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

Bank Holiday Sunshine in Pett and Pett Level

Vehicle break-ins

Sussex Police have issued the following warning about vehicle break-ins:

We have had reports of vehicle break-ins across Hastings & Rother.
Items have been left on display in vehicles which has caused a spike in this type of crime.
Please take your valuables with you when you leave your vehicle – don’t be tempted to leave them behind.

Courier Scam

Sussex Police have issued the following warning about a courier scam:

We have had a number of reports of courier scams across Hastings & Rother.

The scammer poses as a police officer on the telephone and tells victims to withdraw money from the bank then have it collected.

Police officers would never ask you for money.
Some people have lost nearly £5,000 by falling for this scam.
If you get a call such as this – please do not part with any money and call us as soon as possible to report it.

Closure of Pett Village Hall Website: New Pages on Pett on the Net

With the relaunch of Pett on the Net, and the decision of the webmaster for the the separate website for the Pett Village Hall – www.pettvillagehall.org.uk/ – to relinquish his role for work reasons, the Village Hall site is closing down soon. The key information on that site can now be found on Pett on the Net under the main page – Pett Village Hall – here

Under the sub-headings of the main page you will find details of

  • The 500 Club
  • Regular Events at the Village Hall
  • Facilities
  • Booking procedures
  • History and Location of the Hall

The separate Village Hall website will not be updated any longer and we will let you know when the Village Hall site has been finally discontinued.

Pett on the Net Update

On page 23 of the May Pett and Pett Village News – available here – you will find an update on the Pett on the Net website and the new Facebook page to accompany the site.

We are very grateful for all the contributions we have received so far from members of the community, but could do with a lot more – especially news of the various sporting associations in the village and photos, articles, etc on the history of the villages.

Flower Show 2018 – Latest News

For the latest news on the 2018 Flower Show, its 70th anniversary, to be held on Saturday 28 July, go here

Pett and Pett Level Village News: May 2018

The Editor has uploaded the digital version of the May edition of Pett and Pett Level News here

The printed copy of the magazine is of course being distributed to households in the village in the usual way.

Pett Methodist Chapel – News Update

Wendy Hatch has provided a news update for the Pett Methodist Chapel, including details of the 170th anniversary service and a forthcoming barn dance – available here

Village Voices

Village Voices have been enjoying a fun time learning some songs for the Craft Fair that took place in Pett in March and we are now preparing for the Show in aid of the Royal British Legion at the Fairlight Lodge Hotel on June 16th, 3pm.

Two visits are planned to Grosvenor House retirement home. The first being on July 12th and the November 10th.

We will then put in an appearance at Fairfest on July 29th. Don’t miss us! Then a visit to MOPPs on 31st August.

All new members are welcome as always. If you are not sure that your voice or musicality isn’t good enough, do not worry. We want people who can enjoy singing!

Meetings are most Mondays at Pett Methodist Chapel, 7-30pm. Subs = £1.50.

See our Pett on the Net page here

Wendy Hatch

Fairlight Youth Club – Big Party 27 May

Fairlight Youth Club

WE ARE 20 YEARS OLD! If you get this before our big party on Sunday May 27th please come and join us. 11am until 9pm at the Clubhouse and on the recreation field. There will be something for everybody to enjoy.

We have had loads of support for this event and so thank Rother District Council, Booker & Best, Hastings Lions, Just Property, U.K.C.A, Fairlight Residents Association, and the Parish Council. Thank you all!

Most of our plans recently have been towards the party but we have also had some great visitors at club including Margaret and her friend from guide dogs for the blind, who brought their dogs with them. One is a puppy training to be a guide dog and the other was a lively dog who failed. Bless him!

We are now planning a couple of drum workshops for our members and local youngsters with help from Hastings Lions again!

Look out for specials in the summer holiday, when we hopefully will hold tennis sessions again, bowls sessions with bowls club and craft sessions.

Wendy Hatch & Vincent Bruce.




Armed Incident – Old London Road, Hastings: 23 April

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Old London Road, Hastings, in which a man armed with what appeared to be a shotgun pointed it at another man inside a house and made threats.

The suspect made off in a white Mercedes-Benz C class car, driven by another man. No one was injured as a result of this incident and it is believed that all parties involved are known to each other.

The incident happened at 4.40pm on Monday, 23 April.

The car was later found abandoned at the junction of Parker Road and Fellows Road. It has been now been recovered.

Police are seeking a man described as black, 6’1″, early 30s, of stocky build and with a shaved head in connection with this incident. A second man is also sought and is described as being of similar appearance but of thinner build and slightly taller.

Anyone who saw anything of the incident or the car being left, or who may have other relevant information, is asked to contact police by phoning 101, quoting serial 991 of 23/04.

Project Remember – Exhibition Now open.

The exhibition for Project Remember is now open in St Mary & St Peter Church, Pett.

More photos in both the Pett Church page and the War Memorial Fund page.

Robin the Brewer at the Two Sawyers

Vince Bunn has sent us the following email:
‘I would like to contact Robin the brewer at the Old Forge Brewery (ex Two Sawyers). Wondering if anyone in the village knew how to contact him – I know many of the villagers had a stake in the brewery. I used to chat to Robin every time we went to the Sawyers about brewing and used to pop into the brewery. He offered to show me the whole brewing process but due to work commitments I could not (wish I had now!). The main point of my contact was to ask him what was the recipe for Petts Progress, in my opinion one of the best beers ever brewed in Sussex. I may try to contact Clive who I think owned the brewery then.
Can any villagers help?’
If anyone has contact details for Robin, please let Vince know at howlinghound@yahoo.co.uk

St Nicholas Church – Cross Installed

The Cross for St Nicholas Church, made by Hastings artist, Leigh Dyer, was installed on 12th April 2018.
Photos of the new cross can be seen on the St Nicholas page.

Project Remember: War Memorial Fund – April Update

The April update to the Project Remember War Memorial Fund page can be found here

The exhibition in Pett Church is now open.


Yoga For All

Robin Hutt’s Yoga for All Page has been updated here.

Robin now has a website – http://www.robinhuttyoga.co.uk/


Pett on the Net – New Facebook Page

A new Facebook page – Pett on the Net – has been set up. The administrators are Pett residents Sandra Goodsell and Tim Rothwell.

It is a ‘closed’ Group – so you will not be able to post on the page unless you join the Group.

This the FB page for residents of Pett, Pett Level and the surrounding area. It replaces any previous FB pages for Pett. It complements the Pett on the Net website – www.pettnet.org.uk. and the Pett and Pett Level Village News magazine. It is a great place to share photos (old and new), local stories and events, up to date information, lost and found etc. The rules are: no personal attacks on other members; no aggression or bad language; and no political posts – please! Any posts that are considered inappropriate will be deleted by the administrators.

To join the Group go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/2040624552885979/

Bogus Caller – Sussex Police Warning

Sussex Police have issued the following warning about a bogus caller:

‘A well-spoken, glamorous woman calling at flats in Hastings is believed to have been responsible for two distraction burglaries in which wallets, purses and handbags were stolen.

The suspect has targeted two women, aged 86 and 90, on separate occasions since the beginning of the month. Both victims live in the same block of flats in Denmark Place and police investigating the thefts believe they may be linked.

In one incident, on Monday 2 April, the thief befriended her victim by helping her home in windy conditions, only to steal cash from her purse once inside. She then returned to help herself to more cash the following day, and on Wednesday 4 April, while accompanied by a scruffy looking man, snatched the victim’s handbag before running off.

On Sunday (8 April) at 5.30pm the second victim acceded to a request by a “glamorous woman with an educated voice” to use her telephone because the woman’s grandmother had suddenly fallen ill. While there the suspect asked for a drink and also to use the toilet.

Only after she had left the property did the victim discover her purse containing cash, bank cards and jewellery was missing, and shortly afterwards, money was withdrawn from her bank.

Police have stressed the importance of not letting strangers, however plausible, into people’s homes. They have urged relatives of elderly and vulnerable people to ensure they take particular care over their security.

Anyone who may have information about either crime or who may have been approached in a similar way is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 949 of 08/04/18.

Alternatively they can visit the  Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.’



Village Voices

Village Voices is the local community choir for anybody who enjoys singing, meets most Mondays at Pett Methodist Chapel.
We start at 7-30pm and sing for an hour. Subs = £1.50.
Our next meeting is Monday April 16th.
All new members are welcome. Musical experience or knowledge is not important. We aim to have fun through singing and in doing so, stretch ourselves and improve.
Our next performances are Saturday June 16th for the British Legion at Fairlight Lodge hotel and Sunday July 29th at Fairfest.
More information will be available on the Village Voices page.
Wendy Hatch.

PVHMC – 500 Club Winners March 2018