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 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.

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Police Appeal for Witnesses

Police Appeal for witnesses to serious A21 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the A21 near Hurst Green.
At around 2.45pm on Thursday (28 November), a black Peugeot travelling southbound was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Vivaro van heading northbound on the A21 London Road, just south of Hurst Green.
The driver of the Peugeot – a 38-year-old woman from Bexhill – and the passenger of the Vauxhall Vivaro – a 69-year-old woman from Wadhurst – both suffered life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Vauxhall Vivaro – a 46-year-old man from Hawkhurst – suffered minor injuries. All three were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for further treatment.
The A21 was closed for seven hours while emergency services responded to the collision.
PC Richard Trundle said: “Police acknowledge the significant impact that the road closure may have on road users and the community, particularly as the collision occurred close to school pupil collection time.
“Officers are grateful for the patience and understanding of the public while they conducted their investigation.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, who may have seen either vehicle involved being driven prior to the collision, or anyone who stopped at the scene to assist is asked to contact police by emailing collisions.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.co.uk or calling 101 quoting Operation Melbury.

Witnesses sought to incident involving two drivers in St Leonards

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident involving two motorists in St Leonards.
The driver of a green Dacia Duster and the driver of a black Nissan Qashqai are reported to have exited their vehicles and confronted one another at the Ironlatch Avenue roundabout, around 8.20am on Wednesday 27 November.
Anyone who saw what happened, particularly anyone with evidence on dash cam, is asked to call 101, quoting serial 271 of 27/11.
Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Stay in the know with social media

Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Message Sent By
Lee Melbourne (Police, Prevention Support & Engagement Officer, Sussex)


Met Office Warning: Level 2 Cold Weather Alert

The Met Office have issued a Level 2 Cold Weather Alert from 0600 hrs 3/12/19 to 0900 hrs 5/12/19. View the full warning at the Met Office Cold Weather Alert site.

Cold weather can affect your health. The people most likely to be affected are the elderly, the very young, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.

If you know or look after someone that may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period please help make sure that they stay warm and well, and if possible check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.

  • Stay tuned in to weather forecasts
  • Check room temperatures and maintain it at 18C or warmer
  • Keep warm and active and if you have to go out dress warmly and wear non slip shoes.
  • If you are concerned about your own health or welfare or that of others please alert the emergency services.

For more information:

  • Met Office Cold Weather Alert
  • NHS Keep Warm Keep Well leaflet
  • WSCC Dealing with extreme weather
  • WSCC Preparing for emergencies
  • WSCC Report a road and footway issue
  • WSCC Safer Seasons: Winter
  • Follow WSCC on Twitter for regular updates @WSCCNews @WSCCResilience @wspublichealth

If you’re interested in joining Neighbourhood Watch, or want to find out more, visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk or send an email to enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk.

Connections Over Christmas- Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch

Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch about connecting with others through electrical equipment, especially over Christmas,  can be found here

Pett on the Net – Downloading Files

Following the most recent Apple software update – IOS 13.2.3 – some people have experienced difficulty in downloading files, including Pett Parish Council documents and Pett & Pett Level Village News, onto iPhones and iPads. This problem has now hopefully been fixed but do let me know if you are still having problems.

Tim Rothwell



Rental Property Which May Be Used For Criminal Purposes

Rother Neighbourhood Watch have given advice on rental properties being used for criminal activities. You can read it here

Sunday Yoga Workshops 9.30-12

There are some places on these workshops at Pett Village Hall on December 1st and January 12th. The workshops are designed for beginners and more experienced yoga practitioners alike, who would like to be eased into their Sunday infused with calmness and renewed energy.

The price for the two and a half hour session is £13, including a healthy snack.

If you are interested, please contact Robin Hutt at robin@robinhuttyoga.co.uk or on 07446980721.

Preventing Burglaries – Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch

Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch on burglary prevention can be found here


Anthea, who provides Pett Post Office, needs help twice a week to unload and load her heavy gear.
Are there any strong people out there who could help at all please?
Times are about 12-15 and 3pm on Mondays and Thursdays. This could obviously be a shared job!
Please contact Wendy Hatch if you can help on familyhatch1@gmail.com

Special Constable Recruitment Now Open

Message from Sussex Police

Volunteering doesn’t come more rewarding than this!

We are now recruiting Special Constables. If this is the volunteering opportunity you’ve been looking for, click here to apply

You already have a career you love – now you want a different challenge in your spare time.

As a special constable officer you’ll have the same uniform and powers as regular officers.

From being first on the scene and taking knives off the streets to educating young people, you’ll be working alongside regular police officers and PCSOs to make Sussex safer.

Our ‘Specials’, as the special constables are known, come from all walks of life. Specials are men and women of all races and faiths. They’re teachers, taxi drivers, chefs, accountants and secretaries and they all volunteer a minimum of 16 hours a month. When you join Sussex Police, you become part of our policing family – we are with you each step of the way.

Are you an honest, respectful and selfless person who wants to do something important in your spare time? Could you be there in a stranger’s time of need? Are you prepared to protect others on or off duty? And are you prepared for how time-consuming this volunteer role will be? If so, we want to hear from you.

What does your spare time look like? Do something Special, apply today here.

Message Sent By
Jeremy Glew-Deval (Police, Prevention Support and Engagement Officer, Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden). You already have a career you love – now you want a different challenge in your spare time.


M23 Roadworks uopdate – 24 November

TV Licence Scam – Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch

A warning from Rother Neighbourhood Watch about a TV Licence scam can be read here

Rother Neighbourhood Watch AGM

A report on the AGM of Rother Neighbourhood Watch can be read here

ARC – November Update

Find out more about the ARC here

Pett & Pett Level News – December 2019

Mike Wilkins has uploaded the December 2019 edition of Pett & Pett Level News. You can read it here

Mike adds:

The news team would like to thank all those students from Guestling-Bradshaw CofE Primary School who entered our winter front cover competition, and especially Daisy whose picture we have chosen.

Please don’t forget that we are looking for another person to help with editing the magazine. If you, or someone you know, may be interested then get in touch with us for a chat.

Rother Neighbourhood Watch – Weekly Report

The Rother Neighbourhood Watch weekly report can be read here

Car break-in and theft

A car was broken into on Saturday 16th/ early hours Sunday 17th Nov. Glove box ransacked, coats taken and found discarded by roadside and new Ikea stool stolen . Watermill Lane / Pett Road area.

How to Stop Nuisance Callers – Channel 5

Details of a Channel 5 programme this Thursday about stopping nuisance callers can be read here 


Fairlight History Group: Wednesday 20 November

Friars Hill Roadworks

Road works again on Friars Hill.
Road is closed between Chapel Lane and the White Hart.
Chapel Lane, Rosemary Lane and Peter James Lane are all open.