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. 


Party In The Park!

26th July 2014

1 - 5pm

Bring the kids and take a break!


BBQ, Regreshments, Bouncy Castle for the older kids, Bounce & Slide/Soft Play & Teddy Bears Picnic for the younger ones, Tug 'O' War for the older kids and parents if they dare!

Throw the Sponge and more!

For info call Jo on 0771 261 1209


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

9th Sept 2014

9th Dec 2014



We have now changed our meetings to every other month - the next meeting is on Tuesday 8th July 2014 - all welcome to come along - 7.00pm St Richard's Church Hall


Operation Blitz

An Operation Blitz team will be patrolling your area on Friday evening, between 6pm and midnight. Contact them direct by calling 07795 603678

You can also interact with officers via our district 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.

Thanks for your support.

Gareth Hollister

Twitter: @NPT_Coordinator


Wealden Neighbourhood Policing Team

SUSSEX POLICE - Serving Sussex

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



Tree Down in Alderbrook Way


Grit Bins

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


Fred Best - 96 Alderbrook Close/Stonecross Road Tel 0758 181 1433

Barbara & Steve Ellen - 15 Aldervale

Mike - 9 Alderbrook Way

Gwen Cottingham - 5 Alderbrook Path

Charlie Abbott - 33 Adam Close Tel 653188

Raymond Wand - 54a Alderbrook Close


Remember you don't need lots of grit for it to be effective!

Many thanks for the donations we have received towards replacement grit.



FrownSmelly Bins?!!Cool

From our newshound Ray - A nugget of info from Friends of the Earth:

This is a really effective way to remove unpleasant smells from smelly bins. Sprinkle a spoonful of bicarbonate of soda in the bottom of the bin, add hot water, swish around and rinse. Alternatively, you can sprinkle in the bottom, leave overnight, then rinse in the morning.


New Bus Services

For new/changed services see the Bus Information Page


New Waste Collection Service

Have you experienced any problems with the new 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!


New Noticeboards 

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


East Sussex Credit Union

Times and locations have been changed due to reduced funding - check the Credit Union Page for up to date information.


Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

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


If you would like to borrow gardening equipment or need HELP with gardening - See HELP page. We have volunteers ready and waiting to HELP!


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


For information about THE ROWANS - Accommodation for the over 55's, please go to: or ask for an information pack from your Area Rep or email using the Contact Page.


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