Passing of Nicholas (Nick ) Bacon

It is with sadness that we report Nicholas (Nick) Bacon sadly passed away last Thursday, Nick was a long standing member of Pett Church and was on the PCC for many years.

Our sympathies go to his wife Jo.

Gill Plank

Watermill Lane Road Closure 8th November to 12th November

Please be aware that the following works will be carried out:-


Temporary Road Closure



U6968 Watermill Lane, Pett from its junction with the C23 Pett Road to the property known as Fairlight Wood Caravan Site, a distance of 535 metres.



To allow BT Openreach to carry out cabling works for a customer connection.




Works anticipated to take place from 8 November  2021 to 12 November 2021 (09:30 hours to 15:30 hours).


Diversion via:

C23 Pett Road / Friars Hill – A259(T) White Hart Hill / Winchelsea Road / Rye Road / The Thorne / Main Road – U6968 Watermill Lane and vice versa.

Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works.

If you need to discuss this further please contact:

 BT Openreach on 03700 500792


Chick Hill Road Closure 20th October to 22nd October

Please be aware that the following works will be carried out:-


Temporary Road Closure



C23 Chick Hill, Pett from the property known as More Cottage to the property known as Windsong, a distance of 115 metres.



To allow BT Openreach to replace a decayed pole.




Works anticipated to take place from 20 October 2021 to 22 October  2021


Diversion via:

C23 Pett Road / Friars Hill – A259(T) Winchelsea Road – A259 Rye Road / Old London Road – C92 Fairlight Road / Battery Hill / Pett Level Road and vice versa.

Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works.

If you need to discuss this further please contact:

 BT Openreach on 02476642814

September Coffee Morning and Community Library

Once more, we were lucky to be able to set out the Library outside in September, together with some of the Coffee Morning tables – which were very well used. It is great to be able to make use of the extra space, especially now that Jane is back with the Jigsaw Library. And a joy to see Jen’s beautiful bunches of dahlias, available to buy for village hall funds.

For next month, we have acquired a few more board books for our very young readers. We also carry a small range of books for pre-teens, but are happy to expand this selection if there is a demand. Let us know, please.

Amongst our books are some very well-known authors: Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Lee Child, Maggie O’Farrell to name but a few. We also have the first Richard Osman book, The Thursday Murder Club, which flies in and straight back out again each month. It is one of our most popular titles to date and we aim to acquire his second in the series which should soon be available.

A timely reminder – if you use the public library, East Sussex are restarting charges for any item overdue from 22nd September. If you have borrowed books long-term during lockdowns, time to dig them out and return them. If you are not sure if or what you have, you can call 0345 60 80 196 to check. At the Community Library, there are no charges but we will remind you if you have had a book for a very long time!!

Do come along and join us on Wednesday 6th October, 10 – 12. Coffee, cake, chat, books, jigsaws, 500 draw, Parish Council. Friends.

Anna and Vivien

Anne, Tim and Fran

Pett Parish Council Emails – Possible Disruption Week of the 13th September

The Parish Council is changing the host for its emails the week of the 13th September. We hope that there will be a smooth transition.

Should you have any issues and are experiencing difficulties contacting the council via email please call the Chairman David Penfold on 01424 813 003 or the Clerk Mary Philo 01797 270 790.

August Police Update

Monthly round-up:

Arrests: 77              Offences include: drink driving, common assault, drug driving, affray and theft.

Burglaries: 8

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Operation Downsway

Officers from the Hastings and Rother Neighbourhood Policing Teams were joined by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership Camera Safety Team in various locations across Rother including; Westfield, Cooden and Battle. During this activity a number of vehicles were stopped and given words of advice or issued Traffic Offence Reports for various offences including drivers using mobile phones, speeding and seatbelt offences.

Operation Templar

Following reports of burglaries from out buildings and sheds in areas of rural Rother, officers have been conducting high visibility patrols and providing advice across our rural communities and reminding them of the ways they can keep their property safe.

Your PCSOs:

  • Bexhill – (Central, Collington, Kewhurst, Old Town & Worsham, Pebsham & St Michaels, Sackville, Sidley and St Marks): PCSO Darren Owen, PCSO Neil Holden, PCSO Roy Collins, PCSO Joe Winchester, PCSO Mollie Booth, PCSO Sarah Hunt.
  • Battle – (Ashburnham and Penhurst, Battle, Netherfield and Telham, Bodiam, Brightling, Burwash, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Dallington, Etchingham, Ewhurst Green, Staplecross and Cripps Corner, Hooe, Hurst Green, Mountfield, Ninfield, Roberstbridge and Salehurst, Sedlescombe, Ticehurst, Stonegate and Flimwell and Whatlington): PCSO Laura Harrison, PCSO Rachel Scott, PCSO Sam Kemp, PCSO Emma Phillips, PCSO Daryl Holter.
  • Rye – (Westfield, Three Oaks, Fairlight, Guestling, Broad Oak, Brede, Rye, Rye Foreign, Camber, Playden, Iden, Udimore, Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach, Pett): PCSO Rebekah Unicombe, PCSO Orla Lindsay, PCSO Demetrius Georghiou and PCSO Zoe Burden.

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Art Workshop Sunday 10th October, 2pm to 5pm Pett Village Hall

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Art Workshop

Sunday October 10th, 2-5pm.

An introduction to nature diaries.


Do you want to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon escaping from the world, being creative and looking after your mental health? Then join me for an art workshop developing nature diaries from observation. A sketchbook, materials and refreshments will be provided. And you will take home a jar of lovely flowers too.

Suitable for all abilities.

To book or for more information :    

Pett Parish Council Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Pett Parish Council


Notice of Conclusion of Audit


Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2021


Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)


  1. The audit of accounts for Pett Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
  2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Pett Parish Council on application to:

Mary Philo

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Island Cottage, Swan Street, Wittersham, Kent TN30 7PH


Tel: 01797 270 790

Visits can be made on Mondays and Wednesday between 10.00am and 4.00pm

  1. Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1.00 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return. Copies are available on the website


Announcement made by:       Mary Philo Clerk to Pett Parish Council

Date of announcement:          5th September 2021