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 much more. Our Village Magazine, which can be accessed here, contains advertisements for local accommodation, including B & B, pubs and other businesses in the area.

Emergency telephone numbers and useful addresses can be found here

We hope you enjoy your stay.

Latest News/Notices/Articles

Pett WI – November Update

Heather Godwin’s November Update to the WI page can be found here

This is Heather’s last contribution as President as she is handing that baton over to Belinda Wood.

Pett Village Hall – Heating back on

I’m very pleased to say that we now have heating back on in Pett Village Hall.
I apologise once again that it has taken so long to sort this out and for the inconvenience it has caused everyone.
I’d like to  place on record my thanks to Richard Cooke of our Maintenance Team for all his hard work and persistence in achieving this outcome.
Tim Rothwell
Chair, Pett Village Hall Management Committee
07850 469314

New Attack by Dog on Sheep at Lunsford Farm



Sadly, another dog attack to report. The police have been notified. It occurred yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), in a field which runs adjacent to the tow path by the Royal Military Canal. A ewe has had its back leg badly bitten. 

Please, please we are appealing to everyone – if you walk this path keep your dog on a lead.

Sheep worrying is a crime. It’s very upsetting for the livestock and the livestock owners to see their dead or injured animals in distress. No one has contacted the farm but the dog owner would have been aware of the attack. It’s very upsetting to have to share this. Appeal to all local dog walkers to please keep their dogs on a lead. If anyone sees a loose dog in a livestock field – please contact the farm or call the police.

Warning upsetting images – the ewe made it through the night. She is now up at the farm, she can’t put weight on the leg but is grazing and hobbling around ok for now. The bank across into the field had plenty of paw marks and scratches where a dog had clearly got in. That dog will have been muddy and bloody – if the owner was with it, they will have been aware of the attack.

Catherine Taylor

Lunsford Farm

Free NHS Health Check: Pett Village Hall – 5 December 2018


The Pett Village Hall Management Committee at their meeting on Monday 5 November agreed to a request from OneYou East Sussex, part of Public Health England, for OneYou to hold free NHS health checks at Pett Village Hall. The checks are only available to those aged 40-74, and there are also certain eligibility criteria, set out below, that must be met before a check can take place.

The first sessions will be held at the Village Hall on Wednesday 5 December 2018 (the same day as the Coffee Morning) starting at 9.00am. It is expected that up to five or so appointments will be available, so it is first come, first served. If it is not possible to accommodate everyone who wants a health check on 5 December, and there is sufficient demand, a further session may be held at a later date.

Appointments must be pre-booked – please contact OneYou East Sussex on 01323 404600 to make on appointment for 5 December.

The checks will be held in the Doctor’s  Room at the Village Hall and will take place in the strictest privacy and confidence.

The eligibility criteria for the health checks are:

  • You must be a resident of East Sussex
  • You must be aged 40-74
  • You must not already have had or be receiving treatment for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol or high blood pressure
  • You must not have not had a Health Check in the last 5 years.

The check, which will take about half an hour, will:

  • Ask some details so OneYou can register you.
  • Take your blood pressure and take some measurements such as your height and weight.
  • Take a finger prick blood sample to analyze your cholesterol and maybe your blood sugar.
  • Ask some questions about you, your lifestyle and your family’s medical history.
  • Show you your results and indicate ways that could help you improve them if required.

More information about OneYou and the services they offer can be found at http://www.oneyoueastsussex.org.uk






Telephone Deception and Fraud – East Hoathly

Heartless criminals claiming to be police officers from Hertfordshire have defrauded an elderly East Hoathly man out of £8,600 in a subtly executed telephone deception.

At noon on Monday (19 November) the victim, 82,  received a call from a man purporting to be a detective sergeant investigating a bank ‘fiddle’ involving the use of fake banknotes.

The victim was asked to go to his bank in Uckfield and withdraw £5,000 cash –  saying nothing to staff in case they were involved in the matter themselves.

After the victim read out serial numbers from some of the notes, bogus officers confirmed they were counterfeit and would have to be collected by a courier acting on their behalf.

The victim mentioned having previously drawn out £3,600 and again was told the numbers he read from them indicated that they were not genuine.

At about 5.40pm a ‘courier’ using an agreed password arrived to collect the cash, saying that officers would phone again later. But, of course, they never did.

PC Louis Morley, of Uckfield Police, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen this courier or the car he was driving.  

“He is described as black, aged 18 to 20, around 5′ 8″ tall, slim and with short black hair. He was wearing a black satin style bomber jacket, black trousers and black shoes.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police by phoning 101, quoting serial 1148 of 19/11.

Alternatively they are asked to visit Crimestoppers or to call the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

PC Morley added: “Unfortunately the victim has had to accept he may never see his money again.

“The people who carry out this type of crime are extremely plausible, often claiming to be authority figures, and use a well-rehearsed patter and methods deliberately aimed at duping their victims into parting with cash.”

Advice on how to deal with such calls can be found by logging on:  



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

East Sussex County Council Core Offer 2019/2020 – Consultation

East Sussex County Council would like to know your thoughts on how they plan to use your Council Tax for 2019 – 2020.

To find out more information or make your comments online, and/or to watch a 2 minute video about their Core Offer, go to the County Council consultations page here


Mary Philo

Clerk, Pett Parish Council

Pett Level and Pett Photos – Miscellaneous

With grateful thanks to Gerald Dymott, who supplied the photos, a new page – Pett and Pett Level Miscellaneous Photos – November 2018 – has been created here

As you will see, there are hundreds of photos uploaded. There may be some duplicates from other pages on the site. But we wanted to share them all at this stage. At some point, they will need to be sorted out into a more logical sequence – perhaps if the Pett Archive is set up. There is a meeting on Saturday 24 November at Pett Church, starting at 10.00am, to discuss the possibility of creating an archive for the village.

If in the meantime anyone can identify individuals or has a comment to make on the photos, we’d love to hear from you at tim.rothwell@pettnet.org.uk


Poppy Yarnbombing – Afterwards…



The poppies are now down and drying off at Pickham Farm.  They have survived wonderfully and are in excellent condition, despite a couple of gales while they were up. Our thanks to Tim and Anne for accommodating them.

The three churches have already indicated which pieces they would like to keep for future years, so there are now about ten lengths of camouflage netting left over.  If anyone would like a length, adorned with the poppies, to decorate their house or garden, please contact Heather Godwin 01424 251849 or 07977 100 296. The lengths are approximately 4 metres long and 1.5metres deep. A couple of lengths are 0.75 metres deep, There are approximately 500 poppies on each full length.

A small donation would be appreciated, but is not essential. We’d rather the poppies went to good homes, than be wasted.

Heather Godwin Pett WI

M23 and M20 Roadworks and closures


On Monday 19 November for 3 nights, there will be a lane closures leading to a full closure of junction 10 southbound exit slip on the M23 between 10pm and 4am. A fully signed diversion route is in place via junction 10a and back.

On Thursday 22 November for 2 nights, there will be a lane 1 closure of the junction 10 northbound entry slip road on the M23 between 10pm and 4am. There will also be outer ring management on the east side of the junction 10 roundabout. A fully signed diversion route is in place via junction 10a and back. Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph North and South bound 24/7. Free recovery service and speed enforcement are in place to ensure drivers and road workers safety.

Full Closure of the M23 – December 2018 We will have a full overnight weekend closure on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December between 9pm and 6am (5am Mon 10 Dec) . There is a full diversion route in place from junction 6 of the M25 via the A22, A264 to junction 10 of the M23 and from junction 10 via the A2011, London Road, Airport Way into Gatwick Airport.

Anyone travelling to Kent this weekend? M20 FULL closure between junctions 4 – 6 starts 22:00 Friday 16 Nov to 06:00 Monday 19 Nov. Diversion route in place.

Ray Barden BEM – Investiture

Ray Barden received his BEM at an investiture at the Town Hall in Hastings this morning – 15 November.

Heather Godwin and Carol Pecorini, who had both nominated Ray for the award, attended.   Once again, many congratulations to Ray on behalf of Pett on the Net for his well-deserved honour in recognition for all he has done for the village over the years.

Jeanette and Ray Barden

The BEM medal

The two gentlemen at each end of the group photo are the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex (in the cap) and the High Sheriff of Sussex, along with two other recipients.

Photos courtesy of Heather Godwin

Pett Methodist Church – November Update

Wendy Hatch has updated the Pett Methodist Church page on Pett on the Net here

Speedwatch: Pett Level – 13 November

Speedwatch on the road on Pett Level yesterday (13 November) afternoon. 20 cars clocked speeding and it was only the early afternoon! The team was all out to have a refresher with the new co-ordinator Liz. If you would like to help contact Liz on 07751008065

Project Remember – November Update

David Breakell’s Project Remember November Update can be read here

New police officers: PCC survey

Sussex Police have started the biggest intake of new police officers for over a decade. This has been made possible by the increase in police precept of an average £12 for a band D property, and the PCC releasing £17 million from reserves. It means that over the next four years, Sussex will have 200 more police officers on the front line than it does today.

Although residents are pleased to hear that local policing will be strengthened by these 200 extra officers, they are already indicating that they would like even more. That is why the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has opened a survey on her website to gauge potential support for raising more funding locally if the Government lifts the current cap on the police precept.

Please take a moment to make your views known on this link: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=154038317338

We know that some people are understandably reluctant to click on links in E-mails. If you prefer, you can visit the PCC’s website www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk where you can also find the short survey in the Transparency section.
You can find out more about funding for Sussex Police 2018-22 here:

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

Power Cuts: Additional Support

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 on-line 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 Service 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.


Pett Service of Remembrance

A new page – Service of Remembrance: 11 November 2018 has been created here

The page contains the Order of Service, Reflections on the Memorial by District Councillor Chris Saint, the video of the sounding of the Last Post and a Gallery of Photos.

Stabbing in Hastings: 11 November – Update


A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in a Hastings street.

The 33-year-old victim was attacked in Trinity Street around 1am on Sunday (November 11). He had previously been socialising in the town and is known to have had a verbal altercation with a friend outside the Brass Monkey before both went to the Safe Space shelter at a nearby church.

It was after he left the shelter on his own that he was attacked by three men outside a health food shop in Trinity Street. Medical volunteers from Safe Space, alerted by pub watch radio, quickly attended the scene and transferred him by stretcher to the shelter where he was treated by paramedics. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where his condition was described as critical following surgery on Sunday morning.

Chief Inspector Sarah Godley, Hastings district policing commander, said: “While this is an apparently unprovoked attack, we are considering the possibility that it is not completely random.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack, saw the three suspects or the victim in the area in the time leading up to it or who recognises the descriptions of the men.

“All three men are white. One was wearing a blue/purple-and-black two-tone waterproof jacket with the black hood up, a light/grey coloured top under the jacket with, possibly, a large Tommy Hilfiger logo on the front, a dark-coloured belt, very light-coloured trousers and black shoes with a white sole.

“The second was wearing a green/grey coloured hooded top with a thick black stripe across the back and a black square Nike Air logo on the front, dark trousers and dark shoes. The bottom of a white top can be seen under the hoody.

“The third man was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, blue jeans and white shoes. He was either wearing a dark cap under the hood of the jacket or his dark hair line can be seen.

“We are treating this as an attempted murder and I would urge anyone with information to call 101 quoting Operation Twycross.”

UPDATE 13 November

Three men have now been arrested by detectives investigating the stabbing of a man in Hastings in the early hours of Sunday (11 November) – see above.

The man is still in hospital but his condition has improved and is described as stable and no longer critical.

The men, 25, 19, and 18, were arrested at different locations in East Sussex on Monday (12 November) on suspicion of attempted murder, and are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

The 33-year-old victim was attacked in Trinity Street around 1am on Sunday. He had previously been socialising in the town and is known to have a verbal altercation with a friend outside the Brass Monkey before both went to the Safe Space shelter at a nearby church.

It was after he left the shelter on his own that he was attacked by three men outside a health food shop in Trinity Street. Medical volunteers from Safe Space, alerted by pub watch radio, quickly attended the scene and transferred him by stretcher to the shelter where he was treated by paramedics.

Chief Inspector Sarah Godley, Hastings district policing commander, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack, and we urge anyone with information to call 101 quoting Operation Twycross.”

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 Committee Minutes – 5 November 2018

The draft minutes of the meeting of the Pett Village Hall Management Committee held on Monday 5 November 2018 can be downloaded here

Poppies for Pett – WI Fundraiser