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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
Sussex Police are reminding residents in East Sussex to be on the alert for unwanted and bogus callers.
The warning came after three men called on an elderly lady in Pevensey, at about midday on Wednesday 9 May saying they were from the ‘River Board’ and needed to check her tap water for possible contamination. They were in the house for several minutes, attempting to distract her with various requests to fill up receptacles as they were about to turn the water supply off, but she became suspicious of them and they eventually left, empty-handed.
Investigator Bernadette Peters said: “This was a clear attempt to distract the lady and steal from her, probably cash, but they must have realised that she suspected them, and cut their losses by leaving. But we are warning other residents to look out for this trio, or for any similar attempts. Don’t let cold callers of any kind into your home. Keep them out and tell us if you think they may be planning to steal. Ring 101 or 999. You can also contact us if you recognise the descriptions of these men.”
All the suspects are described as white. One was in his late twenties, wearing slim fitting black trousers, a black V-neck jumper, a black peaked baseball style cap, a mauve lanyard and grey gardening-style gloves with a blue zig-zag style pattern down to the fingers. The second man was in his 40’s, 6′ with thick dark brown hair, clean shaven, wearing a dark suit with a thick black outer jacket and thick trousers which looked out of place as it was such a warm day. The third man was aged about 18, of stocky build with thick dark brown hair similar to the second man and possibly related.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Pett Village Hall Committee held on Monday 14 May 2018, a new Management Committee was elected. The six members elected, and their roles where appropriate, are:
Fran Pitts (Secretary)
Tim Rothwell (Bookings and Website Manager)
Richard Smith (Treasurer)
Carol Glasson and Carol Pecorini are existing members, whilst the other four are new.
As a result of the election, Pett Village Hall will remain open for business, which is good news for the community.
However, the constitution provides for 8 members, and so far there are only six. The new Management Committee would therefore love to hear from anyone who would like to join the Committee so that the two vacancies can be filled. The new Committee has yet to elect a Chairman or Vice-Chairman. There are also a few other roles which still need to be filled by members of the Committee.
It has also been agreed that the separate website for the Village Hall will be closed soon, and its content has already been transferred to Pett on the Net. Information about the hall, bookings procedures and forms, and details about the 500 Club, are now available at https://www.pettnet.org.uk/pett-village-hall
There is also a new email address for bookings: email@example.com, along with a new telephone number – 07850 469314. The existing address and number will remain in place for a few weeks until the separate Pett Village Hall website closes.
The next meeting of the Village Hall Committee will be held at Pett Village Hall on Monday 4 June at 7.00pm, and you will be very welcome to attend, especially if you’d like to become a member of the Committee!
Finally, the new Committee is very grateful for all the help and support we have received from the outgoing team, and would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication over the years. We hope we are able to continue with the success they have achieved.
PETT VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The latest news about Project Remember, and the success of the campaign to raise the money it needs, can be read here on the War Memorial Fund Page.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a van in Rye.
The incident, involving a black KTM Duke and a red Vauxhall Combo, occurred on the B2089 Udimore Road about 12.02pm on Tuesday (8 May).
The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old man from Crowborough, was airlifted to Kings College Hospital in London with serious but not life-threatening injuries, where he remains at this stage.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 101, quoting Operation Alderton.
Sussex Police have issued the following warning about burglaries in domestic properties:
‘We have had reports over the last few days of properties in Brede being the targets of day time burglary’s.
Please follow our advice of keeping your property secure even more so during the hot weather as open doors and windows are an open invite for any burglar.
Please follow the below link for more Burglary advice.
Sussex Police have issued the following warning about vehicle break-ins:
We have had reports of vehicle break-ins across Hastings & Rother.
Items have been left on display in vehicles which has caused a spike in this type of crime.
Please take your valuables with you when you leave your vehicle – don’t be tempted to leave them behind.
Sussex Police have issued the following warning about a courier scam:
We have had a number of reports of courier scams across Hastings & Rother.
The scammer poses as a police officer on the telephone and tells victims to withdraw money from the bank then have it collected.
Police officers would never ask you for money.
Some people have lost nearly £5,000 by falling for this scam.
If you get a call such as this – please do not part with any money and call us as soon as possible to report it.
With the relaunch of Pett on the Net, and the decision of the webmaster for the the separate website for the Pett Village Hall – www.pettvillagehall.org.uk/ – to relinquish his role for work reasons, the Village Hall site is closing down soon. The key information on that site can now be found on Pett on the Net under the main page – Pett Village Hall – here
Under the sub-headings of the main page you will find details of
- The 500 Club
- Regular Events at the Village Hall
- Booking procedures
- History and Location of the Hall
The separate Village Hall website will not be updated any longer and we will let you know when the Village Hall site has been finally discontinued.
On page 23 of the May Pett and Pett Village News – available here – you will find an update on the Pett on the Net website and the new Facebook page to accompany the site.
We are very grateful for all the contributions we have received so far from members of the community, but could do with a lot more – especially news of the various sporting associations in the village and photos, articles, etc on the history of the villages.
For the latest news on the 2018 Flower Show, its 70th anniversary, to be held on Saturday 28 July, go here
The Editor has uploaded the digital version of the May edition of Pett and Pett Level News here
The printed copy of the magazine is of course being distributed to households in the village in the usual way.
Wendy Hatch has provided a news update for the Pett Methodist Chapel, including details of the 170th anniversary service and a forthcoming barn dance – available here
Village Voices have been enjoying a fun time learning some songs for the Craft Fair that took place in Pett in March and we are now preparing for the Show in aid of the Royal British Legion at the Fairlight Lodge Hotel on June 16th, 3pm.
Two visits are planned to Grosvenor House retirement home. The first being on July 12th and the November 10th.
We will then put in an appearance at Fairfest on July 29th. Don’t miss us! Then a visit to MOPPs on 31st August.
All new members are welcome as always. If you are not sure that your voice or musicality isn’t good enough, do not worry. We want people who can enjoy singing!
Meetings are most Mondays at Pett Methodist Chapel, 7-30pm. Subs = £1.50.
See our Pett on the Net page here