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. 



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 - the next meeting is on Tuesday 12th May 2015 - Annuam General Meeting - all welcome to come along - 6.30pm St Richard's Church Hall.

Voting will take place for:


Treasurer &


as well as Street Representatives so if you want to get involved please do come along with any questions you may have.


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.


Estate Walkabouts

11am from Noticeboard in Alderbrook Close

June 9th 2015

September 8th 2015

December 8th 2015



4TH JULY 2015 - 11AM - 3PM







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.


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.


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!


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"


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:


 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.



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!



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