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.

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.

The winning design for this year’s Pett Level Preservation Trust Postcard Competition by Zoe aged 12.

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Rother Council: Public Conveniences

The latest from Rother on the reopening of public conveniences is this –

“For now we have opened a select number of disabled toilets in Bexhill, Battle and Rye for general use and also opened Camber Central PCs over the weekend.”

No mention of Pett Level I’m afraid.

Councillor Andrew Mier

Calling Rother Businesses

Pett Parish Council: Virtual Meeting 19 May 2020

The agenda for the Virtual Meeting of Pett Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 19 May at 7.30pm can be found here Pett Parish Council May 19 Agenda 2020

Thank you Pett Refuse Collectors

Last week the Pett bin men helped me when I was late getting the rubbish out. I always get a thumbs up and a smile through the kitchen window from them and think we probably take their work for granted in this difficult time.
My neighbour Chloe has drawn a lovely poster for me to stick on top of my bin next week! With Chloe’s permission (and her parents!) I have made the poster available here https://bit.ly/pettbinpic if anyone would like to put a copy on their bin to express the village’s appreciation. If you do not have a printer at home you could always draw your own thank you note!

Roger Smolski

Rother Reinstating Charges for Car Parks

Rother District Council are reinstating charges at their car parks from Monday 18 May 2020. Details can be found here https://www.rother.gov.uk/transport-roads-and-parking/car-parks/?utm_source=MyAlerts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200515

M23 Roadworks – Update

The latest update (16 May) on the roadworks on the M23 can be read here M23 Roadworks 160520

Rother Neighbourhood Watch: Scam Letter Warning

Rother Neighbourhood Watch have given details of a scam letter – details can be read here RNHW SCam 150520

Sussex Police Focus Remains on Core Policing Services

Police across Sussex will focus on their core role of preventing and detecting crime and protecting the most vulnerable, as people enjoy new freedom to spend more time outside.

More details can be read here Police 150520

Rother Neighbourhood Watch Weekly Update

The latest weekly update from Rother Neighbourhood Watch can be read here RNW 140520

The Glory of the Garden – A Poem for Lockdown!

Anna and Vivien have not written Library Notes this month but thought this Kipling poem was an appropriate replacement for  Library Notes given the gardening activity currently taking place in Pett and Pett Level!


Firstly, I hope that this message finds everyone well in our community. Secondly, may I thank you for your support and patience at this trying time and the wonderful spirit and tolerance observed around our village and beyond.
Now to the reason for my communication, the body of this message relates to how the recent government policy impacts upon the potential re-opening of the tennis court and reintroduction of members. In short I am pleased to report that the new guidelines announced by the government and with additional input from the sports’ governing bodies we are now in a position to invite membership and re-open the court from SATURDAY 16Th MAY @ 9am. 
The court is available to members of Pett Tennis Club and, at this time, will be limited to singles games – thus only 2 people on the court at any time. This allows for both games amongst household members or indeed with a member of another household whilst adhering to the 2m social distancing requirements presently in place. Members will be required to follow further rules on court usage which are fully outlined on the membership form which will be emailed to all wishing to join – all previous years memberships have now lapsed so even past members will need to complete this form.
Owing to recent restrictions imposed and the little preparation time available at present to our volunteers it is appreciated that the court is not in its best condition. As a result of this and a wish to encourage use of this village facility for the health and exercise benefits it can bring to our community at this time the 2020 membership rate has been cut to £20 per household. This allows use by any resident of your home until 1st May 2021 and will still allow for essential incidentals to be paid for to maintain the operation of the club at this time.
If you wish to join and use the court – from Saturday 16th – please email the address below and you will receive an online form to complete, upon receipt of the completed form payment and access details will be shared and your membership will be active.
It is hoped that many of you will enjoy the opportunity, now returned to us, to play outdoor sport once again – but as ever we ask that members are courteous to one another and ensure fair access to all so the most amount of people possible may benefit.
Be patient, keep safe and well – all my best wishes.
Stuart Ware
For membership please email –

Car Parks and Visiting Beaches: Advice from Rother District Council

Car parks

We stopped charging in our car parks during the height of the pandemic to reduce the risk of infection from use of the parking machines and to allow free and easy parking for key workers and families who were isolating at home. With Government restrictions now relaxed and allowing greater freedom of movement for exercise we will begin charging in our car parks from Monday 18 May.

The exception to this is Camber where we will only open Camber Central car park to allow local people to visit the area and park safely.


Don’t flock to our beaches, visitors warned

We are urging visitors not to travel to our beaches for days out following the changes to Government guidance.
With people now allowed to travel for exercise, we are concerned that an influx of people to Camber and Bexhill beaches could put the district’s residents and visitors themselves at risk.

As well high numbers of people flocking to the coast making social distancing impossible, there will be no lifeguard service at either beach until later in the season due to the RNLI being unable to roll out their normal seasonal lifeguard service.
We will continue to put contingencies in place to manage an increase of visitors to our beaches and are working with Sussex Police to ensure we can do everything in our power to protect local residents and local visitors.

Rother District Council

‘Hastings From The Pier’

“Hastings from The Pier” by Nigel Wade.
65 cm x 48 cm, watercolour.
Just finished, that was a mission!
Prints will be available.
#nigelwadeart #hastings #watercolour #hyperrealism

Shed Break-in: Pett Road (Sunday/Monday night)

We live at Mill Cottage on Pett Road near the church. We had our shed broken into on Sunday / Monday during the night (I believe) with 2 x chainsaws a blower (from my former life as a tree surgeon) and drill etc stolen. Best to let everyone know to keep things locked up. At the end of last week I had also noticed a tipper transit acting suspiciously along the road which drove off quickly when I approached. Keep safe and many thanks

Marcus Foster

Suspicious Email Reporting Service

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched the pioneering ‘Suspicious Email Reporting Service’ in April to make it easier than ever to flag suspicious emails – including those claiming to offer services related to coronavirus.

The National Cyber Security Centre has now revealed a range of fraudulent sites it has blocked with the help of the British public. More details can be read here NHW 110520

Shed break-in: Pett Road

Just to let neighbours aware that our garden shed was broken into sometime last night (Sunday). The padlock hasp was levered off and door hinges ripped. Fortunately nothing was stolen as we only keep some gardening tools, deckchairs and grand children’s beach toys in there.

Sue and Steve, Pett Road, Pett

M23 Roadworks Update

The latest update on the M23 roadworks can be read here M23 110520

Safe Space For Victims Re-Launched In Lockdown

‘Safe Space Sussex’ is an online directory of local victim services, created by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. In response to the ‘lockdown’ and concerns raised around crimes like Domestic Abuse, this site has been upgraded and a campaign has been launched on social media (@SussexPCC) to help victims covertly reach out for help whilst stuck in isolation – search #SafeSpaceSussex. Further details can be read here Safe Space For Victims Re

Hastings and Rother Police: Update

The latest update dated 8 May from Hastings and Rother Police can be read here Police 080520

VE Day Poppies at Pett Church