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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.

Crowborough – Alderbrook Community Association
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 meet on the third Monday of alternate months at:
St Richards Hall,
Fermor Rd,
To find out more about the Alderbrook Community Association, or to get involved, contact the Secretary info@alderbrookonline.co.uk
Groombridge – The Ridge Community Association

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 Tenant Participation Team below.

Hadlow Down – School Lane Community Association

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

Hailsham – Town Farm Residents Association

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.


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

To find out more about the Town Farm Residents Association, or to get involved, contact the Tenant Participation Team.

Heathfield – Unity Community Association

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 contact the Tenant Participation Team.

Jarvis Brook – Jarvis Brook Community Association

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.


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

Visit the Jarvis Brook Community Association Facebook Page (external link) for further information, or email the Secretary jarvisbrookca@gmail.com

Uckfield – Church Coombe Community Association

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.


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

For more information or if you would like to get involved contact the Tenant Participation Team.

Uckfield – New Town Action Group

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.


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

For more information or if you would like to get involved contact Tenant Participation Team.