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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.

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Cliff End – Morning Light

Photo courtesy of David Lambert

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Fairlight Road, Battery Hill reopened

I am told that Fairlight Road/Battery Hill/Pett Level Road will fully re-open this weekend.
This will allow the Stagecoach 101 service to resume normal operation from Sunday 25 October and the Hams Travel shuttle service 901, between Rye and Fairlight, will be withdrawn after Saturday.
To make sure there is sufficient capacity available, on school days, a second vehicle will duplicate the main 101 journeys to/from Rye at times young people would be travelling to/from Rye College. This will be available to school pupils/students only. This additional provision will be kept under review. The journeys that will be duplicated are the 07:47 from Hastings Station to Rye Station (08:34) and the 15:30 from Rye Station. The afternoon duplicate journey will terminate at Hastings Station rather than continue to the Bohemia area and Silverhill as does the main Stagecoach bus.
As before, full details of service 101 can be found on the Stagecoach website at www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables.
The afternoon service 347 journey that runs on school day afternoons to Fairlight and Pett Level will also resume normal route and timetable from the start of school term 2 at the beginning of November.
Thanks to everyone, especially those on the diversion routes, for your patience while this necessary work was done.
Councillor Andrew Mier

M23 Roadworks Update

The latest update (24 October) on the M23 roadworks can be read here. M23 241020

Hastings and Rother Police Weekly Update

The weekly update (23 October 2020) from Hastings and Rother Police can be read here  Police 231020

Isaac and Orla raise money for paediatric wards at the Conquest

Our children, Isaac (9) and Orla (7) Collinson who attend Guestling Bradshaw School, raised £150 during lockdown for the paediatric wards at the Conquest Hospital.
They handmade Bookmarks, Get Well Soon Cards, Rainbows and Hearts and sold them, from a distance, to the local residence and passing dog walkers of Pett Village.
They manned their stalls on three different days during lock down, and as word spread, many donations and shoppers were welcomed!
Michael Collinson (father) works as a charge nurse on the Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit and Kipling Ward and was amazed at the money raised by the children.  Isaac and Orla asked to buy two tablets for the wards to be used as distraction and play therapy for when children were swabbed for Covid-19 and when having blood tests.
The ward gratefully received the donation of two tablets in September!!!
We have attached some photos below to show their progress.
Hannah and Michael Collinson
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Knit for Peace – Another Example

Another example of Knit for Peace – this time it is Jennifer Grist who knitted the squares and crocheted them together – we are making several of these to send to Knit for Peace who distributes items like these to women’s refuges, refugee drop-in centres, prisons, community groups and hospices as well as developing countries and refugee camps.
Each item requires 112 squares of knitting so if anyone would like to help there is wool available – details also in the Pett and Pett Level News.
Heather Godwin

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Pett Post Office: Closed this Thursday

Wendy Hatch

Pett Village Hall Management Committee Meeting: 26 October 2020

The Agenda for the next meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee which will take place in the Catharine Hollman Room at the Village Hall at 7.00pm on Monday 26 October 2020 can be dowloaded here Agenda PVHMC 261020

The draft minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2020 can be dowloaded here Minutes PVHMC 070920

You are welcome to attend the meeting on 26 October, subject to a limit on numbers because of the need to comply with social distancing rules. If you would like to attend, perhaps you could let Fran Pitts, the Secretary, know in advance at


Tim Rothwell – Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee



Anti-Slavery Pledge

Council and police leaders across Sussex are marking the occasion of Anti-Slavery Day on Sunday 18 October by signing up to a joint pledge to stop all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation. Details can be read here Anti-slavery pledge

Hastings and Rother Police Update

The latest (17 October 2020) update from Hastings and Rother Police can be found here Police 171020

M23 Roadworks Update

The latest (17 October 2020) update on the M23 roadworks can be read here M23 171020

Covid-19 – East Sussex County Council Update

The latest Covid-19 update from East Sussex County Council including details of a testing walk-in centre in Hastings can be read here. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKESCC/bulletins/2a5efec

Pett Community Library Notes – October 2020

We were extremely lucky that the first Wednesday in October was fine and dry, especially as it was sandwiched between two very wet days. Consequently, we were able to set up the library outside again, so making it easier to comply with health restrictions. And it was great to welcome back the Coffee Morning, waitress service included!!

The Jigsaw Library has quickly become very popular and there is more information elsewhere about jigsaws available and how you can access them.

Crochet Corner where you can learn to knit or crochet has not quite made it back yet, but we are always delighted to see what you are making.

Heather Godwin brought along wool and squares for her “Knit For Peace” project and Gillian Quick modelled (see below) the amazing dressing-gown she has made, which is what the squares are intended for.

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Knit for Peace 

As we are asked so often, it is worth mentioning once again that we do not sell books and cannot take your old books. This is a borrowing library, essentially set up to replace the mobile library, run by volunteers – us. The books are a County Library resource – a collection of about 7,000 books set aside for local Community Libraries and from which we regularly make a new selection. It doesn’t cost anything to borrow a book; we simply need your name and contact details and for you to sign a Data Protection form.

It was also good to welcome some new faces, which is marvellous encouragement for us to keep going. So do keep coming along and supporting the Village Coffee Morning, meeting up with friends old and new and supporting the Village Hall. Next Coffee Morning and Community Library: Wednesday 4th November, 10 – 12. Hope to see you there!!

Anna and Vivien


Rother District Council: Self-isolation support grants

Self-isolation support grants

From Friday, people who are on low incomes and are required to self-isolate can access a new support payment via our website or by contacting our Customer Service colleagues.

Under the scheme a payment of £500 will ensure that those on low incomes are able to self-isolate without worry about their finances.

Those who start to self-isolate from 28 September will receive backdated payments.

To be eligible residents must:

  • have been asked to self-isolate (on or after 28 September) by NHS Test and Trace either because you have  tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
  • be employed or self-employed
  • be unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
  • be currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit

The payment will be made in one lump sum and will be subject to Income Tax.

In order to apply residents will need to provide the following evidence:

  • A notification from NHS Test & Trace asking you to self-isolate (including your unique ID number)
  • A bank statement
  • Proof of employment, or if you are self-employed, self-employment assessment returns, trading income and proof that you cannot work from home and will lose income as a result.

Discretionary Scheme

There is also a discretionary fund for individuals who meet the above criteria but are not receiving a qualifying benefit.

Applicants must also meet the following additional criteria in order to qualify for a payment from this scheme:

  • Are suffering financial hardship as a result of having to self-isolate
  • Have less than £3000 in capital or savings
  • Normally earning more than £80 per week but less than £290 per week

Visit our website for more information. 

Bus Service Update

I am writing with further news regarding the East Sussex Highways works in the Fairlight area and its effect on bus services.

I understand that the re-surfacing work that commenced last Monday has been proceeding well despite the wet weather. You will recall that this was generally working westwards. We understand that the work is due to clear the Lower Coastguard Lane junction imminently, as scheduled, with work continuing in Fairlight Road west of there from next Monday.

Accordingly, we have told Hams Travel to resume extending the relevant journeys on the 901 shuttle bus timetable to/from Lower Coastguard Lane from Monday 12 October. The section of route between there and Fairlight Cove had to be withdrawn from 22 September to permit ‘haunching’ works which were then followed by the re-surfacing activities over the last week. The afternoon journey on service 347 that serves Fairlight will also be extended again to Lower Coastguard Lane from the same date.

Colin Eaton

Transport Hub

East Sussex County Council

Hate Crime Will Not Be Tolerated in Sussex

Sussex Police is marking Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 10 – 17) by highlighting the impact of the crime, and urging people to report it so offences can be investigated and victims can be supported.

Further details can be read here Hate Crime Will Not Be Tolerated In Sussex

Tackling Modern Slavery in Sussex

Sussex Police are launching a third external campaign for two weeks, this time focusing on how they work with partner organisations to tackle modern slavery offences in our communities. Details can be read here Tackling Modern Slavery In Sussex

Hastings and Rother Police Weekly Report

The latest (9 October) weekly report from Hatings and Rother Police can be read here  Police 091020

M23 Roadworks

The latest update (9 October) on the M23 roadworks can be found here M23 091020

Stay Safe On-Line

Details of free webinars on staying safe on-line can be read here Webinars


Councillor Sam Coleman, Chair of Rother District Council’s Anti-Poverty Task and Finish Group would like as part of their work

  • Written or recorded testimonials/stories/First hand experiences of poverty from residents.
  • Any resident feedback about the council’s services in relation to poverty and service accessibility.
  • Examples of casework relating to issues of poverty.

(These can of course be anonymised)


Further details can be read here

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