PETT VILLAGE HALL – WEBSITE: HELP WANTED!

The Pett Village Hall Management Committee are making good progress with their new website which will be going live in the next few weeks. More details to follow!

In the meantime we are asking if anyone has photos of the old village hall – preferably of both the inside and the outside – to go in the History section of the website. We would be able to scan it if you weren’t able to email it to us.

If you can help, please get in touch with me at

Community Library this Wednesday 10am to 12am – 2nd June

We’ll be back in our usual Coffee Morning slot of the first Wednesday of the month, 10 – 12, Wednesday 2nd June. Hope to see you there, complete with handiwork.

Anna and Vivien

Pett Women’s Institute – May 2021 Update

WI visit to see Cherry Tree dedicated to past president Muriel Turner

Sadly the frosty, windy spring meant that our rented cherry tree was showing some slight damage when six of us visited it for the first time at Cooks Farm cherry orchard back in late April.  Pett WI have rented the tree in honour of past president, the late Muriel Turner.  It was so lovely though to get out and be with members again after such a long time.  We still hope to have a good harvest and look forward to organising events when we can turn the produce into something we can all enjoy at a special event in the future.

Back in April our speaker was Mig Kimpton who has spent over thirty years working in theatre as a producer at places such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Old Vic Theatre.  Mig also has a lifelong passion and career with flowers: he has won many awards, including twelve prestigious medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Moving away from theatre in 2014, he is now concentrating on his floral life based in Deal Kent. He is currently horticultural advisor and Flower Show Creative Manager for Aztec Flower Shows, that includes the annual Blenheim Palace Flower Show and National Flower Show at Hylands House, Chelmsford.  We’re very much hoping to entice him to be a guest judge at a future Pett Flower Show!  Mig’s talk to us was entitled Creatively Conscious during which he put together a fabulous – and easy to replicate – spring flower arrangement.

We have had so many fantastic speakers presenting to us and we look forward to more this year but from July we hope to be meeting in person again!  Before then our June speaker is worth publicising now just as a reminder to members – to be held on Wednesday 16th June at 7.30pm – Kirsty Murphy, comes highly recommended by WIs and other organisations. Kirsty will talk about her experiences as the RAF’s first ever female Red Arrows pilot.   She  now works for the UK Space Station and also flies for The Blades in her “spare” time!

We have expanded our WI community appeal to include support to the Conquest Hospital’s MacDonald Ward in respect of their current Courtyard Makeover appeal.  More information about this next month but if you have or have had close links to this ward and would be interested in donating or supporting them you can find out more on their Facebook page, links for which you can find on our own page or email me via and I can send you details.

We continue to collect and deliver donations to Rye Foodbank but now on a fortnightly basis.  Alternatively, financial donations can either be made by cheque (made payable to Pett WI) and sent to Jane Sweaney at “Oakhurst”, Pett Road, Pett, TN35 4HG or made directly into the Pett WI Bank Account – Lloyds Bank – Sort Code: 30-98-97 – Account No: 70587368 – with the reference for both as “Food Bank” please.

Belinda Wood – President

Fairlight End (Pett) Open Garden Scheme – Please for cakes 12th and 13th June

Keen garden visitors and cake lovers will be coming once again to Fairlight End on Sunday 13 June. This popular event, part of the National Gardens Scheme,  has brought thousands of visitors to Pett over a decade. Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for charities including Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie.

Chris and Robin Hutt have only been able to make a success of the event with the support of friends and neighbours who have generously contributed home made cakes.

Visitors always comment on how good the Pett cakes are.

Chris said, ‘Please bake a cake for this amazing event. Cakes can be delivered here anytime Saturday 12 June and until 1030 on Sunday 13. Please mark your container with name and telephone number so we can get them back to you. Many thanks to all who can help this way.

Fairlight End     Chris and Robin Hutt

Community Library Notes – May 2021

How good it was to be back with the Coffee Morning in May, albeit that we were all still out of doors. And thanks to Anne, Tim and Fran for their cheerful table service. Happily the rain held off and only started to spit as we tidied away. Many thanks to those who turned up; it is very encouraging and we hope to see many more of you in June for coffee, cake, jigsaws and books. We plan to be inside as the health regulations continue to be eased. However, this is still uncertain, so please be aware of whatever rules might be in place at the time, which will almost certainly include mask-wearing.

We would also like you to bring along your lockdown craft projects so that we can all see how we have each been keeping ourselves busy. We might spark some ideas off each other, so don’t be shy — ‘Show and Tell’. Others’ ideas and skills are so interesting to all of us, not to mention amazing.

We’ll be back in our usual Coffee Morning slot of the first Wednesday of the month, 10 – 12, Wednesday 2nd June. Hope to see you there, complete with handiwork.

Important P.S. Ore library has reopened as a Community Library with a stock of over 4,000 titles. Current opening days/hours: Tues, Thurs, Sat, 10.00 – 16.00. More volunteers required. http://www.orecommunitylibrary.org

Bank Holiday Pharmacy Services

Pharmacists and their teams are urging patients and visitors to do three things to prepare for the holiday weekends:

• Order repeat prescriptions in advance if you are going to run out over the long weekend,
• Check pharmacy opening hours before you set out
• Remember your hands, face, space when you enter the premises

With some overnight stays requiring long-distance travel now permitted, pharmacists are also reminding people not to forget to take their medicines with them if they are going away.

Anyone who has run out of prescription medicines, needs urgent medical help, or needs advice for non-life-threatening conditions, should visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111.

Pett Yoga with Robin is back from the 17th May

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Pett Yoga

From May 17th, Robin Hutt will be resuming her yoga teaching in Pett. Classes will be held in Fairlight End Garden when weather allows, and in Pett Village Hall and Fairlight End Studio when it doesn’t! Classes are Mondays 6-7.30 pm and Thursdays 9.30-11 am. For more details or to book a place  simply contact or text 07446980721  More details on  https://www.robinhuttyoga.co.uk

 

500 Club April Winners

500 Club winners April 2021

Fairlight History Group – Next Event – Oral History 19th May 2.30pm Zoom

Fairlight History Group
(www.fairlighthistory.co.uk)
(Meetings normally held at Fairlight Village Hall, unless stated otherwise)
FHG annual membership for 2021 is £10 per person/£3 for visitors (If you have paid for 2020 then there is no fee for 2021). Please contact Pauline Collins () if you would like to become a member.

19th May 2.30pm – Oral History (and how to record it) (via Zoom) – Carol Kenna, Chair of The Charlton Society

Pett on the Knit April Newsletter

pett on the knit pvn apr 2021