Replacement Boilers – Pett Village Hall

Although we now have heating back on in the Village Hall, one of the two boilers is permanently out of action and the second one under strain. The Pett Village Hall Management Committee  have therefore agreed that both boilers should be replaced with new ones as soon as possible and have accepted a quote from our engineers Booker and Best. After some discussion with Booker and Best, this is £4,766 including parts and labour.
We are fortunate that we can call on moneys from the 500 Club, the generous Open Gardenscontribution from Chris and Robin Hutt and our healthy balances, which our Committee predecessors have carefully built up over the years, to meet the cost. We are also fortunate that the Hall is a very popular venue and our income from bookings is constant and increasing.
Work will start on replacing the boilers on WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER.
I apologise to those who have bookings on those days as there may not be heating at times whilst the work is being carried out but I hope users agree that we have no choice but to go ahead with the replacement boilers. The new boilers are guaranteed for parts and labour by the manufacturer for 10 years and so we hope we can have trouble free heating in the Hall for years to come.
The replacement water boiler in the kitchen should be in place within the next few days.
Kind regards and apologies once again for the inconvenience you have all suffered recently – the Pett Village Hall Management Committee are very grateful for your forbearance and understanding.
Tim Rothwell, Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee

500 Club – Come and Join Us!

STOP PRESS: The 500 Club has contributed £4,000 towards the £4,766 cost of the new boilers at the Village Hall – see below. This goes to show what a worthwhile cause this is for the village as a whole, as well as a chance to win some money. And why not give a 500 Club subscription as a Christmas present?

Jazz in the Village – Report Updated 29 November

35 fortunate people were hugely entertained on Friday 23 November at Pett Village Hall by jazz maestros Ian Millar on saxophone and Dominic Spencer on piano. For nearly two hours the audience, enjoying bring-your-own supper and wine, listened to jazz standards and self-penned compositions as well as being entertained by stories of Ian and Dominic’s travels around the village halls of the UK and Scotland in particular.

The hall was transformed into a night club type atmosphere thanks to subtle lighting and tea lights on the tables. It was also nice and warm – thanks to the heating having been restored the previous evening!  And some money was raised for the Village Hall funds into the bargain.

Ian and Dom are coming back to the South East next year and it would be good to have them visit us again – this time with a bigger audience!

Ian and Dom have included their visit to Pett on their Blog which can be read here

Here is photo (courtesy of Chris Saint) and a video sample of their performance.


Pett on the Net Facebook Page – Ton Up

We now have over 100 members on the Pett on the Net Facebook page. Thanks again to Sandra Goodsell for suggesting we set this up, back in the Spring of this year. Here’s to the next 100 members.

You can ask to join here

Pett & Pett Level News: December 2018 and Past Copies

The December 2018 edition of Pett & Pett Level News is now available on PettNet  here

Also I have completed uploading past copies of the magazine that I either hold or have been lent to me.

There is now a complete set going back to 1998. Before that there are copies from the 1990s and 1980s, and one from 1966.

If you have any copies that are not available on PettNet and are willing to lend to me so that I can scan and upload then please get in touch.

Best wishes,

Mike Wilkins, Editor of Pett & Pett Level News

Christmas Craft Fair: 24 November

Photos from today’s Christmas Craft Fair in aid of Pett Village Hall with a seasonal song from the Village Voices. 

Over £370 was raised to benefit the Pett Village Hall – grateful thanks to Carol Pecorini, Carol Glasson and their team for all their hard work.




Village Voices Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree


Fancy growing your own?

Planning Application – Wakehams Farm

At the request of a Pett Level resident, set out below for information is an email sent to Fairlight residents by the Chairman of the Fairlight Parish Council Planning Committee. Although the application is not within the Pett Parish District, because of the implications it has for the area as a whole it was discussed by Pett Parish Council at their meeting on Tuesday 20 November. Updates etc will be available in the Planning Page of Pett on the Net here


Planning Application for Wakehams Farm RR/2018/2726/P

The statutory deadline for commenting on the planning application is 9th December rather than the earlier date shown on a leaflet which has been distributed around Fairlight.

We have been assured that this application could not be approved without being referred to the Rother Planning Committee which will not be until the New Year.

Rother’s own procedures allow for comments to be made until the end of the week before the Planning Committee so if you cannot put in your comments by 9th December you have not lost your chance.

The Parish Council will be holding a drop in at Fairlight Village Hall on Thursday 13th December from 3pm to 7pm for anyone who needs guidance on how to comment or wants to discuss the application.

By then we will have had the opportunity to consider our Planning Consultants report and agree the Parish Council’s comments.

Stephen Leadbetter

Chairman of Fairlight Parish Council Planning Committee

M23 Roadworks – Update 24 November

On Monday 26 November for 1 night, there will be a lane 1 closure leading to a full closure of junction 10 northbound entry slip on the M23 between 10pm and 4am. A fully signed diversion route is in place via junction 10a and back.

On Tuesday 27 November for 4 nights, there will be a lane closures leading to a full closure of the junction 10 (Crawley) northbound exit slip on the M23 between 10pm and 4am. Diversion northbound will be via junction 9 (Gatwick) and back. Free recovery service and speed enforcement are in place and working, to ensure drivers and road workers safety.

On Saturday 1 December there will be a full closure of the Gatwick Spur road eastbound from the North Terminal to junction 9 (Gatwick) of the M23, this will include the northbound entry slip at junction 9. There will be a fully signed diversion route in place via the A23 London Road, A2011, Crawley Avenue and re-join at junction 10 of the M23.

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

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Pett WI – November Update

Heather Godwin’s November Update to the WI page can be found here

This is Heather’s last contribution as President as she is handing that baton over to Belinda Wood.