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 tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk

Any views expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Pett Parish Council or the webmaster.

We also have a Facebook Page – Pett on the Net Group – which complements the website. If you would like to ask to join the FB Group, just click here

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 eventschurch serviceslocal history and much more. Our Village Magazine, which can be accessed here, contains advertisements for local accommodation, including B & B, pubs and other businesses in the area.

Emergency telephone numbers and useful addresses can be found here

We hope you enjoy your stay.

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Pett Flower Show – Junior Bowling for the Pig Winner: Lily Ashdown

Pett Flower Show and Fayre are seeking the winner of the Junior “Bowling for the pig”, Lily Ashdown aged 9 years . It has not been possible to reach her by mobile phone as the number we have will not connect. Please contact Philippa Strickland on 01424 814384. Lily’s prize is in safe hands.

Pett Flower Show 2018: Saturday 28 July – Photo Gallery: Updated

A gallery of photos from the 2018 Pett Flower Show held on Saturday 28 July can be found on the newly created page here

Robin Hutt has very kindly sent in a gallery of photos of exhibits in the marquee which has been added to the page.

If you have any photos you would like included in the gallery, please email them to Tim Rothwell at tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk

East Sussex Highways Newsletter – Road Resurfacing

The latest edition of the Newsletter from East Sussex County Council Highways Department sets out information on road resurfacing which may be helpful in hthe light of the recent work carried out on Pett Road. The Newsletter can be accessed here

Volunteer Speedwatch Co-ordinator



The villages of Fairlight, Pett and Guestling require a Speedwatch Co-ordinator.  This is a voluntary position.  Hours are dependent on the numbers of sessions carried out per week by the volunteers.


To organise the sessions for the volunteers

To log sessions onto the Speedwatch website

To enter details of offending vehicles after each session onto the website

To oversee new volunteers training

Support and training is provided by the Community Speed Watch Chief Training Officer

Anyone wishing to apply for this position, please contact Pauline Collins, the Parish Clerk for Fairlight (fairlightparishcouncil@gmail.com) or David Shortman (CllrDShortman.fairlightpc@gmail.com), the Chair for Fairlight Parish Council.


Fatal Accident between Westfield and Brede

Police investigating a two vehicle collision on the A28 Brede Hill between Westfield and Brede early on Thursday morning (19 July) have appealed for any witnesses, or people who may have seen either vehicle being driven shortly beforehand, to come forward.

The crash occurred around 7am and involved a white Mercedes-Benz van and a black Nissan Qashqai car, both travelling north. Both left the road and sadly the van driver died at the scene. The East Sussex coroner has been informed.

The car driver was seriously injured and was taken to the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Sergeant Vicki Rees, of the Sussex roads policing unit, said: “We are investigating the circumstances and would like to hear from anyone who may be able to assist. Any dash-cam footage would be particularly helpful.

“Our thoughts are very much with the family of the driver who died. The A28 had to be closed to other traffic between Westfield and Broad Oak, Brede, and we are grateful to motorists whose journeys were affected for their patience and understanding.”

Anyone able to assist officers is asked to forward details by calling 101, quoting Operation Barbican.

Pett Level Rescue Boat – Open Day

500 Club Draw

Please note that the 500 club draw  for July will  be  held at POPPs on Tuesday 31 July.

Local Police Stations Opening Times

Battle & Rye Police Stations 

The public front offices at both Battle Police Station and Rye Police Station are to change operating times from Monday 6th August.

Battle’s new opening times will be: 9AM till 12PM

Rye’s New times will be: 1PM till 4PM

Both stations will still be open Monday to Friday.

Bexhill Front office will have no change to its operating times.

Pett and Pett Level Village News – August 2018 edition

The Editor has uploaded the August 2018 edition of Pett and Pett Level Village News which can be dowloaded here

Pett and Pett Level News: help wanted!


Sarah & I are looking for someone to help us with editing the magazine, and perhaps to take over when we are away.

If you are interested in getting involved with something that is in the heart of our community then please contact either Sarah or myself for a chat.

Mike Wilkins, Editor



The Club Celebration

Village Voices

The Village Voices page has been updated here

Fairlight Youth Club


Project Remember: July 2018 Update

David Breakell has submitted the July 2018 Project Remember Update, which can be read here

Pett Village Hall Committee Draft Minutes – 2 July

The draft minutes of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee held on 2 July 2018 can be read here and on the PVHMC Agenda and Minutes page here

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Monday 6 August 2018 at 7pm at the Village Hall. If you have any issues you would like to add to the agenda, or raise at the Public Time item, please contact the Secretary, Fran Pitts, at fran.pitts@rocketmail.com 


Neighbourhood Watch E-Newsletter

A Message from the Neighbourhood Watch National Support Team:

Here’s the latest edition of our popular e-newsletter Our News.
Inside there’s lots of advice on keeping you safe, member offers and news on how our members are shaping the future of Neighbourhood Watch.
Click here to read it on our website.


500 Club Winners – June 2018

Details about how to join the 500 Club are available here

Police appeal for witnesses to cash snatch in Hastings

Police are searching for a thief who snatched cash from a man who had just withdrawn it from a cash machine in Hastings.

Just after 12.35pm on Friday 8 June the 65-year-old victim, a local man, withdrew £100 cash from a cashpoint outside the Natwest Bank in Havelock Road, Hastings. As he held the cash and was about to put it away, a man described as white, in his 20’s, of slim build, with short mousy brown hair and wearing jeans, ran past, grabbed the money out of his hand and ran off towards Robertson Street.

Investigator Mel Straw said; “The victim in this case is personally very vulnerable, and had also just come out of hospital after treatment for a leg injury.

“He was not attacked or injured during the incident but was badly distressed by what happened.

“If you saw what happened or think you know who was responsible, please contact us on 101, quoting serial 602 of 08/06.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Pett Village Gardens – A Message from Chris Hutt

‘Over the weekend of 23/24 June one of the most successful charitable fundraising events in the history of Pett was held.

Pett Village Gardens raised a total of £7090.55 for charity. The National Gardens Scheme (NGS), which supports traditional nursing charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie, received £5672.44. Pett Village Hall, which provides car parking and toilet facilities for the event, received £1418.11.

652 visitors came to Pett Village Gardens. They consumed 35 gallons of tea, 40 homemade cakes baked in the village and in Fairlight, and bought 500 plants to take home.

4 gardens took part in this exciting new event, 3 of them opening for the NGS for the first time: Ambleside, Breanross, and French Court Farm. Owners Jackie and Dave Richards, Libby and Tim Rothwell, and Suzie Gibbons and Guy worked tirelessly to ensure their gardens were looking beautiful for the event. They all drew praise from Irene Eltringham Wilson, NGS county organiser, who visited the event on Sunday.

The fourth garden, Fairlight End, home of Chris and Robin Hutt, has opened for NGS for several years. Chris said, ‘Robin and I were delighted to be joined by 3 new partners this year. Visitors could be seen strolling happily through the village and round the gardens for the whole weekend. There’s no doubt the new gardens, together with beautiful weather, boosted visitor numbers beyond what we could ever achieve as a single garden. And on behalf of all the garden owners I’d like to thank all our helpers and supporters, not least the army of village bakers who come up with the excellent cakes which are devoured by the visitors.’