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
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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 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.
The Editor has uploaded the January 2019 edition of Pett & Pett Level News onto the website. You can download it here
The Pett WI page has been updated here
I am very pleased to say that the two new boilers have now been installed in Pett Village Hall and we have fully functioning heating.
There is also a new hot water boiler installed in the kitchen.
Once again, thank you so much for your patience and understanding during the last difficult three weeks or so.
Let’s hope the remainder of the winter and beyond will be trouble-free at the Hall!
Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee
A beige/cream coat with a tartan lining and a pair of glasses have been left in Pett Village Hall.
If these are yours, or you know who they might belong to, please contact Tim Rothwell at firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 07850 469314.
3 large keys and a car key have been found in Guestling Woods. If you think they may be yours, or you think you know who they may belong to, please contact Carol Glasson on 07903 189102
WARNING – DISTRESSING IMAGES. ANOTHER DOG ATTACK IN FAIRLIGHT / PETT.
Three more of our ewes have been killed in a vicious dog attack, and a further ewe is in a state of shock badly injured, in fields off Rosemary Lane.
If anyone has any information please contact the police urgently on 101 / 999 or contact Andrew Dunlop on 07776143509. It occurred sometime between yesterday – 8 December approx midday and this morning – 9 December – at 10:30am.
We are all very upset at yet another dog attack on our livestock, please share and spread the word.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS UNDER CONTROL.
Catherine Taylor, Lunsford Farm
More distressing images of the aftermath of this latest attack can be seen on the Pett on the Net Facebook page here
Please Remember – Full Closure – We will have a full overnight weekend closure on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December between 9pm and 6am (5am Mon 10 Dec). This is to remove the existing gantries on the M23. There is a full diversion route in place from junction 6 (Godstone) of the M25 via the A22, A264 to junction 10 (Crawley) of the M23 and from junction 10 (Crawley) via the A2011, London Road, Airport Way into Gatwick Airport.
On Monday 10 December for 7 nights, there will be a lane 1 closure leading to a full closure of junction 7 from the M25 onto the M23 southbound between 10pm and 4am. A fully signed diversion route is in place via junction 8 of the M25 and back.
Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph North and South bound 24/7. Free recovery service and speed enforcement are now in place to ensure drivers and road workers safety.
Some school magazines from the 1960s from Rye Grammar School – RYA – and Rye County Secondary School – RX – were uploaded onto the Rye Old Scholars Association (ROSA) website a few weeks ago.
Some more Rye Grammar School (RGS) Magazines (RYA), this time from the late 1930s and the 1940s, have now been uploaded onto the ROSA website here http://www.ryeoldscholars.org.uk/school-magazines-rx-and-r…/
A number are from the years during WW2 when RGS was evacuated to Bedford. These are called NOVA RYA. They are a fascinating account of education during the war years, with the focus on being away from home, and include poignant records of old scholars who lost their lives during hostilities.
During the coming days/weeks more school magazines from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s will be uploaded onto the ROSA website.
Although we now have heating back on in the Village Hall, one of the two boilers is permanently out of action and the second one under strain. The Pett Village Hall Management Committee have therefore agreed that both boilers should be replaced with new ones as soon as possible and have accepted a quote from our engineers Booker and Best. After some discussion with Booker and Best, this is £4,766 including parts and labour.
We are fortunate that we can call on moneys from the 500 Club, the generous Open Gardenscontribution from Chris and Robin Hutt and our healthy balances, which our Committee predecessors have carefully built up over the years, to meet the cost. We are also fortunate that the Hall is a very popular venue and our income from bookings is constant and increasing.
Work will start on replacing the boilers on WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER.
I apologise to those who have bookings on those days as there may not be heating at times whilst the work is being carried out but I hope users agree that we have no choice but to go ahead with the replacement boilers. The new boilers are guaranteed for parts and labour by the manufacturer for 10 years and so we hope we can have trouble free heating in the Hall for years to come.
The replacement water boiler in the kitchen should be in place within the next few days.
Kind regards and apologies once again for the inconvenience you have all suffered recently – the Pett Village Hall Management Committee are very grateful for your forbearance and understanding.
Tim Rothwell, Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee
M23 Gatwick Spur Closure – on Saturday 1 December there will be a full closure of the Gatwick Spur road eastbound from the North Terminal to Junction 9 (Gatwick) of the M23, this will include the northbound entry slip at Junction 9. There will be a fully signed diversion route in place via the A23 London Road, A2011, Crawley Avenue and re-join at Junction 10 of the M23.
On Monday 3 December for 2 nights, there will be a lane closure leading to a full closure of Junction 10 southbound exit slip on the M23 between 10pm and 4am. A fully signed diversion route is in place via Junction 10A and back.
On Wednesday 5 December for 2 nights, there will be a lane closure leading to a full closure at Junction 10 southbound between 10pm and 4am. Diversion will be up and over the junction 10 roundabout. Free recovery service and speed enforcement are in place and working to ensure drivers’ and road workers’ safety.
Please Remember – Full Closure – December 2018. We will have a full overnight weekend closure on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December between 9pm and 6am (5am Mon 10 Dec). This is to remove the existing gantries on the M23. There is a full diversion route in place from junction 6 (Godstone) of the M25 via the A22, A264 to junction 10 (Crawley) of the M23 and from Junction 10 (Crawley) via the A2011, London Road, Airport Way into Gatwick Airport.
STOP PRESS: The 500 Club has contributed £4,000 towards the £4,766 cost of the new boilers at the Village Hall – see below. This goes to show what a worthwhile cause this is for the village as a whole, as well as a chance to win some money. And why not give a 500 Club subscription as a Christmas present?
35 fortunate people were hugely entertained on Friday 23 November at Pett Village Hall by jazz maestros Ian Millar on saxophone and Dominic Spencer on piano. For nearly two hours the audience, enjoying bring-your-own supper and wine, listened to jazz standards and self-penned compositions as well as being entertained by stories of Ian and Dominic’s travels around the village halls of the UK and Scotland in particular.
The hall was transformed into a night club type atmosphere thanks to subtle lighting and tea lights on the tables. It was also nice and warm – thanks to the heating having been restored the previous evening! And some money was raised for the Village Hall funds into the bargain.
Ian and Dom are coming back to the South East next year and it would be good to have them visit us again – this time with a bigger audience!
Ian and Dom have included their visit to Pett on their Blog which can be read here
Here is photo (courtesy of Chris Saint) and a video sample of their performance.
We now have over 100 members on the Pett on the Net Facebook page. Thanks again to Sandra Goodsell for suggesting we set this up, back in the Spring of this year. Here’s to the next 100 members.
You can ask to join here
The December 2018 edition of Pett & Pett Level News is now available on PettNet here
Also I have completed uploading past copies of the magazine that I either hold or have been lent to me.
There is now a complete set going back to 1998. Before that there are copies from the 1990s and 1980s, and one from 1966.
If you have any copies that are not available on PettNet and are willing to lend to me so that I can scan and upload then please get in touch.
Mike Wilkins, Editor of Pett & Pett Level News
Photos from today’s Christmas Craft Fair in aid of Pett Village Hall with a seasonal song from the Village Voices.
Over £370 was raised to benefit the Pett Village Hall – grateful thanks to Carol Pecorini, Carol Glasson and their team for all their hard work.
Village Voices Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
At the request of a Pett Level resident, set out below for information is an email sent to Fairlight residents by the Chairman of the Fairlight Parish Council Planning Committee. Although the application is not within the Pett Parish District, because of the implications it has for the area as a whole it was discussed by Pett Parish Council at their meeting on Tuesday 20 November. Updates etc will be available in the Planning Page of Pett on the Net here
Planning Application for Wakehams Farm RR/2018/2726/P
The statutory deadline for commenting on the planning application is 9th December rather than the earlier date shown on a leaflet which has been distributed around Fairlight.
We have been assured that this application could not be approved without being referred to the Rother Planning Committee which will not be until the New Year.
Rother’s own procedures allow for comments to be made until the end of the week before the Planning Committee so if you cannot put in your comments by 9th December you have not lost your chance.
The Parish Council will be holding a drop in at Fairlight Village Hall on Thursday 13th December from 3pm to 7pm for anyone who needs guidance on how to comment or wants to discuss the application.
By then we will have had the opportunity to consider our Planning Consultants report and agree the Parish Council’s comments.
Chairman of Fairlight Parish Council Planning Committee
On Monday 26 November for 1 night, there will be a lane 1 closure leading to a full closure of junction 10 northbound entry slip on the M23 between 10pm and 4am. A fully signed diversion route is in place via junction 10a and back.
On Tuesday 27 November for 4 nights, there will be a lane closures leading to a full closure of the junction 10 (Crawley) northbound exit slip on the M23 between 10pm and 4am. Diversion northbound will be via junction 9 (Gatwick) and back. Free recovery service and speed enforcement are in place and working, to ensure drivers and road workers safety.
On Saturday 1 December there will be a full closure of the Gatwick Spur road eastbound from the North Terminal to junction 9 (Gatwick) of the M23, this will include the northbound entry slip at junction 9. There will be a fully signed diversion route in place via the A23 London Road, A2011, Crawley Avenue and re-join at junction 10 of the M23.
December 2018 full closure. We will have a full overnight weekend closure on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December between 9pm and 6am (5am Mon 10 Dec). This is to remove the existing gantries on the M23. There is a full diversion route in place from junction 6 (Godstone) of the M25 via the A22, A264 to junction 10 (Crawley) of the M23 and from junction 10 (Crawley) via the A2011, London Road, Airport Way into Gatwick Airport.