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.

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Pett Village Gardens – Thank you

The Pett Village Gardens event over the weekend (23 and 24 June) enjoyed perfect weather. The gardens were open for the National Garden Scheme set up to raise money for charity.

The four gardens open to the public were:

  1. Fairlight End – Chris & Robin
  2. Breanross – Libby & Tim
  3. French Court Farmhouse – Suzie & Guy
  4. Ambleside – David & Jackie

Breanross, French Court Farmhouse and Ambleside were opening for the first time for the NGS.

Visitors came from far and wide including the Netherlands, London, Brighton, Canterbury, Seaford, Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hastings, St Leonard’s, Battle, Rye, Guestling, Fairlight – the list goes on – and last, but perhaps most importantly, Pett and Pett Level.

The owners were helped enormously by volunteers, especially those at Fairlight End where the visitors enjoyed tea and cake in large quantities! Chris and Robin (and the other owners) are especially grateful to all those in the village who made cakes and helped the event go so well.

Over the two days, 652 people visited the gardens – 325 on Saturday and 327 on Sunday (despite the competition of a certain football match in the afternoon.)

£3,926 was taken in ticket sales; £1,237.70 in plant sales (mainly Fairlight End but also Breanross – although Breanross ran out of plants on the first day); and £1,926.85 from catering (Fairlight End and French Court Farmhouse).

The grand total raised for charity was £7,090.55. 80% goes to the charities nominated by the National Garden Scheme and 20% (about £1,400) to Pett Village Hall.

Chris, Robin and the other owners are thrilled with the result and wish to thank everyone who helped and above all those who came and visited the gardens to make the weekend such a success. Thank you.


POPP – Cook Required


Pett Older People’s Project (POPP), a Luncheon club for the elderly, held in Pett Village Hall every Tuesday, 8.30am to 1.30pm require a cook to prepare and cook lunch for 40 people.

It is a paid position, working with a friendly, lively team. Car driver and necessary qualifications essential. Please contact : – Ann Nicholls ( Chairman) silverbuzzard@hotmail.com 07443492260

Pett and Pett Level Village News – July Edition

The July 2018 edition of Pett and Pett Level News can be downloaded here

Pett Parish Council Accounts: 2017/2018

The accounts for Pett Parish Council for 2017/2018 can be accessed here

If you would like to inspect the accounts, you can do so from 2 July to 10 August by making an appointment with Mary Philo, Clerk to Pett Parish Council at mailto:clerk@pettnet.org.uk

Crash on A21 – Appeal for witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to a two-car collision on the A21 at Hurst Green which happened around 4.15pm on Sunday (17 June) and which left two women with serious injuries.

The vehicles involved were a white Hyundai travelling south, driven by a 64-year-old woman from Hurst Green, and a black Audi travelling north, driven by a 54-year-old man from London.

The Hyundai driver and a 74-year-old woman from Staplehurst, Kent, who was a front seat passenger in the same car, were both taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for treatment to fractures.

The Audi driver sustained bruising and whiplash and was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

The crash, some 500 metres north of the A21’s junction with the A229 Merriments Lane, caused traffic tailbacks over several miles while the incident was being dealt with. Diversions were set up until the A21 was re-opened at 7pm.

PC Gary Douglas, of the Polegate road policing unit, said: ” We’re keen to speak to anyone who may have information which could help our enquiries into the incident.

“We’d also like to thank drivers whose journeys were delayed or disrupted by this crash for their patience and understanding.”

Anyone who saw what happened, who has relevant dash-cam footage or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before the collision is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 813 of 17/06.

National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

National Neighbourhood Watch Week runs from now until Sunday 24 June.

To mark this, their website at https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/crimes/

has new information, statistics and practical toolkits on:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Serious violence, especially knife crime
  • Vulnerability and loneliness
  • Frauds and scams
  • High har crimes – modern slavery, child sexual exploitation etc.

Pett Village Hall Page – Problem

We are aware that on some devices the Pett Village Hall heading had disappeared from the Main menu and that the Bookings and What’s On page would not open.

This issue should now have been solved but if you are still having problems do email tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk

Apologies for any inconvenience that this glitch has caused.

Marquee for Hire

Marquee for Hire

Following the Flower Show and Fayre, an Evening Dance is not planned for this year. The marquee facility is therefore available for hire from 18.00 hours on Saturday 28th for the evening and Sunday 29th July 2018 for the morning, lunchtime and afternoon.

The hire includes the large marquee, tables and chairs, the Temporary Event Licence and use of portable toilets. It does not include insurance.

The price is negotiable depending on the event(s), as agreed with P&DHS Committee.

Interested parties should contact Philippa M Strickland, Adams, Pett Road, Pett TN35 4HG. 01424814384, mobile 07850 346097 or mail pstrickl@icloud.com for more details.

Sussex Police: Drink and Drug Driving Campaign during 2018 World Cup

Police are urging motorists to stay onside as the latest drink and drug-driving campaign coincides with the 2018 World Cup.

The Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit will tackle the issue throughout the football tournament, which runs from 14 June to 15 July.

The goal is to ensure motorists know the score when it comes to driving under the influence – or face the penalty.

Officers are also advising drinkers to allow extra time if they plan to drive the next morning, as they could still be over the limit.

Chief Inspector Warren Franklin, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “With the World Cup just around the corner, the number of football fans drinking in pubs and bars or at home will naturally increase, and that’s fine. What’s not fine is driving when you’re over the limit.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s ‘only’ a short drive home or you’ve ‘only’ had a couple – we’ve heard every excuse in the book, but ultimately there is no acceptable excuse to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs. You may not realise it, but these substances can seriously impair your ability to drive, placing yourself and other road users at significant risk.

“By all means enjoy yourself and take in the atmosphere of the World Cup, but don’t let it compromise the safety of you or anyone else on the roads.”

Officers respond to reports of drink and drug-drivers as part of routine policing all year round, however there will be increased patrols and static stop checks dedicated to tackling offenders throughout the summer campaign. Anyone caught will be dealt with robustly.

In the summer 2017 campaign, a total of 150 motorists were arrested in Sussex on suspicion of drink and drug-driving offences.

If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:

  • A minimum 12 month ban;
  • An unlimited fine;
  • A possible prison sentence;
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
  • An increase in your car insurance;
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.
    People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. 
    You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers  anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 
    If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.

Pett Village Hall Management Committee: Agendas and Minutes

The agendas and minutes of meetings of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee will from now on be available here

The draft minutes of the meeting held on 4 June have just been uploaded onto that page.

Pett Village Hall – Bookings and Availablity

To check the availability of Pett Village Hall for bookings, and see What’s On, for the remainder of the year until December 31 2018 go to the page here .

Fairfest 2018

East Sussex Smugglers’ Pubs – The Two Sawyers

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 Appeal for witnesses to two accidents

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.”


Pett Cricket Club and Pett Piranhas

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.

Ray Barden, BEM

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.

Pett Methodist Chapel Barn Dance – 30 June 2018