Sun shines for Selby Meadow open day, Uckfield

Residents and visitors gathered at an open day at Selby Meadow, in Uckfield, today.

The sun shone and the community garden was looking at its best with plenty of seats in the open or shade for people to rest and enjoy refreshments, flowers, greenery and trees.

Latest additions to the garden include a new tree seat encircling a Scrumptious eating apple tree, planted in memory of Christine Hainsworth, the late wife of Selby Meadow secretary Derek.

The team who meet regularly to plan for the future of the garden can be seen below sitting on the seat. Just click on the picture to enlarge it.


There is also a new bird bath, raspberry and strawberry plants, rhubarb and herbs – all planted for people to come in and pick during visits.

For those feeling energetic there was a smoothie bike where people could choose their own fruit and juice, milk or yoghurt and pedal to power the liquidiser which turned the ingredients to a drink.

The bike was provided by the Action in rural Sussex charity which aims to help ensure that rural Sussex remains a living and working place.

Its Village Agent Programme supports Good Neighbours Schemes and Health and Well-Being activities in communities across the Wealden.

Selby Meadow falls into both categories and so Claire Reynolds and Chiara Vagnarelli came along with the bike to a place that shows people working together for the well-being of all.

They can be seen below with John Jo Doyle, 12, (Claire is on the left) who is providing pedal power to create a smoothie for himself.


Money from the Wealden District Council Community Dividend Fund was used to provide the new additions to the garden.


A community relaxes in Selby Meadow during today’s open day.


Chance to socialise in the shade of trees at Selby Meadow.

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