Pett WI – July Update

The Pett WI page July update can be read here

Pett Post Office not open this week


Minutes of the Meeting of PVHMC 8 July 2019

The draft minutes of the meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee held on Monday 8 July 2019 can be read here

A few things to note:

  • The Committee have agreed that the carpets in the Hall should be replaced, that blinds should be installed in the main hall, and that a sound system be installed in the main hall. These improvements are possible because of the healthy financial position of the Hall.
  • The Hall’s insurance brokers have confirmed that generally there is no need for Hall users to have their own public liability insurance cover other than where certain activities are being undertaken. These include bouncy castle hire and certain other sports-type activities. The Committee confirmed that they are of the view that the badminton group should continue to have separate public liability insurance.
  • The Committee have noted that National Village Halls Week takes place from 20-25 January. Village Halls are being encouraged to hold a special event on 25 January to mark the event. The Committee noted that 25 January is also Burns Night, and the Committee have agreed to organise a Burns Night Supper at the Village Hall on 25 January 2020. Further de3tails to follow.
  • Th next two meetings of the Committee will be held on Monday 2 September and Monday 28 October starting at 7.00pm.

Don’t forget: Pett Flower Show – 27 July

M23 Roadworks Update and Road Safety Advice

Icklesham Show – Saturday 3 August

Scam and Appeals


Please be aware of a BT scam doing the rounds.
An automated call is suggesting that if you do not call BT then your internet will be cut off unless you phone the number on the recorded message.
Fraudsters are known to make calls claiming to work for BT, when it’s actually a scam. They may ask you for personal information, want access to your computer and in some cases, ask for your bank details. Don’t be fooled, this is fraud. So please don’t make this call.


A 40-year-old man has sadly died following an incident outside Sainsbury’s supermarket in John McAdam Way, off Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards.
Police were called to the store at 9.45pm on Tuesday (2 July). Despite attempts by police and paramedics to resuscitate the man, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three men, aged 28, 24 and 53, who were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter have now been released under investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this time.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the store or just outside the entrance on Tuesday evening at about 9.30pm who may have witnessed something which could help with our investigation.”
Witnesses to what happened, and anyone with relevant mobile phone footage of the incident, are asked to contact police by phoning 101, quoting Operation Millbank.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is carrying out an independent investigation into the death after a mandatory referral was made by Sussex Police Professional Standards Department due to attendance of police to the incident.


Police are investigating a collision between a car and a boy on a bicycle, which occurred at the junction of Boscobel Road and West Hill Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, at 6.15pm on Sunday 30 June, are appealing for witnesses.
They also want to speak to the motorist involved, who stopped to ensure the boy, aged 10, was not badly hurt but then drove off without having provided any details.
The vehicle was a small, dark hatchback.
The boy sustained heavy bruising and was treated in hospital.
Anyone able to assist is asked to contact Sussex Police by calling 101, quoting serial 1147 of 30/06.

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Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

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Pett Village and its Borders – Past and Present: John Goodman film from 2000

With the kind permission of Robin Goodman, we are delighted to have available on the website the film his late father, John Goodman, made in 2000.

The film – Pett Village and its Borders – Past and Present was first shown in March 2000 at the former Pett Village Hall. It was also shown by the Fairlight History Group at the present Pett Village Hall on 20 June 2019.

Although the film was filmed in VHS and has been converted with a resultant loss of quality, it is a fascinating watch, with historic pictures of Pett and an entertaining and informative commentary by John Goodman. It is best watched in full screen mode.