Pett Village Hall 500 Club June Winners

Pett Village Hall 500 Club June Winners 2024

Pett Village Hall 500 Club June Winners 2024

Broadstreet House Icklesham Summer Open Garden 20th July

As part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS) we are opening our garden on the 20th of July.  There is masses of parking in the adjacent field.

Tea/Coffee, cakes and bacon rolls will be on sale. The entrance fee of £6 per person goes to the NGS charities with the monies raised from the refreshments and plant sales going towards the Icklesham Church roof.

You can buy ticket from the NGS site online https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/45808/broad-street-house  or at the gate (cash only please).

Given the rain and warmer temperatures the garden is now bursting with colour and I am hopeful it will be well worth seeing on the day. I am not well versed in social media, nor am I a photographer, but I have tried to capture how the garden is looking via postings on the Instagram address bshopengarden.

We would love to welcome you to our garden.

Sally

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Pett Parish Council Update – July

Pett Parish Council Update

 

The council held its annual meeting late in May. As announced, it began with a presentation by a Rother representative on the draft local plan. This is now open for comment and anyone may comment. The parish council will discuss it at the meeting in July and probably produce a comment. However, all individuals are urged to read the plan and comment. The plan is available at https://rdcpublic.blob.core.windows.net/website-uploads/2024/04/New-Local-Plan_Reg-18_version_Final.pdf and you can comment at https://rother.oc2.uk/document/175.

 

After the presentation on the draft local plan, the first business of the annual meeting was to elect a chair and vice-chair. Alan Crouch was re-elected vice-chair and I was re-elected chair. The meeting also went on to approve various council policies, although some were deferred to the next meeting. If you want to see the policies, they are all available on line at https://www.pettnet.org.uk/parish-council/policies.

 

Other business included approval for funding for a bike rack at the village hall and agreement to remove parts of the dead hedge behind the recreation ground pavilion, as well as to clear weeds from the gabions around the tennis court and to cut back the grass that has grown over the edges of the footpath around the recreation ground. The Pett Level Preservation Trust had requested a donation towards putting in a cattle grid by the repaired bridge over the Royal Military Canal. However, following advice from Councillor Dunlop, a decision on this was postponed.

 

I am pleased to say that additional fencing has now been added on the south side of the recreation ground, which should stop cricket balls being hit into the neighbouring garden. And, incidentally, this is close to the new cricket net that the cricket club has had erected.

 

The night after the parish council meeting, there was an open meeting at which the development of the Future Landscapes Trust was explained and what is being proposed presented. Essentially, this is a move by a number of land owners up the Marsham valley to take measures that will reduce the amount of water coming down the valley and therefore, it is hoped, reduce the flooding at Pett Level. This will be in addition to any work that is carried out at Pett Level itself.

 

We had a quiet parish meeting; it was probably my fault that it was not more widely advertised. However, for those who did come it was a useful meeting. I gave a report on the year and this led to some constructive discussion. My report will be put up on Pettnet and, if any parishioner has comments or questions, they are welcome to send them to me or, indeed, to the clerk or any other councillor. This, of course, is always the case and, if an issue does not fall within the council’s area of responsibility, it should be possible to direct people towards the organization that is responsible, usually either the district council or East Sussex County Council.

 

I have again, sadly, to report two deaths. The first is of Jeremy Gaffney, who was active in the church. Angela Hawksley has written elsewhere in this issue about Jeremy. The other death is that of Tony Horne, who ran the Post Office in Pett for many years. There will be many in the village who remember Tony’s cheerful help. Our sympathy goes to both families.

David Penfold, Chair, Pett Parish Council

Latest works the parish council carried out on the recreation ground

Come and enjoy the recreation ground!

Recreation ground path now wide enough for pushchair, mobility scooters, wheel chairs

Path clearance photo 2 26.06.2024

Path clearance photo 2 26.06.2024

Path clearance photo 4 26.06.2024

Path clearance photo 4 26.06.2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleared the weeds from the drainage ditch around the tennis court so keep water off the court in the winter.

Gabion weeding photo 1 26.06.2024 v1

Gabion weeding photo 1 26.06.2024 v1

 

 

 

Parish council presentation for the Annual Parish Meeting

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June Parish Council Update

Pett Parish Council Update

 

The council held its annual meeting late in May. As announced, it began with a presentation by a Rother representative on the draft local plan. This is now open for comment and anyone may comment. The parish council will discuss it at the meeting in July and probably produce a comment. However, all individuals are urged to read the plan and comment. The plan is available at https://rdcpublic.blob.core.windows.net/website-uploads/2024/04/New-Local-Plan_Reg-18_version_Final.pdf and you can comment at https://rother.oc2.uk/document/175.

 

After the presentation on the draft local plan, the first business of the annual meeting was to elect a chair and vice-chair. Alan Crouch was re-elected vice-chair and I was re-elected chair. The meeting also went on to approve various council policies, although some were deferred to the next meeting. If you want to see the policies, they are all available on line at https://www.pettnet.org.uk/parish-council/policies.

 

Other business included approval for funding for a bike rack at the village hall and agreement to remove parts of the dead hedge behind the recreation ground pavilion, as well as to clear weeds from the gabions around the tennis court and to cut back the grass that has grown over the edges of the footpath around the recreation ground. The Pett Level Preservation Trust had requested a donation towards putting in a cattle grid by the repaired bridge over the Royal Military Canal. However, following advice from Councillor Dunlop, a decision on this was postponed.

 

I am pleased to say that additional fencing has now been added on the south side of the recreation ground, which should stop cricket balls being hit into the neighbouring garden. And, incidentally, this is close to the new cricket net that the cricket club has had erected.

 

The night after the parish council meeting, there was an open meeting at which the development of the Future Landscapes Trust was explained and what is being proposed presented. Essentially, this is a move by a number of land owners up the Marsham valley to take measures that will reduce the amount of water coming down the valley and therefore, it is hoped, reduce the flooding at Pett Level. This will be in addition to any work that is carried out at Pett Level itself.

 

We had a quiet parish meeting; it was probably my fault that it was not more widely advertised. However, for those who did come it was a useful meeting. I gave a report on the year and this led to some constructive discussion. My report will be put up on Pettnet and, if any parishioner has comments or questions, they are welcome to send them to me or, indeed, to the clerk or any other councillor. This, of course, is always the case and, if an issue does not fall within the council’s area of responsibility, it should be possible to direct people towards the organization that is responsible, usually either the district council or East Sussex County Council.

 

I have again, sadly, to report two deaths. The first is of Jeremy Gaffney, who was active in the church. Angela Hawksley has written elsewhere in this issue about Jeremy. The other death is that of Tony Horne, who ran the Post Office in Pett for many years. There will be many in the village who remember Tony’s cheerful help. Our sympathy goes to both families.

David Penfold, Chair, Pett Parish Council

Pett Annual Parish Meeting All Welcome

Pett Parish meeting 18th June 7.00pm Village Hall

Pett Parish meeting 18th June 7.00pm Village Hall

500 Club Pett Village Hall May Winners

500 Club May winners 2024

500 Club May winners 2024

Pett Flower Show & Fayre 27th July from 2pm Pett Village Hall

Pett Flower Show Entry Form 2024

Pett Flower Show Schedule (everything) 2024

Pett Flower Show & Fayre Saturday 27 July from 2pm 24 Hours in a Day

Pett Flower Show & Fayre Saturday 27 July from 2pm 24 Hours in a Day

Fairlight Fairfest 22nd & 23rd June

Fairfest, Fairlight 22 & 23 June

Fairfest, Fairlight 22 & 23 June