robust and we will take enforcement action. Please continue to work with us and help save lives – and hopefully next year things will be better.”

Pett Village Hall Report – December 2020

Because we are in tier 4 and Pett Village Hall is closed, the meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee scheduled for Monday 4 January will not take place.

Instead, a report on the current state of play with the hall, including news about two new trustees joining the Committee, can be read here.

Tim Rothwell, Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee

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Happy New Year!



Rother Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter – December 2020

The December 2020 Rother Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter can be read here. Please consider joining this important organisation if you haven’t already done so and help them with their valuable work.

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Avoiding Mail Scams

Advice on avoiding mail scams can be read here Mail Scams 271220

Cold weather alert – Sunday/Monday

Cold Alert for East Sussex


Weather Warning

Housing Needs Survey

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Advanced Fee Schemes

Advice on avoiding advanced fee scams can be found here Advanced Fee Scams