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

Pett and Pett Level Parish News – October 2018

John Case of the editorial team has submitted the October 2018 edition of the Pett and Pett Level Village News. You can read it  here

Courier Fraud – advice from Sussex Police

 Sussex Police have issued the following warning about courier fraud.

Courier fraud is becoming more prevalent and sophisticated. 

Usually the elderly are targeted. Fraudsters will telephone a potential victim   purporting to be from their bank, from the police or other law enforcement authority. They then dupe the person into revealing their PIN and handing over their debit or credit card.

 What you should know

A fraudster rings you, claiming to be from your bank or the police, saying a fraudulent payment has been spotted on your card and this needs resolving, or that someone has been arrested using your details and cards.

You may be asked to ring back using the phone number on the back of your card. This further convinces you that the call is genuine. However, the caller keeps the line open at their end so, when you make the call, you are unknowingly connected straight back to them or their friends.

They will ask you for your PIN number or sometimes ask you to key it into your phone’s handset.

    You should never give your PIN to anyone in any way.

The scammer then sends a courier or taxi to pick up your card from your home. It is possible the driver does not know they are being used as part of the scam.

Once they have your card and PIN the scammer can then spend your money.

There are now many variations to this fraud:

  • One of these is where you are contacted and told there is a corrupt member of staff within your bank, a Post Office or bureau de change and the police need your help to identify them.
  • You may be asked to withdraw a large sum of your money with the purpose of the money being marked by the police or bank to be placed back into the banking system. They say this will help them identify the corrupt person. On handing the cash over it is taken by the fraudsters.
  • Another variation is being asked to purchase an expensive watch, or other high value item, to try and identify counterfeit goods. You will then be told to hand this item to a taxi driver for transfer to the police. The item is then passed to the fraudster.
  • The latest variation is where you are informed your bank account has been taken over and you need to transfer all the funds in to a ‘safe account’ set up by the caller. This account is operated by the fraudsters who then steal the funds.Protect yourself against courier fraud
  • Your bank will never send a courier to your home.
  • Your bank and the police will never collect your bank card.
  • Your bank and the police will never ask for your PIN.
  • If you receive one of these calls end it immediately.Victim advice
  • Report this  if elderly or vulnerable, to Sussex Police by calling 101.
  • If you have handed over any details to the fraudster, call your bank and cancel your cards immediately.
  • If you want to call your bank, then do it from another telephone or wait at least ten minutes before using your phone again.

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

Inyternational Composers Festival – 221-23 September

Pett WI – September update

The Pett Women’s Institute’s September update can be read here

Pett Village Hall Management Committee Draft Minutes 3 September 2018

The draft minutes of the meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee held on 3 September 2018 can be read here

Following the decision of the Committee that it will meet bi-monthly until the AGM in May, when the frequency of meetings will be reviewed, the next meeting of the Committee will be held on Monday 5 November at 7pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome to attend.

‘Pett Level’ – Keston Cobblers’ Club

Fran Rogers has sent in a song on Youtube entitled – ‘Pett Level’ by Keston Cobblers’ Club.

She doesn’t think the video that accompanies it was filmed at Pett Level – she is right!

‘Pett Level’ Keston Cobblers’ Club

It’s been added to the Pett and Pett Level Today – Film and Pictures page  here

Bridge Point Studios, Rye

Project Remember – September Update

David Breakell has update the Project Remember / War Memorial Fund page here

Thrift Fest: Saturday 22 September 2018

Pett Village Allotments Association will be there!

Rye Old Scholars 1960s Reunion – Saturday 22 September

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday 28 September

Harvest Home: 29 September 2018

The Wedding Dress Exhibition – Saturday 13 October

Fashion Show: 29 November

Pett Church Page

The Pett Church page of the website has been updated here

Pett Parish – Planning Applications

Current planning applications in the Pett Parish Council area can now be viewed on the Pett Parish Council’s Planning Page here

Quiz Night – now Saturday 27 October

Following representations about the original date of 3 November, the Pett Village Hall Committee Quiz Night will revert to tradition and will be held on SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER. Please note the change of date.

POPP Music – 11 September

The Pett Older People’s Project (POPP) Orchestra on 11 September. Brings a new meaning to Popp Music.

(Video Courtesy of David Nicholls)

War Memorial

Work has started on restoring the Pett War Memorial in time for 11 November 2018.


Jazz in the Village: Friday 23 November – Pett Village Hall




Ian and Dominic have been performing together for a number of years playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and original compositions.  Their style of jazz concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it.  The result is a very accessible melodic style which allows them to explore, improvise and develop ideas without losing the essence of each piece of music, and to interact together in as creative a way as possible.

They have had enormous success over many years during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their very successful show “Jazz at Lunchtime”.  Thousands of people have come to see them perform, with many sell-out shows.  A number of visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe from all over the world have returned year after year.

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, the duo has regularly and extensively toured throughout the UK.  They have embarked on many rural tours under their “Jazz in the Village” series, playing in hundreds of halls, often bringing jazz for the first time to remote communities, performing in intimate settings to appreciative audiences.  The beautiful Scottish scenery that they have seen on their travels has inspired the writing of many pieces of music by Ian.

Ian and Dom have also performed in a number of festivals including:

Edinburgh Jazz Festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

Fife Jazz Festival

Callander Jazz Festival

Borders Jazz Festival

Bath Fringe Festival

Buxton Fringe Festival

They have also performed in Arts Centres and small theatres throughout the country, such as: Kirkudbright Arts Centre; East Kilbride Arts Centre; Aberdeen Art Gallery (Cowdray Hall); The Loft, Winchester; Knock Castle, Crieff; The Firestaion Arts Centre, Windsor; Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead; The Lot Arts Centre, Edinburgh; Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine; The Old Well Theatre, Moffat; Lockerbie Little Theatre;  Dibble Tree Theatre, Carnoustie; The City Theatre, Durham; Mission Theatre, Bath; The Doghouse Jazz Club, Ramsbottom; Henry’s Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh; Links Hotel Jazz Club, Montrose; Swallow Theatre, Newton Stewart; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen; Bearsden Town Hall and The Music Village, Brussels.

“…he really used the vast range of the tenor, always with gentle lyricism”

“…really excellent Millar originals…”

“Beautiful soaring magic! I was blown away by your show, just breath-taking!”

“What a lovely and exhilarating performance! Enjoyed the interaction between the two of you, and the obvious love you have for what you do.”

“…expect warm, intelligent, reflective, human music…”

 “Ian Millar’s own composition Morning Dew opened the performance, its lovely sinuous melody ranging freely from the heights to the depths of the tenor sax voice.”

“…a unique performance not only in its introduction of many new pieces but also in the splendidly relaxed jazz styling; music that had its own special flavour and was not a copy of anything else.”

And now they are playing at Pett Village Hall!

Bring your own supper and liquid refreshments and come along on 23 November!

More information about Ian and Dominic an be found here