Welcome to Pett on the Net – the Community website for Pett & Pett Level.
This website is provided by Pett Parish Council for the community of Pett and Pett Level. If you want to post a news item of interest to the community, publicise an event, your group, society, or organisation, or report or comment on local events, then please contact our webmaster, Tim Rothwell, at
Any views expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Pett Parish Council or the webmaster.
If you are visiting, or planning to visit, Pett and Pett Level, this is our website where you will find information about the area, including latest events, church services, local history and adverts for local services, including B&B, accommodation, pubs etc.
Our Village Magazine, which can be accessed here, also contains local advertisements and other useful information.
Emergency telephone numbers and useful addresses can be found here
We hope you enjoy your stay.
Moon over Pett Level – 1 August 2020 – photo courtesy of Rukhsana Mosam
The New Beach Club re-opened its doors to members on 4 July.
To date we have been open 5-8pm on Fridays, and midday – 8pm on both Saturdays and Sundays.
This coming Friday (24 July), however, we are additionally opening at lunchtime (midday – 3pm). The more members that come along to support us, the greater our ability to offer extended opening hours on a longer term basis.
Keith Swallow, Treasurer, New Beach Club
Entries to the Pett Virtual Flower Show can be seen here.
Entries can be submitted up until 8pm on Friday 24 July.
Although sadly the Pett Flower Show and Fayre has had to be cancelled this year, there are still ways to enter and exhibit on-line.
Virtual Show for Young People’s Classes
As there is not going to be a show this year, the Committee wish to encourage the younger generation to participate by entering photographs in some of “Young People’s” classes. There will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners, which will be issued as Amazon vouchers.
Please send pictures of what you would have entered!
As there is not going to be a show this year, the Committee would like all those keen gardeners, flower arrangers, cooks and craft people out there to submit photographs of vegetables, fruit, flowers and flower arrangements (in fact, anything) that they would have entered into the show to demonstrate all the hard work that has been put into the growing season and related activities. These will be displayed on the Pett Flower Show page of Pettnet; there will no judging.
Further details of both the above classes etc can be read here Flower Show 2020
The agenda for the virtual meeting of the Pett Parish Council to be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21 July can be read here Parish Council July 21 Agenda 2020
Rother Neighbourhood Watch have issued the following warning about a scam relating to the Covid-19 track and trace scheme RNW 210720
How to dispose of face coverings – Advice from Rother DC
With face coverings becoming compulsory in shops and supermarkets from the 24th July more and more people will be wearing them. If you don’t yet have a face covering there are plenty of options available to you both washable and disposable. If you’re going down the disposable route it’s important you know how to dispose of them safely.
If the public needs to throw away face covering or other PPE such as gloves, they should:·
- Dispose of them in the ‘black bag’ waste bin at home or at work, or a litter bin if outside
- Not put them in a recycling bin as they cannot be recycled through conventional recycling facilities
- Take them home if there is no litter bin – do not drop them as litter
They do not need to put them in an extra bag or store them for a time before throwing them away.
Do you know anyone who has lost their job during lockdown?
Sussex Community Development Association can help local people access sustained work in East Sussex through FREE tailored one to one support. They can help with:
- Support with job search and finding work including self-employment
- Linking you with local employers and live vacancies
- CV writing
- One to one support
- Application support and interview preparation
- In work support
- Support with money management, health, housing, debt and much more
Action Fraud have issued advice about shopping on-line – here Action Fraud 180720
East Sussex Highways will be carrying out Surface Dressing works on Friars Hill, Guestling.
When will these works start?
Provisional date: 19/07/20 – subject to the weather, the works will be undertaken on this day only.
Road closure & diversion information
These works will take place between A259 Winchelsea Road & Peter James Lane. During this time the road will be closed to through traffic. A diversion route will be in place Via Pett Road, Rosemary Lane, Battery Hill, Fairlight Road, A259 Old London Road, A259 Rye Road, A259 Winchelsea Road and vice versa.
Further details can be found here https://www.eastsussexhighways.com/highway-schemes/friars-hill-guestling-sd
The latest update on the roadworks on the M23 (17 July) can be read here M23 170720
The latest weekly report from Hastings and Rother Police (17 July 2020) can be read here Police 170720
Rother Neighbourhood Watch have reported a scam involving someone pretending to be from Amazon. Details can be read here RNW scam 170720
Advice from Get Safe on Line on avoiding social media scams can be found here Social Media Scams
The Government have now confirmed that Pett Village Hall will be allowed to host keep fit related activities from 25 July 2020, subject to certain conditions. The Pett Village Hall Committee are asking all hirers to agree the terms of the special conditions of hire document (available here Conditions of Hire Covid – 6 July 2020) as a condition of hire.
The activities which can definitely take place include:
- Badminton (subject to certain restrictions)
- Dance for Fitness
- Pole Dancing
- Shamanic Healing
- Tai Chi
We are urgently seeking further guidance in relation to Short Mat Bowls.
It will be for individual activity organisers, in consultation with their members, to decide whether and when they wish to resume bookings at the Village Hall.
From August, the diary for the Village Hall will be updated to reflect the current bookings. The diary is available here https://www.pettnet.org.uk/booking
Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee
From Andrew Hottle, Professor of Art History at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA
I am researching and writing about Sylvia Sleigh (1916-2010), an artist who lived in the rectory at Pett for a number of years in the late 1940s and early 1950s. I hope to locate any of her paintings that remain in the area; they are usually signed and dated. I am also interested to learn more about the four people listed below. All of them were painted by her. I would be most grateful for any additional information.
1. A 15-year-old girl called Desirée who was painted in 1951. She might have been related to Sybella Stuart Watt, who lived at Broadhayes, Pett.
2. Gladys Hake (1885-1971), who was painted in 1954. She purchased at least one oil painting and one watercolour from Sylvia Sleigh.
3. Felicity Campbell (1916-1982), also known as Mrs John Patrick Walsh. She was an artist who lived at Friars Hill Cottage, Guestling.
4. Dawn Kingham, who lived in Goatham Lane, Brede. She served as a paid model for a few paintings in 1953 and 1954.
If you have any information you can share, please email me at