Yoga Workshop – Pett Village Hall: Sunday 3 November

There are a few places left for my Yoga Workshop at Pett Village Hall THIS Sunday 3rd November 9.30-12.

This is an opportunity for both beginners and those with some yoga experience to enjoy a calming and energising session, to provide a great launch into your Sunday. Use will be made of my garden, weather allowing.

The workshop costs £13, including a healthy snack.
Contact me on if you are interested in attending.

Robin Hutt

Events Organiser: Pett Village Hall Management Committee

Rother Neighbourhood Watch: Advice re TV Licence Scams

Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch regarding TV Licence Scams can be found  here

Rother Neighbourhood Watch:Beware of the burglars as the nights draw in

Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch – Beware of the burglars as the nights draw in – can be found here

Pett Village Hall – LED Lighting

The lighting in Pett Village Hall was replaced today with a modern and efficient LED system.

The Pett Village Hall Management Committee hope Hall users like it. It will significantly reduce the Hall’s carbon footprint and save approximately £500 a year in running costs.

Rother Neighbourhood Watch Weekly Update: 30 October 2019

The weekly update from Rother Neighbourhood Watch for 30 October 2019 can be read here

Deer Aware


MOTORISTS in East Sussex are being urged to be ‘deer aware’ to avoid colliding with the creatures on rural roads.

Every year there are an estimated 74,000 deer-related traffic collisions in the UK, with the risk of encountering the animals on the road increasing during the mating season in October and November.

East Sussex County Council is using social media to offer simple tips for drivers to ensure they stay safe on the county’s network of rural roads this autumn.

People should take particular care in areas where there are deer warning signs or heavily wooded roads, at night and around dawn and dusk, when deer are most likely to venture out.

Cllr Bill Bentley, county council lead member for community safety, said: We’re lucky in East Sussex to have some stunning countryside which provides an ideal habitat for deer. These animals may appear on the road suddenly unexpectedly, particularly at this time of year, and the results of a collision with a deer can be very serious indeed.  By following some simple tips, drivers can keep themselves safe and ensure these magnificent creatures can continue to roam freely and thrive in our beautiful countryside.

People are advised to use full-beam headlights at night if no other cars are around, as they will reflect the deer’s eyes, but dip their headlights when they see a deer to avoid startling it.

Deer often travel in groups so if drivers see one crossing the road they should slow down and drive with caution as others may follow.

Anyone who hits a deer is advised to stay calm, park in a safe place with hazard lights on and call the police on 101, or 999 if someone is injured or the deer is in the road.

People should not approach or try to comfort an injured deer, as it may make the animal more distressed or cause it to run back into the road.

The council will be promoting messages using the hashtag #deeraware based on advice from The Deer Initiative. More information is available online at

Anna Beams
Office, Training & Events Manager, SSALC Ltd
Direct Dial: 01273 830204

500 Club: Pett Village Hall

Advice from Sussex Police – Keep a Light On

As the nights draw in, Sussex Police is reminding people to keep a light on and take steps to protect their homes from burglars.
From today (Monday 28 October) to Sunday 3 November, the force is running Operation Magpie, its bi-annual burglary prevention and awareness campaign, providing timely advice to people on securing their property.
Of 43 UK police forces, Sussex enjoys one of the lowest burglary rates, placing it seventh highest among counties where break-ins are least likely. There were 7700 reported burglaries throughout Sussex from October 2018-September 2019.
During the week prevention advice and tips will be shared  on social media. This year’s campaign will also focus on preventing break-ins in rural areas. which can be more vulnerable to burglary.
Following the introduction of dedicated rural crime Police and Community Support Officers (PCSOs) they will be patrolling potential hot-spots in the countryside, aiming to engage with residents and offer advice and reassurance while providing a high-visibility deterrent to criminals.
Sussex Police takes reports of burglary seriously and keeps unsolved cases under constant review. In August, a Hastings householder awoke to the sound of footsteps and his bedroom door opening, only for the intruder to flee when he realised someone was there. A kitchen door had been damaged and valuables were missing. Police were called and the suspect was later arrested and charged with burglary and theft. An earlier break-in by the same offender came to light and he is currently awaiting sentence for both.
Detective Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry, Sussex Police burglary lead, said: “Burglary is a horrible crime which can cause victims long-lasting suffering. Whether it be the invasion of your home, damage to your business premises or the theft of essential work tools, it is totally abhorrent to us and that is why our priority is to reduce this crime and catch those who are responsible. Over the coming week we will be highlighting crime prevention advice to help our communities and sharing the efforts we go to in preventing and solving these crimes.”
Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Burglary can have a profound impact on a victim, especially those that live in more isolated, rural communities.
“This is why I am pleased that with 100 extra PCSOs and the recent launch of a specialist rural crime team, Sussex Police is able to also target rural hot spot areas during this campaign. I hope this will deter burglars from preying on those in more remote locations and help residents feel safer.
“The Force is proactively tackling this issue and I will continue to ensure that they maintain their effective levels of prevention and deterrent activities.
“However, we all have a part to play to help keep Sussex safe and I urge residents to follow police advice and keep their property secure so that they are not a target for burglars.”
To help protect yourself against burglary, please read our crime prevention advice by copying and pasting this link into your browser
Register your belongings on the Immobilise national property register. It’s free and takes moments to do. If your valuables are subsequently stolen, it helps police, insurers and second-hand traders to identify them. Find out more by copying and pasting this link into your browser
Communities can often work together to prevent crime.  Joining an existing Neighbourhood Watch scheme or becoming a NHW coordinator helps to strengthen deterrents. More information can be found by copying and pasting this link into your browser

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


Tutor Judy Sillem – Contact her on 01424 256212 – or just come along
 A new page – Pett Village Art Class – has been created on Pett on the Net here