Observer figures out what is going on in Uckfield

Our independent columnist Observer looks at the last week through numbers

142 – that is the number of students from the current Uckfield Community Technology College cohort going on to university after the announcement of the A-level results. Well done to the students and the college.

Let’s not forget the support of parents too in this great success story.

Uckfield is very lucky to have such a good school and sixth form. We should be proud of what is achieved with, as we learned a few weeks, significantly less money than is given to schools in the south of the county.

100 new homes in Eastbourne Road, Uckfield; if the district council approves a planning application.

I can’t say I saw it coming but it makes sense on one level.

Uckfield, by the development of Fernley Park, is built out to that point so putting houses on some scruffy land the other side of the road is probably not a bad thing.

The trouble is, where do you draw the line? I thought – as I suspect many of you did – that the 1,000 homes at Ridgewood Farm was all we would get for the next ten years or so.

14 new sites for yellow lines. They will be less use than a chocolate teapot if they are not enforced. The police clearly cannot do the job.

Is it time to have parking “decriminalised” and have civil enforcement; as they do in Lewes? Having said that, I do remember reading time and again of drivers’ complaints coming out of the county town.

Uckfield is turning into a free-for-all when it comes to parking: double yellows ignored, pavement parking – you name it, drivers in Uckfield do it.

9 Hawk jets flying over Uckfield on Friday afternoon; better known as the Red Arrows who put on a brilliant display (as always) at Eastbourne Airbourne.

2 is the number of ticks you can place in a vote of support Uckfield-based band Red Butler. They are for gongs in the British Blues Awards and your votes can help them top the polls.

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