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
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 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.
Cliff End – Morning Light
Photo courtesy of David Lambert
Self-isolation support grants
From Friday, people who are on low incomes and are required to self-isolate can access a new support payment via our website or by contacting our Customer Service colleagues.
Under the scheme a payment of £500 will ensure that those on low incomes are able to self-isolate without worry about their finances.
Those who start to self-isolate from 28 September will receive backdated payments.
To be eligible residents must:
- have been asked to self-isolate (on or after 28 September) by NHS Test and Trace either because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
- be employed or self-employed
- be unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
- be currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit
The payment will be made in one lump sum and will be subject to Income Tax.
In order to apply residents will need to provide the following evidence:
- A notification from NHS Test & Trace asking you to self-isolate (including your unique ID number)
- A bank statement
- Proof of employment, or if you are self-employed, self-employment assessment returns, trading income and proof that you cannot work from home and will lose income as a result.
There is also a discretionary fund for individuals who meet the above criteria but are not receiving a qualifying benefit.
Applicants must also meet the following additional criteria in order to qualify for a payment from this scheme:
- Are suffering financial hardship as a result of having to self-isolate
- Have less than £3000 in capital or savings
- Normally earning more than £80 per week but less than £290 per week
I am writing with further news regarding the East Sussex Highways works in the Fairlight area and its effect on bus services.
I understand that the re-surfacing work that commenced last Monday has been proceeding well despite the wet weather. You will recall that this was generally working westwards. We understand that the work is due to clear the Lower Coastguard Lane junction imminently, as scheduled, with work continuing in Fairlight Road west of there from next Monday.
Accordingly, we have told Hams Travel to resume extending the relevant journeys on the 901 shuttle bus timetable to/from Lower Coastguard Lane from Monday 12 October. The section of route between there and Fairlight Cove had to be withdrawn from 22 September to permit ‘haunching’ works which were then followed by the re-surfacing activities over the last week. The afternoon journey on service 347 that serves Fairlight will also be extended again to Lower Coastguard Lane from the same date.
East Sussex County Council
Sussex Police is marking Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 10 – 17) by highlighting the impact of the crime, and urging people to report it so offences can be investigated and victims can be supported.
Further details can be read here Hate Crime Will Not Be Tolerated In Sussex
Sussex Police are launching a third external campaign for two weeks, this time focusing on how they work with partner organisations to tackle modern slavery offences in our communities. Details can be read here Tackling Modern Slavery In Sussex
The latest (9 October) weekly report from Hatings and Rother Police can be read here Police 091020
The latest update (9 October) on the M23 roadworks can be found here M23 091020
Details of free webinars on staying safe on-line can be read here Webinars
Councillor Sam Coleman, Chair of Rother District Council’s Anti-Poverty Task and Finish Group would like as part of their work
- Written or recorded testimonials/stories/First hand experiences of poverty from residents.
- Any resident feedback about the council’s services in relation to poverty and service accessibility.
- Examples of casework relating to issues of poverty.
(These can of course be anonymised)
Further details can be read here
This is Gillian Quick who knitted the squares and crocheted them together – we are making several of these to send to Knit for Peace who distributes items like these to women’s refuges, refugee drop-in centres, prisons, community groups and hospices as well as developing countries and refugee camps.
Each item requires 112 squares of knitting so if anyone would like to help there is wool available – details also in the Pett and Pett Level News.
Details on a flu campaign for Sussex this winter can be found here Sussex CCGs Flu partner briefing 05.10.20
The September monthly report from Rother Police can be read here Police 30092020 Rother
The latest update – 3 October – on the M23 roadworks can be read here M23 031020
The October Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter can be read here Neighbourhood Watch October Our News Newsletter Is Here
The latest update (2 October 2020) from Hastings and Rother Police can be read here Police 021020
Details of changes to the bus service arrangements for Fairlight on Monday 5 October can be read here Bus service arrangements for Fairlight