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 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.

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Pett Village Hall Management Committee: AGM 2019

M23 Roadworks and Brighton Main Line Improvement – Update 23 April

Squirrel-proof bird feeder

A while ago there was a request for squirrel-proof bird feeders. I found this, have given it a service and it’s ready to go. If anyone would like it, I will deliver.
Seeds included. If you are interested, please email me at snipit12@gmail.com
Maya Chatterjee

Pett Parish Council Election: 2 May 2019

Pett Village Hall – 2 new weekends available for hire

Following a decision by a hirer to cancel a series of weekend bookings, there are now two additional weekends where the main hall and the Catharine Hollman room are available for hire as follows:

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019

These are available to book for the whole weekend or as separate days.

Please contact me if you would like to make a reservation.

Thanks.

Tim Rothwell

Pett Village Hall Bookings Manager

07850 469314

tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk

Pett WI Big Village Lunch – Sunday 2 June

Inaugural Meeting of Archive Resource Centre (ARC)

INAUGURAL MEETING OF ARC

Archive Resource Centre

Tuesday 30th April  (7:30pm)

Pett Village Hall

(A glass of wine will be served!)

 

AGENDA

  1. Update on Village Hall and phone line/broadband (Tim Rothwell)
  2. Update on specification/quotes (Fran Rogers)
  3. Update on software (Paul Draper)
  4. Fundraising (Paul and Fran)
  5. Constitution Ratified (David Breakell)
  6. Vote on Committee Members
  7. Vote on fees
  8. Logo (please bring any ideas along for consideration!)
  9. Date/Time for Next Meeting

We hope the meeting will be no longer than 45 minutes.

There will be questions and answers after each Agenda item.

Any questions regarding the meeting please email

francesarogers@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 01424 812964

ARC Constitution can be read here

Specification for works can be read here

Link to ARC page on Pett on the Net here

Fairfest Summer Bash – 20 July

Bogus Callers: Advice from Hastings Police

Please be aware of reports of bogus callers in the Bexhill area of Rother.
The caller has gained entry under the guise of a waterboard official.
The suspect who is described as a tanned male with a beard, 30-40 years, 5ft 10 wearing a black coat, dark scarf and hat is then distracting victims and stealing from them.
Please be on your guard should you get an unexpected call.

Here is some advice for you all to be aware of which may be of help.

Here are some examples of some excuses bogus callers use to gain entry.

‘I was passing and noticed your roof needs repairing’
‘I’m from the police, can I come in and talk to you?’
‘We have lost our dog, can we use your phone?’
‘I’m from the waterboard, there is a leak in your street’

What would you do if one of these people called on you at home?.
Doorstep criminals will use excuses to enter your home to steal, or charge inflated prices for “repairs”.

LOCK ALL DOORS
Distraction burglars working in pairs will use the back door whilst you are kept at the front door.

NOT SURE? DON’T OPEN THE DOOR
It’s ok to say NO and tell them to leave. Always keep the chain on if you need to open the door.
Never employ passing traders who cold call, and never feel pressured to say yes.

ASK FOR ID/PASSWORD
Bogus callers will often use a good fake ID. Genuine callers won’t mind if you take the time to establish their identity by calling their employer.
Ask them for a password if you have set one up.

COMMON EXCUSES 
Energy suppliers, waterboard or council needs to have access to your home.
Plain clothes police officer needs to talk to you about a crime.
Youths have lost a dog, ball, need to make a telephone call, or need a glass of water.
Builder says he was passing and noticed your roof or garden needs work.

WHAT TO DO
If you feel threatened call 999
Report doorstep criminals by calling 101
Textphone 18001 101 or send a text 07786 208090

In doubt??? Keep them out

Doggie Dawdle – 12 May

You and your dog can enjoy a Doggie Dawdle around the Pestalozzi Estate starting at 11-am followed by Family Fun Dog Show
Dogs In Tune & Fun Trick Dog Training will be doing demonstration giving your doggie the chance to have ago! 🐾

Refreshments including Tea, Coffee, soft drinks, cake, Hot Bacon and egg buns will be available all day 🙂 along with the much loved The Angry Whelk Bexhill- on-Sea serving seafood.

All proceeds going to charity please share and help and a difference!

Pett WI – April 2019 Update

The Pett WI April 2019 Update can be read here

Driveway Repair Scam

Details of a driveway repair scam which is currently being seen in East Sussex can be read here

PVHMC Easter Craft Fair – Saturday 13 April: pictures

 


A New Way to Report Crime Online

Cyber Crime

A multi million pound government investment means every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) in place to tackle one of the most complex policing challenges, it was announced today.
Sussex Police was a pioneer in this area of policing and has had a collaborated CCU in place with Surrey Police for four years. The government cash injection means the Unit has been able to increase in size, bringing on board a new detective constable and a new role in Cyber Protect and Prepare, to support victims of cyber crime, whether that be individuals or businesses.
Cyber crime is when a crime is carried out against computers, computer networks, data storage or other devices, such as hacking. It also includes traditional crimes that are enabled by computers, for example when stolen credit cards are used to buy an item online, where a person sends funds to a criminal after receiving a fraudulent email or the use of online chat forums for child criminal exploitation.
The joint Surrey and Sussex specialist unit investigates cybercrime as part of the ‘Team Cyber UK’ approach, while also providing advice to any officer across the force who encounters a cyber element within their investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Richardson who oversees the Surrey and Sussex CCU said: “From browsing the Internet on the go, to accessing social media, banking and shopping online, we now live in a digitally engaged world. This has given criminals both greater scope to prey on vulnerable people and the belief they can be invisible while they do this.
“For some time now, cyber crime has been a key area of development for us and we can, and do, investigate and convict the people committing these crimes. We’ve adapted to respond to the digital environment to ensure we’re relentless in our pursuit of criminals and reducing crime wherever that crime is committed.
“As cyber crime increasingly makes headlines, this new government investment in tackling the issue at a local level is an extremely positive step.”
The good news is a few small changes in online behaviour can thwart cyber criminals and reduce our vulnerability to cyber crime. The Cyber Aware website gives step-by-step instructions on keeping devices up-to-date with the latest security updates, and more general online security advice.
DCI Richardson added: “Prevention is a key aspect of our strategy to protect the public and we work closely with our law enforcement partners, at a local, regional and national level to achieve this.
“Crucially, thanks to the national investment, every person who reports a cyber dependent crime will receive contact and prevention advice from police to ensure they do not become a repeat victim. If you believe you have been a victim of cyber crime, please report it via Action Fraud as soon as possible.”
About today’s announcement to invest in CCUs across England and Wales, National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for cyber Chief Constable Peter Goodman said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce this significant step forward in improving the overall response to cyber crime in England and Wales.
“In the last six years we have introduced a robust national and regional network of dedicated units from the National Cyber Crime Unit within the National Crime Agency to the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) but we were still lacking a local response. The investment announced today will deliver a force level capability to investigate and pursue offenders and help businesses and victims protect themselves from attack.”
Security and Economic Crime Minister Ben Wallace said: “While cyber criminals hide behind their screens, their actions have a huge impact on businesses and individuals. Being the victim of a hack can be frightening, embarrassing and costly.
“Cyber crime teams are a vital tool when it comes to preventing this type of crime, pursuing the perpetrators and protecting victims.”
All police forces were able to access £7m worth of funding this year to build Cyber Crime Units – including recruiting specialist officers and staff to the units and investing in technology, equipment and training. Prior to this point, only 31% of forces (Surrey Police and Sussex Police among them) had cyber crime units.
Investment in the Units by the Home Office will continue through to 2021.
The Cyber Crime Units are complemented by the five-year National Cyber Security Strategy, launched in 2016 and supported by £1.9 billion of investment. This brings together the best from government and industry to develop new ways to strengthen defences, deter criminals and develop capabilities to respond to cyber criminality.
Cyber Aware is a cross-government awareness and behaviour change campaign, offering advice on staying secure.
To reduce your chances of becoming a victim:
•use a strong password or passphrase, which is at least 12 characters long and contains a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols
•never give personal or sensitive details out online or over email
•make sure all devices have up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall installed
•keep software and apps regularly updated
•only download from legal, trusted websites
•only open emails and attachments from known and trusted sources
•look for the padlock icon in the address bar when paying for goods or services online – it means the website is trusted and secure
•check the address starts with https:// whenever you’re asked to enter sensitive information online
•avoid using public WiFi hotspots that are not secure or ask you for personal information to access it
•regularly back up your data
•control your social media accounts – regularly check your privacy settings and how your data is being used and shared
•be cautious of internet chats and online dating – there’s no guarantee you’re speaking to who you think
•be extremely cautious if you’re asked for money


Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Lost property: Pett Level Beach

Hi everyone
I was filming on the beach today and misplaced a small 6” square black box with three lenses in it. I had them on the concrete sea wall by the park homes and the Pett level independent rescue centre
If anyone picked these up or has handed them into somewhere could you let me know on my mobile below
07581748010
Many thanks 
James Harwood

TV Licensing Scam

Victims have lost more than £830,000 to the TV Licensing scam designed to steal victims’ personal and bank details.
In the space of a year, Action Fraud has received more than 900 reports of losses due to the phishing email and says it’s continuing to see the scam in high numbers.
How to protect yourself from the TV Licensing scam:
Don’t assume an email or phone call is genuine, even if it includes some of your basic information such as your name or address. Criminals can spoof email addresses so it looks like a legitimate organisation is contacting you.
If you get an email promising a refund, always be suspicious and don’t rush to click a link. Search the organisation and ‘refund’ in a search engine and see if there are any reported scams.
Don’t click on links or open attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages which ask for personal details.
Remember your bank will never ask for your Pin, full password or tell you to transfer money out of your account.
There is now a new version of the TV Licensing scam doing the rounds.
This version warns that your TV licence couldn’t be automatically renewed because something went wrong with your direct debit payments.
It then urges you to set up a new direct debit by following a link.
Victims who fall for these scams are asked for a lengthy list of personal and financial information:
Full name
Date of birth
Address
Phone number
Email
Mother’s maiden name
Credit or bank card number and details
TV licence account number.
Once the victim submits this information, it goes straight to the scammers.

How to spot a TV licence scam:

TV Licensing has issued several tips for identifying a genuine email from them:
Check that the email contains your name TV Licensing will always include your name in any emails it sends you.
Check the email subject line Anything along the lines of ‘Action required’, ‘Security alert’, ‘System upgrade’, ‘There is a secure message waiting for you’, and so on, should be treated as suspect.
Check the email address Does the email address look like one that TV Licensing uses? For example, donotreply@tvlicensing.co.uk. Look closely, as often the address may be similar.
Check for a change in style.
Often the scammers will take the real emails and amend them. Look out for changes in the wording used, especially if it seems too casual or familiar.

Check for spelling and grammar Are there any spelling mistakes, missing full stops or other grammatical errors?
Check the links go to the TV Licensing website.
Hover over the links in the email to see their destination and check the web address carefully. If you’re not sure, go directly to the TV Licensing website.

TV Licensing will never ask you to reply to an email to provide bank details or personal information, and you should be wary of any correspondence that does.

This is one for you to be aware of – don’t fall unwittingly for this scam.


Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Pett Level: Children’s Art Competition

Pett Level Preservation Trust

DESIGN OUR PETT LEVEL POSTCARD 2019

What’s special about Pett Level? Games on the beach? Fossil hunting at Cliff end? Our fantastic wild birds?
If you can think of anyone under 16 who might be looking for something to do over the school holidays why not get them to capture their favourite thing about Pett Level as a drawing, a painting, a collage – anything they like – and enter our competition. The winning picture will be turned into a postcard which will be available for sale in the village over the summer.

Our competition judge this year will be renowned local artist Annie Soudain.

Entry Fee: £2 per design

Competition Deadline: Saturday 25th May 2019

Prize: £30 voucher and a framed copy of the postcard once printed

All entries will be displayed in the New Beach Club at Pett Level over the late May Bank holiday weekend. The winner will be announced at the Club on Monday 27th May 2019 at 14.30

The entry form for the competition can be downloaded here Postcard Comp Entry Form 2019