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.

Moon over Pett Level – 1 August 2020 – photo courtesy of Rukhsana Mosam

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Pett Village Hall: Exercise Classes and Face Coverings

As already posted, from 8 August it will be a requirement for people using Pett Village Hall to use a face covering.

But there is confusion about whether this requirement will also apply to people whilst they are actually exercising in an exercise class. The Government has confirmed that there is currently no requirement for people exercising in a gym to wear a face covering  whilst actually exercising.

Pett Village Hall Management Committee have given careful thought to this issue, and have decided that the following will apply:

Until told definitively otherwise by regulation, Pett Village Hall Management Committee will NOT require people to wear masks when actually exercising in the village hall, but will ask them to wear them at other times, eg when entering or leaving the hall. All other users must wear a face covering at all times from 8 August.
Tim Rothwell, Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee

500 Club Draw – July

The July 500 Club draw will take place at Pett Village Hall at 11.00am on Wednesday 5 August during the Community Library. Please comply with social distancing requirements. Many thanks.

Please Don’t Park on the Pavement

Just a polite reminder that instead of parking on the pavements you are very welcome to park in the car park at Pett Village Hall. Parking on the pavements causes problems for pedestrians, especially those with buggies and people with disabilities, and blocks the vision of car drivers leaving their drives. It also makes social distancing difficult. Thank you.

Community Library – 5 August

Community Library Notes

We are back!!! Thanks to Tim Rothwell and all who have been keeping the Village Hall ticking over, we are able to re-open the Community Library at Pett Village Hall in August.

Anne and Tim are unable to restart the Coffee Morning, but you are very welcome to bring your own drinks and meet friends outside on the picnic benches at the back of the main hall. Please take responsibility for your own and others’ well-being and observe social distancing rules.

We will display the books in accordance with guidelines at the time, to encourage social distancing. And something else that might interest you – we are now lending out jigsaw puzzles. We’re looking forward to seeing you back and hope you can use this opportunity to meet up with friends, especially those whom you might not have seen for a while.

Community Library only, no coffee morning yet, 10 – 12 August 5th.

Anna and Vivien

Get Safe Online Safe Student Campaign

The Neighbourhood Watch Get Safe Online Safe Student Campaign can be seen here NHW 020820

Pett Village Hall – Face Coverings

From 8 August, and in accordance with Government regulations (see below), it will be a requirement for all users of Pett Village Hall to use a face covering. The special conditions of hire document has been updated accordingly. It can be read here Conditions of Hire Covid – 2 August 2020
Face Coverings – Government Rules

M23 Roadworks Update

The latest update (1 August) on the M23 roadworks can be read here M23 010820

Battery Hill and Fairlight Road to close August/September

Drainage and carriageway resurfacing works are taking place on Battery Hill and Fairlight Road. The road will be closed to through traffic 24 hours a day from Monday 24 August to Sunday 20 September 2020.

Traffic is being diverted via Friars Hill, Pett Road and Chick Hill. There will be a separate diversion for HGVs (and presumably buses) via Pett Level Road, Sea Road and the A259.

Further details can be seen here Fairlight roadworks 2020

Hastings and Rother Police Weekly Update

The latest Hastings and Rother Police Weekly Update (31 July) can be read here Police 310720

New Beach Club: Opening hours this weekend.

The New Beach Club is experiencing staffing shortages at the moment, and unfortunately is unable to open “normal” hours this weekend. It will be open during the following times:

Friday   31 July:     midday – 3pm
Saturday 1 August: 4pm – 8pm
Sunday 2 August:    midday – 8pm

The Committee apologises for any inconvenience and is working to restore fuller hours.

Keith Swallow, Hon Treasurer

Pett Village Hall – August Bookings

Pett Village Hall is very slowly opening for business as usual. Here is the diary of activities in August 2020 Bookings August 2020

Tim, Chair Pett VHMC

347 Bus Service

County Councillor Keith Glazier has confirmed that Stagecoach will be restarting an almost full 347 service from Monday 3 August. They will not be able to run the 15:10 round trip from Hastings Station to Chick Hill, though they will be operating a better than normal frequency on Saturdays (by maintaining the same frequency as will run on weekdays). This arrangement is expected to last four weeks, after which the timetable is revised to cater for school children who use this service.

Pett & Pett Level Village News: August 2020

The editor has uploaded the August edition of Pett & Pett Level News on to Pett on the Net and it can be read here https://www.pettnet.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Pett-Magazine-August-2020.pdf

Neighbourhood Watch Campaign to Prevent Burglaries

Details of a new Neighbourhood Watch Campaign to prevent burglaries can be read here NHW 270720

M23 Roadworks Update

The latest update on the M23 roadworks (25 July) can e read here M23 250720

Hastings and Rother Police Update

The latest update from Hastings and Rother Police – 24 July – can be read here Police 240720


Following a number of requests for information about the position relating to Pett Older People’s Project (POPP), it can be confirmed that meetings of POPP will not be taking place again for the foreseeable future.

Rother Neighbourhood Watch – Update

Details from Rother Neighbourhood Watch of some scams, and a man who doesn’t like dogs (!), can be read here RNW 230720