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What’s happening in my community?

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.



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 
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

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 , or if you are interested in getting involved, email the Tenant Participation Team below.

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 .

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.


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.

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.

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 .

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  for further information, or email the Secretary jarvisbrookca@gmail.com

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.

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.


At the beginning of March 2022 a group of men from the Uckfield Shed presented a large mud kitchen to Velda Reed and Belinda Anscombe from the Selby Meadow Community Garden for the use of the local children.

The kitchen had been made by Kevin Sayers, with some help from other shedders, out of recycled materials. This was another community project completed by the Shed along with a prop for the forthcoming Uckfield Theatre Guild production, a tawny owl box for the Uckfield Ranger and a bookcase for Buxted Bowls Club.

The Shed is in full swing now, opening on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with members completing their own projects and contributing items for sale online and at forthcoming fetes.

We are still looking for new members. Men’s Sheds are about social connections and friendship building, avoiding isolation, improving mental health, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.

If anyone would like to join the Shed or find out more about what it has to offer contact Chris at uckfieldmensshed@gmail.com.

Group of residents being presented with a mud kitchen


Last year for the first time we were able to offer fresh honey for sale produced by Sharon’s bees.  The bees collected nectar from a range of trees, shrubs and flowers in the meadow and surrounding gardens.  We hope to add more plants this year which, with our policy of zero chemicals and wildlife friendly (gardening) should help them produce more delicious and healthy honey this season.

Honey in jar Honeycomb Honeycomb in the hive


Annual feedback on C&E projects we have funded

Community and Environmental (C&E) funding is provided for projects that will make improvements to the environment or community facilities on Wealden District Council (WDC) Housing Estates or Retirement Living Courts.  The below outlines the projects we have funded:

  • Joan Hughes Court – funding was given to set up the very successful arts and crafts group.

store cupboard with lots of different stationary for art clubs Colouring book and colouring pencils

  • Unity – refurbishment of the communal flower beds, which were washed away with the storm. 
  • Water butts across RL courts
  • Replacement beds and composting area at Southfields, Polegate
  • Contribution towards a skate Park at Alderbrook, Crowborough
  • Equipment for social activities at Grants Hill Court, Uckfield

If you have any ideas for projects where you live speak to your Resident Group if there is one, if not please contact us.