Welcome to Pett on the Net – the Community website for Pett & Pett Level.
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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 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.
Please find below the monthly updates and round ups.
Safer Rother Partnership Priorities –
- Anti-social behaviour and youth crime – working in partnership to reduce the occurrence and impact of young people involved in crime and ASB and as victims.
- Rural Crime – including specific types of crime, for example; theft of farm and large plant machines and cross border crime.
- Drug Related Harm – including drug supply (local and county line) and the impact on the local community. Including partnership work with drug treatment and support agencies.
- Acquisitive Crime – within retail, links to community reassurance and addiction which will include working with business sector, residents, and support enforcement.
Arrests: 76 for offences including; theft, common assault and drink driving.
Out in the community:
This month we took part in Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death). In addition to routine roads policing, local officers have been busy improving driving behaviour through education engagement and enforcement. As part of this activity officers conducted speed checks alongside local Community Speedwatch groups in locations around Rother and were joined by East Sussex Fire and Rescue in supporting the project and its theme this year of ‘Fit For The Road’.
Smart Water Forensic Marking
This month officers invited members of the community for free forensic smart water marking for catalytic converters, as well as providing crime prevention advice to help people to protect their catalytic converter. More dates for smart water marking are to be confirmed.
- Bexhill – (Central, Collington, Kewhurst, Old Town & Worsham, Pebsham & St Michaels, Sackville, Sidley, St Marks and St Stephens): PCSO Darren Owen, PCSO Neil Holden, PCSO Roy Collins, PCSO Joe Winchester, PCSO Mollie Booth, PCSO Sarah Hunt.
- Battle – (Ashburnham and Penhurst, Battle, Netherfield and Telham, Bodiam, Brightling, Burwash, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Dallington, Etchingham, Ewhurst Green, Staplecross and Cripps Corner, Hooe, Hurst Green, Mountfield, Ninfield, Roberstbridge and Salehurst, Sedlescombe, Ticehurst, Stonegate and Flimwell and Whatlington): PCSO Laura Harrison, PCSO Rachel Scott, PCSO Sam Kemp, PCSO Emma Phillips, PCSO Daryl Holter.
- Rye – (Westfield, Three Oaks, Fairlight, Guestling, Broad Oak, Brede, Rye, Rye Foreign, Camber, Playden, Iden, Udimore, Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach, Pett, Northiam, Peasmarsh and Beckley): PCSO Rebekah Unicombe, PCSO Orla Lindsay, PCSO Demetrius Georghiou and PCSO Zoe Burden.
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Pett WI News from Belinda Wood, President
Although there was no general members’ meeting in August some of us were still involved in organising upcoming events including our return to the Pett Village Hall for our September meeting. We are also excited to be joining up with the Hastings & Ore WI to support the Macdonald Ward Courtyard Makeover appeal and are busy coordinating plans for a launch event to help with the necessary fundraising.
The makeover aims to create a secluded garden for its frail and elderly patients with dementia and somewhere lovely for visitors too! The plans include a new entrance directly off the ward for patients on foot, in wheelchairs and beds with safe surfaces and handrails, a re-learning step, seats in the fresh air, with shade, some sun, and some privacy. There will be lots of fresh air, plants to see and touch and a mural and sculpture to engage minds. The nursing and admin team at the ward have begun a series of fundraising challenges to raise money for their own courtyard makeover and have set up a Just Giving page for ease of sponsorship donations this can be found at https://justgiving.com/campaign/macdonaldcourtyard
Our own Pett WICAID (Community Aid) team continue to deliver items to the Rye Foodbank on a fortnightly basis and donations of goods have also been made to Dom’s Food Mission in Hastings. The need for support has sadly not gone away. When donating we would be so grateful if you could just check that items are still in date please. Our collection boxes are currently at:
- Pett Village Hall (Lobby)
- The Old Butcher’s Shop – Pett
- 1 Arthur’s Close, Pett Road, Pett
- Nanini Tal, Cliff End Lane, Pett Level
- Fairlight Post Office & Stores
- Midway, Commanders Walk, Fairlight
- The Barn, Shepherd’s Way, Fairlight
- The Firehills Cottage, Channel Way, Fairlight
- Tea beside the Orchard, Main Road, Icklesham
We collect non-perishable, in-date food (tins, packets, cartons), toiletries, sanitary products and household products. Or if you’d like to make a financial donation the Foodbank team can do the shopping for you; this can either be by cheque (made payable to Pett WI) and sent to our Treasurer Jane Sweaney at Oakhurst, Pett Road, Pett, TN35 4HG or made directly into the Pett WI bank (business) account – Lloyds Bank – Sort Code: 30-98-97 – Account No: 70587368 – with the reference for both as “Foodbank” please. Thank you.
A reminder, if you know of anyone who needs assistance from the Foodbank to please make contact with Rother District Citizens Advice & Representation Centre (HARC) on 0333 3440681 or email and they will be happy to help.
Events are picking up now that the autumn is here and the “Ladies that Munch Club” has a whole array of fabulous venues to look forward to visiting. The Book Club has also reformed. Members are encouraged to suggest and coordinate their own sub-groups at any time – details to the committee please.
Our membership is now full but please email to go on our waiting list and please follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with all our events. We usually meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Pett Village Hall.
Do come along and join us on Wednesday 6th October, 10 – 12. Coffee, cake, chat, books, jigsaws, 500 draw, Parish Council. Friends.
Anna and Vivien
The parish council met in September and, for the first time since early last year, there was a full attendance, although, with the exception of Councillor Keith Glazier, no members of the public. It would be good if parishioners came, even if only occasionally, to see how the council works.
At the meeting, it was agreed, subject to the approval of the land owner, to contract a tree surgeon to reduce some potentially dangerous trees between the allotments and the village hall and to approach landowners about replacing the stiles on one of the most used footpaths in the village. Part of the cost for the latter would be taken from the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy), which is paid by developers and distributed to parish councils. There was also discussion of several planning applications. I would remind you that these can, of course, be seen (and commented on) by anyone on the Rother Planning Portal (https://www.rother.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control).
Also discussed at the council meeting was the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and how the parish should mark this. The WI are holding a Big Village Lunch on Sunday 5 June and the possibility of a 1950s night has been suggested for the Friday or Saturday (both Thursday and Friday are bank holidays next year) and an event at the recreation ground on the Saturday. However, the council would welcome other suggestions and any comments on how the jubilee might be marked, either with an event or with something permanent, such as memorial bench. Please let the clerk or myself know as soon as possible if you have any ideas. Those running organisations in the village will also be approached to see if there is any scope for cooperation.
Another topic agreed in principle at the council meeting was to establish a community award, similar to that in other parishes. A small subcommittee was set up to produce terms of reference for consideration at the next council meeting.
I am pleased to say that the village thank-you event in early September was a success Over 100 people attended, with about 25 children. All the entertainment was enjoyed by both young and old and donations were requested to go to Samaritans, which organisation seemed appropriate in view of some of the views aired in last month’s parish news. £90.00 was paid to Samaritans as a result.
Following my report of the broken Chicken Rocker in the playground, Peter Felton has replaced the broken cockerel, only to find that a second one had been broken. This also will be replaced in due course. It is not clear whether the breakages are due to vandalism or simply inappropriate use of the apparatus. The PCSO has been asked to keep an eye on the playground, but, if you see the apparatus being misused, please let the clerk or myself know. Again, I would remind you that users of the playground should be under 12.
I am also pleased to say that we have a new dog bin at the village hall. It has taken some time to obtain this, but many thanks to Councillor Andrew Mier for his efforts, which have helped to achieve this.
Finally, can I remind you that events taking place in the parish can be advertised on both Pettnet and the parish Facebook page? If you are organising an event, please remember to send details, either as text or as an image, to the clerk, whose email is given at the end the parish news.
It is with sadness that we report Nicholas (Nick) Bacon sadly passed away last Thursday, Nick was a long standing member of Pett Church and was on the PCC for many years.
Our sympathies go to his wife Jo.
Please be aware that the following works will be carried out:-
Temporary Road Closure
U6968 Watermill Lane, Pett from its junction with the C23 Pett Road to the property known as Fairlight Wood Caravan Site, a distance of 535 metres.
To allow BT Openreach to carry out cabling works for a customer connection.
Works anticipated to take place from 8 November 2021 to 12 November 2021 (09:30 hours to 15:30 hours).
C23 Pett Road / Friars Hill – A259(T) White Hart Hill / Winchelsea Road / Rye Road / The Thorne / Main Road – U6968 Watermill Lane and vice versa.
Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works.
If you need to discuss this further please contact:
BT Openreach on 03700 500792