Pett village voice

At the meeting of Pett Parish Council held on February 21 the Council heard that a new Parish Clerk had been appointed – Sarah Willoughby

Rother District Councillors reported that the local view was that council tax should be frozen for another year. However they warned that the government subsidy of £178,000 was a one-off.

Police Community Support Office Sharon Eldridge attended the meeting but had little to report. In response to a question she said that no action had been taken on speeding on Pett Road and pointed out that speed guns could not operate at night or when it was raining.

Other items raised in Public Time included:

Tree Preservation Orders.

The Civic Service to be held in Pett Church on June 10 to which all local clubs and organisations will be invited.

Pett Level Rescue Boat.

The Queen’s Jubilee. (The Parish Council later decided that any event to mark the Queen’s Jubilee should be organised by the community.)

The Council also heard that after the heating problems with Pett Village Hall, POPPs was now back in business and that both the Chairman and the Clerk had attended a presentation on the Localism Bill, given by Rother District Council.

Amongst other matters the Council discussed the grants made to various local organisations and clubs and the Pett Village Allotments. In addition, the Council decided that the new Sussex flag, donated to the Parish Council by East Sussex County Council, would be given to Pett Village Hall.

Today, March 2, at Pett Church at 2:30pm, there will be a World Day of Prayer. The service has been compiled by the Christian Women from Malaysia, “Let justice prevail” and should be a colourful and inspiring time. The speaker will be the Rev Maureen Hindley and everyone is welcome.

Church Services on Sunday March 4– Parish Communion, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 9:30am with David Wotton taking the service; Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

On Monday March 5 Pett Village Hall Committee will be holding its AGM at 6:30pm at Pett Village Hall. All villagers are welcome.

At POPP’s on Tuesday March 6 there will be a workshop with Keith Osborne. In addition the organisers have decided to utilise the hall a little more by using part of it for games including: ball darts, basketball and shuffleboard. POPP’s runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

The Village Coffee Morning has come round again! On Wednesday March 7 Sally and her team will be ready to welcome you with excellent coffee and a great selection of cakes. The car park is no longer looking like a building site and all the snow had disappeared! Everyone is welcome from 10am.

The Mobile Library will be in Pett and Pett Level on Wednesday March 7. 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.

Everyone is invited to the Pett Flower Show Annual Meeting on March 7 at Pett Village Hall, starting at 7pm. There will be a summary of last year’s Flower Show from the Chairman and a report from the Treasurer followed by the election of the 2012 Committee. Cheese and wine rounds off the evening!

The evening also offers an opportunity to meet the Committee and share any ideas to enhance this extremely successful annual event. If anyone feels they may be able to offer an hour or two in any capacity on the day, please come along and give a contact number to a Committee member.

For anyone applying for a bus pass there is some updated information about the East Sussex Concessionary Fares Scheme.  All the main guidance is available at:

Application forms will be available at all libraries and borough/district issuing offices for applicants. Application forms can be processed at any Library or at the borough/district council issuing offices (except Lewes District Council). See the website for more details on this.

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