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 WI – September 2019 Report

Belinda Wood’s September Pett WI report can be read on Pett on the Net here

Forthcoming closure of Pett Road: Further Informationas

Councillor Glazier has been provided by East Sussex Highways with the following further information about the forthcoming closure of Pett Road

The drainage investigation will be using a larger more powerful jetting machine that will jet, camera and map the drainage system along this road. It will be able to clear blockages from greater diameter pipes over longer distances. It will also identify any other issues such as broken/disjointed pipes and root infestation. Further work may need to be undertaken at a later date to resolve these issues. This work is required because historical data shows the gullys here regularly block and have required multiple visits by the regular jetting machine. However, this has only provided a temporary fix and larger scale works are required to resolve the issues.

To minimise disruption to daytime traffic and business activity the road will be closed between 7pm and 4am and whilst there will be no excavations of the road, the road closure is still required to accommodate the large jetting machine. However, access will still be available to locals and the caravan park although they may need to be a little patient as there may be a short delay and will be guided by the site personnel. The works are mobile as they move down the road accessing each gully. It may be a little disruptive for a short while if they are working outside a resident’s house.

M23 Roadworks Update – 14 September

The Smuggler, Pett Level – Decision by Rother Council’s Planning Committee on Change of Use

On 12 September Rother Council’s Planning Committee approved a change of use application for the Smuggler at Pett level. The Rye and Battle Observer’s report of the decision can be read here

Pett Community Library

Welcome to the Pett Community Library

This has now been going for 15 months and takes place alongside the Village Hall Coffee Morning, on the first Wednesday of every month, from 10 -12.
There are about 200 books available to borrow. These are sourced from the East Sussex Library Community Collection and we change about 50 of our books on a regular basis. We have a wide selection covering all genres of fiction and non-fiction and always have large print and children’s books available.
The best bit is, it is free to use and you don’t have to belong to anything! not even the regular library. We do have to take your details so that in the event of a book not being returned, we can find out where it is and to this end we ask you to sign the usual Data Protection form – and we protect your data most carefully. We do ask that you return any book you have borrowed in a reasonable time, but if you haven’t finished it within a month (it might have knitting patterns or recipes!) we are unlikely to be chasing you up for it.
We are unable to order any specific books, but we do make a note of any particular genre that interests you and try to meet your needs in this way. As a consequence, we really appreciate feedback from readers and are very pleased to have recommendations about a book you have particularly enjoyed and are more than happy to chat with you about your choices and interests. One of the books recommended recently was The Betrayals by Fiona Neill.
It is a super, sociable couple of hours each month in the Village Hall, with free parking, tea, coffee and cake available to buy, books to browse and borrow and Badminton going on, too. We’d love to see you there.
Anne, Anna and Vivien
Please Note: A new page on Pett on the Net with the latest news about the Pett Community Library has been created here

Sussex Police Fraud Newsletter – September 2019

Keep your money safe

Each month we see many incidents of fraudsters targeting our residents in an attempt to defraud them.
We are working hard to prevent this and support vulnerable victims of fraud or scams.
By following our tips and encouraging family, friends and colleagues to do so too, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

Help secure your online accounts with these strong password tips.

Picking a strong password is a vital part of your online security. Often online security is breached because a password has not been changed for years, or used multiple times for different accounts.
There are a number of ways to make your passwords more secure and protect yourself from a potential hack.
Make a password as long as possible.
The more characters it has, the harder it is to crack.
Use different types of characters including numbers, symbols and punctuation marks.
Try not to include only dictionary words in your password as this makes them easier to crack.
Try to avoid personal names, like family, pets, or sports teams.
Use different passwords for different accounts, especially for your personal email account.
This way, if one password is compromised then at least only one account can be hacked.
Check to see if you have an account that has been previously compromised in a data breach by entering your email address on this email checker tool website: https://haveibeenpwned.com
You may want to review your password security as a result!

How you can help us:
If you or someone you know is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud call: Sussex Police on 101 or visit www.sussex.police.uk

Report fraud or attempted fraud, by contacting Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or call 0300 123 2040

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 Village Hall Management Committee Draft Minutes

The draft minutes of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee held on Monday 2 September 2019 can be read here

Pett Village Hall – A few things

Attached is a report of some issues discussed at the meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee at their meeting on 2 September 2019 including Finance, Expenditure, Bookings and Fundraising and Community Events.

Tim Rothwell, Pett Village Hall Management Committee

Pett Village Hall Committee: 2/09/19



Flu Injections: 4 and 18 October

Harold Road Surgery have announced that the Flu Injection Clinics will be held at Pett Village Hall on Friday 4 October and Friday 18 October 2019 between 9am and 10am.

500 Club Winners: August 2019

URGENT HELP NEEDED WITH DISSERTATION: Coastal Erosion and Sea Level Rise – Fairlight and Pett Level


My name is Lizzie and I am a geography student at the University of Exeter.

I am doing my dissertation on how is place attachment affected by coastal erosion and sea level rise, using Pett Level and Fairlight as case studies.

I am looking to recruit participants for my study and would be very grateful if you could help me out! If you are interested please email me in the first instance  erc227@exeter.ac.uk or complete the forms below (participant information sheet and consent form – these are essential part of complying with my university’s strict code of conduct!)

I will be doing semi-structured interviews (where I ask or make a brief statement and ask you to respond to it – you lead the interview, talking about what is relevant to you rather than me, I will just use prompts) and focus groups (where I get a group of residents – whether that is 2 or more – and give you a topic to talk about) – you have the choice whether you want to do just one or both, there is no pressure!

Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions either message me on Facebook Lizzie Coppen or email me erc227@exeter.ac.uk

Once you have completed the forms please email me a copy of the completed forms to me at erc227@exeter.ac.uk or message me and I will arrange collection. Once you have done this, I will then arrange a time and a place that suits you to complete the research – taking maximum 20 minutes.

Coastal erosion and sea level rise potentially affects all residents and businesses in the area. So this is for all interested people/parties (residents, business owners and anyone who has a close link/connection to Fairlight/Pett/Pett Level). You do not need to know anything about the topic – I will explain everything before the research. No personal details will be shared and confidentiality will be maintained throughout (identification is not necessary for my research) only for the purpose of me contacting you.

I am very grateful for your time.


Lizzie CONSENT Revised FORM

Lizzie Coppen



New Beach Club Quiz Night: Every Monday Night

Pett Parish Council: Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Dulverton Trust: Grants to Help Young People

Pett Village Hall Bookings – 2020

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.

Many thanks.

Tim (Rothwell)

Pett Village Hall Bookings Manager

07850 469314



Harvest Home: 28 September

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Friday 27 September

Joseph: 7 and 14 Septemebr

Friends of Pett Church – August Update

Angela Hawksley has updated the Friends of Pett Church page. It can be read here

Pett & Pett Level News – September 2019

Mike Wilkins, the Editor, has uploaded the September edition of Pett & Pett Level News. It can be read here