Pett and Pett Level

Pett Parish Council: At the Council meeting held on Tuesday May 18 Judith Dean was re elected Chair and Mike Wilkins was re elected Vice Chair.

The items in Public Time included the following:

East Sussex County Council - Cllr Maynard:

East Sussex Highways had appointed Costain as its new contractor and the contract was going well.

The Pett Level gateway sign was in need of repair and Cllr Maynard said that this would be discussed at county level.

Rother District Council - Cllr Saint:

A meeting of Helping Hands had been arranged for 7:30pm in Pett Village Hall on Tuesday May 24 and Cllr Saint would endeavour to attend.

A memorial bench in memory of Danni Bourne and Kevin Cook had been proposed to replace the existing bench at Hyde Park Corner. The Parish Council subsequently agreed to this in principle.

Many villagers were concerned about speeding and warning stickers on bins would be piloted. Cllr Saint asked if the Parish Council would consider a trial.

Cllr Saint was pleased to confirm that a temporary repair to the road surface on Friars Hill had been completed on May 17. The issue of a permanent repair and the spring under the roadway, which has been causing the damage, was discussed with the ESCC Highway Steward and Cllr Saint was given to understand that this matter has been passed to their drainage team to design and implement a solution before the road receives more permanent patching later in the year. This work will involve constructing a drain / soak-away underneath the road itself and re-directing the excessive water in to the main drainage system at the bottom of the hill.

Concerns about the local water company’s inspection chamber in Pannel Lane.

The reading out of correspondence.

The repositioning of the dog waste bin away from Pett Village Hall as it is attracting rubbish.

Church Services: Church Services on Sunday May 29 – Benefice Holy Communion, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 10:30am. There will be a Christian Aid Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

Pett Older People’s Project: POPP on Tuesday May 31 will feature a Cocktail Extravaganza with Alice. The session runs from 10:30am to 2:00pm and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

Mobile Library: The next visit will be on Tuesday May 31 when it will stop outside Pett Church from 10:05am until 10:35am.

Village Coffee Morning: The Village Coffee Morning takes place again on Wednesday June 1. Starting at 10am Sally and her team will be ready to welcome you with the very best coffee, tea, biscuits and yummy, yummy cakes.

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