Committee Elected 14/05/13


Chairman - Fred Best

Treasurer - Moya Edmonds

Secretary - Jo Stonebrook


Area Representatives


Adam Close 

Rita Wood


Alderbrook Close

Pat & George Jones


Alderbrook Path &

Aldervale Cottages

Gwen Cottingham


Alderbrook Way

Craig Murrell


Stonecross Road

Barbara & Steve Ellen


Walshes Cottages  

Fred Best 


News Hound

Raymond Wand



All residents are members of the Association - use your voice to make a change for the better.


Please contact your Area Rep via the contact form or call Fred Best on 0758 181 1433 and he will forward your request. 


Alderbrook Community Association Contact Details


Tel: 0771 261 1209


Please do get in touch with any issues you may have - we will try and help.



The Association meets every other month - the next meeting is on Tuesday 10th March 2015 - all welcome to come along - 7.00pm St Richard's Church Hall.

Speakers this month wil be:

Justin Bailey - WDC Energy Efficiency Home Officer

Greg Rose - Conservative District Council Candidate

Please do come along with any questions you may have.


Rent Rise

If you would like more information on the proposed rent increases please contact us.


Regretfully, Fred Best, our Chairman has stood down - Fred has given many hours to help residents in the area so we will be very sorry to see him go. Any interested residents who may like to become our new Chairperson please call Jo on 0771 261 1209 - your community needs you and we have made a lot of difference since we formed in 2008.  Take a look at the photos on this ste to see what we have done over the years - make a difference!


We hold 6 meetings per year plus 4 Walkabouts to check on the estate with Housing Officers, local Councillors and our PCSO.

You would be well supported by a constructive committee who like to get things done. The reason we only have 6 meetings per year now is because the area is nice and peaceful with few problems - if you feel different then please feel free to come along to our next meeting or get in touch using the details shown at the top of this page.


For information on Bus Service please see the Bus Information page - some new services and mobile times and Smart Cards now available.


Grit Bins

To help with spreading the grit on roads & pavements please contact the following person for your area who hold Keys:


George Jones, 31 Alderbrook Close - Covering Alderbrook Close/Stonecross Road

Barbara & Steve Ellen - 15 Aldervale

Gwen Cottingham - 5 Alderbrook Path

Raymond Wand - 54a Alderbrook Close

  Chris - 2 Alderbrook Path


Remember you don't need lots of grit for it to be effective and these people are Volunteers so may not always be available.  If you would like to help please contact us - details at the top of this page.


Many thanks for the donations we have received towards replacement grit which we as an Association pay for.


Christmas Raffle

The Raffle on Saturday 20th December included tickets for a family of 4 to Chessington kindly donated as well as Hampers, Biscuits, Chocolates and perhaps for after Christmas 2 family swims at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre!  It was held at St Richard's Church following the Carol Service and raised £70 - many thanks to all who took part.


Police Surgery – Crowborough Town Hall, The Broadway, Crowborough TN6 1DA

PCSO Chris Harrison holds a regular police surgery on the last Thursday of every month at the Town Hall in Crowborough. All local residents are welcome to come along to the next one, on 27 November between 10am-11am, for crime prevention advice and to talk about any community issues.

You will also have the opportunity to sign up for Sussex Police Community Messaging. This is a free service which keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening in your local area via email messages. You also have the option to provide your mobile number, which Sussex Police can use to text you if there is an urgent message we want to put out to the public. It’s easy to register – simply sign up on the day, or register online here

PCSO Harrison looks forward to seeing you there!


SUSSEX POLICE - Serving Sussex

Please do not reply to this message. Contact us online or call 101 when it's less urgent than 999.


Fed up with not being heard regarding Housing & other issues affecting Crowborough?

The Residents of Crowborough are in the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan.

 Neighbourhood Plan

A Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory plan which will guide the future development of Crowborough for the next 15-20 years. The Plan document should reflect the hopes and aspirations of the residents of Crowborough.


The Town Council supports the NP but it is resident led. Many of the town councillors are involved to encourage people to take part and if necessary help run meetings etc. Additionally, the Town Hall is used for meetings.


On 5th June 2014 Wealden District Council formally designated the parish of Crowborough as a Neighbourhood Area, for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning.


There was an initial launch and discussion meeting in June 2014 where local residents voiced their support for the Plan.


A follow up meeting was held at the Town Hall on 17th September 2014 and from this meeting a Steering Committee and 4 Working Parties were formed , who will now lead the production of the Plan Document. The first meetings of each group will take place in October - see timetable below.

All meetings will be held at the Town Hall at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise.


1st October 2014 Steering Committee - Minutes available

8th October Community Facilities - Minutes available

15th October Environment - Minutes available

29th October Commercial - Minutes available

30th October Transport & Housing - Minutes available

19th November Environment

26th November Community Facilities

3rd December Steering Committee

10th December Commercial


Click on the Town Council Neighbourhood Plan Introduction Document which can be found on the website here:


If you have an interest in the Neighbourhood Plan, please email


Hopefully residents of Crowborough can make a difference to their area.

Minutes of meetings can also be found on the website - some of which have been attended by representatives of ACA.



Walshes Manor Planning Application

  APPROVED 23RD OCTOBER 2014 WD/2014/1565/MEA


Proposed 160 houses between Adam Close, Walshes Rd & Walsh Manor, at the top of Walshes Rd opposite the parade of shops just along from Fermor Road.

A last minute document appeared on the Planning site late on 22nd October with East Sussex Highways doing a U turn on their previous REFUSAL.

They said they now APPROVED the plans having met with Rydon and WDC to discuss how traffice issues could be alleviated and as they were happy with Rydons proposals they changed their stance.

For more information see the Walshes Road Page on this site.


Immobilise Scheme

Please see the link below to a short Sussex Police video which explains the benefits of registering with Immobilise:


  Sussex Police

Wealden Neighbourhood Policing Team

Operation Blitz

An Operation Blitz team will be patrolling your area

An Operation Blitz team will be patrolling your area on Saturday evening, between 6pm and midnight. Contact them direct by calling 07787 685757.

You can also interact with officers via our Twitter accounts.

Operation Blitz is a partnership scheme aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour, underage drinking and low level crime.

A dedicated team of officers will be deployed to specific areas in your neighbourhood. The officers will deal robustly with any young people drinking alcohol and anyone behaving in an anti-social manner.

Want to comment on our updates or unsubscribe from this service? Email:

This message was sent by Emma Fleetwood-Jones, Public Engagement Officer

Please do not reply to this email to report crimes or incidents…Contact us online or call101 when it's less urgent than 999. 


Greetings Cards!

Committee member Gwen Cottingham has offered to donate some money raised from the sale of her handmade cards to the Association. If you would like to purchase some please contact her or contact Fred or Jo.


To Report a Pothole, visit East Sussex County Council website at:


Estate Walkabouts

11am from Noticeboard in Alderbrook Close

March 10th 2015

June 9th 2015

September 8th 2015

December 8th 2015


Our Party in the Park event raised £173.60 - thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this day a success - even the weather was great!


 New Waste Collection Service

Have you experienced any problems with your service?

Bad or even good reports would be much appreciated.

Contact Jo on 0771 261 1209 or email via the Contact us page


No Cold Calling Zone

Signs have now been erected and an "Official" launch was on Tuesday 19th March 2013

By signing up to the scheme residents on the estate are deterring univited callers.


 Volunteers Always Needed!

We need residents whether they be private, council or Housing Association tenants to help us do more. So much has been achieved in a short period of time but we can do more to improve quality the of life here in the Alderbrook area - if you want to be part of it please do contact us.

Many of us work full-time so help is always gratefully received.

There are many different topics that need residents involvement - our group only have 10 meetings a year but we also attend meetings for WRAG (Wealden Residents Action Group) who "oversee" all the community groups with issues that affect us all; the Community & Environmental Budget meetings where funding is allocation (see Noticeboards below) as well as getting involved in all the changes such as Council Tax, Benefits and the new Tenancies.

If you don't get involved or give us your input you have no reason to complain - we can and do influence issues but you need to get involved and have your say if not for yourself then for your children or relatives.

Thank you to the volunteers who have offered their services so far - more always welcome!



Please keep an eye on these for up to date information - if you have a local event you would like to advertise please contact Jo - 0771 261 1209


Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Should anyone be interested in becoming a co-ordinator please contact the Association.


Anti-Social Driving a problem? Check out the Sussex Police Website for info at:


Sally Wallace from Alderbrook has trained as an animal microchip implanter, is fully insured and Kennel Club registered. £15 for one animal which is much cheaper than the vets and she will go to peoples home to save the stress of taking the animal to the vets. Contact her on : 07766 292746