Historic double-height bricks which were removed from outside Carvills during Uckfield High Street improvement works may be re-used in the town centre.
The bricks have passed into the ownership of the town council and members have suggested various uses including:
- Around planters maintained by Brighter Uckfield in place of the current timber, to ensure they remain more durable;
- As a surround on the base of the red telephone kiosk once re-located;
- For planters outside the railway station;
- To re-cope the raised sloping beds in the Town Square (outside Hartfields).
It had been agreed that the bricks would be passed to the Bluebell Railway for re-use.
A report to members said: “Unfortunately, the double-height bricks required work and cleaning to be re-sued for another purpose and there was no specific project which the bricks could be put towards by the Bluebell Railway,” a report to members said.
The preserved railway, which runs between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, had taken granite kerbs from the improvement works which were used for a heritage scheme.
As a result, the town council took possession of the bricks.
Councillors hope volunteers will help to bring the bricks up to a usable standard, to keep costs low, once a project has been identified.
Town clerk, Holly Goring, is to explore the options.
The bricks are believed to have been made at Ridgewood.