Post Office Closed Week of 2nd May

There will not be any Post Office at the church next week. Monday is a Bank Holiday and on Thursday a new path at the church is being prepared and constructed and therefore will be a safety hazard!

Annual Parish Meeting – Do come along

Parish meeting poster 2022

Parish meeting poster 2022

The proposed Rural Exception Community Led Housing Scheme on land at Fairview Pett Road – information from Rother Planning Department

Overhead View of Land at Fairview

Rother District Council information and advice regarding the land known as Land at Fairview in Guestling Parish bordering the boundary with Pett.

‘To clarify the position of Rother District Council under its various hats.

  1. As land owner, RDC would like to see this plot of land brought forward for housing development, if appropriate, and are exploring a variety of options in relation to this outcome.
  2. As the local housing authority, we have chosen initially to work with AiRS and the Sussex Community Housing Hub to see if a community-led housing scheme through an exception site approach is feasible. Cabinet has granted authority for the land to be disposed of for this purpose and for this purpose only at this stage. This process can only be achieved with local support and as the officer with delegated authority I would only consider authorising disposal subject to planning, for which of course there will be proper public consultation.
  3. As the local planning authority, this site is being considered for inclusion into the next local plan and is being assessed for suitability. Full public consultation is part of the local plan process and residents will have the opportunity to input and comment as part of that process.

Finally, before any scheme is granted permission a full and proper local consultation will be undertaken. It is my understand that this process is just beginning as part of the AiRS proposal and is therefore the reason that residents are becoming aware of the scheme.’

Coffee Morning and Community Library Notes – April

Most unusually, at the last Coffee Morning the weather was inclement and it seems to have discouraged people from coming out. Some school holidays had started, too, which had its effect. Just a reminder that Coffee Morning is about so much more than cake, coffee and books: you can talk to a member of the Parish Council, usually David Penfold; the Village 500 is drawn – and you might be chosen to pick the tickets; there is a marvellous selection of jigsaws to borrow; Robert from East Sussex Hearing is with us to help with hearing aid maintenance and batteries. If there is anything you would like to see happening on these mornings, please let us know.

We are planning for some new books to arrive in time for May’s library and have chosen our Books of the Month from amongst these. In ‘Fighting on the Home Front: the legacy of women in WW1Kate Adie, “uses her journalistic eye for personal stories and natural compassion to create a book definitely worthy of her heroines”.  “Reader, I married him“; Charlotte Bronte’s now famous words from Jane Eyre, have inspired a book of short stories with those words as a title. This is edited by Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) and looks set to provide a light-hearted read.

If you have read this far, thank you. Come and tell us at the library table at the next coffee morning, Wednesday 4th May, 10 – 12.

Anna and Vivien, Anne, Tim and Fran

Garden Club Meeting 12th April 7.30pm Catherine Holman Pett Village Hall

The Club’s next meeting, on Tuesday April 12th at 7.30 in the Catherine Holman room at Pett VH, will feature another popular flower, with Christine Bartlett delivering a talk entitled “Orchidmania – History of Orchids.”


September seems a long way away but, as far as I’m concerned, time flies by so it is never too early to start thinking about items for the

Macmillan Coffee Morning. Friday 30th September 2022

Just to give you an idea of the type of stall for which we need donations:
• Cake Stall
• Raffle
• Pick a Bottle
• CDs and DVDs
• Plant and Gardening Tools Stall
• Preloved Handbags
• Bric-a-Brac
• Fabric & Haberdashery

So, when you are doing your Spring Cleaning and de-cluttering think of Macmillan. All items must be in good condition. Bring them along to the monthly Village Hall Coffee morning or
Wendy Burgess: (Handbags/Fabric/
Betty Harknett:   (Bric-a-Brac)
Jackie Richards:   (Plant and Gardening Tools)
Heather Godwin:   (anything else!)


Pett Level Preservation Trust – Children’s Art Competition

What’s special about Pett Level in the spring? Games on the beach? Ducklings on the military canal? Blossom on the trees? If you can think of anyone under 16 who might be looking for something to do over the school holidays, why not get them to capture their favourite thing about Pett Level at this time of year as a drawing, a painting, a collage – anything they like – and enter our competition. Its free to enter and there will be two winners this year – a junior award for under 10’s and a senior award for 10 -16 year olds. Both the winning pictures will be turned into postcards that will be available for sale in the village over the summer.

FREE entry
Competition Deadline: Friday 27th May 2022. Winners announced on Sunday 29th May.
Junior and Senior Prizes: £30 voucher and a framed copy of their postcard once printed

Download entry forms and competition rules below:
Postcard Entry Form is available to download here
Competition Rules can be downloaded here

Or from Pett Level Preservation Trust Facebook page

Post or drop completed entries off at:

Bottom of Chick Hill
Pett Level TN35 4EQ
(box on the driveway)

All proceeds go to The Pett Level Preservation Trust, a small group of volunteers who protect 24 acres of Pett Level land as a haven for wildlife and simply for people to enjoy. Support us by becoming a member for only £30 a year. for details