Pett village voice

For those of us who woke up bleary eyed on Saturday morning after the stunning Olympic opening ceremony, it was a delight to see the sun shining and the saying ‘it never rains in the day of the Flower Show’ once again proved to be true!

Although it was a bit breezy there was a good turnout in the afternoon. Our local MP Amber Rudd judged the Children’s Fancy Dress competition and distributed the prizes at the end. The brass band played and the choir sang and Rod Rolfe raised over £30 by subjecting himself to a barrage of wet sponges as he stood in the stocks.

There was the usual display of magnificent entries for the various classes and awards for flowers and produce in the marquee, many featuring a special Diamond Jubilee theme and delicious cakes on offer in the Tea tent, which did a brisk trade. All over the Recreation Ground dogs and their owners could be seen, each hoping to win a prize in the Fun Dog Show and there was a delightful display from the 1066 Spinners. All in all a good time was had by all, so a big thank you to the organisers and the helpers for putting on such a great show. Roll on next year!

Church Services on Sunday August 5 - Parish Communion, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 9:30am, led by David Wotton; Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

Don’t forget the Pett Level Rescue Boat Open Day on Sunday August 5 from 12noon till 4pm.

At POPP’s on Tuesday August 7 there will Music for Health with Keith Osborne. POPP’s runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Pett Village Hall and includes a two course lunch for just £5.

The Mobile Library will be in Pett and Pett Level on Wednesday August 8. 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 Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August Sussex County Cricket will be offering morning training sessions at Pett Recreation Ground from 9am to midday for children between 6 and 12 years of age. This has been provided at a discounted rate of £10 per morning and can be booked online at Following on from this Pett Cricket Club will be providing further coaching for juniors on a Sunday from midday to 1:30pm on August 12, 19 and 26. Club Sunday games will follow on so it will be worth hanging on for these! For further information, contact Stuart (details in the August edition of Pett Parish News.)

Mary Saint, Pett Road