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.
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.
Bookings for Pett Village Hall for 2020 are coming in quite fast now. These include the regular events but also one-off events. For example, there are now no whole weekends available in September 2020.
I am currently putting the calendar together for 2020 and I will put this on-line as soon as possible.
But in the meantime, if you are thinking of hiring the Hall for a special event next year, it might be a good idea to get in touch with me now to see if the Hall is available on the date(s) you are considering and make a reservation.
Pett Village Hall Bookings Manager
Angela Hawksley has updated the Friends of Pett Church page. It can be read here
Mike Wilkins, the Editor, has uploaded the September edition of Pett & Pett Level News. It can be read here
Wendy Hatch has reported that Pett Post Office will be open as usual at the Methodist Church this Thursday 22 August from 12.30pm – 3.00pm as cover has been found for Anthea who looks after the Post Office. Anthea will be back on Thursday 29 August. (Monday 26 August is a Bank Holiday and the Post Office will not be open.)
ARC has its own page on Pett on the Net here
It’s only 18 months since Sandra Goodsell suggested setting up a Facebook Page for Pett. We now have 200 members. Here’s to the next 200!
Belinda Wood’s August Pett WI report can be read here
Please note – a date for the diary!
Starting at 7.15pm, before the Parish Council Meeting (which will start an hour later) on Tuesday 17 September at Pett Village Hall , Edward Kemp, Chairman & Sussex Police Volunteer, Rother Neighbourhood Watch, has kindly agreed to discuss the possibility of establishing a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme for Pett and Pett Level and perhaps the surrounding villages. More details to follow shortly.
|As many of you will be aware, Neighbourhood Watch is a community-run independent charity covering around 100,000 households in Sussex. The Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner works closely with Neighbourhood Watch to strengthen links between Sussex Police and local residents, and also to promote public and community safety. Members are also included in the PCC’s focus groups.
The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, regularly runs polls to seek public opinion on a range of topics. This month, to highlight this strand of partnership working, she is running a poll to ask which area of Neighbourhood Watch activity you think is most important.
This is the quick link to the poll: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/have-your-say/ . Then just click on a button to indicate the area of Neighbourhood Watch work that you think is most important. You will get instant feedback on the voting.
We appreciate that many people are rightly cautious about clicking links in E-mails. You can also find the poll on the PCC’s website https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/ , then click on Get involved, and then scroll down to Have your say.
Please help us by taking this one click poll.
|Message Sent By
Derek Pratt (Sussex) (NHWN, Administrator, Sussex)
Public Rights of Way (aka footpaths and bridleways)
I hope many of you are taking advantage of our lovely summer weather to enjoy the wonderful network of public rights of way that criss-cross our local area. As you may be aware, each local authority (in our case East Sussex County Council) has a statutory duty to maintain public rights of way in conjunction with the landowners over whose property they cross. This involves everything from signage, stiles, gates, bridges and clearing paths to dealing with legal matters such as requests for diversions and blocked footpaths. Did you know that it is estimated that there is staggering total of more than 140,000 miles of public rights of way in England and Wales be maintained? But there are continuing threats to this wonderful resource – paths become blocked and fall into disuse as a result, or they become unused because of difficulty of access – collapsing stiles, poor signage, crop cover etc. So everyone who values access to the countryside needs to keep vigilant.
The East Sussex Rights of Way team do a wonderful job in protecting rights of way in our county, but in these days of budget cuts and austerity they are keen to encourage local communities to get involved to help them with this work. Parishes can form local groups either under the auspices of ESCC who help with training and advice and provide legal protection or on a more informal local basis, possibly with the help of the Parish Council. At the moment we have four volunteers including myself plus the assistance of our parish clerk, but it is yet to be decided whether we become a formal ESCC group. The group could undertake tasks such as footpath clearance, replacing some signage and mending stiles, plus keeping an eye on the general state of footpaths in our area. Obviously we would work with ESCC Rights of Way and respect the rights of local landowners. I also envisage that at some stage we could extend our activities to provide information on possible local walks, perhaps through our village website.
So what can you do to help us to maintain and protect footpaths locally?
Join our group (contact me on email@example.com or 01424 812249) for more information.
If you don’t want to join the group, help us by telling us about any issues you come across (a missing sign, a wobbly stile for example). If you are not sure whether the path is in our parish, don’t worry we can pass the information on if it is not. Please use the contact details above.
Report issues yourself directly to East Sussex via the easy to use Rights of Way ‘Report a Problem’ form. There is a useful interactive map to help you locate the number of the path and stile, gate or bridge. https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/countryside/rightsofway/map/. There is a link to reporting a problem on this page.
The Ramblers Association also have a Pathwatch campaign https://www.ramblers.org.uk/bigpathwatch through which problems can be reported.
Rights of Way Co-ordinator