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The Crowborough Community Centre is owned by the Crowborough Community Association who developed and now run the Centre.
Latest Wealden house building plan
threatens Community Centre

Make your voice heard at Crowborough’s
annual Town Meeting

Crowborough Community Association is calling on everyone to turn out in force at the annual

Town Meeting on Wednesday 12th April at
 All Saints Church (7.30pm)

to oppose Wealden District Council’s latest plan to sell off Mead House Car Park and the Beaconwood site for housing development.

Nearly 100 parking spaces would be lost
Wealden says in its own latest draft Local Plan that “additional public car parking provision … may be required to support growth in the Crowborough area.”  So why is it trying to sell a perfectly good one?

Register your opposition to the damage Wealden wants to inflict on Crowborough and the Community Centre

Please register your opposition to Wealden District Council’s plan by sending your email address to: meadhousecampaign@crowboroughcentre.info with the words Mead House Support in the subject box. We will then keep you informed of developments.

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Town centre housing plans at odds
with Wealden’s new local plan

CCA points to ‘astonishing’ omissions and
calls on residents to voice opposition

Crowborough Community Association (CCA) has called for clarity and honesty on car parking in the town centre following publication of the Wealden Local Plan draft submission by the district council. 

The draft plan clearly states that “additional public car parking provision … may be required to support growth in the Crowborough area.”  Nevertheless, Wealden District Council (WDC) is currently proposing to sell off the whole of Mead House car park for housing, which flies in the face of current planning recommendations for the site. In planning terms, housing on this site is not supported by the 1998 Local Plan policies that apply to this site.  Furthermore, a government inspector who ruled on the future of the Beaconwood/Mead House site only some 18 months ago did not support housing development.

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22 -March-2017

Crowborough Heritage Cabinet

 The Heritage Cabinet was provided by Crowborough Town Council and opened by the Mayor on 10th November 2015. You can find it in the Foyer of the Crowborough Centre. The display presents local artefacts which may interest, fascinate and amuse you. The display is changed every two months and the current display highlights memorabilia and events associated with the Girl Guides and Brownie movements.

We hope you enjoy the display.

Visit of High Sheriff of East Sussex
Members of the CCA and staff at the Crowborough Centre were delighted to welcome Juliet Smith, High Sheriff of East Sussex, to the Centre on 18th January 2016. Mrs Smith enjoyed a guided tour of the Centre and learned how the Centre has become very popular with community groups and local businesses in the three and a half years since it opened. In discussions afterwards, there was time to reflect upon her observations throughout East Sussex on the value of centres like the Crowborough Centre to local communities.


From left to right: Brian Stockton (Deputy Centre Manager), Susannah Chapman (Duty Manager), Alan Cornish (CCA Board Associate), Sheila Hatchwell (Centre volunteer), Lorna Dowson-Collins (Centre Manager), Juliet Smith (High Sheriff of East Sussex), Chantal Wilson (Chair CCA), Bob Brown (CCA Board Associate), Roger Bishop (CCA Board Member).

Membership of CCA
Any individual can become a member of the CCA and new members are very welcome. Members have the right to attend and vote at the AGM, which is held in October. Membership costs £1 per annum. To become a member, please call into the centre office and register your name and contact details and pay your membership fee.
Group membership is also available to organisations which meet at the Centre.
The Crowborough Community Association (CCA) Board
The CCA Board is composed of volunteers with a wide range of skills, each of whom contributes to the continuing success of the Community Centre.
If you have any questions about the CCA please e-mail:

CCA Constitution

Read more about the CCA
Meet the CCA Board Directors
Chantal Wilson - Chairman
Russell Wakefield - Company Secretary
Position Vacant - User Representative Director
Cllr Peter Ellefsen - Director nominated by Crowborough Town Council
David Larkin - Project Director
Frank Lees - Risk Director
Cllr Jeannette Towey - Director nominated by Wealden District Council
Richard Wilkinson - Finance Director
Clive Wilson - Project Director
Roger Bishop - Communications Director
Angela Suter - Human Resources Director
September 2016
Crowborough Community Association

Registered charity No 1134266
A company limited by guarantee and registered in England & Wales with company number 7130145.
Registered office:
Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1FE
The Duchess of Gloucester at the Grand Opening of the Crowborough Community Centre in 2012.