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

Away From Home – Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch

Rother Neighbourhood Watch’s advice on what to do when you are away from home can be read here



Rye Robbery – Police Appeal for Witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to an early evening burglary in Rye.
Between 7pm and 9pm on Tuesday (12 November)
A house in New Winchelsea Road, Rye, was entered and a quantity of jewellery was stolen, including a gold engagement ring with a square diamond in the centre and with smaller diamonds around the outside, A large gold ‘keeper’ ring, rectangular in shape with ‘bobbles’ on it, and a long gold chain with a gold ingate casing on the end and with a Topaz stone set in it.
Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area between those times, or who is offered jewellery of this description, is asked to contact the police by calling 101, quoting serial 1252 of 12/11.

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

ARC: Exhibition of Pett Level Preservation Trust

Avoiding Keyless Car Theft – Police Advice

How do I avoid keyless car theft?

There have been reports of increasing instances of thieves using technology to fool keyless entry systems into thinking that the key is nearby, known as relay theft.

There are steps you can take to stop the signal from your car key being amplified and putting your car at risk.

Only cars that have a passive keyless entry system are at risk. These allow drivers to open and start their cars without removing the keyless fob from their pocket.
Cars with standard remote fobs are not at risk. If you have to push a button on the fob to gain entry, it’s not a keyless system and your car is not vulnerable to relay theft.
Thieves take advantage of a vulnerability in the keyless technology by finding a car parked close to the owner’s house – where the car key is usually kept.
Car thieves work in pairs in relay attacks. One criminal will hold an amplification device up against the front wall of a home searching for a signal from the keyless fob. The device then relays the key’s signal to an accomplice, who is holding another device against the car door.
This fools the vehicle’s keyless entry system into thinking that the key is close by (usually these keys have a range of two meters), enabling one of the thieves to gain entry to the car.

What can I do to protect my car?

Don’t forget the basics – ensure that your car is properly locked and consider low-tech security measures, such as a steering wheel lock or locked gates, which can make life harder for thieves and could act as a deterrent for criminals who may move on to try to find an easier target.
Make sure your car keys are kept as far away as possible from doors and windows and, if possible, shut inside a drawer when you are at home.
You can also purchase anti-theft pouches and containers to keep your keys in, which can help block the signal given off by your keys.
Some keys also have the option of turning off the wireless signal. Consult your vehicle manual or contact the manufacturer to check if your key comes with this feature.
If the worst should happen and your car is stolen, having a tracking device fitted can help your vehicle to be recovered.

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

500 Club Winners – October 2019

Pett Village Community Library – November Update

The November 2019 Update for Pett Village Community Library can be read here

Jazz in the Village: Pett Village Hall – Saturday 23 May 2020

Dominic and Ian will be visiting again next year – details of the 2020 event to follow

PVHMC 28 October 2019 – Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee held on 28 October 2019 can be read here

The main points to emerge from the meeting are:

  1. The two main bank accounts, including a separate account for booking deposits, will close and be replaced by one account with the facility to make and receive payments by BACS. It will probably be a few weeks before this takes place.
  2. The sewage pumps in the Hall need replacing and the sewage tank needs to be cleaned: cost c£4,000. This will take place later in November.
  3. The lighting throughout the building has been replaced with LED lighting. A review of the emergency lights is being undertaken. Cost: c£4,000.
  4. A more detailed procedure for reducing/withholding booking deposits has been agreed.
  5. A request is being made for a volunteer  Events Organiser to help the Committee.
  6. The floor in the main hall will be resurfaced after Christmas: cost c£2,200.
  7. There has been excellent feedback on the curtains and blinds recently installed in the main hall by Rectory Interiors.

As can be seen , there are some hefty essential maintenance bills in the offing. But given the very small amount of interest received on the Committee’s investments, the Committee consider that the money is better spent on maintaining the fabric of the Hall. It is also fortunate that the bookings and therefore income for the Hall are increasing (it is pretty much booked up until Christmas and bookings for 2020 are coming in steadily).

Thank you again to all Hall users for their continuing support for the Hall.

Tim Rothwell on behalf of Pett Village Hall Management Committee

Rother Neighbourhood Watch AGM: 22 November

The Agenda for the AGM of the Rother Neighbourhood Watch to be held on Friday 22 November at Rother DC Town Hall Bexhill, starting at 2pm, can be read here

Pett Parish Council: Vacancy for Councillor


Statement by Tim  Rothwell

I am sorry to be resigning from Pett Parish Council after such a short time following my election in May, but with my other commitments (Pett on the Net, Pett Facebook Page and Pett Village Hall Chair and Bookings Manager) I am finding I am not able to give enough time to Parish Council work as I would wish. I apologise for the inconvenience my resignation may give the Council and hope that a replacement can be found soon without the time and expense of another election.  I would like to thank David Penfold, the Chair, the other Councillors, and Mary Philo, the Clerk, for all the help and support they have given me since May.

Power Cuts: Advice from Sussex Neighbourhood Watch

This message is being sent to you by Sussex Neighbourhood Watch in partnership with UK Power Networks.

Power cuts don’t happen very often these days, but if there’s a power cut, have you ever wondered how some people would cope?

UK Power Networks own and run the electricity cables in most of our region and fix power cuts. They deliver the electricity which you buy through your choice of supplier. They provide a free priority service for anyone who might face extra difficulty in the event of a power cut, including households with an elderly person, young children, someone less mobile or someone with a health condition.

By registering with UK Power Networks’ Priority Services Register you will be given a priority 24-hour phone number for communication, receive extra information and regular updates during any power cut. In the event of a longer power cut you could receive hot food, hot drinks and hot water, mobile phone charging and more. Those who rely on power to run medical equipment, such as dialysis or breathing apparatus, would also receive additional help.

More information can be found online at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register.  It’s quick and free to register by completing a short questionnaire. If you have family or friends who meet the criteria you can register on their behalf if they are happy for you to do so.

Please note that the majority of our members live in the area served by UK Power Networks (London, East and South East). However, a few do not, and it will be made clear to you in the online registration process if this is the case, and a link will be given to who your regional network operator is, so you can apply to join their Priority Services Register.

Neighbourhood Watch urges everybody who is eligible to sign up to UK Power Networks Priority Services Register, to ensure that they receive free extra help in the event of a power cut. The link is below. We know that some people are hesitant to click on links, so if you prefer you can go online and search for UK Power Networks Priority Services Register.


To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk.

Yoga Workshop – Pett Village Hall: Sunday 3 November

There are a few places left for my Yoga Workshop at Pett Village Hall THIS Sunday 3rd November 9.30-12.

This is an opportunity for both beginners and those with some yoga experience to enjoy a calming and energising session, to provide a great launch into your Sunday. Use will be made of my garden, weather allowing.

The workshop costs £13, including a healthy snack.
Contact me on robinhutt@btinternet.com if you are interested in attending.

Robin Hutt

Events Organiser: Pett Village Hall Management Committee

Wonderful Villages Photo Competition

Coming soon! Calling all local photographers – win some money for Pett Village Hall (and yourselves!)




Rother Neighbourhood Watch: Advice re TV Licence Scams

Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch regarding TV Licence Scams can be found  here

Rother Neighbourhood Watch:Beware of the burglars as the nights draw in

Advice from Rother Neighbourhood Watch – Beware of the burglars as the nights draw in – can be found here

Pett Village Hall – LED Lighting

The lighting in Pett Village Hall was replaced today with a modern and efficient LED system.

The Pett Village Hall Management Committee hope Hall users like it. It will significantly reduce the Hall’s carbon footprint and save approximately £500 a year in running costs.

Rother Neighbourhood Watch Weekly Update: 30 October 2019

The weekly update from Rother Neighbourhood Watch for 30 October 2019 can be read here

Deer Aware


MOTORISTS in East Sussex are being urged to be ‘deer aware’ to avoid colliding with the creatures on rural roads.

Every year there are an estimated 74,000 deer-related traffic collisions in the UK, with the risk of encountering the animals on the road increasing during the mating season in October and November.

East Sussex County Council is using social media to offer simple tips for drivers to ensure they stay safe on the county’s network of rural roads this autumn.

People should take particular care in areas where there are deer warning signs or heavily wooded roads, at night and around dawn and dusk, when deer are most likely to venture out.

Cllr Bill Bentley, county council lead member for community safety, said: We’re lucky in East Sussex to have some stunning countryside which provides an ideal habitat for deer. These animals may appear on the road suddenly unexpectedly, particularly at this time of year, and the results of a collision with a deer can be very serious indeed.  By following some simple tips, drivers can keep themselves safe and ensure these magnificent creatures can continue to roam freely and thrive in our beautiful countryside.

People are advised to use full-beam headlights at night if no other cars are around, as they will reflect the deer’s eyes, but dip their headlights when they see a deer to avoid startling it.

Deer often travel in groups so if drivers see one crossing the road they should slow down and drive with caution as others may follow.

Anyone who hits a deer is advised to stay calm, park in a safe place with hazard lights on and call the police on 101, or 999 if someone is injured or the deer is in the road.

People should not approach or try to comfort an injured deer, as it may make the animal more distressed or cause it to run back into the road.

The council will be promoting messages using the hashtag #deeraware based on advice from The Deer Initiative. More information is available online at www.deeraware.com

Anna Beams
Office, Training & Events Manager, SSALC Ltd
Direct Dial: 01273 830204