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Brown Bins: Rother reopens Garden Waste Applications

Email from Rother Councillor Andrew Meir received today.

Dear Resident,

I’m delighted to tell you that Rother’s Garden Waste service – the brown bins – has reopened to new applications.
Residents can go to the website to order a new service or an additional bin –
It’s also worth signing up to Rother’s “My Alerts” scheme to receive occasional emails about local matters like this.
Best wishes,


Cllr Andrew Mier

Scam Telephone Calls

Rother Neighbourhood Watch News
28th September 2019
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Rother Neighbourhood Watch

Please note this email sent to me the other day.
…………………………………………………………….On Wednesday this week my 84 year old mum received about a dozen silent phone calls from various numbers. Some started with 01392 01395 01398 but there were others too which she wrote down. Then later in the same day she got a call from a man saying he can stop all the nuisance calls she’s been receiving recently for a monthly fee and he tried to get her to give her credit card and bank details. Luckily she’s not that stupid and told him where to go but it left her really shaken up.
Edward Kemp.
Chairman & Police Volunteer.
Rother Neighbourhood Watch.
Mobile:  07983 619622 Email:.
Facebook: Rother Neighbourhood Watch Association.

M23 Roadworks – Update 27 September

Roadworks – Pett Road: 23 September – 2 October

Residents in Pett may have already received this notification from East Sussex Highways about roadworks and road closure to through traffic in Pett Road from 7pm-4am from Monday 23 September until Wednesday 2 October. Pett Parish Council has received no prior notice of these works. Apparently residents will be able to access their homes although ‘there may be delays’.

The map is not easy to read but it appears that the area affected is from the bottom of Chick Hill all the way up Pett Road/Friars Hill to the junction of Friars Hill and the A259 by the White Hart.

If any further information is received it will be published on Pett on the Net and the Pett Facebook page.



Leave a Light On

Don’t let burglars know you are not home.
Once it gets dark, make sure you leave a light on.
Stay secure – the nights are drawing in and autumn is now well and truly here.
Here are some home security tips – do you pass the burglary prevention test?

Daily security

Keep all wallets,  purses, credit cards and car keys out of sight and out of reach.

If you leave your house empty, even if you are in the back garden, lock all the doors and windows.

An intruder alarm can be an effective deterrent against burglars, seek advice to ensure it is the most suitable for your needs.

Make it a habit to mark your valuables by using your postcode and house number or name.

Some articles are unsuitable for marking so photograph them next to a ruler.

Register your property at

After dark

Leave some lights on if it will be dark before you get home.

When you go out in the evening, always leave a light on in a room that cannot be peered into from the road.

Fit security lighting – either dusk to dawn energy efficient lighting that will come on automatically as dusk sets in, or infrared activated lighting which draws attention to movement.

Front door security 

Don’t let anyone into your home that you don’t know. Always ask for identification – official visitors won’t mind being asked for ID.

Fit a door chain or bar, and if you have a solid front door, a wide angle door viewer.

In the garden

Ensure gates or access to the rear of the house are locked and secure.

Trim overgrown plants – don’t give burglars a hiding place.

Secure garden tools and ladders in a locked shed or garage to prevent them being used to break into your home.

The best defence  against burglary is prevention.

For more advice on crime prevention  visit

In an emergency, or if you see a crime in progress always dial 999.

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 and Pett Level Village News: October 2019

Mike Wilkins, the Editor, has uploaded the October 2019 edition of Pett and Pett Level News to Pett on the net. It can be read here Pett Village News October 2019

Smuggler, Pett Level: Planning Decision

The decision of the Planning Committee of Rother District Council relating to the change of use application in respect of the Smuggler, Pett Level, can be read here

Operation Sceptre – Targeting Knives and Knife Crime In Sussex

The campaign to take and keep knives off Sussex streets continues with a second specific focused week of activities.
Operation Sceptre running between September 16-20, supports the work Sussex Police carry out all year round to ensure residents are safe from knife crime in their communities.
Originally started by the Metropolitan Police Service, Operation Sceptre is a twice-yearly run campaign that aims to tackle the danger that knife crime poses by educating those most at risk and carrying out proactive work that takes knives off our streets.
Inspector Simon Burroughs said: “We are keenly aware of how much focus there is on knife crime at the moment and in recent weeks, we have had incidents that have led to people being injured, sometimes seriously. We now need everyone to help in keeping our county safe.
“Operation Sceptre gives us a chance to talk about knife crime in a realistic and open fashion: we want to give young people the chance to stay safe, we do not want to demonise them. It is imperative we remind them they have choices in life, and that help is out there if they do not feel safe.
“Talk to the young people in your life, drop off your dangerous and unwanted blades to our knife amnesty bins and if you need to talk to someone anonymously, Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555 111. As always, you can report crime online or via 101. In an emergency, always call 999.”
As well as the educational side, targeted patrols will take place across the county, including at transport hubs with officers working alongside British Transport Police colleagues. Other prioritised activity includes target stop and search, particularly against known habitual knife carriers, and test purchase operations.
There is also a knife amnesty where people are encouraged to drop off their dangerous or unwanted knives and blades at police stations across Sussex. These amnesty bins are in place all year round, and there will be no consequences if weapons are disposed of safely here. Knife amnesty bins are located at the following stations: Worthing (Chatsworth Road), Shoreham, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Horsham, Crawley, Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Hastings, Bexhill, Battle, Rye, Hailsham, Uckfield, Crowborough and Brighton.
Test purchasing will be carried out throughout Sussex, where officers, PCSOs and cadets will mystery shop to see which premises allow them to buy knives without their age being asked for.
The week is being supported by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. She said: “Getting killed, having life changing injuries or a prison sentence because of knife crime are not choices anybody would rationally make. However, we are still seeing far too many young people putting themselves at risk by carrying a knife.
“This is why our Reboot programme is working across Sussex to tackle serious violence at its earliest stages and is already providing invaluable support to nearly 400 vulnerable young people.
“As part of this we are educating them on the dangers of criminality and how to recognise when they are being exploited. By doing so, I hope to stop young people having their lives ruined by knife crime or any other form of criminality.”

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

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Lee Melbourne (Police, Prevention Support & Engagement Officer, Sussex)