Pett Flower Show: On-line entries

 Although sadly the Pett Flower Show and Fayre has had to be cancelled this year, there are still ways to enter and exhibit on-line.

Virtual Show for Young People’s Classes

As there is not going to be a show this year, the Committee wish to encourage the younger generation to participate by entering photographs in some of “Young People’s” classes. There will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners, which will be issued as Amazon vouchers.

Please send pictures of what you would have entered!

As there is not going to be a show this year, the Committee would like all those keen gardeners, flower arrangers, cooks and craft people out there to submit photographs of vegetables, fruit, flowers and flower arrangements (in fact, anything) that they would have entered into the show to demonstrate all the hard work that has been put into the growing season and related activities. These will be displayed on the Pett Flower Show page of Pettnet; there will no judging.

Further details of both the above classes etc can be read here Flower Show 2020

URGENT: Pett Village Hall Opening – Latest position

This is the latest position regarding the opening of Pett Village Hall from 6 July, which the Pett Village Hall Management Committee announced the other day.

Although the Government have said that the hall can open from 6 July, they have also said in guidance issued today (30 June) that we cannot open for any physical exercise type activities that could be carried out in Sports Centres, Leisure and Dance Centres etc, which remain closed for the time being. Unfortunately these include a number of regular activities at the hall, including dance fitness, pole dancing, badminton, keep fit and short mat bowls. It looks as if it may also cover yoga, tai chi, shamanic healing and gongs. The Pett Village Hall Management Committee are awaiting definitive advice from Action in Rural Sussex (AIRS) about this, but until we are sure they are permitted we will have to say that they cannot restart yet. Our insurers have told us that we may open the hall again, subject to complying with Government advice. I hope you will understand that we must not do anything that would jeopardise our insurance position.

We will of course update you with developments.

Once we have received further advice from AIRS on the Government guidance, we will circulate, either this week or early next week, a special conditions of hire document that we will ask hirers to accept. These have to be accepted in full by hall users as a condition of hire.

My sincere apologies for the disappointment that the current restrictions and uncertainties must cause some users.

If you have any questions at all about the reopening of the hall, please contact me and I will do my best to answer them.

Tim Rothwell, Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee

07850 469314


Update on Bus Services in Sussex

I am writing with an update on bus services in East Sussex during the coronavirus crisis.

Over the past months a reduced level of bus and community transport dial a ride provision has continued to cater for the needs of local residents who rely on them, including key workers. The number of bus users remains very low but is starting to grow as lock-down restrictions reduce.

From 29 June more bus services will restart. These include most services provided by Compass Travel in the west of the county, though some to limited timetables or running on fewer days of the week. From the same date there are changes to Stagecoach services in the Hastings and Eastbourne areas, as well as to Autocar’s routes in the Wadhurst area. The latest information on these and other bus service changes continues to be provided on our website pages. The situation is changing frequently so please check these pages regularly.

At the moment older persons and disabled persons free travel bus passes are still being accepted at all times for travel in East Sussex. This is to assist holders to access food shopping and services.

Government advice is not to use public transport unless necessary.  Every bus now has a reduced capacity so as to maintain social distancing requirements. Included on our website pages are important details about the regulation for bus passengers to use face coverings, unless they are exempted from doing so.

Attached is a notice designed for public display so that communities can find updates to the latest bus information. It replaces the notice provided on 23 March relating to Compass Travel services. We are grateful to Parish and Town Council colleagues who have been assisting with the dissemination of information during these difficult times.

Neil Maguire

Senior Technical Officer, East Sussex County Council

Transport Hub

Team: 01273 335080

Team email:



An incorrect address is given in Pett & Pett Level News and in an earlier post on Pett on the Net.

Guestling Surgery Update – 25 June 2020

Please note that the correct email address for Adam Doyle is

Pett & Pett Level Village News – July 2020

The July edition of Pett & Pett Level News (which this month has been printed and distributed as usual after two months of being on-line only) can be dowloaded from here

M23 Roadworks Update 27 June

The latest update on the M23 roadworks can be read here M23 270620


We have a few face masks (adults and children’s) , if you would like one please let me know.

Also Rye Food Bank are in need of dried and tinned provisions, and any contributions would be gratefully received.
Several people have received Government Food boxes and we understand that not all items in the boxes are needed,
We can pick up anything (following health guidelines) that may be suitable please contact me.
Frances Hadfield 07714 281085 Rye Mutual Aid.

Hastings and Rother Police Weekly Report

The Hastings and Rother Police report for the week ending 26 June can be read here Police 260620

Met Office Level 3 Heat Health Alert – Plus Covid-19 Guidance

Met Office Level 3 Heat Health Alert – Plus Covid-19 Guidance updated 25 June can be read here NHW 250620