Wealden District Council

Local Community Groups

Volunteering is one of the ways to get involved with a local Community Association or group.

If you can't find a Community Group in your local area listed below, are interested in setting one up or becoming a representative for your neighbourhood, please contact the Tenant Participation Team using the contact details at the bottom of the page for advice, support and further information.

Buxted and Highhurstwood Action Group represents residents from:

  • Gordon Road and Tan Yards
  • Buxted
  • Maypole Cottages
  • Cherry Cottages and Royal Oak Road
  • Highhurstwood

The group have successfully campaigned for parking improvements at Buxted Court and Maypole Cottages. They are also keen to see a community allotment in Highhurstwood.

To find out more about the Buxted and Highhurstwood Action Group, or to get involved email the Chairperson dandocker@msn.com

The Alderbrook Community Association works closely with Crowborough Town, Wealden District and East Sussex County Councils to improve services and facilities for all residents in the Alderbrook Area. More information can be found on the Alderbrook Community Association Website (external link)

The Alderbrook Community Association secured £140,000 of funding towards the Adam Field play and kick-about area. They also run youth activities and HELP (Help an Elderly or Lonely Person) Scheme. The Alderbrook Community Association also has a Local Neighbourhood Agreement, which sets out how the Housing Service and other partner agencies will work together for improvements to the area.

Meetings

The Alderbrook Community Association meet on the second Tuesday of each month at:
St Richards Hall,
Fermor Rd,
Crowborough
TN6 3AP

To find out more about the Alderbrook Community Association, or to get involved, contact the Secretary joanne.stonebrook@btinternet.com

Covering Cherry Cottages and Chestnut Cottages, this newly formed Community Association is working on improving parking provision in their area and developing activities and facilities for young people in the village.

If you would like to know more, or are interested in getting involved, email the Secretary diana@airworks.co.uk

Representing the residents of Warren Ridge, Frant. This community group has worked to improve parking provision in their local area, and have previously arranged community events.

For details on when meetings are held or to find out more information email the Chairperson mich.baker@tiscali.co.uk

The Ridge Community Association represents all residents from The Ridge in Groombridge. The group hold regular social events and have recently taken over management of the Green.

To find out more visit the Ridge Community Association website (external link), or if you are interested in getting involved, email the Chairperson sued1999@aol.com

Representing the residents of School Lane, Hadlow Down, this small Community Association are currently managing a Community Garden. Further information regarding this and other projects can be found on the School Lane Community website (external link).

For information on meeting dates and venues, email the secretary info@slaneca.org.uk

The Town Farm Residents Association serves the largest estate in the Wealden District. The group have successfully worked with Wealden District Council and other partner agencies to deliver large community projects including the Town Farm Play Area in 2009, Tony Tack Memorial Skate Park in 2012, and setting up the Young Farmers Youth Club, which runs in the Maurice Thornton Pavilion. The Association have previously run community events and outings, and organised community clear-up days. In 2011 they signed a Partnership Agreement, which is currently being reviewed, with Wealden District Council and other statutory partners.

Meetings

The Town Farm Residents Association meet the second Tuesday of each month at:
Hailsham East Community Centre
Orion Close,
Hailsham
BN27 2JZ

To find out more about the Town Farm Residents Association, or to get involved, email the Secretary Steve@houghtontribe.co.uk

In 2011 this Community Association raised money for redeveloping the play area in the village. This community group is currently seeking new members.

If you live in Castlefields or Mottefield and are interested in finding out more or would like information on getting involved in this community group, please email tenant.involvement@wealden.gov.uk

The Unity Community Association represents residents from:

  • Leeves Way
  • Leeves Close
  • Thorny Close
  • Waldron Thorns
  • Newnham Way

The Community Association have worked in partnership with Wealden District and Heathfield Parish Council to develop and improve the Leeves Common Play Area, which was completed in 2011. They are currently working on a Community Garden, which they manage.

For the date of the next meeting, if you would like to know more, or are interested in getting involved email the Secretary annbat71@aol.com

The Jarvis Brook Community Association works to improve the facilities and services on the Jarvis Brook Estate, working in partnership with local agencies on schemes and projects. In 2012 these partner agencies signed the Jarvis Brook Neighbourhood Agreement (pdf).

The Community Association secured £160,000 of funding and investment to redevelop the Jarvis Brook recreation ground. They are currently developing on an ambitious project to provide a small Community Hub on the recreation ground.

Meetings

The Jarvis Brook Community Association meet on the second Wednesday of each month at:
The Scout and Guide Hut,
Crowborough Hill,
Jarvis Brook,
Crowborough

Visit the Jarvis Brook Community Association Facebook Page (external link) for further information, or email the Secretary colin@stocksy.org

The Parklands Residents Association represents all residents from Parklands. The group have previously worked with Wealden District and Maresfield Parish Councils to re-develop the Parklands Community Play Area. The Association also fundraise to provide regular activities on the Play Area and hold social events which are open to everyone.

Visit the  Parklands Residents Association  (external link)  for the date and venue of the next meeting, or to find out more about getting involved email the Chairperson kirstyturner@hotmail.com.

Representing all residents of Southmead Close, the Community Association holds social events to increase community sprit and is currently working on parking and environmental improvements for the area. The members are very keen to hear from other residents who would like to get involved.

Meetings

The Community Association meets every-other month at:
The Rose and Crown Pub,
Fletching Street,
Mayfield
TN20 6TE

For the date of the next meeting, or to find out more about getting involved email the Chairperson ian@ianbruce.info

Formed in 2012 this Community Association represents residents from the Southfield Estate in Polegate. Since forming the Association has been focusing on investigating options for parking improvements, as well as improving the local environment with planting projects. They are also exploring ways of raising money to fund youth activities.

For the date of the next meeting, or if you are interested in finding out more about getting involved, email the Chairperson peterconway1968@yahoo.co.uk

The Church Coombe Community Association represents residents from the largest estate in Uckfield covering:

  • The Drive
  • The Mount
  • Manor Way
  • Manor End Manor Close
  • Lealands Drive
  • Uplands Close
  • Crown Close
  • Cambridge Close
  • Claremont Rise

The Association is focusing on environmental improvements and building on community sprit in the area.

Meetings

The Community Association meets on the second Thursday of each month in the lounge of:
Margaret House;
Lealands Drive,
Uckfield,
East Sussex
TN22 2AG.

For more information or if you would like to get involved email the Chairperson Maggie Evans  maggiethecook@gmail.com

The New Town Action Group represents residents from:

  • Vernon Road
  • Vernon Close
  • Selby Rise
  • Selby Gardens
  • Selby Close
  • Harcort Road
  • Keld Close

The group have achieved several environmental improvement projects, including managing Selby Meadow a communal green space; on the estate. The group organises regular community events such as Halloween parties, barbeques, seed planting and carol singing.

Meetings

The New Town Action Group meet the first Wednesday of each month at:
The Alma Arms,
Framfield Road,
Uckfield,
TN22 5AJ

For more information or if you would like to get involved email the Chairperson derekh55@aim.com

Contact the Housing Tenant Team