The Big Lunch was held on
7th June 2015 and residents enjoyed their picnics.
Thanks to all who attended.
Junior Neighbourhood Watch Needs Your Vote!
Do you want to keep children safe and also help stop them becoming future causes of crime? Please see the Junior Neighbourhood Watch page.
Refuse Collection days are changing - to find out new days go to:
Social Media Training
A Rural Links workshop is being held at the Council Chamber, Uckfield Civic Centre on Monday 13th July 2015. The event will focus on working with social media to maximise your potential audience and get your message across effectively to your users, funders and members.
For more information please see the "Training Courses" page.
To Report a Pothole, visit East Sussex County Council website at:
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 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month - the next meeting is on Tuesday 21st July 2015 at 7pm - All Welcome.
St Richard's Church Hall.
Fred Best has agreed to act as our Chairman until a new one can be found - thanks go to Fred. Area Reps can be found listed in the blue banner on the left hand side of this page. These are all local people so please feel free to approach them should you have any issues.
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.
11am from Noticeboard in Alderbrook Close
June 9th 2015
September 8th 2015
December 8th 2015
For information on Bus Service please see the Bus Information page - some new services and mobile times and Smart Cards now available.
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
Bet Vincent - 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.
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 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 https://www.sussex.police.uk/my-account/sign-up
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.
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.
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 NP@crowborougtowncouncil.gov.uk
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!
This development gives WDC the necessary SANGS (Alternative Natural Green Space) for all the proposed development (300 homes) that need to be built in Crowborough. None of the
other current proposed sites would give this.
Wealden District Council say:
"The position which the Council is now obliged to follow is that all development which would, either individually or in combination with other development, increase use of the Ashdown Forest for recreational and other purposes must mitigate its own impact"
We will keep residents updated as soon as we have any information.
Please see the link below to a short Sussex Police video which explains the benefits of registering with Immobilise:
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.
Our Party in the Park 2014 event raised £173.60 - thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this day a success - even the weather was great!
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: http://www.operationcrackdown.org/
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