Welcome

Welcome to the new Brighter Uckfield web site!

Brighter Uckfield is a growing band of volunteers dedicated to improving the look and feel of our town – we keep it clean and litter free, clear ignored patches of land, paint neglected buildings, plant bulbs and flower displays, and generally give it some TLC.

The volunteers of Brighter Uckfield try to make our area a more pleasant place to live, work and visit. If you support our efforts, please visit our Facebook page so that you can keep up to date with our projects, and so we know you care! And PLEASE contact us if you know of areas that need attention, have any ideas to make our town even more green and pleasant, or want to join the team!

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1 week ago

Brighter Uckfield

Litter picking between Holy Cross Church and the bypass this morning, including Lake Wood. Unfortunately, with more visitors comes much more litter, and the verges of Rocks Road next to Lake Wood, where many cars are now parking, were very heavily littered. There was also some flytipping in one of the lay-bys, and the bin which used to be in one has been removed which arguably causes more dumping, although we understand the reasons the council are trying this approach.

As “litter breeds litter”, the bags and fly tipped items were removed from the local area, were placed by the bin at the bottom of Hunters Way, and have been reported to the council for collection. Please share this post to local Facebook groups so residents are made aware that this is Brighter Uckfield and not flytipping itself!

Talking to a few visitors, many of whom seem to have come from Eastbourne and south London, several were upset with the amounts of litter spoiling the beauty spot (perhaps ironically). One visitor thought it was a shame that a part of Lake Wood hasn’t been cleared of trees and grassed over to make a picnic area. To quote “so is Lake Woods just a lake in the middle of some woods?”...
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1 week ago

Brighter Uckfield

As an update, after several months of limited activity during lockdown, Brighter Uckfield volunteers are back in action every Sunday morning, although of course are socially distancing and tending to operate on an individual basis. We’ll let you know as and when we get back to a normal operating schedule. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Brighter Uckfield

Litter picking between Holy Cross Church and the bypass this morning, including Lake Wood. Unfortunately, with more visitors comes much more litter, and the verges of Rocks Road next to Lake Wood, where many cars are now parking, were very heavily littered. There was also some flytipping in one of the lay-bys, and the bin which used to be in one has been removed which arguably causes more dumping, although we understand the reasons the council are trying this approach.

As “litter breeds litter”, the bags and fly tipped items were removed from the local area, were placed by the bin at the bottom of Hunters Way, and have been reported to the council for collection. Please share this post to local Facebook groups so residents are made aware that this is Brighter Uckfield and not flytipping itself!

Talking to a few visitors, many of whom seem to have come from Eastbourne and south London, several were upset with the amounts of litter spoiling the beauty spot (perhaps ironically). One visitor thought it was a shame that a part of Lake Wood hasn’t been cleared of trees and grassed over to make a picnic area. To quote “so is Lake Woods just a lake in the middle of some woods?”...
... See MoreSee Less

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Join Us and Help

Brighter Uckfield now meet on Sundays at 9am in the Waitrose car park.