Just a reminder that because of coronavirus Pett Post Office will be closed until further notice.


Pett Level Preservation Trust

Children’s Art Competition

What’s special about Pett Level? Games on the beach? Fossil hunting at Cliff end? Our fantastic wild birds?

If you can think of anyone under 16 who might be looking for something to do over the next few weeks, why not get them to capture their favourite thing about Pett Level as a drawing, a painting, a collage – anything they like – and enter our competition. It’s free to enter and the winning picture will be turned into a postcard which will be available for sale in the village over the summer.

Our competition judge this year will be renowned local artist Annie Soudain.

FREE entry

Competition Deadline: Saturday 23rd May 2020

Prize: £30 voucher and a framed copy of the postcard once printed

All entries will be displayed in the New Beach Club at Pett Level over the late May Bank holiday weekend if the club has re-opened. The winner will be announced on Monday 25th May 2020.

Download entry forms from:


or here PLPT 300320 Postcard Comp Entry Form 2020 new

Bonfires: Please Think of Others

Now that our garden waste collection service has been suspended, at least for the next few weeks, people are likely to have more bonfires than usual. As a result, a number of residents have asked for a note to be put on Pett on the Net and the Pett Facebook page about bonfires during the current coronavirus pandemic.

If you do intend having a bonfire, please consider your neighbours. We’re all being asked to remain in our homes and gardens so there’s no escape if someone ‘downwind’ starts burning garden waste.

People may be sitting or working in their gardens or drying washing, and doors and windows may be open.

More importantly, neighbours may be unwell. Bonfire smoke is polluting and potentially a health hazard, particularly to those with heart and respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis – or even the corona virus itself – and who need to be in a well-ventilated room.


Compost green garden waste, and chip/shred the rest. This can be used as a mulch to prevent weeds growing, like bark, and will bio-degrade. But do not use diseased material as a mulch.

If a bonfire is unavoidable please see the Environment Agency’s advice:


  • Site bonfires well away from houses
  • Check wind direction and make sure it’s blowing away from surrounding properties
  • Burn in the evening when doors and windows are more likely to be closed
  • Supervise burning and check the fire has gone out before leaving it
  • Limit the number of bonfires

We are all in this together and your co-operation would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

What Pett Parish Council Does


Pett Virtual Coffee Morning

We are so sad not to be seeing you all this Wednesday in the Pett Village Hall. We have decided to have a virtual coffee morning!
Please send a photo of yourselves having coffee at home and include if possible any crafts you have been making, what books you are reading, what baking you have done or even take the photo in your garden so we can see your beautiful plants. All photos will be displayed on a new page on Pett on the Net – https://www.pettnet.org.uk/pett-virtual-coffee-morning – so we can see what each other has been up to.
Best Wishes
Anne, Tim and Fran
Here is my contribution for the virtual coffee morning. https://www.pettnet.org.uk/pett-virtual-coffee-morning
Best wishes to everyone and good reading, crafting and gardening. Hoping to see you all when it is safe to do so.
Jen (Grist)



Great News! We now have nearly 30 volunteers who have signed up to help residents in Pett & Pett Level who are self-isolating as a result of Coronavirus. Thank you to all of them!

What is Pett Mutual Aid?

We are a sub group of Rye Mutual Aid, which was established just 2 weeks ago and now has over 600 registered volunteers working in Rye and the surrounding towns and villages. All the volunteers follow the national guidelines for health and safety and wear a Rye Mutual Aid ID badge.

We are here to support you should need help now or in the coming weeks.

  • Help can include the collection of food shopping (essential items only)
  • Collection of prescriptions
  • A friendly phone chat on a regular basis
  • Walking the dog, post mail

Many people have been helped by family & friends over the past couple of weeks, but this could change as more people  self-isolate.

Pett Mutual Aid is there to provide a back up and safety net, when your normal support networks fail.

The Rye Mutual Aid website (www.ryemutualaid.org) contains a lot of valuable information, especially the list of shopping outlets offering home delivery. We have been working closely with these local businesses and the information is updated daily on the Rye Mutual Aid website. You can access the list here: www.ryemutualaid.org/local-offers

How do you access help?:

The Mutual Aid group has two Volunteer Co-ordinators, John Case and Frances Hadfield. They will manage requests for help and assistance and then pass on to a registered Volunteer, who will contact you make arrangements to carry out the request where they are able to.

John – 07525 032198

Frances – 07714 281085

If you would like to Volunteer to help in Pett & Pett Level, you can sign up on the Rye Mutual Aid website – www.ryemutualaid.org/become-a-volunteer

Many thanks

Best wishes

John & Frances


Pett Village Hall 500 Club

M23 Roadworks Update: 28 March 2020

The latest update on the roadworks on the M23 can be read here M23 280320

Update from Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner

The latest update (27March) from Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner, can be read here Katy Bourne 270320

Closure of Beach Club, Pett Level