What Observer liked this week in Uckfield – and didn’t like

Observer, our weekly Saturday columnist, lists four things they liked in Uckfield this week and one they didn’t. No surprise, the thumbs down went to the refuse and recycling collections.


Some good vision from Uckfield town councillors who think the West Park pavilion could become a hub of women’s sport in the town. Great idea. I say be bold and aim for a centre of excellence that we can be proud of.

Finally, Uckfield Town Centre Joint Regeneration Committee has accepted the inevitable that there can be no redevelopment of the town centre. It was an idea of its time – dating from more than ten years ago – but the recession proved fatal in the end. Shopping will never be the same.

Good to read that Holy Cross is a ‘high performing school’. Well done to the headteacher, teachers, all the staff, the children and parents. It too has been ‘blighted’ by the town centre plans but now, totally free of that dark cloud, can carry on doing what it does best: giving children a great education.

The children’s parade, part of Uckfield Festival, was, as always, a great occasion. Colourful, noisy and a delight to see. Long may it continue.

And, one I didn’t

The continuing fiasco of the waste and recycling collections inflicted on residents of Uckfield and the wider Wealden district.

Wealden District Council should have taken action many months ago.

They were warned.

Once this mess is sorted out, the council should order an independent inquiry – with the report made public.

Wealden must be transparent with the taxpayers.

See also:

Rocks Road closure announced for bridge works

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Fair, fireworks and much more in Uckfield this weekend

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Disappointment as it is accepted there will be no regeneration of Uckfield

Uckfield 20mph speed limit and parking restrictions update

Holy Cross is now a “high performing” school

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