Uckfield High Street roadworks are very much on the last lap.
Unless there is some last-minute hitch, I can well see most of the work will be done by the time of carnival next Saturday (September 3).
Views on the necessity of the project have been polarised but I think everyone should say thank you to the workmen who have done the job.
The quality of the work is excellent and they have been willing to work with the town and shops to keep things moving while still getting on with the job at a cracking pace.
Rude and uncivil
Unfortunately, as I have commented before, some people were rude or uncivil to these men.
They, like most of us, are doing their job. They did not make the decision to go ahead with the works. They did not deserve such treatment which was an ugly blot on our fine town.
Heatwave water a welcome gift
Uckfield Town Council should officially let Colas know that we have been impressed by their workforce so the message can be passed on to the men.
I was also pleased to see the town council and Tesco providing some water for the men on a really hot day this week.
A good gesture, which I am sure was appreciated.
The red telephone box
Last week I suggested the town council should establish a tourist information centre (kiosk) in the red telephone box if it is moved from near the railway station to adjacent to the old post office.
I said it should have plenty of really local information, such as walks etc – with details of history along the way.
On the UckfieldNews.com Facebook page, Dave Flint gave an example of what is done in Newhaven, where, he said, the leaflet was available from various shops.
It looks like an excellent template to me.
I reproduce the link, provided by Mr Flint, to Newhaven Town Council’s website where you can download the town map and guide.
Uckfield Lions Club
In mentioning the number of defibrillators in the town, I wasn’t aware of how big a role Uckfield and District Lions Club had played.
Lynne Ireland, the club secretary, filled in the gap with her Facebook post which read:
“Uckfield Lions, along with other contributors, have been installing defibs all over Uckfield and surrounding villages.
“There are now units at Victoria Pleasure Ground, the Forresters Hall in Harcourt Road, outside railway station, outside library, one soon to be at The Belmont Centre, West Park recreation ground, one at UCTC, as well as units in Maresfield and Buxted.
“There is also a unit at the Civic Centre.”
Great work by all concerned.