Pett Village Hall – Sound System

With grateful thanks to Chris Saint for his invaluable help, we now have a sound system in the main hall of Pett Village Hall. It uses the existing speakers.
You can use a smartphone with Spotify etc through Bluetooth. The system will show as Bluetooth on your phone. You unlock the door of the system with the key that will be in the lock, switch it on, and select Bluetooth mode. You can also connect with a 3.5 mm jack through Aux 1.
I enclose a couple of photos of the system.
We also have a wireless microphone that connects to the system. Do let me know if you want to use this at any time.
I hope you find the system useful.
Kind regards
Tim (Rothwell)
Pett Village Hall Committee

Sussex Police are supporting Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week.

Theft of Grass Cutting Machinery from Henfield Parish Council

In the early hours of the morning of 19th July between approx. midnight and 1am, thieves smashed a security light, broke down a door and took a valuable piece of Henfield Parish Council’s grass cutting machinery from the garage next to the Henfield Hall.

A white or light grey Transit-style van was seen loading in the George Hotel car park around this time.

Other valuable equipment was left behind, so it’s thought this was stolen to order. The equipment was a blue BCS two wheel tractor unit and attached grey grass flail unit. Replacement value is around £6,500.

This is a considerable loss to the Parish Council: if anyone is offered equipment of this description, please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting crime number 47190119678.

This picture shows the equipment that has been stolen.

Community SpeedWatch Seeks Volunteers

Although this message from Community SpeedWatch is specifically seeking volunteers for areas in Sussex other than ours, there are currently no volunteers from Pett to help with the three parishes speed gun. A second gun has been acquired and Pett PC will be asked to fund  a share of the new gun at its next meeting on 17 September. A new site from where the speed gun can be operated has also been added to the main village.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the local SpeedWatch, please contact Mary Philo, Clerk to Pett Parish Council, in the first instance at

Witness Appeal to fatal accident; missing schoolboy; bogus caller




We have had reports of a bogus caller saying he is from the waterboard.
Always be on your guard when anyone you’re not expecting turns up at your door.
An honest face or good story can hide a trick to get into your home.

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

Fire at the George Hotel, Rye- Update 22 July




Pett & Pett Level News – August 2019

The August 2019 edition of Pett & Pett Level News can be downloaded here

Fresh Appeal Over Sexual Assault On Woman In Hastings

Police Warning To Residents After Rye Couple Defrauded By Phone Caller

East Sussex County Council: Guide to Highways

The Guide to Highways, published jointly by East Sussex County Council and Costain  and Jacobs can be downloaded here

The guide contains an overview of the service that is delivered by East Sussex Highways (ESH), who receive on average 3000 customer contacts a week from various sources including phone, website and email. This guide focuses on key issues and comments that tend to be raised by members of the public.