Seasonal Beach Patrol and Car park attendants Wanted for 2022

21.12.20 Expression of Interest Seasonal Coastal Roles September 2021 page 001

Expression of Interest Seasonal Coastal Roles 

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Queen s Platinum Jubilee

Rother Police 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.  

Monthly Round-Up:

Arrests: 49

Incidents of note:

Former Rye Estate Agent imprisoned for defrauding client

A woman working as an estate agent in Rye, who defrauded an elderly client out of £160,000, is now starting a five-year prison sentence.

Her victim, Joan Cannon from St Leonards, had been in court to see Elizabeth Smith admit the offence earlier this year, but sadly died soon afterwards. She was 82.

Smith, now 52, previously of Winchelsea Beach but now of Wilton Road, Bexhill, was sentenced at Hover Crown Court on Tuesday 2 November.

For more information, please visit the Sussex Police website here:

Burglaries: 22

 Out in the Community:

 Op Sceptre

This month work to tackle knife crime intensified with a week of action under Operation Sceptre. Across Sussex the campaign, which ran from November 15th to November 21st provided an opportunity to highlight and enhance the proactive work going on all year round. In Rother officers worked with partners to engage with members of the community and increase awareness around knife safety. This included a visit to Roberstbridge Community College with the KnowKnives team to talk with young people and Knife sweeps carried out alongside the Sussex Community Search Team in Egerton Park and the Polegrove Bexhill.

 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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Methodist Church Christmas Coffee Morning Saturday 18th 10.30am

free christmas coffee ftr

Saturday December 18th, 10-30am at the chapel. Coffee, Cakes, Fairtrade goods, Jewellery, those last minute gifts all available!

East Sussex Free Accompanied Walks Across the County

Free, weekly one hour walks…

December Coffee Morning and Community Library

A pleasantly Christmassy morning was had by all at the Village Hall on December 1st. We were particularly busy in the library as East Sussex Libraries, which supply most of our books, let us know that a good number of them were due back. We managed to account for most of them. Many thanks Julie, for your sterling work collecting them up. There are three which we are unable to locate. (We think this is because we probably did not have them in the first place and will be delving into our on-line records with the Community Library, no small task.) However, you might know differently:

Rameses Vol 2, The Temple of a Million Years by Christian Jacq, a large print book

The Ghost Field by E Griffith

While My Eyes Were Closed by L Green

If you have one of these, or indeed any other long-held titles belonging to the Community Library –  they all have a reference to East Sussex Council on the inside and almost all have a sticker on the back – please bring them back. There are no penalties.

We have compiled a list of our own, as we have been going for about three years now and some books have been checked out for quite a while. So, another book list next month, too.

Our Book of the Month is Rachel Joyce‘s (The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry) latest novel Miss Benson’s Beetle. It is a tragi-comedy written with great skill, charm and finesse. Set largely in the winter months of 1950/51, it is a great read.

We wish everybody a happy and healthy Christmas and a peaceful start to 2022. We trust health regulations will allow us to hold the next Coffee Morning and Community Library on Wednesday January 5th, 10 – 12. We will have available to borrow  Richard Osman’s second Thursday Murder Club mystery and Miss Benson’s Beetle.

Anna and Vivien, Anne, Tim and Fran


Carol Service at St. Nicholas Pett Level Thursday 16th December 6pm

16 Dec 2021 Christmas Service

16 Dec 2021 Carol Service at St. Nicholas Pett Level

St Nicholas Service 12th December 9.30am

A reminder that a service will be held at St Nicholas at 9.30am on Sunday 12th December 2021.

November 500 Club Winners


PVH 500 Club Winners Poster Nov 2021 v1