Pett and Pett Level

Christian Aid Week: Don’t forget the fund raising Coffee Morning on Saturday May 9, from 10am to 12noon at Paxstead, Pett Road.

Annual Cycle Ride: Don’t forget this year’s annual sponsored Cycle Ride, which will take place on Sunday May 10 2015 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 the Pett Level Rescue Boathouse or from Philippa Strickland (01424 814384;

Church Services: Sunday May 10 – Christian Aid Service at the Methodist Chapel at 9:30am.

Village Choir: On Monday May 11 the Village Choir will meet again at 7:30pm in Pett Methodist Chapel.

Pett Village Hall Committee: Don’t forget that also on Monday May 11 Pett Village Hall Management Committee is holding its AGM at 7:30pm in Pett Village Hall.

Pett Older People’s Project: On Tuesday May 12 POPP will feature Keith Osborne and Music for Health. Antonella Bruce will also be on hand to give head and shoulder massages. The session runs from 10:30am to 2pm and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

Pett Gardening Club: Also on Tuesday May 12 Pett Gardening Club will be combining its annual plant sale with a talk from Jackie A Violet: I am a Tulip, what are you? The plant sale is one of the club’s few fundraising events so members are encouraged to bring along any surplus plants, flowers, shrubs and vegetables for other members to buy. The sale starts at 7pm, followed by the talk at 7:30pm. Visitors are always welcome.

Pett WI: On Friday May 15 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 long-term care. There will also be a Bring & Buy sale.

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

Pett Level Naturalist Society: Also on Friday May 15 at Pettnats, Richard Thompson will be giving an update on Mallydams Wildlife Hospital.

Meetings start at 7:30 pm at Pett Village Hall and visitors are always welcome, as well as new members.

Big Village Lunch: Once again Pett WI is organising the Big Village Lunch, an opportunity for Pett and Pett Level residents to come together and enjoy themselves! The Pett Big Village Lunch & Feast of Puddings, is being held on Sunday June 7, from 12:30 to 4pm at Pett Village Hall.

You provide your main course, drink, glass plate, knife and fork whilst the organisers provide salads, bread, a feast of puds AND a special Magical Moment. You can also request a favourite piece of music: classical, reggae, country & western, jazz or whatever you like to be included on the playlist for the afternoon. Further details are in Pett Parish News. Tickets are just £5 and children under 14 go free, although they must sill obtain a ticket. You can get your ticket from TicToc Hairdressers or The Butcher’s Shop.