Poppies for Pett

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.


Yarnbombing – St Nicholas’ Church

Heather Godwin has sent this photo of the first church to be yarnbombed  – St Nicholas’ – the main church is being done tomorrow: Wednesday 31 October

PVHMC Quiz Night – 27 October 2018

The Pett Village Hall Management Committee’s Quiz Night held on 27 October was a success, after some misgivings about how many tables would be booked.  There were 8 tables occupied with between 4 & 6 punters each and a more than respectable selection of raffle prizes.
Using the projector for questions and answers was a big help for those with less than perfect hearing ( probably all of us !) and the music round clearly audible .
So a good time had by all ..oh and we took £202 – not bad for a first effort from the new Committee!
Many thanks to David Penfold, who asked the questions, for his time and effort .
Fran Pitts and Helen Wilson on behalf of the PVHMC.

POPP Outing – 16 October 2018

On Tuesday 16th October POPP ( Pett Older People’s Project) held its annual outing. Lucky for us a brilliantly sunny day which made it even more special.
This year a change of venue, to Planters Garden Centre on the A21 near the BP garages.
Members travelled by coach and were met by the staff of Planters for a pre arranged lunch. The staff couldn’t do enough to help and were wonderful to their visitors.
Our group were able to wander the centre, buying gifts for Christmas.
From the feedback it was agreed that this had been one of the more memorable outings we have had. Well done to Planters, POPP volunteers and to our Rambler’s coach driver who was so thoughtful in the manner he dealt with our elderly members.
David Nicholls
Secretary POPP


View from Pett Church: 1911 and 2018

Fran Rogers and John Case have done their Fred Dibnah impersonation and shinned up the church scaffolding with stonemason Elliott to look at the extent of the repairs needed on the spire. Whilst up there John took this picture which contrasts well with the picture on the Pett website taken in 1911. The two shots show the level of development in the intervening 107 years!






Police advice regarding halloween

Sussex Police have issued the following advice regarding Halloween.

Halloween has become an increasingly popular celebration over the past few years for children, families and young people especially, but it is important not to have fun at the expense of others.

If you are celebrating Halloween, please consider the elderly and more vulnerable in the community who may find having strangers call at their door a frightening and intimidating experience.

If you see someone displaying a no trick or treat poster, please do not call at those homes as people do not wish to be disturbed.

Just be careful who you scare on Hallowe’en.

One way to deter unwanted trick or treaters on October 31, is to print and display the ‘no trick or treaters’ poster

If you are looking to take part in the Halloween celebrations, you can use the ‘trick or treaters welcome’ poster.

 Copy and paste this link into your browser to download a copy.


 Some safety tips for Halloween:

Young children should always be accompanied by an adult. Older children should make sure an adult knows the area they plan to visit and what time they’ll be back.
Stay in well-lit areas where there are plenty of houses
Keep to pavements and cross roads carefully
Consider calling only at houses where you know the occupants, rather than strangers.
Explain how vulnerable people can be frightened by an unexpected group calling at their door on a dark evening.
Respect the privacy and wishes of people who do not want to take part in trick or treat – observe the  ‘No Trick or Treaters please’ posters people may display in doors or windows.
Residents are advised to continue to be vigilant when opening the door to strangers or unexpected callers.
If you feel unsafe:
Don’t open your door if you’re unsure who is there. Use your spyhole, look out of a window, and use your door chain if you do decide to open your door.
Have a contact number of a close relative or good neighbour to hand by your telephone, just in case you need to phone them.
If you are part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, let your coordinator know that you will be on your own at Halloween. If you are a coordinator, please identity people in your scheme that may be vulnerable and offer them reassurance.
If you are prepared to receive Trick or Treaters, switch on your outside light and remove any trip hazards. If you set lanterns outside your front door with candles in them, make sure that they are far enough out of the way so that costumes won’t accidentally be set on fire.
If you are driving on the evening of the 31st, remember that excited children may be crossing the road unexpectedly, so slow down in residential areas and take extra care.

Officers will be out on patrol to deter any anti-social behaviour and will be quick to disperse groups of people who are found to be causing a nuisance.

Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Planning: public consultation of approved sites

The last public consultation of approved sites for new homes and commercial premises for the Rother District area, opened on the 26th October and runs to the 7th December. Details can be found on the planning page of this website here

Chris O’Donoghue Photos – 2018

Pett resident and author Chris O’Donoghue has kindly sent us some more of his wonderful photos of Pett Level, some featuring his dog Aggie.

We have created a new page showing these photos – Chris O’Donoghue Photos 2018 – here

You can see more of Chris’s photos on his Instagram account at boghopper13 and on his Blog 

Annual Flu Vaccination – Delay until Mid-November

Harold Road Surgery have said that due to a nationwide delivery issue, they will not be able to offer patients aged 65 years and over their annual flu vaccination until mid November 2018. This includes flu vaccinations at Pett Village Hall. Harold Road will contact patients once the vaccinations are available.