Historic red bricks stored on the side of Library Way, Uckfield, after their removal from the High Street during improvement works

Historic Uckfield red bricks now a ‘bit of an eyesore’

Double-height red bricks removed from Uckfield High Street during the improvement works have become a “bit of an eyesore”, a town councillor said this week.

The bricks were piled alongside Library Way, next to The Picture House, while potential re-use was considered. They are now owned by the town council.

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Historic red bricks on the side of Library Way, Uckfield

Cllr Chris Macve, Trust Independent, Uckfield North, asked at the full council meeting on Monday (January 9) what progress was being made.

He asked: “Is there any positive news?”

He said the bricks were now a “bit of an eyesore” on the approach to the town centre car park.

 No progress

“It would be nice to see that resolved,” he said.

Town clerk Holly Goring said at the moment there was no progress.

Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town, who chaired the meeting said it was unfortunate that the bricks were in lumps. He commented:

“Hopefully, we will get a resolution on that sooner rather than later.”

The bricks were said to be a feature of the old High Street and were thought to have been made in Ridgewood.

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