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

We hope you enjoy your stay.

Royal Military Canal at Pett Level – 1 July 2020

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Advice on Avoiding Social Media Scams

Advice from Get Safe on Line on avoiding social media scams can be found here Social Media Scams

Pett Tennis Club – Website

A new page – Pett Tennis Club – has been created here on Pett on the Net https://www.pettnet.org.uk/pett-tennis-club

The website for the Pett Tennis Club cab be accessed here http://www.petttennis.club/

Pett Playground Open

Pett Village Hall – Open for Fitness Activities from 25 July 2020

The Government have now confirmed that Pett Village Hall will be allowed to host keep fit related activities from 25 July 2020, subject to certain conditions. The Pett Village Hall Committee are asking all hirers to agree the terms of the special conditions of hire document (available here Conditions of Hire Covid – 6 July 2020) as a condition of hire.

The activities which can definitely take place include:

  • Badminton (subject to certain restrictions)
  • Dance for Fitness
  • Gongs
  • Pole Dancing
  • Shamanic Healing
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

We are urgently seeking further guidance in relation to Short Mat Bowls.

It will be for individual activity organisers, in consultation with their members, to decide whether and when they wish to resume bookings at the Village Hall.

From August, the diary for the Village Hall will be updated to reflect the current bookings. The diary is available here https://www.pettnet.org.uk/booking

If you have any queries abut keep fit activities, or other events that might be allowed, please contact me at 07850 469314

Tim Rothwell

Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee


Sylvia Sleigh, Artist from Pett: Information Please

From Andrew Hottle, Professor of Art History at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA

I am researching and writing about Sylvia Sleigh (1916-2010), an artist who lived in the rectory at Pett for a number of years in the late 1940s and early 1950s. I hope to locate any of her paintings that remain in the area; they are usually signed and dated. I am also interested to learn more about the four people listed below. All of them were painted by her. I would be most grateful for any additional information.

1. A 15-year-old girl called Desirée who was painted in 1951. She might have been related to Sybella Stuart Watt, who lived at Broadhayes, Pett.

2. Gladys Hake (1885-1971), who was painted in 1954. She purchased at least one oil painting and one watercolour from Sylvia Sleigh.

3. Felicity Campbell (1916-1982), also known as Mrs John Patrick Walsh. She was an artist who lived at Friars Hill Cottage, Guestling.

4. Dawn Kingham, who lived in Goatham Lane, Brede. She served as a paid model for a few paintings in 1953 and 1954.

If you have any information you can share, please email me at

​Many thanks.

Beach Clean-Up Bags

Thanks to Frances Hadfield for the tip. These are reusable. Order from



LOST DOG. Millie our jack russell is missing since Saturday. She is very scared and likely won’t come to anyone but if you see her can you please call 01424 814852 with time and location. She was last seen Sunday noon near Fairlight post office and before then on Rosemary Lane. Thank you.
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M23 Roadworks Update

The latest update (11 July) on the M23 roadworks can be read here M23 110720

Friars Hill: Road Closure 19 July 2020

East Sussex Highways will be carrying out Surface Dressing works on Friars Hill, Guestling.

When will these works start?

Provisional date: 19/07/20

Road closure & diversion information

These works will take place between A259 Winchelsea Road & Peter James Lane. During this time the road will be closed to through traffic. A diversion route will be in place Via Pett Road, Rosemary Lane, Battery Hill, Fairlight Road, A259 Old London Road, A259 Rye Road, A259 Winchelsea Road and vice versa.

Further details can be found here https://www.eastsussexhighways.com/highway-schemes/friars-hill-guestling-sd

PLPT Garden Party – 1 August 2020

Hastings and Rother Weekly Police Update

The latest weekly update (10 July 2020) from Hastings and Rother Police can be read here Police 100720

Pett Village Hall – Fitness Classes

The Government has just announced this afternoon that indoor gyms may open again from Saturday 25 July 2020, subject to detailed conditions to be issued. We will be waiting for guidance from Action in Rural Sussex (AIRS) as to the the measures we will need to apply, but we will do our best to make sure that Pett Village Hall is ready to open for fitness and yoga classes as soon as possible from 25 July. We will urgently be seeking clarity as to the position regarding badminton. We will issue further advice as soon as possible.
Tim Rothwell
Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee
07850 469314

Rother Neighbourhood Watch – Warning of more scans

The latest Rother Neighbourhood Watch warnings about scams can be read here RNW 090720

Rother Neighbourhood Watch Update – Scamming Danger on Social Media

The latest update from Rother Neighbourhood Watch giving advice on avoiding being scammed on social media can be read here RNW 80720

Neighbourhood Watch e-Newsletter

The Neighbourhood Watch e-Newsletter for July can be read here NHW 70720

Tony Turner

I have just heard the very sad news from Tony Turner’s nephew Keith that Tony passed away on 11 June 2020. Although he was living in Surrey at the time of his passing, Tony grew up in Pett and was known to many. Keith made the wonderful video last year which was shown on the ARC open day in October of Tony remembering his childhood in Pett.

Tim Rothwell

Five Libraries to Reopen – including Battle and Hastings

From Monday 13 July East Sussex County Council will be reopening five libraries in East Sussex. The libraries at Battle, Hastings, Eastbourne, Newhaven and Crowborough have been chosen based on their size, layout and staffing availability, and to ensure there is one in each district and borough area.

A full library service cannot be offered due to the need for social distancing. People are being encouraged to continue to use the eLibrary where they can, so that libraries can manage customer numbers safely.

The number of customers in each library will be limited, social distancing will be in place, and there’ll be no seating, study spaces, toilets or events. Visitors should expect to queue and follow signs and instructions from staff. In line with Government guidance, visitors will be asked for their name and phone number at the time they go into the library. This information may be shared with the NHS test and trace programme if needed.

The County Council will increase cleaning, distance furniture and computers, add hygiene screens and quarantine books between uses. Libraries will close 30-60 minutes earlier than usual each day to allow staff to restock.

45-minute computer sessions will be available and a click-and-collect service will let customers pick up books ordered online or via phone. Browsing will be very limited, and DVDs, newspapers and periodicals will be removed. Anything borrowed can be kept until 30 September without any fines.

The County Council will need to see how well these five libraries operate to ensure customers and staff are safe, and how many more staff this takes, before they can take a decision on opening more libraries later in the summer and in early autumn.


Pett Village Hall – Reopening and Special Conditions of Hire

Although we are unable to host many of our usual activities at the moment, Pett Village Hall officially reopens today – 6 July.

As a condition of hire, we are asking users to agree to the special conditions of hire document attached below which supplements the usual hire conditions. The document is based on advice from Government, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and Action in Rural Sussex (AIRS).

We will be keeping the document under review and will issue any amendments etc as and when necessary.

Let’s hope we can get all our activities back again at the Hall as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Tim Rothwell

Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee

07850 469314

Conditions of Hire Covid – 6 July 2020



NEW! – Art Class for Beginners at Pett Village Hall

Pett Village Art – Summer Painting Class starts 22 July

Please contact Judy Sillem 01424 256212 to reserve a place