Action in Rural Sussex Business Breakfast Meetings

Action in rural Sussex Rural Business Breakfast Meetings –
East Sussex

In conjunction with Let’s Do Business, we have been running a series of free Business Networking and Support Sessions aimed at rural businesses in East Sussex. The purpose of these meetings is to encouraging rural businesses of all types (including home-based businesses, the self-employed, small and medium-sized firms and community enterprises such as village halls) to come together with others in their area as a means of meeting potential suppliers and clients, providing mutual support and to hear about the free business advice and funding on offer.

As part of these sessions we have three free breakfast meetings planned. These aim to cover different aspects of running a business and each event will have an expert speaker present and will provide networking opportunities over a light breakfast.

We feel these events would also be very beneficial for social and community enterprises, including village halls and community buildings seeking assistance with business planning. We would be extremely grateful if you could promote these events within your community and in your halls – links to the flyers are below – and in addition it would be lovely to see a representative from your hall there too as this is a good opportunity for you to promote your venue.

These events are free and registration is via Eventbrite – please see links below.

If you would like more information, please email us at

  • Promoting your Business
  • Marketing
  • Fit for Business

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme Alert

World Wide Web: Post Box in Pett Road 22 February


Photo: Tim Rothwell

Theft in Hastings: Police Appeal

Police in Hastings are searching for heartless thieves who stole from an elderly couple after pretending that work needed doing on their roof.
At about 12.10pm on Tuesday 12 February, a man talked his way into their house in Sedlescombe Road North, saying that work needed doing urgently on the roof, to the sum of £2000.
The suspect then took the victim, a 75-year-old man, out to the back garden to look at the roof, during which time a second man entered the house and steal two safes containing £2000, four or five watches, a 24 carat gold coin, some old English money, a dash cam and three watches.
The suspects are believed to have left in a white van, believed to be a Peugeot Partner or similar, which was initially in Burry Road, though at one point it moved into Paynton Road before leaving the area.
Detective Constable Shaun Ryan said; “If any residents of Sedlescombe Road North, Burry Road, or Paynton Road, or nearby areas, have had calls of a similar nature, we ask them to contact us.
“I would also like local residents to check their CCTV, especially doorbell cameras, which may have caught best footage of the suspects or their vehicle at the relevant times.
“If you can help in anyway please contact us online (link added) or by calling us on 101, quoting serial 544 of 12/02. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
“And please don’t forget, if in doubt keep them out. Don’t let anyone into your home unless you know exactly who they are and if you are happy with their reason for being there.”

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

Pett Village Hall – Heating Update

As you probably know, we have been having further problems with the heating at the Village Hall. This time it is with the valves to the underfloor heating in the main hall – they have been leaking onto the electrics which has caused the fuses to blow continually. The heating is fine in the Catharine Hollman Room.
The heating engineer has managed to get the system in the main hall working again, but it is not as warm in there as it should be. He has ordered replacement valves which he will fit as soon as they arrive – I may need to ask for a volunteer to cancel their session to enable the work to be done.
I do apologise for all the difficulties we have been having. We did think that the new boilers would solve all the issues but obviously not. The system has been in place for quite a few years now and it is inevitable I guess that these things will occur, but that does not excuse the fact that the main hall is not warm.
Thanks once again for your patience and understanding.
Kind regards
Tim Rothwell

Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee

Coffee Morning & Community Library: Wednesday 4 March

Tim and Anne Jury’s Coffee Morning & Community Library

Pett Village Hall: Wednesday 4 March – 10am – 12 Noon




Beautiful Pett

Fairlight Players

Fairlight Players

Dates of our forthcoming events for your 2019 diary are as follows:

  • ~  May 9, 10 and 11 May we present our spring production the award winning play ‘Humble Boy’. This play was staged in the National Theatre in 2001 starring Diana Rigg and SimonRussell. Tickets will go on sale in April, so watch for posters.
  • ~  June 22 Our A.G.M. This is for paid up members have a chance to have their say on how wedo things. The meeting is followed by a social and entertainment.
  • ~  August 22 auditions for the autumn play.
  • ~  November 7 – 9 our autumn production directed by Charlotte Eastes. The play is to beconfirmed.
    Would you like to get involved? We are always looking for people front of house selling programs or raffle tickets etc. Please make yourself known is you would like to help.

    The Fairlight Players always welcome new members, acting, back stage or just friends of the society. If you would like more information on how to join please contact me, either on 01424- 814178 or email . We also have an email news list but due to the new GDPR regulations we have lost contact with some of you so if you would like to be kept informed of forthcoming events contact me at the same email address and reregister with our list. We do not pass email addresses on to any other parties. I have found several members have changed their email addresses, please let me know if you have changed yours so we can keep you in touch with our events. All that is left is to wish you all a very Happy Healthy New Year and thank you all for another year of your support.


Carol Ardley, Secretary

Lent Lunch and Steeple Fundraising


There will be a Lent lunch at Cliff House, Pett Level on Wednesday 3rd April starting at 12.30pm. There is no ticket price but donations will be welcome and they will go to the Steeple Fund. There will be a Raffle. The lunch will be soup and bread and cheese (and alternatives for non-cheese eaters) and salad. I need to know in advance if you are coming. I do hope you will!

Angela Hawksley; ; 01424 812705; 07976 389635

Pett & Pett Village News – March 2019

The Editor has uploaded the March edition of Pett & Pett Village News here