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

Nik Naks Christmas Fair – Sunday 18 November


Power Cuts: Additional Support

This message is being sent to you by Sussex Neighbourhood Watch in partnership with UK Power Networks.

Power cuts don’t happen very often these days, but if there’s a power cut, have you ever wondered how some people would cope?

UK Power Networks own and run the electricity cables in most of our region and fix power cuts. They deliver the electricity which you buy through your choice of supplier. They provide a free priority service for anyone who might face extra difficulty in the event of a power cut, including households with an elderly person, young children, someone less mobile or someone with a health condition.

By registering with UK Power Networks’ Priority Services Register you will be given a priority 24-hour phone number for communication, receive extra information and regular updates during any power cut. In the event of a longer power cut you could receive hot food, hot drinks and hot water, mobile phone charging and more. Those who rely on power to run medical equipment, such as dialysis or breathing apparatus, would also receive additional help.

More information can be found online at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register.  It’s quick and free to register by completing a short questionnaire. If you have family or friends who meet the criteria you can register on their behalf if they are happy for you to do so.

Please note that the majority of our members live in the area served by UK Power Networks (London, East and South East). However, a few do not, and it will be made clear to you in the on-line registration process if this is the case, and a link will be given to who your regional network operator is, so you can apply to join their Priority Service Register.

Neighbourhood Watch urges everybody who is eligible to sign up to UK Power Networks Priority Services Register, to ensure that they receive free extra help in the event of a power cut. The link is below. We know that some people are hesitant to click on links, so if you prefer you can go online and search for UK Power Networks Priority Services Register.


To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk.


Pett Service of Remembrance

A new page – Service of Remembrance: 11 November 2018 has been created here

The page contains the Order of Service, Reflections on the Memorial by District Councillor Chris Saint, the video of the sounding of the Last Post and a Gallery of Photos.

Stabbing in Hastings: 11 November – Update


A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in a Hastings street.

The 33-year-old victim was attacked in Trinity Street around 1am on Sunday (November 11). He had previously been socialising in the town and is known to have had a verbal altercation with a friend outside the Brass Monkey before both went to the Safe Space shelter at a nearby church.

It was after he left the shelter on his own that he was attacked by three men outside a health food shop in Trinity Street. Medical volunteers from Safe Space, alerted by pub watch radio, quickly attended the scene and transferred him by stretcher to the shelter where he was treated by paramedics. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where his condition was described as critical following surgery on Sunday morning.

Chief Inspector Sarah Godley, Hastings district policing commander, said: “While this is an apparently unprovoked attack, we are considering the possibility that it is not completely random.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack, saw the three suspects or the victim in the area in the time leading up to it or who recognises the descriptions of the men.

“All three men are white. One was wearing a blue/purple-and-black two-tone waterproof jacket with the black hood up, a light/grey coloured top under the jacket with, possibly, a large Tommy Hilfiger logo on the front, a dark-coloured belt, very light-coloured trousers and black shoes with a white sole.

“The second was wearing a green/grey coloured hooded top with a thick black stripe across the back and a black square Nike Air logo on the front, dark trousers and dark shoes. The bottom of a white top can be seen under the hoody.

“The third man was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, blue jeans and white shoes. He was either wearing a dark cap under the hood of the jacket or his dark hair line can be seen.

“We are treating this as an attempted murder and I would urge anyone with information to call 101 quoting Operation Twycross.”

UPDATE 13 November

Three men have now been arrested by detectives investigating the stabbing of a man in Hastings in the early hours of Sunday (11 November) – see above.

The man is still in hospital but his condition has improved and is described as stable and no longer critical.

The men, 25, 19, and 18, were arrested at different locations in East Sussex on Monday (12 November) on suspicion of attempted murder, and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

The 33-year-old victim was attacked in Trinity Street around 1am on Sunday. He had previously been socialising in the town and is known to have a verbal altercation with a friend outside the Brass Monkey before both went to the Safe Space shelter at a nearby church.

It was after he left the shelter on his own that he was attacked by three men outside a health food shop in Trinity Street. Medical volunteers from Safe Space, alerted by pub watch radio, quickly attended the scene and transferred him by stretcher to the shelter where he was treated by paramedics.

Chief Inspector Sarah Godley, Hastings district policing commander, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack, and we urge anyone with information to call 101 quoting Operation Twycross.”

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 Village Hall Committee Minutes – 5 November 2018

The draft minutes of the meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee held on Monday 5 November 2018 can be downloaded here

Poppies for Pett – WI Fundraiser

New police officers: PCC survey

Sussex Police have started the biggest intake of new police officers for over a decade. This has been made possible by the increase in police precept of an average £12 for a band D property, and the PCC releasing £17 million from reserves. It means that over the next four years, Sussex will have 200 more police officers on the front line than it does today.

Although residents are pleased to hear that local policing will be strengthened by these 200 extra officers, they are already indicating that they would like even more. That is why the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has opened a survey on her website to gauge potential support for raising more funding locally if the Government lifts the current cap on the police precept.

Please take a moment to make your views known on this link: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=154038317338

We know that some people are understandably reluctant to click on links in E-mails. If you prefer, you can visit the PCC’s website www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk where you can also find the short survey in the Transparency section.
You can find out more about funding for Sussex Police 2018-22 here:

To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit w

Poppies for Pett

Sheep may safely walk

Roadworks on M23

On Monday 12 November for 5 nights, there will be a lane closure leading to a full closure of junction 10 northbound exit slip on the M23 between 10pm and 4am. A fully signed diversion route is in place via junction 9 and back. Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph North and South bound 24/7.

Free recovery service and speed enforcement are now in place to ensure drivers and road workers safety.

Full Closure – December 2018 We will have a full overnight weekend closure on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December between 9pm and 6am (5am Mon 10 Nov). There is a full diversion route in place from junction 6 of the M25 via the A22, A264 to junction 10 of the M23 and from junction 10 via the A2011, London Road, Airport Way into Gatwick Airport.

For more information and updates about the M23 and the M25 please refer to the Highways England website https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m23-junctions-8-to-10-smart-motorway/ .

Free NHS Health Check: Pett Village Hall – 5 December 2018


The Pett Village Hall Management Committee at their meeting on Monday 5 November agreed to a request from OneYou East Sussex, part of Public Health England, for OneYou to hold free NHS health checks at Pett Village Hall. The checks are only available to those aged 40-74, and there are also certain eligibility criteria, set out below, that must be met before a check can take place.

The first sessions will be held at the Village Hall on Wednesday 5 December 2018 (the same day as the Coffee Morning) starting at 9.00am. It is expected that up to five or so appointments will be available, so it is first come, first served. If it is not possible to accommodate everyone who wants a health check on 5 December, and there is sufficient demand, a further session may be held at a later date.

Appointments must be pre-booked – please contact OneYou East Sussex on 01323 404600 to make on appointment for 5 December.

The checks will be held in the Doctor’s  Room at the Village Hall and will take place in the strictest privacy and confidence.

The eligibility criteria for the health checks are:

  • You must be a resident of East Sussex
  • You must be aged 40-74
  • You must not already have had or be receiving treatment for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol or high blood pressure
  • You must not have not had a Health Check in the last 5 years.

The check, which will take about half an hour, will:

  • Ask some details so OneYou can register you.
  • Take your blood pressure and take some measurements such as your height and weight.
  • Take a finger prick blood sample to analyze your cholesterol and maybe your blood sugar.
  • Ask some questions about you, your lifestyle and your family’s medical history.
  • Show you your results and indicate ways that could help you improve them if required.

More information about OneYou and the services they offer can be found at http://www.oneyoueastsussex.org.uk






500 Club – Come and Join Us!

Aylesbury – Missing Duck: Have you seen him?


Anne Barker has sent Pett on the Net the following message:

Our duck, Aylesbury, has not been seen since Tuesday night, when the sound of fireworks we think upset him. If a lonely rather handsome white duck, is anywhere to be seen, a call to Andy Norcott our farm manager on 07802 729 412 will have us round to bring him home. All help appreciated.

500 Club Winners – October 2018

Hither Green Train Disaster -Memorial Plaque

On 5 November 2018 a Service of Dedication was held at Hither Green Station to mark the unveiling of a plaque commemorating those who lost their lives in the Hither Green Train Crash of 1967, including former Rye pupils Gay and Judith Breeds, – who came from Guestling – Ricky Spencer and Dianne Williams.
A new page – Hither Green Train Disaster – including material relating to Monday’s service, which John Breeds has kindly sent in, has been created on the Rye Old Scholars Association (ROSA) website here

Sunset at Gatehurst – 3 Novemebr


Photo courtesy of Mary Roberts

The Completed War Memorial

A new page – The Completed War Memorial – with gallery of photos of the restored memorial can be found here

Photos courtesy of Fran Rogers

Pett Poppies – More Pictures

Poppies – congratulations

Pett on the Net has received the following message from Louise Martin.

I just wanted to congratulate and sincerely thank all the ladies who tirelessly knitted, tied and arranged the beautiful array of  poppies outside Pett church and St Nicholas at Pett Level.  I had the privilege of seeing them at work on Tuesdays, while I was volunteering, at POPPS but I could not have imagined just how magnificent it was all going to look.  Well done ladies.

Sarah Adams has added 

Congratulations to ‘Team Yarn Bombing’, in which I include everyone who contributed, WI or otherwise.
It truly is a spectacular display on all 3 churches.
I have sent photos to Canada, which are already in Sydney!
This, in addition to ‘Project Remember’ which also contained community teamwork, dedication and commitment.
Well done to all and thank you.

Louise and Sarah’s comments will be echoed by many in the village.