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?

Christmas Services 2018

Guestling Church Christmas Events

Wakehams Farm Development – Exhibition 13 December

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?