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.

Pett Road, 19 February

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Advice on Cold Calling

Rother Neighbourhood Watch have issued advice on how to deal with cold callers. You can read it here Neighbourhood Watch 170220

Village Quiz Night – 15 February


On Saturday 15th February almost 100 people braved Storm Dennis and congregated at the Village Hall for Quiz Night,

The idea came from Heather Godwin and Wendy Burgess as a fundraiser for the Churches of Pett. Heather organised the event, set the questions and hosted the evening.

The hall was full and a wonderful community atmosphere prevailed.

The total amount raised was an amazing £602.50. All of this will be gratefully received by the churches and used to keep the buildings repaired and running.

The total was boosted by the fact that Rod Rolfe and David Burgess paid for the hire of the Village Hall. This is an extremely generous act and much appreciated.

In addition to this our favourite Quizmaster Ray Barden returned to give us a brilliant and entertaining evening – even if some of us were not too good with the answers.

My sincere thanks go to Heather, Wendy, Rod, David and Ray and also to the scorers – Jeanette, Carol and Stella. Also to Rod for the tricky task of maintaining the scoreboard.

Well done everyone, we look forward to the next one!!!

Gill Plank


Community Library Notes: February 2020

Community Library Notes
We were very busy in February, with a high attendance at the Coffee Morning due, in particular, to a presentation being made to Phil and Eve Button on their retirement from the Butcher’s Shop and to thank them for their contribution to village life. Thank you, Phil and Eve.
Thanks also to Jenny for her fun Valentine crafting session. Some of the very pretty bookmarks produced will be available at the next library in return for a donation to village hall funds.
Knit and Crochet Corner is going strongly and has presented us with another WI project – Knit for Peace UK, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust. Information is on their website www.knitforpeace.org.uk. Pett WI is particularly interested in their project involving knitting (or crocheting) squares on the diagonal. Please check this out with Pett WI or come and pick up a pattern at the Coffee Morning.
Any Dream Will Do is not just a TV talent contest; it is also a book by Debbie Macomber and is our reader recommendation this month. ‘An absorbing delight to read’, which also comes with a Good Housekeeping recommendation and is to be found in your Community Library – along with a host of other interesting books and a new selection, which proved very popular this month. And we have a sparkling new assortment of books for children of all ages. Asterix anyone?
David Penfold, Chair of Pett Parish Council is now available for your questions and comments at the Coffee Morning and brings with him books for sale which are written and published locally. His titles include The Fallen of Pett by Martin King and David Breakell and Pett in Sussex, the story of a village, its church and people (nearly a thousand years of history) by John N C Taylor. These are for sale and are completely separate from the lending library.
Next Community Library and Coffee Morning is from 10 – 12 at Pett Village Hall on Wednesday 4th March. Hope to see you there!
Anna and Vivien

Pett Allotments AGM – 31 March

STORM DENNIS: Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch and Sussex Police

Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch and Sussex Police on taking action in the light of Storm Dennis this weekend can be found here Storm Dennis


Sussex Police: Hastings and Rother Update – 14 February 2020

The latest update from Sussex Police in relation to Hastings and Rother can be read here Police 140220

M23 Roadworks Update: 14 February

Pett on the Knit

A new page has been created on Pett on the Net –  Pett on the Knit – where this and future patterns will be available.


Pett Bowls Club: New Players Needed

Theft of Key Safe

Details from Rother Neighbourhood Watch about a recent theft of a key safe in Bexhill can be read here  Key Safe Theft

Marguerite MacLean: Keyboard Player and Vocalist

Marguerite MacLean


GRAND FINALIST of HARD ROCK CAFE’S WORLDWIDE MUSIC COMPETITION with excellent reviews. From Irish Descent Marguerite as a British National, born in Africa has brought her Global experience in Music and Education.
Allow her creative Musical Expression to uplift your mood! As a mother of three grown-ups and four grandchildren with an amazing life story sprinkled with adventures, these songs capture some precious moments. Plenty of performance experience.
‘Marguerite’s many life experiences has given the life and depth to her 50 original compositions registered with COMPASS (Composers and Authors Society of Singapore. As a gifted Educator, Musician and Therapist, Marguerite MacLean has a passion for Climate Change Awareness and Peace and Harmony in the world today. Allow her soothing voice and lyrics to relax and bring unique harmony to your day or night.  Thoughtfully composed to help you unwind from hectic lifestyles and lift your spirits. “Marguerite has a wide and varied repertoire suitable for all occasions. Sensitively played and beautifully sung with a number of recordings to her name.” K. Robson. B.Mus (Hons) Dip A.B.R.S.M.’

Quantum Magnetic Resonance Testing

Marguerite MacLean has recently moved to Guestling and is a Body Scans and Reflexology Therapist.
She can offer this service to groups as well as individuals. If your group would like to discuss this with Marguerite, please contact her at marguerite4music@gmail.com
Details of how Quantum Magnetic Resonance Testing works can be read here Quantum Magnetic Resonance Testing
Marguerite MacLean’s link to the Federation of Holistic Therapists Directory Service can be read here Marguerite MacLean

Sussex Police Update: 7 February 2020

The latest Update Bulletin from Sussex Police can be read here Sussex Police Bulletin 70220

Bentley’s Fish Bar

Simon Gentry has posted the following on the Pett Facebook page

Bentley’s Fish Bar
Pett Level Road

Hi can anyone please help me I trying to find out more details of a Fish Bar / Fish and Chip shop that I believe was called “Bentley’s Fish Bar “
I believe it was on Pett Level Road Winchelsea
In the 1960’s
If you have any memories of this please can you let me know also I would really love to see any pictures that you may with have the Fish Bar in them
I believe it was owned and run by a local family of the name Bentley
Many thanks

You can reply to Simon on the Facebook page here Pett Facebook Page

News from Pett Methodist Church

After a busy Christmas season we are preparing to do some essential work on our building. The original chapel, built 1848 is very damp. This is now causing some problems, so work should be starting in March to repair brickwork and pointing and replace the false ceiling and improve damp-proofing on the walls. While all this is happening the Post Office will still be open, but you will find Anthea in the church itself, so entry will be via the main door.

The fair trade stall will also be in the church so you can still purchase items.

Village Voices and band rehearsals will continue as usual.

Along with this important work we have plans to open the well that is in the garden. We have started but it is going to be quite a job, so will probably take much of the summer!

McColls who run our outreach Post Office contacted us to find help for Anthea before Christmas to help her unload and load her gear. This we did with many thanks to all the volunteers who stepped forward.

Jigsaw Puzzle Evening: We have just trialled this new idea and although a lot of people wondered whether it would work we had a great evening. I must admit it was the first time I had offered refreshments and been ignored, due to the concentration. Thank you to all those who came and yes we will repeat it!

A Date for your Diary: Friday June 5th. There will be a concert by Jonathan Viera at the Village Hall. He is an amazing singer/songwriter, who has toured the world during his career. More information and tickets will be available soon.

Dates coming up:

Lent study for all!: In the Methodist Church, 4 Wednesdays in March, 7-30pm.

Palm Sunday April 5th: Donkey procession through the village 10am followed by worship at 10-45.

Good Friday, April 10th, Procession from the Methodist Chapel to the Parish Church.

Easter Sunday April 12th: Easter breakfast, 9am. (Book with Wendy)Egg hunt and Worship at 10-45am.

Wendy Hatch

500 Club Winners – January 2020

Eve and Phil Button Retirement Presentation

At the Pett Coffee Morning at the Village Hall on 5 February, the community made a presentation of  garden chairs and membership of English Heritage to Eve and Phil Button on the occasion of their retirement to thank them for all they have done for the village over the years.

Carol Pecorini made the cake. The photos of the cake and Eve and Phil are courtesy of Jen Grist. 



Fairlight History Group – Provisional Programme 2020