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
Any views expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Pett Parish Council or the webmaster.
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.
Moon over Pett Level – 1 August 2020 – photo courtesy of Rukhsana Mosam
Sussex Police have issued the following warning about burglaries in the local area:
‘We would like you to be aware of two burglaries that have been reported over the weekend across Hastings & Rother.
These occurred during the hours of darkness. Most offenders are looking for unlocked doors – let’s not make it easy for them to steal from you. Please make sure that you take some time to lock up securely before you go to bed.
Help us keep Sussex safe
Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at or call 101.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org’
In the know, the Surrey and Sussex umbrella organisation for the Neighbourhood Watch in this area, have highlighted advice from West Sussex County Council on keeping yourself and others warm during cold weather. The advice can be accessed here
Advice from Sussex Police
Email accounts contain more than just your emails.
Email accounts contain a wealth of sensitive information. Criminals can use your email to reset passwords or obtain personal and financial information, such as your bank details, full address or DOB, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.
Secure your email account with two simple steps…
1 – Use a strong, separate password
2 – Enable two-factor authentication
More information and advice on this and other cyber protection issues are available on the Government website here
PETT LEVEL INDEPENDENT RESCUE BOAT ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO 286891
PLIRB are looking for volunteers to join our friendly team saving lives inland and on the hazardous coastline between Rye and Hastings.
If you’ve got a little spare time, why not do something worthwhile at the same time as being trained and having fun?
You could be trained in first aid, radio work, boat launching & recovery; mechanics… the list is endless. This is a great opportunity for you to learn new skills to help save lives on or off the water. The tea maker is as important a job as any!
Call us on 01424 812 222
You can find out more about PLIRB at their website – here
This amateur film, shown courtesy of the British Film Institute, was made by Ray Young. Amongst other things, it shows two young boys enjoying an Easter outing to Pett Level.
You can see the film (which has no sound) here
Hands of Hope, the charity using, growing and cooking healthy, nutritious food to tackle childhood obesity and loneliness asks you to turn your preloved into reloved to help them raise funds.
Are you having a Spring Clean or a big clear out? Then Hands of Hope want to hear from you. We all know the saying ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure’ and here is your chance to turn your unwanted goods into cash for this inspirational charity.
With Childhood Obesity and Loneliness being two of the biggest challenges in the 21st Century, the organisation will tackle these through developing their scheme at their newly acquired site in Hawkhurst, making it a place to grow, learn, meet and enjoy.
But first they need to raise more funds and ask that you contribute your surplus items to them which will then be auctioned from Rye Auction Rooms and on Ebay. Whether you have coins, rugs, antiques, books, furniture, vintage clothes, glassware…well virtually anything of value…these could be turned into cash to benefit your community.
Please contact the team via the links below and arrange to donate your items. Collection is possible in certain circumstances.
The contact details are the same if you would like to find out more about what they do; maybe you would like to volunteer your time to help? There are plenty of varied roles available!
Hands of Hope
…aims to reconnect people with where their food comes from, teach them how to grow and cook healthy and nutritious food and use this process to ultimately reduce childhood obesity and also loneliness in older people.
Currently farming 4 acres of organic land in Peasmarsh, the charity needs to raise £1.4m to develop an 18 acre site in Hawkhurst, Kent, ‘The Wall’. They will create a kitchen garden, a cooking school, greenhouse, seminar room and more. The site will also serve as a valuable community and activity centre for young children families and the elderly.
Hope Farm, Tillingham Lane, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, TN316XG
Tel; 01424 834768
Reg Charity No: 1168016
Helena Maltby – Charity Officer
Sussex Police have posted new pieces from their past on their History pages which features interesting articles, oddities and curiosities from the last 50 years and beyond of their policing past.
Recently added is a poem written by a policeman’s mum about the difficult job officers have (January 1969); ‘Personally Speaking’ a Chief Officer’s commentary on the amalgamation which discusses the importance of communicating to the new Force (July 1968); ‘Self-education for the police over 50 years’ written circa 1920 talks about promotion exam questions and some interesting ‘tails’ about horses! (January 1972).
You can read the pieces here
Firstly we would like to thank everyone who supported our coffee morning this month, old faces and new!
Also a big thank you to the Rector and his lovely wife for their kind donation of £5.00 proceeds from the sale of some scarves and bags which had been kindly donated to them.
Now after 7 years of running the Village Hall Coffee Morning we have decided to hang up our apron strings.
On a personal basis I would like to thank my faithful team of helpers: Phil for his famous sausage rolls and for putting the board out each month. Eve for her amazing baking skills and wonderful cheese scones which will be missed. Helen for her longstanding support, baking and her wicked sense of humour! Without these loyal helpers we would not have lasted so long.
Finally, a huge thank you to all of the lovely people of Pett, who have unfailingly supported this community event and in the process helped to raise funds for the Village Hall. There are too many names to list. We will miss your smiling faces and the chat and news that we all exchanged.
If anyone would like to take over this community event please contact the Village Hall Committee.
Sally and Helen
A message from Helen
Hello to all the loyal people who came to the Wednesday coffee mornings for the past seven years. As you now know we will no longer be holding this event. I know you would all join me in thanking Sally for all her hard work, setting up tables and chairs, baking such wonderful cakes, shopping for the tea, coffee etc and raising money solely for Pett Village hall. Sally ,we do appreciate all your efforts.I hope that if anyone else decides to try to replicate the coffee morning they will do so in the same spirit and donate any and all profits to the upkeep of the venue, this was one of the main aims. I thank you all and especially my friend Sally.
The first programme in the second series of Channel 4’s Britain At Low Tide was shown on Saturday 17 February 2018 and featured the East Sussex coast, including the petrified forest at Pett Level and Smeaton’s Harbour at Winchelsea Beach. The programme is available on the catch-up channel All Four for the next four weeks at All Four
Chris O’Donoghue, and his dog Aggie, have provided some great photos of Pett Level in the winter of 2016/17. You can view them here: Pett and Pett Level Today – in film and pictures