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.

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 Our village luncheon club, a HUB where our seniors from the village and surrounding areas can meet once a week.

 We have guest speakers, entertainment, refreshments and a 

Two-course meal, prepared at our beautiful Village Hall.

 Here comes the crux of the matter: we are struggling to find a replacement cook at short notice, so a plea is going out to the village and anyone reading this who may know of a person, possibly a retiree who would want a part time job, a day a week, to cook for up to 40 people and be involved in the community. This is a paid post. The project has a dedicated team assisting the cook in the kitchen, with the preparation and cleaning up.

 The cook works from 8am to 1.30pm on Tuesday and would be required to shop for the materials the night before, there is renumeration for this as well.

The applicant would need to be a driver unless they are within walking distance of the Hall and have a Food and Hygiene certificate, Level 2.

 So, Parishioners would you please wrack your brains, if you know of anyone who may fit the bill. We have advertised, networked and are struggling to find a cook. It may be an ex school cook, someone from the services or the hospitality industry. Please help!


Ann Nicholls  

Chairman, Pett Older People’s Project 


01424 813043   


e-mail: – pettbabe@gmail.com   



Pett Level Preservation Trust – Summer Garden Party

Pett Level Preservation Trust
Saturday 17th August at 1pm

Dower House, off Pett Level Rd TN35 4EE (Near Chick Hill Junction)

Members £12.50, Non-members £15.00 Incl. lunch & glass of fizz

Pay Bar & Music.

No dogs
Tickets: call Zana on 07768905489

Sharing Information on Incidents in Pett and Pett Level

In the last few months there has been a noticeable and regrettable increase in crime-related incidents in Pett and Pett Level. These include thefts of motor vehicles, tools and ornaments etc stolen from gardens, break-ins, sheep killed by dogs, unwanted cold-callers, and suspicious individuals being seen.

This development has led to calls from some in the community for the establishment of a Neighbourhood Watch. The issue was discussed at the meeting of the Pett Parish Council at its meeting on 21 May. Whilst sharing the concerns of those who would like to see a Neighbourhood Watch in Pett and Pett Level, the Council recognised that this would take a considerable amount of organisation and would need enthusiastic individuals to lead it.

The Council noted that the Parish Council’s Pett Facebook page (which now has over 150 members, a number that grows on a weekly basis) and the Pett on the Net website already carry details about some of these incidents. The Facebook page and website are a quick and an effective way of alerting the community to problems. The Council thought it would be useful to encourage the use of the Facebook page and website as vehicles for reporting incidents. In doing so, the Council noted that the current protocols published on the Facebook page should apply to the arrangement. These are:

1. The Facebook page for residents of Pett, Pett Level and the surrounding area. It complements the Pett on the Net website – www.pettnet.org.uk. It is a great place to share photos (old and new), local stories and events, up to date information, lost and found etc. The rules are:

a. No personal attacks on other members, aggression or bad language – Please! No political posts

b. Any posts that are considered inappropriate will be deleted by the administrators

2. To reflect the use of the forums for reporting and sharing information on incidents, the following will be added to the protocols:

a. Facebook and the Pett on the Net website are an effective way of informing members of the community about possible criminal activity. In reporting and exchanging information on incidents, possible criminal acts etc, those posting should remember that where appropriate the Police should be informed immediately and their advice taken, and care must be taken not to libel individuals, or name suspects without the agreement of the Police. If you want further advice on the appropriateness of a post etc, please contact the Facebook Administrator and Pett on the Net website manager Tim Rothwell – 07850 469314; tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk

b. If you prefer, you can contact Tim Rothwell and he will be happy to put your post on Facebook and/or Pett on the Net.

David Penfold, Chair, Pett Parish Council

Theft of silver antiques

Police in Hastings are investigating a house burglary in which silver antiques valued at more than £50,000 were stolen.
The house in Westfield Lane, Hastings, was broken into overnight between Sunday 9 June and Monday 10 June while the occupants were sleeping and a large number of silver antiques were stolen, including candlesticks, cutlery and christening mugs.
Detective Constable Tessa Warren said; “Many of the items are of great sentimental value and included engravings and inscriptions.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have been offered distinctive silver items in the days following this burglary, and to anyone else who may have any information.
“If you can help please contact us by calling 101, quoting serial 303 of 10/06.
“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Pett and Pett Level News – July 2019 Edition

You can download and read the July 2019 edition of Pett & Pett Level News here

Sussex Police Launch Recruitment Drive

Monday 17th June 2019

Sussex Police launches Police Officer recruitment drive, applications now open (closing date 01/07/2019)

As a result of the increased funding to the precept from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sussex Police launch their latest recruitment drive today and are looking for people who have got what it takes to join them on the front-line as a Police Officer.

Being a Police Officer is one of the most personally rewarding, challenging and diverse careers available. Tackling crime, taking knives off the streets, engaging and educating young people and being the person everyone looks towards for help; no two days are the same.

Officers are dedicated to keeping communities safe and feeling safe, identifying and protecting vulnerable people, preventing and responding to harm. It is a vital role in our mission to protect and serve the people of Sussex. Which is why we are looking for people who have the judgment to make quick decisions; are confident to be the first person in; have the compassion and empathy to help those in need; who will have their colleagues back no matter what and the resilience to serve our community every single day.

In return, successful recruits are promised a good starting salary, great training experiences, opportunities for progression through the ranks or within specialist fields such as detective, firearms and public protection and the pride that comes from helping others.

A first for Sussex Police, individuals can now join as an officer through one of two new entry routes, created by the College of Policing with the demands of modern day policing in mind. Launching in Sussex in December 2019, the police constable degree apprenticeship offers three-year apprenticeship programme where individuals will study towards a degree in professional policing practice. The Degree Holder Entry Programme is aimed at existing degree holders of any subject area and will launch in early 2020. Offering a two-year practice based programme, individuals receive a level six graduate diploma in professional policing practice.

Chief Constable Giles York said: I am delighted Sussex Police is launching this recruitment drive for the next three years to find the next generation of police officers. As a result of the precept increase, I am pleased to welcome applications for our 2020 police officer cohorts. The public will see more policing where it is needed most, always prioritising areas where communities face the greatest challenges.

I believe being a police officer is one of the most personally rewarding, challenging and diverse careers available. It will appeal to those who want to make a difference, offering a lifetime of opportunities and I am particularly appealing to those who may never have thought policing was for them.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: I am pleased that the recruitment window is open again for police officers in Sussex, continuing our biggest recruitment drive in 10 years. It is also encouraging that every successful applicant will be accepted through the new entry routes, making them even better equipped to face the challenges of modern day policing.

I know from speaking extensively to residents that they value their police force very highly and they want to see more visible policing in the areas where they live and work. Sussex residents deserve the very best police force and I am confident that we will attract high calibre candidates who will serve all our communities well. If you feel you have what it takes and want to play your part, we look forward to receiving your application.

For more information, and to apply today, visit: https://www.lumesse-engage.com/policejobssurreyandsussex/jobs/police-constable-sxp-cmpg00113-1

Sussex Police

Your local teams
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Message Sent By
Jeremy Glew-Deval (Police, Prevention Support and Engagement Officer, Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden)

Overnight Burglaries

We have had some reports of overnight burglaries.
Entry has been via insecure doors and windows.
We are not able to share specific areas due to data protection but please take some time to lock up and check your security before going to bed.

Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Pett WI – June Update

The June Update for Pett WI can be found on the WI page here

Eventistry Craft Fayres and Events

Pett Level Preservation Trust Postcard Design Winner

Lois Hall, Treasurer of the Pett Level Preservation Trust, has posted the following:

‘Cat on canal bank’ by Esme aged 5, winner of this year’s Pett Level Preservation Trust postcard design competition.

The postcards will be on sale for £1 at the beach club and other village venues over the summer months. All proceeds to the Pett Level Preservation Trust.

Bogus phone calls and visits: advice from Sussex Police

Sussex Police urge residents to remain vigilant to bogus phone calls and visitors.
Police have received nine reports in just under two weeks of people falling victim to courier fraud.
In each case residents have been called or visited by someone purporting to be from Dyno-Rod, a national plumbing and drainage company, claiming emergency work was required on tree roots that are causing damage to sewers and a cash deposit was needed to hire the required equipment.
On Monday, June 3 a woman in Hove received a phone call asking for payment for the equipment. A man came round shortly after to collect her card and £250 was withdrawn.
On the same day a woman in Hove received a similar phone call with the request for payment. No money was handed over.
On Tuesday (June 4) two Worthing and a Brighton woman were targeted both on the phone and in person. No money was handed over. On the same day a Worthing man handed over £450 to a man who stated money was required to fix a drainage issue.
On Wednesday (June 5) a Brighton woman received a phone call asking for payment but she checked with the council who confirmed it was a scam. No money was handed over..
On Thursday (June 6) a disabled woman in Worthing handed over her card and PIN to pay for the deposit of the equipment. A total of £1,800 was taken from the account before the card was stopped.
Police have been providing support, including advice and assistance on prevention measures.
PC Bernadette Lawrie, the Sussex Police Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer said; “Remember – no police officer, or bank staff on the phone, will ever ask for your bank details or for cash. Don’t give your details or cash to anyone in these circumstances!
“Luckily the majority of the victims realised something didn’t feel quite right and made contact with a professional body who confirmed the matter was a scam.
“For further advice and information on preventing this type of fraud, click the link for the Sussex Police website.”

Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


A burglary has been reported in your neighbourhood

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about the below incident please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Location: Bexhill Area

Details:  We have received a number of reports of Burglaries that have been reported within the Bexhill area.

We are urging people to secure your property.

Please follow our advice via the link below.

Visit our Website for burglary prevention advice

Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure web-sites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Message Sent By
Ben Carslake (Police, Prevention Support & Engagement Officer, Sussex)

Reported theft of a drill

Just to report a theft from a locked vehicle on Pett Road. A HILTI SDS drill taken. Stolen between 10pm Sunday night and 7am Monday morning.

Katie Warren

Oil Tank Break-In


Message from Rother Neighbourhood Watch

We are residents of Catsfield and in the early hours of Monday morning (3am Sunday night), we were alerted by our dog to an intruder in our back garden trying to break into our oil tank.

My husband scared the intruder off by banging on the window but we wanted to make other residents aware to keep an eye on your garden security, protect your oil tanks and be vigilant to this type of activity.

This isn’t the first time this has happened to us, and we have secured gates to our property.

The intruders are coming across adjacent fields and running pipes from cars parked away from the property, displaying a high level of premeditation and determination.


East Sussex Highways: Roadworks, Old Church Road, Hastings

ROADWORKS: Old Church Road, Hastings

What works are taking place?

We will be carrying out carriageway patching works on Old Church Road, Hastings.

When will these works start?

Work will start on Thursday 20th June 2019 and continue for 2 days.

We will be returning to carry out surface dressing works later in the year. We will write to you nearer the time with a date.

Road closure information

Old Church Road will be closed to through traffic between 7am and 5pm from Lancaster Road to Battle Road.


Traffic will be diverted via Battle Road, Blackman Avenue, Marline Road, Tile Barn Road, Lancaster Road and vice versa.

Courier Fraud – Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert

BBC Radio 4 Appeal Supports Crimestoppers