SKATE JAM - HAILSHAM
BBQ & COMPETITIONS
Maurice Thornton Recreation Ground
25th May 11-4pm
From Amanda Hodge - Head Of Housing
Dear Residents Associations.....
Please find below a link to a Youtube clip which gives a useful overview of the welfare reform changes produced by the East Sussex Welfare Reform Project group.
I hope you find it useful and distribute the link far and wide.
Please remember Wealden has a Facebook and Twitter page and we will be using this more frequently to get information across to people who use the internet.
Please click on the link to watch the video on the East Sussex County Council website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/benefits/video/default.htm
Head of Housing Services
PO Box 49, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AZ
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 14th May - Annual General Meeting so all welcome to come along - 6.30pm St Richard's Church Hall for refreshments and to discuss local issues such as:
Walshes Road - 160 Home Development
This site has been included in the Local Plan.
Although no plans for the site have been submitted as yet if we as a Community are to benefit we need to be involved in any possible schemes. Cllr David Larkin will keep us informed of any proposals.
Information can be found on the Wealden Web Site.
Should you wish to be kept up to date on any issues please feel free to contact us using the Contact Form or approach any Committee Member. Following the successful refusal of the Gleeson development we know we can and did make a difference and we were listened to - have your say!
11am from Noticeboard in Alderbrook Close
6th August 2013
No Cold Calling Zone
Signs have now been erected and an "Official" launch was on Tuesday 19th March.
By signing up to the scheme residents on the estate are deterring univited callers.
This will be running on Friday 6pm - midnight - should you wish to contact the Team please call
Operation Blitz is a police operation aimed at reducing antisocial behaviour, underage drinking and low level crime. Each week different areas are targeted.
Gareth Hollister NPT Co-ordinator
Barclays have donated £415.92 to our Group following our Community Fun Day.
Thanks to their staff who helped us on the day.
23/1/2013 - Grit Bins
We had reports of grit bins being emptied following the bad weather - they had all been refilled ready for the bad weather. The bins are kept locked as the Association has to pay for refills. We had no funds to further refill them - we have repeatedly asked for donations in Newsletters and only received a few pounds - without donations we are unable to keep them topped up. ESCC do not just refill them free of charge. The bins were purchased through a grant we submitted to the Community & Environmental Budget which is funded from the Housing Revenue Account, ie Tenants Rents but obviously helps ALL residents. Donations can be made to any Committee Member or Fred Best on the number below.
Luckily we have now secured funding to pay for a top up but please do make a contribution so we can keep them ready for the bad weather.
To help with spreading the grit on roads & pavements please contact the following person for your area who hold Keys:
Mr Wallis 35 Aldervale Tel 613447
Fred Best - 96 Alderbrook Close/Stonecross Road Tel 0758 181 1433
Pat & George Jones - Alderbrook Close Tel 652715
Chris - 2 Alderbrook Path
9 Alderbrook Way
Jackie Johnson - 23 Alderbrook Way Tel 0781 340 6433
Gerry - Adam Close Tel 653188
Clive Beesley 1/10/1945 - 31/12/2012
We paid a fond farewell to Adam Close resident Clive on 22/1/2013 who sadly passed away after a short illness.
I am sure many of you will miss his cheeky smile and his offers of help and wish Rita all the best.
New Year's Resolution Perhaps? .......
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 that are coming in in April.
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!
These have been sited following our surveys.
Both the Boards and the No Cold Calling Zone costs were obtained from the Community & Environmental Budget which is funded from the Housing Rent Account ie Council Tenants Rent money. These improvements benefit ALL residents. If you would like to contribute to your Community please do contact us.
Youthlink Bus Service
A new service to get kids out and about - see Youth Pages for more info.
East Sussex Credit Union
Times and locations have been changed due to reduced funding - check the Credit Union Page for up to date information.
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.
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.
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: http://www.operationcrackdown.org/
For information about THE ROWANS - Accommodation for the over 55's, please go to: http://www.therowanscrowborough.com/ 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