Pett on the Net – Your Community Website Relaunched

Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Association – Volunteer Recruitment Drive



PLIRB are looking for volunteers to join our friendly team saving lives inland and on the hazardous coastline between Rye and Hastings.

If you’ve got a little spare time, why not do something worthwhile at the same time as being trained and having fun?

You could be trained in first aid, radio work, boat launching & recovery; mechanics… the list is endless.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn new skills to help save lives on or off the water. The tea maker is as important a job as any!


Call us on 01424 812 222

You can find out more about PLIRB at their website – here


Hands of Hope – Appeal

Hands of Hope, the charity using, growing and cooking healthy, nutritious food to tackle childhood obesity and loneliness asks you to turn your preloved into reloved to help them raise funds.

Are you having a Spring Clean or a big clear out? Then Hands of Hope want to hear from you. We all know the saying ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure’ and here is your chance to turn your unwanted goods into cash for this inspirational charity.

With Childhood Obesity and Loneliness being two of the biggest challenges in the 21st Century, the organisation will tackle these through developing their scheme at their newly acquired site in Hawkhurst, making it a place to grow, learn, meet and enjoy.

But first they need to raise more funds and ask that you contribute your surplus items to them which will then be auctioned from Rye Auction Rooms and on Ebay. Whether you have coins, rugs, antiques, books, furniture, vintage clothes, glassware…well virtually anything of value…these could be turned into cash to benefit your community.

Please contact the team via the links below and arrange to donate your items. Collection is possible in certain circumstances.

The contact details are the same if you would like to find out more about what they do; maybe you would like to volunteer your time to help? There are plenty of varied roles available!

Hands of Hope

…aims to reconnect people with where their food comes from, teach them how to grow and cook healthy and nutritious food and use this process to ultimately reduce childhood obesity and also loneliness in older people.

Currently farming 4 acres of organic land in Peasmarsh, the charity needs to raise £1.4m to develop an 18 acre site in Hawkhurst, Kent, ‘The Wall’. They will create a kitchen garden, a cooking school, greenhouse, seminar room and more. The site will also serve as a valuable community and activity centre for young children families and the elderly.

Hope Farm, Tillingham Lane, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, TN316XG

Tel; 01424 834768


Reg Charity No: 1168016

Helena Maltby – Charity Officer

Sussex Police – History Pages

Sussex Police have posted new pieces from their past on their History pages which features interesting articles, oddities and curiosities from the last 50 years and beyond of their policing past.

Recently added is a poem written by a policeman’s mum about the difficult job officers have (January 1969); ‘Personally Speaking’ a Chief Officer’s commentary on the amalgamation which discusses the importance of communicating to the new Force (July 1968); ‘Self-education for the police over 50 years’ written circa 1920 talks about promotion exam questions and some interesting ‘tails’ about horses! (January 1972).

You can read the pieces here

Coffee Morning – Farewell

Firstly we would like to thank everyone who supported our coffee morning this month, old faces and new!

Also a big thank you to the Rector and his lovely wife for their kind donation of £5.00 proceeds from the sale of some scarves and bags which had been kindly donated to them.

Now after 7 years of running the Village Hall Coffee Morning we have decided to hang up our apron strings.

On a personal basis I would like to thank my faithful team of helpers: Phil for his famous sausage rolls and for putting the board out each month. Eve for her amazing baking skills and wonderful cheese scones which will be missed. Helen for her longstanding support, baking and her wicked sense of humour!  Without these loyal helpers we would not have lasted so long.

Finally, a huge thank you to all of the lovely people of Pett, who have unfailingly supported this community event and in the process helped to raise funds for the Village Hall. There are too many names to list. We will miss your smiling faces and the chat and news that we all exchanged.

If anyone would like to take over this community event please contact the Village Hall Committee.

Sally and Helen


A message from Helen

Hello to all the loyal people who came to the Wednesday coffee mornings for the past seven years. As you now know we will no longer be holding this event.  I know you would all join me in thanking Sally for all her hard work, setting up tables and chairs, baking such wonderful cakes, shopping for the tea, coffee etc and raising money solely for Pett Village hall. Sally ,we do appreciate all your efforts.I hope that if anyone else decides to try to replicate the coffee morning they will do so in the same spirit and donate any and all profits to the upkeep of the venue, this was one of the main aims. I thank you all and especially my friend Sally.


Britain At Low Tide – Pett Level

The first programme in the second series of Channel 4’s Britain At Low Tide was shown on Saturday 17 February 2018 and featured the East Sussex coast,  including the petrified forest at Pett Level and Smeaton’s Harbour at Winchelsea Beach. The programme is available on the catch-up channel All Four for the next four weeks at All Four

Pett Level 2016/17 in Pictures

Chris O’Donoghue, and his dog Aggie, have provided some great photos of Pett Level in the winter of 2016/17. You can view them here: Pett and Pett Level Today – in film and pictures