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 email@example.com
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 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.
Pett Parish Council Election Results – 2019
Crouch, Alan – 169 elected
Dean, Judith – 199 elected
Dunlop, Andrew – 231 elected
Leeson, John (Independent) – 133
Penfold, David – 214 elected
Rothwell, Tim – 213 elected
Ware, Stuart – 145 elected
Wilkins, Mike – 197 elected
I know that some groups who hire Pett Village Hall keep their own accident books but it is very important from the point of view of the Village Hall’s insurance that ALL accidents are recorded in the Pett Village Hall Accident Book as well.
It is kept in the cupboard in the kitchen at the Hall where the manuals etc are.
Pett Village Hall Management Committee
The Editor has uploaded the May 2019 edition of Pett and Pett Village News here
Please see the attached link for latest news on thefts in the Rother area –
Following a decision by a hirer to cancel a series of weekend bookings, there are now two additional weekends where the main hall and the Catharine Hollman room are available for hire as follows:
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019
These are available to book for the whole weekend or as separate days.
Please contact me if you would like to make a reservation.
Pett Village Hall Bookings Manager
Please be aware of reports of bogus callers in the Bexhill area of Rother.
The caller has gained entry under the guise of a waterboard official.
The suspect who is described as a tanned male with a beard, 30-40 years, 5ft 10 wearing a black coat, dark scarf and hat is then distracting victims and stealing from them.
Please be on your guard should you get an unexpected call.
Here is some advice for you all to be aware of which may be of help.
Here are some examples of some excuses bogus callers use to gain entry.
‘I was passing and noticed your roof needs repairing’
‘I’m from the police, can I come in and talk to you?’
‘We have lost our dog, can we use your phone?’
‘I’m from the waterboard, there is a leak in your street’
What would you do if one of these people called on you at home?.
Doorstep criminals will use excuses to enter your home to steal, or charge inflated prices for “repairs”.
LOCK ALL DOORS
Distraction burglars working in pairs will use the back door whilst you are kept at the front door.
NOT SURE? DON’T OPEN THE DOOR
It’s ok to say NO and tell them to leave. Always keep the chain on if you need to open the door.
Never employ passing traders who cold call, and never feel pressured to say yes.
ASK FOR ID/PASSWORD
Bogus callers will often use a good fake ID. Genuine callers won’t mind if you take the time to establish their identity by calling their employer.
Ask them for a password if you have set one up.
Energy suppliers, waterboard or council needs to have access to your home.
Plain clothes police officer needs to talk to you about a crime.
Youths have lost a dog, ball, need to make a telephone call, or need a glass of water.
Builder says he was passing and noticed your roof or garden needs work.
WHAT TO DO
If you feel threatened call 999
Report doorstep criminals by calling 101
Textphone 18001 101 or send a text 07786 208090
In doubt??? Keep them out
The Pett WI April 2019 Update can be read here
Details of a driveway repair scam which is currently being seen in East Sussex can be read here
|Police Forces across England & Wales are using a new system called Single Online Home (SOH). This is a policing portal which allows the public to easily report crimes, incidents and information online.
The police non-emergency phone number 101 remains available if personal contact is required. However, using SOH significantly reduces wait times for those reporting crimes or incidents, or if you simply wish to provide some information to the police. Reporting online via SOH is easy and effective. It has been positively endorsed by a number of Neighbourhood Watch members who have had the opportunity to use it.
The new portal can be found on the home page of the recently updated Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk. In addition to the Report area, here you will find a new box “Tell us about …”. There is a drop down from which you can select, for example, “Something you’ve seen or heard”.
We have given you this information as we know that some people are rightly cautious about clicking on links in E-mails. However, there are some shortcut links available as below, which we have tested for you.
If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred in Sussex, SOH is available directly via https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/. You can scroll further down that page to see other options.
If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred outside of Sussex, SOH is available via https://report.police.uk.
If it’s something that you’ve seen or heard the link is https://www.sussex.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/something-youve-seen-or-heard/.
SOH should not be used for an emergency – dialling 999 remains the means of contact if there is danger to a person or if a crime is being committed.
All reports submitted via SOH will receive an immediate acknowledgement message. Reports are reviewed in live time, and within 48 hours Sussex Police will provide a personal response from a named staff member.
Neighbourhood Watch members are encouraged to use SOH when required and importantly, to promote and support its use amongst the communities we support through our NHW schemes. Co-ordinators are encouraged to pass on this information to their members, and of course to other members of the public.
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Derek Pratt (Sussex) (NHWN, Administrator, Sussex)
A multi million pound government investment means every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) in place to tackle one of the most complex policing challenges, it was announced today.
Sussex Police was a pioneer in this area of policing and has had a collaborated CCU in place with Surrey Police for four years. The government cash injection means the Unit has been able to increase in size, bringing on board a new detective constable and a new role in Cyber Protect and Prepare, to support victims of cyber crime, whether that be individuals or businesses.
Cyber crime is when a crime is carried out against computers, computer networks, data storage or other devices, such as hacking. It also includes traditional crimes that are enabled by computers, for example when stolen credit cards are used to buy an item online, where a person sends funds to a criminal after receiving a fraudulent email or the use of online chat forums for child criminal exploitation.
The joint Surrey and Sussex specialist unit investigates cybercrime as part of the ‘Team Cyber UK’ approach, while also providing advice to any officer across the force who encounters a cyber element within their investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Richardson who oversees the Surrey and Sussex CCU said: “From browsing the Internet on the go, to accessing social media, banking and shopping online, we now live in a digitally engaged world. This has given criminals both greater scope to prey on vulnerable people and the belief they can be invisible while they do this.
“For some time now, cyber crime has been a key area of development for us and we can, and do, investigate and convict the people committing these crimes. We’ve adapted to respond to the digital environment to ensure we’re relentless in our pursuit of criminals and reducing crime wherever that crime is committed.
“As cyber crime increasingly makes headlines, this new government investment in tackling the issue at a local level is an extremely positive step.”
The good news is a few small changes in online behaviour can thwart cyber criminals and reduce our vulnerability to cyber crime. The Cyber Aware website gives step-by-step instructions on keeping devices up-to-date with the latest security updates, and more general online security advice.
DCI Richardson added: “Prevention is a key aspect of our strategy to protect the public and we work closely with our law enforcement partners, at a local, regional and national level to achieve this.
“Crucially, thanks to the national investment, every person who reports a cyber dependent crime will receive contact and prevention advice from police to ensure they do not become a repeat victim. If you believe you have been a victim of cyber crime, please report it via Action Fraud as soon as possible.”
About today’s announcement to invest in CCUs across England and Wales, National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for cyber Chief Constable Peter Goodman said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce this significant step forward in improving the overall response to cyber crime in England and Wales.
“In the last six years we have introduced a robust national and regional network of dedicated units from the National Cyber Crime Unit within the National Crime Agency to the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) but we were still lacking a local response. The investment announced today will deliver a force level capability to investigate and pursue offenders and help businesses and victims protect themselves from attack.”
Security and Economic Crime Minister Ben Wallace said: “While cyber criminals hide behind their screens, their actions have a huge impact on businesses and individuals. Being the victim of a hack can be frightening, embarrassing and costly.
“Cyber crime teams are a vital tool when it comes to preventing this type of crime, pursuing the perpetrators and protecting victims.”
All police forces were able to access £7m worth of funding this year to build Cyber Crime Units – including recruiting specialist officers and staff to the units and investing in technology, equipment and training. Prior to this point, only 31% of forces (Surrey Police and Sussex Police among them) had cyber crime units.
Investment in the Units by the Home Office will continue through to 2021.
The Cyber Crime Units are complemented by the five-year National Cyber Security Strategy, launched in 2016 and supported by £1.9 billion of investment. This brings together the best from government and industry to develop new ways to strengthen defences, deter criminals and develop capabilities to respond to cyber criminality.
Cyber Aware is a cross-government awareness and behaviour change campaign, offering advice on staying secure.
To reduce your chances of becoming a victim:
•use a strong password or passphrase, which is at least 12 characters long and contains a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols
•never give personal or sensitive details out online or over email
•make sure all devices have up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall installed
•keep software and apps regularly updated
•only download from legal, trusted websites
•only open emails and attachments from known and trusted sources
•look for the padlock icon in the address bar when paying for goods or services online – it means the website is trusted and secure
•check the address starts with https:// whenever you’re asked to enter sensitive information online
•avoid using public WiFi hotspots that are not secure or ask you for personal information to access it
•regularly back up your data
•control your social media accounts – regularly check your privacy settings and how your data is being used and shared
•be cautious of internet chats and online dating – there’s no guarantee you’re speaking to who you think
•be extremely cautious if you’re asked for money
Help us keep Sussex safe
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
I was filming on the beach today and misplaced a small 6” square black box with three lenses in it. I had them on the concrete sea wall by the park homes and the Pett level independent rescue centre
If anyone picked these up or has handed them into somewhere could you let me know on my mobile below