Selby Meadow, this land, once neglected, is now cared for by the Newtown Action Group and local residents and enjoyed by the community.

Chance to explore community garden in Uckfield

An open day was held on Sunday at Selby Meadow, a pocket of land in New Town, saved from development by nearby residents and leased from Uckfield Town Council.

The land was formerly overgrown allotments and a tip and is now maintained by the Newtown Action Group and residents for the local community.

It was officially opened in 2011 by the then Mayor Cllr John Carvey, Cllr Dorothy Sparks (who no longer sits on the council) and Cllr Alan Whittaker.

Wild flowers now mingle on the site with recycled materials with the aim of giving as much diversity of food and habitat for wildlife as possible.

There is also a water feature which is the work of local lad Scott O’Hara, aged 11.

The open day was part of St Peter and St James Hospice open gardens event. Two other gardens were open at Harlands Villas.

Pictures by Ron Hill. Click on one to scroll through them all.

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