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 much more. Our Village Magazine, which can be accessed here, contains advertisements for local accommodation, including B & B, pubs and other businesses in the area.

Emergency telephone numbers and useful addresses can be found here

We hope you enjoy your stay.

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Pett Village Gardens Opening: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June

On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2018 four gardens in Pett will be open to the public under the National Garden Scheme.

The gardens that will be open are:

  1. Fairlight End – Chris & Robin Hutt

  2. Breanross – Libby & Tim Rothwell

  3. French Court Farmhouse – Suzie Gibbons

  4. Ambleside – David & Jackie Richards

The gardens will be open each day from 11am – 5pm. The combined admission is £6 (children free). Home made teas will be available at Fairlight End.


For the first time ever, 4 gardens in Pett will open simultaneously for the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June. The event is called Pett Village Gardens and will run all day from 11am to 5pm both days. The National Gardens Scheme is a charitable organisation that raises funds for traditional nursing organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie and Hospice UK. Pett Village Gardens will also raise money for Pett Village Hall, which provides parking and toilet facilities for the event. 3 of the gardens opening are doing so for the first time for the National Gardens Scheme. They are Ambleside, David and Jackie Richards’ garden, Breanross, Libby and Tim Rothwell’s garden, and French Court Farmhouse, Suzie Gibbons’ garden. Breanross is featured in the June 2018 edition of Sussex Life. The fourth garden is Fairlight End, which is opening for the National Gardens Scheme for the 8th consecutive year, and has been featured on TV’s Gardeners’ World and Love Your Garden in the last year.

Tea and cakes will be served at Fairlight End, where there will also be a plant stall. The price for entry which covers all 4 gardens is £6. Chris and Robin Hutt of Fairlight End launched their annual appeal for friends and neighbours to bake cakes which can be sold at the event. Please bring them to the house between 8-10am on either the Saturday or the Sunday in a container marked with your name and telephone number. Containers can be collected in the week after the event. Chris said ‘Cakes baked in Pett are at the heart of this event, we rely on local support to stage it so successfully. Every year visitors tell us they love the fresh home made cakes, which are among the finest in the county. Your cake raises money for good causes. Please support us again as you have in previous years’.




Pett Open Gardens – Cakes!

Traditionally, the members of the Gardening Club have from time to time very generously made cakes for Chris and Robin Hutt when their garden is open to the public. Chris has sent the following email to Bob Harris, Chair of the Gardening Club.

Dear Bob,

Can I ask you to kindly forward the following message to all members of Pett Gardening Club:

We are coming up to Pett Village Gardens on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June. This is one of the largest gardening events that has ever been held in the village, with Ambleside, Breanross, French Court Farm and Fairlight End all opening simultaneously for the whole weekend.

The event is for charity, with the traditional nursing charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme benefitting, as well as Pett Village Hall.

At the heart of the event are home made cakes eaten on the lawn at Fairlight End. The visitors consume these in huge quantities and love the variety available. Pett cakes are known for their quality, no soggy bottoms here! In previous years, when Fairlight End alone has opened, friends and neighbours in the village have generously brought cakes along to support the event.

We need your help and support more than ever this year. PLEASE BAKE A CAKE FOR PETT VILLAGE GARDENS. Cakes can be delivered to Fairlight End on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 between 8 and 10 am. Please mark your container with your name and telephone number. Containers can be collected from Fairlight End in the week following the event.

We promise to keep you informed of funds raised for charity as soon as we can after the event.

Chris and Robin Hutt

Although Chris and Robin’s email is directed specifically at members of the Gardening Club, donation of cakes from non-members of the Club would also be most welcome!

Pett Road – Surface Works and Road Closure

Surface dressing works are being carried out on Pett Road, Pett, between Peter James Lane and Elms Lane. The road between these points will be closed for 1-2 days from 7am – 5pm. The works are weather dependent, and the exact dates will be decided when the weather is suitable.

The road will be closed to all traffic whilst the works take place as set out above. Cars should be parked off road or in another location – otherwise they could be towed away. Rother Council will let householders know if the works affect refuse bin collections. Bus services will be affected.



POPP – Cook Required


Pett Older People’s Project (POPP), a Luncheon club for the elderly, held in Pett Village Hall every Tuesday, 8.30am to 1.30pm require a cook to prepare and cook lunch for 40 people.

It is a paid position, working with a friendly, lively team. Car driver and necessary qualifications essential. Please contact : – Ann Nicholls ( Chairman) silverbuzzard@hotmail.com 07443492260

Pett Flower Show Saturday 28 July – Latest News

The latest about the 2018 Pett Flower Show to be held on Saturday 28 July can be read here

Pett and Pett Level Village News – July Edition

The July 2018 edition of Pett and Pett Level News can be downloaded here

Pett Parish Council Accounts: 2017/2018

The accounts for Pett Parish Council for 2017/2018 can be accessed here

If you would like to inspect the accounts, you can do so from 2 July to 10 August by making an appointment with Mary Philo, Clerk to Pett Parish Council at mailto:clerk@pettnet.org.uk

Crash on A21 – Appeal for witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to a two-car collision on the A21 at Hurst Green which happened around 4.15pm on Sunday (17 June) and which left two women with serious injuries.

The vehicles involved were a white Hyundai travelling south, driven by a 64-year-old woman from Hurst Green, and a black Audi travelling north, driven by a 54-year-old man from London.

The Hyundai driver and a 74-year-old woman from Staplehurst, Kent, who was a front seat passenger in the same car, were both taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for treatment to fractures.

The Audi driver sustained bruising and whiplash and was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

The crash, some 500 metres north of the A21’s junction with the A229 Merriments Lane, caused traffic tailbacks over several miles while the incident was being dealt with. Diversions were set up until the A21 was re-opened at 7pm.

PC Gary Douglas, of the Polegate road policing unit, said: ” We’re keen to speak to anyone who may have information which could help our enquiries into the incident.

“We’d also like to thank drivers whose journeys were delayed or disrupted by this crash for their patience and understanding.”

Anyone who saw what happened, who has relevant dash-cam footage or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before the collision is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 813 of 17/06.

Stranger enquiring about houses on on Chick Hill – today 12.55pm

We’ve had a report (12.55pm 19 June) from two Pett Residents that they have just had a young man with a back pack knocking on their door asking how to get to the houses on Chick Hill. He wanted to talk. They thought it was odd as they live at the very top of their lane. They say it may be nothing but they wanted to alert residents.

National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

National Neighbourhood Watch Week runs from now until Sunday 24 June.

To mark this, their website at https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/crimes/

has new information, statistics and practical toolkits on:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Serious violence, especially knife crime
  • Vulnerability and loneliness
  • Frauds and scams
  • High har crimes – modern slavery, child sexual exploitation etc.

Pett Village Hall Page – Problem

We are aware that on some devices the Pett Village Hall heading had disappeared from the Main menu and that the Bookings and What’s On page would not open.

This issue should now have been solved but if you are still having problems do email tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk

Apologies for any inconvenience that this glitch has caused.

Marquee for Hire

Marquee for Hire

Following the Flower Show and Fayre, an Evening Dance is not planned for this year. The marquee facility is therefore available for hire from 18.00 hours on Saturday 28th for the evening and Sunday 29th July 2018 for the morning, lunchtime and afternoon.

The hire includes the large marquee, tables and chairs, the Temporary Event Licence and use of portable toilets. It does not include insurance.

The price is negotiable depending on the event(s), as agreed with P&DHS Committee.

Interested parties should contact Philippa M Strickland, Adams, Pett Road, Pett TN35 4HG. 01424814384, mobile 07850 346097 or mail pstrickl@icloud.com for more details.

Sussex Police: Drink and Drug Driving Campaign during 2018 World Cup

Police are urging motorists to stay onside as the latest drink and drug-driving campaign coincides with the 2018 World Cup.

The Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit will tackle the issue throughout the football tournament, which runs from 14 June to 15 July.

The goal is to ensure motorists know the score when it comes to driving under the influence – or face the penalty.

Officers are also advising drinkers to allow extra time if they plan to drive the next morning, as they could still be over the limit.

Chief Inspector Warren Franklin, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “With the World Cup just around the corner, the number of football fans drinking in pubs and bars or at home will naturally increase, and that’s fine. What’s not fine is driving when you’re over the limit.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s ‘only’ a short drive home or you’ve ‘only’ had a couple – we’ve heard every excuse in the book, but ultimately there is no acceptable excuse to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs. You may not realise it, but these substances can seriously impair your ability to drive, placing yourself and other road users at significant risk.

“By all means enjoy yourself and take in the atmosphere of the World Cup, but don’t let it compromise the safety of you or anyone else on the roads.”

Officers respond to reports of drink and drug-drivers as part of routine policing all year round, however there will be increased patrols and static stop checks dedicated to tackling offenders throughout the summer campaign. Anyone caught will be dealt with robustly.

In the summer 2017 campaign, a total of 150 motorists were arrested in Sussex on suspicion of drink and drug-driving offences.

If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:

  • A minimum 12 month ban;
  • An unlimited fine;
  • A possible prison sentence;
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
  • An increase in your car insurance;
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.
    People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. 
    You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers  anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 
    If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.

Pett Flower Show: Saturday 28 July 2018

Pett Village Hall Management Committee: Agendas and Minutes

The agendas and minutes of meetings of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee will from now on be available here

The draft minutes of the meeting held on 4 June have just been uploaded onto that page.

Pett Village Hall – Bookings and Availablity

To check the availability of Pett Village Hall for bookings, and see What’s On, for the remainder of the year until December 31 2018 go to the page here .

August Coffee Morning

Fairfest 2018