500 Club Winners – July 2018

LOST PURSE – Pett Flower Show: still unclaimed

A purse was found on Saturday 28 July at the Pett Flower Show. So far it has not been claimed. If it is yours, or know whose it might be, please contact Tim Rothwell on 07850 469314


Pett Parish News – Archive up to 2003

Mike Wilkins, the Editor of Pett and Pett Level Village News, has set up a new archive page for the magazine. There has been a magazine published for the community in Pett for over 100 years. Up to 2003 the magazine was published by the church, and from 2003 by Pett Parish Council.    Here you will find archived copies of Pett Parish News up to 2003. Copies of the magazine after 2003 can be found here



Pett Flower Show – Junior Bowling for the Pig Winner: Lily Ashdown

Pett Flower Show and Fayre are seeking the winner of the Junior “Bowling for the pig”, Lily Ashdown aged 9 years . It has not been possible to reach her by mobile phone as the number we have will not connect. Please contact Philippa Strickland on 01424 814384. Lily’s prize is in safe hands.

Pett Flower Show 2018: Saturday 28 July – Photo Gallery: Updated

A gallery of photos from the 2018 Pett Flower Show held on Saturday 28 July can be found on the newly created page here

Robin Hutt has very kindly sent in a gallery of photos of exhibits in the marquee which has been added to the page.

If you have any photos you would like included in the gallery, please email them to Tim Rothwell at

East Sussex Highways Newsletter – Road Resurfacing

The latest edition of the Newsletter from East Sussex County Council Highways Department sets out information on road resurfacing which may be helpful in hthe light of the recent work carried out on Pett Road. The Newsletter can be accessed here

Volunteer Speedwatch Co-ordinator



The villages of Fairlight, Pett and Guestling require a Speedwatch Co-ordinator.  This is a voluntary position.  Hours are dependent on the numbers of sessions carried out per week by the volunteers.


To organise the sessions for the volunteers

To log sessions onto the Speedwatch website

To enter details of offending vehicles after each session onto the website

To oversee new volunteers training

Support and training is provided by the Community Speed Watch Chief Training Officer

Anyone wishing to apply for this position, please contact Pauline Collins, the Parish Clerk for Fairlight () or David Shortman (), the Chair for Fairlight Parish Council.


Fatal Accident between Westfield and Brede

Police investigating a two vehicle collision on the A28 Brede Hill between Westfield and Brede early on Thursday morning (19 July) have appealed for any witnesses, or people who may have seen either vehicle being driven shortly beforehand, to come forward.

The crash occurred around 7am and involved a white Mercedes-Benz van and a black Nissan Qashqai car, both travelling north. Both left the road and sadly the van driver died at the scene. The East Sussex coroner has been informed.

The car driver was seriously injured and was taken to the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Sergeant Vicki Rees, of the Sussex roads policing unit, said: “We are investigating the circumstances and would like to hear from anyone who may be able to assist. Any dash-cam footage would be particularly helpful.

“Our thoughts are very much with the family of the driver who died. The A28 had to be closed to other traffic between Westfield and Broad Oak, Brede, and we are grateful to motorists whose journeys were affected for their patience and understanding.”

Anyone able to assist officers is asked to forward details by calling 101, quoting Operation Barbican.

500 Club Draw

Please note that the 500 club draw  for July will  be  held at POPPs on Tuesday 31 July.

Local Police Stations Opening Times

Battle & Rye Police Stations 

The public front offices at both Battle Police Station and Rye Police Station are to change operating times from Monday 6th August.

Battle’s new opening times will be: 9AM till 12PM

Rye’s New times will be: 1PM till 4PM

Both stations will still be open Monday to Friday.

Bexhill Front office will have no change to its operating times.