Pett

Don’t forget this year’s annual sponsored Cycle Ride, which will take place on Sunday May 11 2014 with starting times between 8:30 and 10:30am.

There will be both the regular 30 mile round trip and a 15 mile course for those seeking a more leisurely ride or to cycle with youngsters. Both courses will start and finish at the Coastguard Station at Rye Harbour.

You can get entry and sponsorship forms from PettNet, the Pett Level Rescue Boathouse or from Philippa Strickland (01424 814384; pstrickl@icloud.com).

Sunday May 11 – Christian Aid Service, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 9:30am; Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

On Monday May 12 the Village Choir will meet again at 7:30pm in Pett Methodist Chapel.

Don’t forget that also on Monday May 12 Pett Village Hall Management Committee is holding its AGM at 7:30pm in Pett Village Hall.

POPP on Tuesday May 13 will feature Steve Saunders with Dog Training for the Blind. The session runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

Also on Tuesday May 13 Pett Gardening Club will be enjoying its first outdoor visit of the year to Fairlight End to see how the garden has progressed since they were last there. Members will meet at Pett Village Hall at 6pm.

On Wednesday May 14 the Mobile Library will be in Pett and Pett Level. It will start at the Church at 10.10am, moving on to Chick Hill at 10:50am and finishing at The Smuggler at 11.20am.

On Friday May 16 Pett WI is holding its Resolution Meeting. May is the month for voting for the Annual Resolutions, for which the WI is well known. Each year WI members put forward issues as ‘resolutions’ that they want to see the national body campaign on. The process ensures that every WI member has the opportunity to set the direction of the NFWI campaigns and policy, from the grassroots up. This year’s resolution concerns organ donation. There will also be a Bring & Buy sale and a quiz!

Pett WI meets on the third Friday of every month at Pett Village Hall at 2:30pm and new members are always welcome.

The speaker at the meeting of the Pett Naturalist Society on Friday May 16 will be Lynne Jenkins with a talk entitled A Trek around Annapurna. Meetings start at 7:30 pm at Pett Village Hall and are always finished by 9:15pm. Annual membership is £5 per year and 50p per meeting, with visitors paying £2 per meeting.

Mary Saint

mary@saintfamily.net