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 email@example.com
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.
The Two Sawyers features in a newly published book, ‘East Sussex Smugglers’ Pubs, by Terry Townsend.
The history of the pub is explained, along with pictures from the present-day, including one of what the book describes as ‘the friendly bar, the hub of this popular pub’, complete with customers!
The book is published by PIXZ Books, and copies, price £9.99, are available from Marc at the Two Sawyers.
Sussex Police have issued the following appeals for witnesses to two recent accidents.
Hit-and-run driver sought after collision near Sedlescombe
Police are investigating a hit-and-run collision on the B2244 Beech Farm Road, Cripps Corner, close to its junction with Compasses Lane, in which a motorcyclist heading south towards Sedlescombe, was struck by a car travelling in the same direction which failed to stop.
The incident occurred at 3.25pm on Wednesday (6 June).
A 29-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea, riding a 125cc Lifan motorcycle, sustained serious hand injuries and grazing, and was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards.
The car involved, a dark blue or black vehicle, failed to stop.
PC Becky Knight, of the East Sussex roads policing unit, said: “I’m appealing for the driver of that vehicle, anyone who saw what happened or who may have relevant dash-cam footage, to come forward.”
Police can be contacted by phoning 101, quoting serial 850 of 6/06.
Witnesses sought to fatal collision between a car and motorcycle, A259 Barnhorn Road, Hooe
Police are appealing for witnesses after a car and a motorcycle were in collision at the junction of the A259 Barnhorn Road and Green Lane, Hooe, west of Bexhill-on-Sea, at 8.20am on Thursday (7 June)
The motorcyclist, a 55-year-old man from the Eastbourne area, sustained critical injuries. He was flown to King’s College Hospital, London, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance, but sadly died.
The car driver, a 41-year-old man from Battle driving a Volkswagen Polo, was also injured and was taken to the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea, for treatment.
The A259 was closed between the roundabouts at Wallsend, Pevensey and Little Common, Bexhill. Green Lane and nearby Coneyburrow Lane were also shut to traffic.
Sergeant Neil Cox, of the Sussex roads policing unit, said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened, who noticed either vehicle shortly before the collision or who may have dash-cam footage of the incident.
They’re asked to contact us by phoning 101 quoting Operation Cairngorm.”
He added: “We’d also like to thank motorists whose journeys were disrupted because of the necessity to close roads while this sadly tragic incident was being dealt with. Their patience and understanding is much appreciated.”
A new page has been created – Pett Cricket Club and Pett Piranhas – here
The page contains the fixture list for Pett Cricket Club 1st and 2nd XIs, as well as a report on the Pett Piranhas’, the junior section of the club, recent tour to Nantes.
It is with enormous pleasure that we can announce that in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published today (9 June) Ray Barden has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his services to the community in Pett.
Amongst the many other contributions Ray has made to the village, and until his recent decision not to stand for election again, Ray has been a member of the Pett Village Hall Committee for some forty years, including time as Chair.
Many congratulations Ray – the honour is well-deserved and the people of Pett are very grateful to you for all you have done for them.
The new Management Committee of the Pett Village Hall met for the first time on Monday 4 June 2018. There are now the necessary eight members/management trustees as set out in the constitution. Steps are being taken to register these with the Charity Commission to ensure that the Village Hall is fully compliant with the requirements of the Commission. A Chair and Vice-Chair have also been elected.
The members of the committee are as follows:
Fran Pitts (Secretary)
Tim Rothwell (Chair, Bookings and Website Manager)
Richard Smith (Treasurer)
Mike Wilkins (Vice-Chair)
An update report on the Pett Village Hall Committee’s activities following the meeting on 4 June can be found here
The latest news about Project Remember can be read here
Rother Neighbourhood Watch have reported that a suspicious man was seen on Chick Hill, Pett Level at 13.04 on Monday 4 June 2018.
If you have any further information on this incident please call Sussex Police on 101 quoting reference number SXP-20180604-0599.
Rother Neighbourhood Watch have a website http://www.rothernhw.co.uk/
Barrie Hall has posted the following on the Pett on the Net Facebook page. He has agreed that his post should also be included on the Pett on the Net website.
I was adopted by Kathleen Hall, nee Soul. She was from Pett, her sisters were Peggy, Hilda & Ilene. My mum was born on 7th June 1927. Nee Soul and before that Monk. Anyone left who remembers those names? Any information would be gratefully received, thank you.
If you can help Barrie, please contact him through the Facebook page here
The separate website for Pett Village Hall https://www.pettvillagehall.org.uk has now closed. The Pett Village Hall Committee, both past and present, are very grateful to Jason Thomas for looking after the site so diligently and expertly on their behalf. The relevant material on that site has now been transferred to the Pett Village Hall pages on Pett on the Net – here
The contact for bookings for the Hall is Tim Rothwell, the Bookings Manager, on 07850 469314 firstname.lastname@example.org
With grateful thanks to Lynda Watson (nee Harris), a new page has been created in the Pett & Pett Level Archive – Photographs of Young People in Pett and Pett Level, available here
The page has photos of 1st Guestling and Pett Guides and Guestling School in 1956/57 (?), plus links to the Rye Old Scholars Association (ROSA) website which has a range of photos of staff and pupils of Rye County Secondary School and Rye Grammar School.
It would be great if you have photos that could be added to the new page and the archive in general. If you do, please scan and email them to Tim Rothwell email@example.com
If you are unable to scan them, Tim may be able to.
The 2018 fixture list for Pett Stoolball Club is available on the new Stoolball Page – here
The St Nicholas Church page has been updated here
It contains pictures of the Cross Dedication Ceremony conducted by the Bishop of Lewes on 26 May. He arrived on his Harley!
A Member of Ore Neighbourhood Watch has issued the following warning on 29 May:
If you get a call from someone claiming to be from BT fraud department, DO NOT CONTINUE, my wife was scammed and the scammers emptied her account in minutes. They gave a number 02031299196 to call. I Googled it and it said it was a scam. DO NOT GO AHEAD WITH ANYTHING THEY ASK YOU TO DO. SPREAD THE WORD
From now on, we will be showing the bookings for Pett Village Hall on the Bookings and What’s On Page here (private functions will be shown as a booking but not identified) so that you can see what’s on and check availability.
The bookings for June 2018 have been uploaded.
You can also check availability for the current and subsequent months with Tim Rothwell, Bookings Manager on 07850 469314 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stagecoach have announced changes to the timetables for bus route 100 and 101, with the creation of a new bus route 102.
The changes take effect from Sunday 3 June 2018.
100 Conquest Hospital-Hastings-Guestling-Icklesham-Winchelsea-Rye-Camber-Lydd-Dover (Daily)
To reduce the effect of localised traffic congestion causing late running to buses along the whole length of this long bus route, Stagecoach have taken the decision to split the service into two sections. Service 100 will run between Hastings Conquest Hospital and Rye. New hourly service 102 will run between Rye, Camber and Dover (see below). Connections will be available on most buses at Rye Station between services 100 and 102.
* To Rye on Mondays to Saturdays buses will start from Hastings Silverhill at 05:47 (not Saturdays), 06:42 and 07:47; from Conquest Hospital at 08:53, 09:53, 10:53, 11:53, 12:53, 13:53, 14:53, 15:53, 16:53 and 17:50; and from Hastings Station at 19:30.
* To Rye on Sundays and public holidays buses will start from Hastings Silverhill at 08:05 and 10:05; from Conquest Hospital at 11:50, 13:50, 15:50 and 17:50.
* To Hastings Conquest Hospital on Mondays to Saturdays buses will start from Rye Station at 07:25, 08:44 and hourly until 16:44. Later buses will depart from Rye Station, to Hastings Station at 17:44 and 18:44, and to Hastings Silverhill at 19:39 and 20:24.
* To Hastings Conquest Hospital on Sundays and public holidays buses will start from Rye Station at 09:37, 11:37, 13:37 and 15:37. Later buses will depart from Rye Station to Hastings Silverhill at 17:37, 18:37 and 19:37.
101 Conquest Hospital-Hastings-Fairlight-Winchelsea Beach-Rye-Camber-Lydd-Dover (Daily)
To reduce the effect of localised traffic congestion causing late running to buses along the whole length of this long bus route, Stagecoach have taken the decision to split the service into two sections. Service 101 will run between Hastings Conquest Hospital and Rye. New hourly service 102 will run between Rye, Camber and Dover (see below). Connections will be available at Rye on Sundays and public holidays between services 101 and 102.
* To Rye on Mondays to Saturdays buses will start from Ore at 07:11 on schooldays (07:21 on non-schooldays), from Hastings Station at 07:47 and 08:47, from Hastings Silverhill at 09:34, and during the day from Conquest Hospital at 10:22 and hourly until 14:22. Later buses will depart from Silverhill at 15:44 and 16:39, from Conquest Hospital at 17:22, and from Hastings Station at 18:55.
* To Rye on Sundays and public holidays buses will start from Hastings Silverhill at 09:02; from Conquest Hospital at 10:50, 12:50, 14:50 and 16:50.
* To Hastings on Mondays to Saturdays buses will start from Rye Station at 06:54 (not Saturdays), 07:48 (on schooldays only and via Guestling Bradshaw CEP School) or 07:57 (non-schooldays). These earlier buses will run to Hastings Station. Daytime buses will run to Hastings Conquest Hospital, starting from Rye Station 09:08, 10:08, 11:08, 12:08 and 13:08. Later buses will depart from Rye Station to Hastings Silverhill at 14:08 and 15:30, to Conquest Hospital at 16:08, and to Hastings Silverhill at 17:08 and 18:08.
* To Hastings Conquest Hospital on Sundays and public holidays buses will start from Rye Station at 10:37, 12:37, 14:37 and 16:37.
102 Rye-Camber-Lydd-Greatstone-New Romney-Hythe-Folkestone-Dover (Daily)
Services 100 and 101 will run between Hastings Conquest Hospital and Rye (see above), with service 102 providing an hourly service between Rye, Camber and Dover. Connections will be available in Rye between services 100 and 102 on Mondays to Saturdays, and between services 100/101 and 102 on Sundays and public holidays.
* To Rye on Mondays to Saturdays buses will depart from Camber Sands Holiday Park at 06:59, 08:07, 09:13 and hourly until 18:13, then at 19:12 and 20:08.
* To Rye on Sundays and public holidays buses will depart from Camber Sands Holiday Park at 09:12 and hourly until 19:12.
* From Rye Station to Camber and Dover on Mondays to Saturdays buses will depart at 06:39 (Mondays to Fridays only – this bus will be numbered route 105 and run to Folkestone only), 07:37, 09:07 and hourly until 17:07, then 18:02, 18:44 and 19:44.
* From Rye Station to Camber and Dover on Sundays and public holidays will depart at 09:10 and hourly until 19:10. The last journey runs to Folkestone only.
Timetables are available to download from Stagecoach’s website through the following link:
The bus timetables on Pettnet will be updated automatically when the changes take effect.
Pett on the Net has received the following email from Sussex Police:
‘The force launched the summer burglary crime prevention and awareness campaign for this year on Sunday 20 May which will run until Saturday 27.
There will be operational activity where our Prevention Enforcement Teams will concentrate their efforts on searching for people who are wanted on warrant and for those who are named as suspects for burglary offences. Updates will be posted on local District social media accounts.
We’ll be sharing on our social media stories from real people who have experienced burglary together with the consequences. Their stories reflect the emotional impact which this crime has on individuals, their families and the convictions given to those responsible. If you are a social media user, do give us a follow.
Use this link to read them https://sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/burglary-victim-stories/
Operation Magpie launched in 2015 and since then we have been vigilant in sending out consistent crime prevention advice to remind people how they can safeguard their property and reduce the chance of being burgled.
Of the 43 UK police forces, Sussex is rated as eighth highest in the national league table (Iquanta data) as one of the least likely places to live and be burgled.
Already in the last couple of weeks we’ve had some excellent results catching those suspected of committing burglary within our county. Six people have been remanded in custody for burglary offences.
Remember you can register your belongings and encourage your family and friends to do the same at Immobilise, the free national property register.
Use this link to register https://www.immobilise.com/
Use this link to watch a short clip and find out more about Immobilise https://sussex.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/
Detective Chief Inspector, Burglary Prevention Lead’