Glass Recycling Changes: from this coming Saturday 29 June

Information on changes to the glass recycling arrangements for Rother District Council when Biffa take over the waste collection service from Saturday 29 June can be found here

Pett Flower Festival – Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who helped with the Flower Festival this year. Thank you to all the arrangers all the sponsors, the programme designer, to everyone who provided delicious cakes, cheese scones and soup as well as tombola prizes, sweets, books, produce and plants. Scarfs, jewellery and other bits and pieces for the Brocage Stall. To all the lifters and shifters. Also to the providers of raffle prizes and all those that helped man stalls and door over the weekend. Without everyone’s help and generosity it wouldn’t have been the success it was. We raised an amazing £2300. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN. FLOWER FESTIVAL COMMITTEE.

Cathy Norris

Superfast WiFi – Pett Village Hall


Superfast WiFi is now available throughout Pett Village Hall.

The network is Pett Village Hall.

Please note the new password: welcome2pvh

Posters with the details are displayed in the Hall.

Car Driver Sought After Young Boy Is Hurt In Hastings Collision

Police are seeking the driver of a car which failed to stop after it was in collision with a four-year-old boy in Hastings Old Town on Saturday (22 June).
The vehicle was a black Volkswagen Golf with a distinctive green sun visor across the top of the windscreen, silver or white alloy wheels, and a blacked-out VW front grille badge.
Following the collision, which occurred in the High Street outside the Blue Dolphin fish-and-chip shop at around 6.45pm, the car made off without stopping.
The pedestrian casualty, a local boy, sustained an injured foot. He was taken to the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea, for treatment to bruising.
The car driver, anyone who saw what happened, or who may have mobile phone, CCTV or dash-cam footage of the incident, is asked to contact Sussex Police by phoning 101, quoting serial 1237 of 22/06.




 Our village luncheon club, a HUB where our seniors from the village and surrounding areas can meet once a week.

 We have guest speakers, entertainment, refreshments and a 

Two-course meal, prepared at our beautiful Village Hall.

 Here comes the crux of the matter: we are struggling to find a replacement cook at short notice, so a plea is going out to the village and anyone reading this who may know of a person, possibly a retiree who would want a part time job, a day a week, to cook for up to 40 people and be involved in the community. This is a paid post. The project has a dedicated team assisting the cook in the kitchen, with the preparation and cleaning up.

 The cook works from 8am to 1.30pm on Tuesday and would be required to shop for the materials the night before, there is renumeration for this as well.

The applicant would need to be a driver unless they are within walking distance of the Hall and have a Food and Hygiene certificate, Level 2.

 So, Parishioners would you please wrack your brains, if you know of anyone who may fit the bill. We have advertised, networked and are struggling to find a cook. It may be an ex school cook, someone from the services or the hospitality industry. Please help!


Ann Nicholls  

Chairman, Pett Older People’s Project 


01424 813043   


Pett Level Preservation Trust – Summer Garden Party

Pett Level Preservation Trust
Saturday 17th August at 1pm

Dower House, off Pett Level Rd TN35 4EE (Near Chick Hill Junction)

Members £12.50, Non-members £15.00 Incl. lunch & glass of fizz

Pay Bar & Music.

No dogs
Tickets: call Zana on 07768905489

Sharing Information on Incidents in Pett and Pett Level

In the last few months there has been a noticeable and regrettable increase in crime-related incidents in Pett and Pett Level. These include thefts of motor vehicles, tools and ornaments etc stolen from gardens, break-ins, sheep killed by dogs, unwanted cold-callers, and suspicious individuals being seen.

This development has led to calls from some in the community for the establishment of a Neighbourhood Watch. The issue was discussed at the meeting of the Pett Parish Council at its meeting on 21 May. Whilst sharing the concerns of those who would like to see a Neighbourhood Watch in Pett and Pett Level, the Council recognised that this would take a considerable amount of organisation and would need enthusiastic individuals to lead it.

The Council noted that the Parish Council’s Pett Facebook page (which now has over 150 members, a number that grows on a weekly basis) and the Pett on the Net website already carry details about some of these incidents. The Facebook page and website are a quick and an effective way of alerting the community to problems. The Council thought it would be useful to encourage the use of the Facebook page and website as vehicles for reporting incidents. In doing so, the Council noted that the current protocols published on the Facebook page should apply to the arrangement. These are:

1. The Facebook page for residents of Pett, Pett Level and the surrounding area. It complements the Pett on the Net website – It is a great place to share photos (old and new), local stories and events, up to date information, lost and found etc. The rules are:

a. No personal attacks on other members, aggression or bad language – Please! No political posts

b. Any posts that are considered inappropriate will be deleted by the administrators

2. To reflect the use of the forums for reporting and sharing information on incidents, the following will be added to the protocols:

a. Facebook and the Pett on the Net website are an effective way of informing members of the community about possible criminal activity. In reporting and exchanging information on incidents, possible criminal acts etc, those posting should remember that where appropriate the Police should be informed immediately and their advice taken, and care must be taken not to libel individuals, or name suspects without the agreement of the Police. If you want further advice on the appropriateness of a post etc, please contact the Facebook Administrator and Pett on the Net website manager Tim Rothwell – 07850 469314;

b. If you prefer, you can contact Tim Rothwell and he will be happy to put your post on Facebook and/or Pett on the Net.

David Penfold, Chair, Pett Parish Council

Theft of silver antiques

Police in Hastings are investigating a house burglary in which silver antiques valued at more than £50,000 were stolen.
The house in Westfield Lane, Hastings, was broken into overnight between Sunday 9 June and Monday 10 June while the occupants were sleeping and a large number of silver antiques were stolen, including candlesticks, cutlery and christening mugs.
Detective Constable Tessa Warren said; “Many of the items are of great sentimental value and included engravings and inscriptions.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have been offered distinctive silver items in the days following this burglary, and to anyone else who may have any information.
“If you can help please contact us by calling 101, quoting serial 303 of 10/06.
“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Pett and Pett Level News – July 2019 Edition

You can download and read the July 2019 edition of Pett & Pett Level News here