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Coffee Morning and Community Library Notes – November

The November Coffee Morning was bustling and buzzing. We at the library table were overwhelmed by all the noise as it is the first time we have set up indoors all year. However, we were delighted to see so many people. If you have not yet been along to find out what we are about, do pop by and say hello to us, Anna and Vivien, at our table which is always right by the door – just inside now that the season has changed. If you need another reason to come, the coffee and cake is always good and the welcome warm.

Several people have said how much they enjoyed ‘The Battle for Scotland’ by Andrew Marr, so we are nominating it for Book of The Month. Likewise, a popular novel ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’; set in 1950s and ’60s Deep South, this book is an ode to Nature, a coming-of-age tale, a love story and perhaps a murder all brought together eloquently by wildlife scientist and author Delia Owen. If you have really enjoyed your choice from the Community Library, do let us know so that we can recommend it to others.

Jane brings some of the jigsaw puzzle collection, too, and has created the most marvellous catalogue which is now up on the village website. An exclusive paper copy of the catalogue is available to view at our library. But you don’t have to wait a month for the puzzles, as Jane is happy to help you out in between Coffee Mornings and you can contact her on 07788 410342 (at a reasonable time, please).

In addition, one of the Badminton group meetings always coincides with the Coffee Morning – details can be found elsewhere in this magazine. Another good reason to come along to the Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month. Next date: Wednesday 1st December, 10 – 12.  Hope to see you there.


Anne, Tim and Fran, Anna and Vivien

Rother Police Monthly Update

Safer Rother Partnership Priorities

  • Anti-social behaviour and youth crime – working in partnership to reduce the occurrence and impact of young people involved in crime and ASB and as victims.
  • Rural Crime – including specific types of crime, for example; theft of farm and large plant machines and cross border crime.
  • Drug Related Harm – including drug supply (local and county line) and the impact on the local community. Including partnership work with drug treatment and support agencies.
  • Acquisitive Crime – within retail, links to community reassurance and addiction which will include working with business sector, residents, and support enforcement.

The partners are currently also planning activity associated with White Ribbon Day on the 25th of November and the 16 days of action that follow.

Monthly round-up:

Arrests: 75

Incidents of note:

Five arrests made as officers execute drug warrants in Rother district

Specialist officers made five arrests after executing search warrants at addresses in rural East Sussex.

Police searched properties and made the arrests on Tuesday (October 5).

The arrests were made by the joint efforts of officers in the East Sussex division alongside officers from the Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) and the Specialist Enforcement Unit (SEU).

Hastings and Rother district commander Chief Inspector Sarah Godley said: “This activity demonstrated out intention to support rural communities and to ensure that those causing harm are brought to justice.”

A 57-year-old man from Flimwell was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug. He was released on police bail until November 1, pending further enquiries.

A 35-year-old man from Cranbrook, Kent, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug. He was released on police bail until November 2, pending further enquiries.

Meanwhile a 30-year-old woman from Roberstbridge, a 48-year-old woman from Hurst Green, and a 60-year-old woman from Hurst Green were also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug.

The 30-year-old woman was released under investigation, pending further enquiries, and the other two women released on bail until October 29, pending further enquiries.

 Burglaries: 17

Out in the community:                       

Operation Templar

Under Operation Templar, our response to burglaries to sheds and outbuildings in Rural Rother, Officers have been continuing proactive patrols, and we have been providing the community with crime prevention advice on keeping their property safe and secure.

Operation Makesafe

Officers have been out engaging with teams within the hospitality industry for Operation Makesafe. Operation Makesafe is an initiative to raise awareness around child sexual exploitation within the hospitality industry and what the warning signs are. Starting on the 18th October PCSOs have begun a programme of engagement with local hotels and B&Bs, visiting locations and interacting with staff and management, and distributing briefing material that explains what they should be alert for and how to report it.

Your PCSOs:

  • Bexhill – (Central, Collington, Kewhurst, Old Town & Worsham, Pebsham & St Michaels, Sackville, Sidley, St Marks and St Stephens): 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, Northiam, Peasmarsh and Beckley): PCSO Rebekah Unicombe, PCSO Orla Lindsay, PCSO Demetrius Georghiou and PCSO Zoe Burden.

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Pett Village Hall 500 Club October Winners

500Win Oct2021

November Rural Crime Team Monthly Update

Here is the link to the latest Rural Crime Team monthly update:

Amazing Pett Flower Festival of 3rd October 2021 – one month anniversary

For those of you who missed this super lovely event, we are lucky to have some photos of the amazing creations which include some of the flower arrangers themselves. A fabulous uplift as the nights start to draw in.



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


Pett Post Office Closed week of the 8th November

The Pett Post Office will not be open next week.

Monday 8th Nov & Thursday 10th Nov.