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
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
River Lodge Surgery, for patients at:
- Foundry Healthcare Lewes
Hampden Park Health Centre in Eastbourne, for patients at:
- Old School Surgery
- Seaford Medical Practice
Brighton Racecourse, for patients at:
- Chapel Street Surgery, Newhaven
- Havens Health, Peacehaven
- Quayside Medical Practice, Newhaven
Sidley Medical Practice, for patients at:
- Collington Surgery
- Little Common Surgery
- Pebham Surgery
- Sidley Medical Practice
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
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.
PARISH COUNCIL OF PETT: VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR
- 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.
- 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.
- The name and address of the Returning Officer is:
ROTHER DISTRICT COUNCIL
EAST SUSSEX TN39 3JX
- 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.
- 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
Address: Island Cottage Swan Street, Wittersham, Kent TN30 7PH
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.”
Pett Post Office will not be opening on Thursday 7th January but aims to open on Monday 11th.
Cold Weather Alert from Saturday-Monday for Sussex can be read here
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.”
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
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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Cold Alert for East Sussex
|The Met Office has issued an Amber Weather Warning for wind on the 26th and 27th December. View the full warning at the Met Office Severe Weather Warning page. If you prefer you can search for the Met Office website and look there.
Very strong south westerly winds are expected for parts of South and Southeast England and South Wales on Sunday morning. Inland gusts of 50-60 mph are likely with a few spots likely to see 60-70 mph for a time. Hills and particularly coasts exposed to the south-westerly winds will see a few gusts of 70-80 mph. In addition to the strong winds, a period of heavy, squally rain is expected and may prove an additional hazard.
What to expect
For more information:
|Message Sent By
Derek Pratt MBE (NWN, Administrator, Sussex)
East Sussex County Council Latest Covid Bulletin https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKESCC/bulletins/2b27375
The whole of East Sussex in tier 4 from Boxing Day. More details here
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