Quiz Night – Saturday 27 October: update

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. We now have a record of four tables booked. But we could do with some more. If you intend to have a table, could you please let Tim Rothwell know as soon as possible on 07850 469314 or tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk

Thanks very much.

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


Fashion Show: 29 November

Rye school magazines

Anyone who was at Rye County Secondary School or Rye Grammar School in the late 1950s and/or early/mid 1960s may be interested in a new page – School Magazines – that has just been created on the Rye Old Scholars Association (ROSA) website. A number of editions of RX (the school magazine of Rye County Secondary School) and RYA (the school magazine of Rye Grammar School) are available to read  here

Rural Crime Strategy Launched

On 20 September, Sussex Police launched its new Rural Crime Strategy outlining how it aims to keep all those in rural communities safe and detailing how it aims to tackle those who commit crime in the countryside.

With large rural areas and significant numbers of the population defined as living in rural settlements, Sussex Police has had an established network of rural and wildlife officers specifically trained to deal with agricultural, environmental, heritage and wildlife incidents for several years. This network of specialists is also available to provide support and advice to colleagues who may be called upon to deal with incidents of rural crime during their daily duties.

Rural crime is a typically under-reported area and Sussex Police are encouraging those affected to ensure that they do report incidents so that an accurate picture of the problem can be assessed. They are already working in partnership with a number of agencies including the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), the Environment Agency and local authorities across the county to prevent crime wherever possible and to deal with it effectively and swiftly when it does occur.Initiatives in support of this include Operation Traverse, in liaison with the Angling Trust, the National Wildlife Crime Unit and other partners, which encourages anglers to become ‘eyes and ears’ for tackling wildlife crime across the county.

Sergeant Carter has been involved in a national campaign to educate dog owners in responsible control of their pets in a bid to reduce the large number of deaths from sheep and other livestock-worrying incidents. He has worked closely with farmers and the NFU across Sussex in dealing with incidents.

Assistant Chief Constable Nick May said: “Sussex Police take rural crime seriously. Superintendent Emma Brice was appointed as the dedicated strategic lead for rural crime early this year and she is supported by Sergeant Tom Carter, our operational lead, who has an enormous amount of experience in this area. They are coordinating how Sussex Police prevent, respond to and investigate rural crime to keep communities safe and feeling safe at a local level.

“As part of our commitment to keeping rural communities safe and building confidence in the services provided by us and our partners, we will soon be inviting people to join the new Sussex Countrywatch Partnership. This will provide the opportunity for those living and working in, and visiting, rural areas to sign up to receive information about rural crime and prevention advice to protect their homes and businesses.”

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “The new rural crime strategy recognises the importance that particular crimes have for people living and working in our rural areas.

“It’s only right that residents know these crimes are being taken as seriously as those in urban parts of Sussex. I remain focused on this issue and welcome the fact that Sussex Police acknowledge the recommendations from the National Rural Crime Survey.”

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

Project Remember – Remembrance Day: Mark Knopfler

The song and video of Remembrance Day by Mark Knopfler from his album ‘Get Lucky’ seems very appropriate to the work that has been undertaken in Pett to restore the war memorial. With the agreement of David Breakell, it has been added to the War Memorial Fund page here

It can also be accessed here

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

It has also been dowloaded on to the Pett and Pett Level Village News page here

Rye Old Scholars Reunion – 22 September

Over 80 photos and a list of attendees at the Rye Old Scholars Association (ROSA) 1960s Reunion held on 22 September 2018 can be found  on the ROSA website here

‘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

Pett WI – September update

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