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

Changes to Timetable for Bus Routes 100 and 101 – from 3 June

Stagecoach have announced changes to the timetables for bus route 100 and 101, with the creation of a new bus route 102.

The changes take effect from Sunday 3 June 2018.

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To reduce the effect of localised traffic congestion causing late running to buses along the whole length of this long bus route, Stagecoach have taken the decision to split the service into two sections. Service 100 will run between Hastings Conquest Hospital and Rye. New hourly service 102 will run between Rye, Camber and Dover (see below). Connections will be available on most buses at Rye Station between services 100 and 102.


*         To Rye on Mondays to Saturdays buses will start from Hastings Silverhill at 05:47 (not Saturdays), 06:42 and 07:47; from Conquest Hospital at 08:53, 09:53, 10:53, 11:53, 12:53, 13:53, 14:53, 15:53, 16:53 and 17:50; and from Hastings Station at 19:30.

*         To Rye on Sundays and public holidays buses will start from Hastings Silverhill at 08:05 and 10:05; from Conquest Hospital at 11:50, 13:50, 15:50 and 17:50.

*         To Hastings Conquest Hospital on Mondays to Saturdays buses will start from Rye Station at 07:25, 08:44 and hourly until 16:44. Later buses will depart from Rye Station, to Hastings Station at 17:44 and 18:44, and to Hastings Silverhill at 19:39 and 20:24.

*         To Hastings Conquest Hospital on Sundays and public holidays buses will start from Rye Station at 09:37, 11:37, 13:37 and 15:37. Later buses will depart from Rye Station to Hastings Silverhill at 17:37, 18:37 and 19:37.


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To reduce the effect of localised traffic congestion causing late running to buses along the whole length of this long bus route, Stagecoach have taken the decision to split the service into two sections. Service 101 will run between Hastings Conquest Hospital and Rye. New hourly service 102 will run between Rye, Camber and Dover (see below). Connections will be available at Rye on Sundays and public holidays between services 101 and 102.

*         To Rye on Mondays to Saturdays buses will start from Ore at 07:11 on schooldays (07:21 on non-schooldays), from Hastings Station at 07:47 and 08:47, from Hastings Silverhill at 09:34, and during the day from Conquest Hospital at 10:22 and hourly until 14:22. Later buses will depart from Silverhill at 15:44 and 16:39, from Conquest Hospital at 17:22, and from Hastings Station at 18:55.

*         To Rye on Sundays and public holidays buses will start from Hastings Silverhill at 09:02; from Conquest Hospital at 10:50, 12:50, 14:50 and 16:50.

*         To Hastings on Mondays to Saturdays buses will start from Rye Station at 06:54 (not Saturdays), 07:48 (on schooldays only and via Guestling Bradshaw CEP School) or 07:57 (non-schooldays). These earlier buses will run to Hastings Station. Daytime buses will run to Hastings Conquest Hospital, starting from Rye Station 09:08, 10:08, 11:08, 12:08 and 13:08. Later buses will depart from Rye Station to Hastings Silverhill at 14:08 and 15:30, to Conquest Hospital at 16:08, and to Hastings Silverhill at 17:08 and 18:08.

*         To Hastings Conquest Hospital on Sundays and public holidays buses will start from Rye Station at 10:37, 12:37, 14:37 and 16:37.


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Services 100 and 101 will run between Hastings Conquest Hospital and Rye (see above), with service 102 providing an hourly service between Rye, Camber and Dover. Connections will be available in Rye between services 100 and 102 on Mondays to Saturdays, and between services 100/101 and 102 on Sundays and public holidays.

*         To Rye on Mondays to Saturdays buses will depart from Camber Sands Holiday Park at 06:59, 08:07, 09:13 and hourly until 18:13, then at 19:12 and 20:08.

*         To Rye on Sundays and public holidays buses will depart from Camber Sands Holiday Park at 09:12 and hourly until 19:12.

*         From Rye Station to Camber and Dover on Mondays to Saturdays buses will depart at 06:39 (Mondays to Fridays only – this bus will be numbered route 105 and run to Folkestone only), 07:37, 09:07 and hourly until 17:07, then 18:02, 18:44 and 19:44.

*         From Rye Station to Camber and Dover on Sundays and public holidays will depart at 09:10 and hourly until 19:10. The last journey runs to Folkestone only.

Timetables are available to download from Stagecoach’s website through the following link:


The bus timetables on Pettnet will be updated automatically when the changes take effect.

Pett Church Flower Festival: 9 and 10 June

7th Big Village Lunch – Sunday 10 June

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’.




Fairlight Open Gardens – 16 and 17 June

Burglary Crime and Prevention and Awareness Campaign – 2018

Pett on the Net has received the following email from Sussex Police:

‘The force launched the summer burglary crime prevention and awareness campaign for this year on Sunday 20 May which will run until Saturday 27.

There will be operational activity where our Prevention Enforcement Teams will concentrate their efforts on searching for people who are wanted on warrant and for those who are named as suspects for burglary offences. Updates will be posted on local District social media accounts.

We’ll be sharing on our social media stories from real people who have experienced burglary together with the consequences. Their stories reflect the emotional impact which this crime has on individuals, their families and the convictions given to those responsible. If you are a social media user, do give us a follow.

Use this link to read them https://sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/burglary-victim-stories/
Operation Magpie launched in 2015 and since then we have been vigilant in sending out consistent crime prevention advice to remind people how they can safeguard their property and reduce the chance of being burgled.

Of the 43 UK police forces, Sussex is rated as eighth highest in the national league table (Iquanta data) as one of the least likely places to live and be burgled.

Already in the last couple of weeks we’ve had some excellent results catching those suspected of committing burglary within our county. Six people have been remanded in custody for burglary offences.

Remember you can register your belongings and encourage your family and friends to do the same at Immobilise, the free national property register.

Use this link to register https://www.immobilise.com/

Use this link to watch a short clip and find out more about Immobilise https://sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/

Kind regards

Alasdair Henry

Detective Chief Inspector, Burglary Prevention Lead’

Finding Vulnerable Missing People With Dementia

A new scheme to help find vulnerable missing people with dementia and related conditions is being adopted across Sussex.

During Dementia Action Week, which starts today Monday (21 May), Sussex Police and partner agencies are formally adopting the ‘Herbert Protocol’, giving carers, relatives or friends the ability to prepare, in advance, information that police will need quickly if ever their loved one goes missing.

With more than 850,000 people affected by dementia in the UK and numbers set to rise, Sussex Police have worked in partnership with the Alzheimers Society and Sussex Search and Rescue (SusSAR) to plan this scheme.

The Protocol, already adopted by several forces across the UK, is named after George Herbert from Norfolk, a veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia and repeatedly went missing from his care home.

It consists of a form that can be completed by relatives, friends or carers of those affected by dementia, recording vital information about the person including their regular medication, previous addresses and daily routines. Should the person they care for go missing, the form can be handed straight to the attending police officers, with a photograph.

This will help provide officers with the most up to date information about the vulnerable missing person, helping to accurately guide their search, and also avoid further unnecessary questions for families at what can be an extremely distressing time.

Chief Superintendent Lisa Bell said: “When a vulnerable person is reported missing it can be deeply distressing for their family and friends. Finding them quickly before they come to harm is critical. We know that people may find it difficult to recall information when they are worried and distressed, and having vital information to hand about regular routines and previous addresses, will help officers to act fast to locate the missing person, returning them home safely.

“This will be an extra resource for our priority task of safeguarding and protecting those most vulnerable in our communities.”

The form once completed should be regularly updated and kept in a safe place, with a photo, where it can be easily located and handed to the attending officers should the person you care for go missing. To get the form and find out more, just visit here.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “With an ageing population increasing across our county, the need for the ‘Herbert Protocol’ has never been greater.

“As people live longer, they may also become increasingly vulnerable and this is no doubt made worse when they suffer from a debilitating disease like dementia.

“I am really pleased that Sussex Police have adopted this protocol as it will help everyone from the police to families and carers to be best prepared for an unanticipated emergency and help protect the more vulnerable in our society.“

If you are concerned for the whereabouts of a friend or relative, please dial 101. If you feel the person may be in immediate danger, please call 999 as soon as possible.

For more information about Dementia Action Week visit here.


Pett and Pett Level News – June Edition

The Editor has uploaded the June edition of Pett  and Pett Level News – available to download  here

2018 National Rural Crime Survey

Sussex Police have issued the following details about the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey.

‘It has been three years since the first National Rural Crime Survey asked the public for their views on matters relating to rural crime. In this year’s survey those who live, work or visit rural communities in the county are being encouraged to respond and have their voice heard. This is significant to Neighbourhood Watch as some rural crimes may be carried out by people who live in urban areas.

In late 2017, Sussex Police appointed Superintendent Emma Brice and Sergeant Tom Carter as dedicated leads for rural crime, to address the vulnerabilities and crime types which are specific to rural areas.

Supt Brice said: “A large proportion of Sussex residents live, work in or visit rural areas regularly and we really want to hear your views on issues related to rural policing and crime. We know that there are certain types of crime and areas of vulnerability which impact rural communities and businesses differently from those in urban areas. Alongside other measures, the responses to this survey will contribute towards ensuring we are meeting the needs of our rural communities.”

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “One of the focuses of this year’s survey is whether rural crime continues to be under-reported. Three years ago, one in four people who responded to the survey nationally said they didn’t report the last crime they’d been a victim of because they didn’t see the point. This is an uncomfortable thing to hear for all those involved in protecting rural areas, so it’s important we ask these questions again and find out whether people are more willing to report crime and if they feel safer. It’s vital that the voice of rural communities is heard by those who can make a difference – from the Police to Government. I urge residents to take part in the survey and help us build a clear picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural Sussex and to understand the impact it has where you live or work.”

The survey is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June.

Have your say here: http://www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/research/internal/2018survey/. We appreciate that many people are rightly cautious about clicking on links in E-mails. If you prefer, please search on the internet for 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, which you can find on the National Rural Crime Network website.

To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk.’

Church Pages Update

The pages for St Mary & St Peter, Pett and St Nicholas, Pett Level have been updated




Bogus Callers

Sussex Police are reminding residents in East Sussex to be on the alert for unwanted and bogus callers.

The warning came after three men called on an elderly lady in Pevensey, at about midday on Wednesday 9 May saying they were from the ‘River Board’ and needed to check her tap water for possible contamination. They were in the house for several minutes, attempting to distract her with various requests to fill up receptacles as they were about to turn the water supply off, but she became suspicious of them and they eventually left, empty-handed.

Investigator Bernadette Peters said: “This was a clear attempt to distract the lady and steal from her, probably cash, but they must have realised that she suspected them, and cut their losses by leaving. But we are warning other residents to look out for this trio, or for any similar attempts. Don’t let cold callers of any kind into your home. Keep them out and tell us if you think they may be planning to steal. Ring 101 or 999. You can also contact us if you recognise the descriptions of these men.”

All the suspects are described as white. One was in his late twenties, wearing slim fitting black trousers, a black V-neck jumper, a black peaked baseball style cap, a mauve lanyard and grey gardening-style gloves with a blue zig-zag style pattern down to the fingers. The second man was in his 40’s, 6′ with thick dark brown hair, clean shaven, wearing a dark suit with a thick black outer jacket and thick trousers which looked out of place as it was such a warm day.  The third man was aged about 18, of stocky build with thick dark brown hair similar to the second man and possibly related.


Pett Village Hall – New Management Committee

At the Annual General Meeting of the Pett Village Hall Committee held on Monday 14 May 2018, a new Management Committee was elected. The six members elected, and their roles where appropriate, are:

Carol Glasson

Carol Pecorini

Fran Pitts (Secretary)

Tim Rothwell (Bookings and Website Manager)

Richard Smith (Treasurer)

Helen Wilson

Carol Glasson and Carol Pecorini are existing members, whilst the other four are new.

As a result of the election, Pett Village Hall will remain open for business, which is good news for the community.

However, the constitution provides for 8 members, and so far there are only six. The new Management Committee would therefore love to hear from anyone who would like to join the Committee so that the two vacancies can be filled. The new Committee has yet to elect a Chairman or Vice-Chairman. There are also a few other roles which still need to be filled by members of the Committee.

It has also been agreed that the separate website for the Village Hall will be closed soon, and its content has already been transferred to Pett on the Net. Information about the hall, bookings procedures and forms, and details about the 500 Club, are now available at https://www.pettnet.org.uk/pett-village-hall

There is also a new email address for bookings: tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk, along with a new telephone number – 07850 469314. The existing address and number will remain in place for a few weeks until the separate Pett Village Hall website closes.

The next meeting of the Village Hall Committee will be held at Pett Village Hall on Monday 4 June at 7.00pm, and you will be very welcome to attend, especially if you’d like to become a member of the Committee!

Finally, the new Committee is very grateful for all the help and support we have received from the outgoing team, and would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication over the years. We hope we are able to continue with the success they have achieved.






Pett Village Hall 500 Club – Data Protection

The PVH 500 club have looked carefully  into the law on Data Protection that came into force on 25th May 2018.
It has been necessary to update the Terms and Conditions of Membership on the application and renewal forms .
Members are asked to carefully read the forms and sign agreement to their details being given to the club.
Renewals will be sent bbc (by blind copy) to those members on Email detailing their name and number to aid the administration.
In reviewing the rules it is pleasing to note that members can now join at 16 years of age.
Please sign

Project Remember: Update

The latest news about Project Remember, and the success of the campaign to raise the money it needs, can be read here on the War Memorial Fund Page.

Guestling Surgery

St Andrews Fairlight, Memorial Service: Sunday 10 June

Pett Women’s Institute – latest news

The latest news about Pett WI is available on their web page here.

Their next meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 June at 7pm at the Village Hall – see the Events diary here

Motorcycle accident in Rye: Appeal for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a van in Rye.

The incident, involving a black KTM Duke and a red Vauxhall Combo, occurred on the B2089 Udimore Road about 12.02pm on Tuesday (8 May).

The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old man from Crowborough, was airlifted to Kings College Hospital in London with serious but not life-threatening injuries, where he remains at this stage.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101, quoting Operation Alderton.

Sussex Police warn of burglaries

Sussex Police have issued the following warning about burglaries in domestic properties:

‘We have had reports over the last few days of properties in Brede being the targets of day time burglary’s.

Please follow our advice of keeping your property secure even more so during the hot weather as open doors and windows are an open invite for any burglar.

Please follow the below link for more Burglary advice.

Visit our Website for burglary prevention advice’

500 Club Winners – April 2018: Correction

The winners list for the April 500 Club previously notified has been amended. This is the corrected version.