Future of Uckfield Art Trail is looking brighter

The future of Uckfield Art Trail is looking brighter after questions about its future were discussed at an extraordinary meeting on Saturday.art_trail

Founders Martin Eastwood and Tim Benians wanted to know if there was support for the art trail to carry on after it was separated from the Uckfield Festival Association.

The consensus on Saturday was ‘yes’ and there are now plans to relaunch the organisation – perhaps giving it a new name because most recently it has been held in one place rather than at different venues.

The feeling was that as a separate entity from the festival it would be able to run events at other times of year, apply for its own grants and be free to manage its own affairs.

Tim said: “Having decided it is worth continuing because of its value to the town we will now go into a short period of consultation to get the views of people interested before we decide categorically what to do.”

Options include:

  • It becoming an unincorporated association,
  • a company limited by guarantee,
  • a benevolent society/charity,
  • seeking charitable status or
  • becoming a social enterprise

Another meeting to decide the next step is due to be held on Saturday, November 28, at 9am, at Uckfield Framing Company premises at 6 Riverside, Brambleside, Bellbrook Business Park.

All are welcome to attend and Tim said it was hoped people would come forward to take on tasks to help with setting up the new group.

A chairman, treasurer and somebody to look after sponsorship would also be needed.

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