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The Crowborough Community Centre is owned by the Crowborough Community Association who developed and now run the Centre.

Community Centre seeks funds to fight Wealden planning decision in court

Public meeting called to kick-start funding
for Judicial Review process

Crowborough Community Association (CCA) has hired a legal team to set in motion a legal action against Wealden District Council’s decision to allow 68 houses and flats to be built next to the town’s £3.2 million Community Centre with the loss of 99 public car parking spaces.

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Revised housing plan an
‘insult’ to Crowborough
Riddled with errors, no public car parking and
no protection for Community Centre
Crowborough Community Association has registered its anger and disappointment that the revised planning application to build houses and flats on land that includes Mead House car park has done nothing to meet its legitimate concerns over the future of the Community Centre or to preserve public car parking in the area.

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Waitrose joins the battle to save
Crowborough car park

Letter reminds Wealden of binding
agreement on Mead House

Waitrose has thrown its weight behind the campaign to stop 68 homes being built on a Crowborough
town centre car park and adjacent land, by reminding Wealden District Council of its contractual
obligations to the supermarket chain.

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Link to Crowborough Life article

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Public meeting called to save
car parking at Pine Grove
Community leaders act to expose planning
errors and present alternative scheme

Crowborough Community Association (CCA) are supporting a public meeting in January in a bid to bring Wealden District Council and Abbey Developments to the negotiating table over a plan to build 68 homes at the expense of nearly 100 public car parking spaces in the town centre, and to present a better alternative. The current plan would see homes built just a few metres from Crowborough Community Centre – a licensed place of entertainment for up to 500 people – and leave it with just 16 car parking spaces.

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Dismay and anger as Wealden
publishes Mead House plan
Planning application reveals ‘the worst
possible option’ for Crowborough

Crowborough community leaders have reacted with anger and dismay following publication of a planning application to build 68 residential units on the combined Mead House car park and Beaconwood sites, accessed from Pine Grove.  The plan, as drafted, is the worst possible outcome for the neighbouring Crowborough Community Centre and the Enterprise Hub due to open in the summer of next year.

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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 erstwhile Crowborough Shoe REpairer R.P Scott. Fasinating stuff!
We hope you enjoy the display.

Previous displays

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:
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CCA Constitution

Meet the CCA Board Directors
Chantal Wilson - Chairman
Russell Wakefield - Company Secretary
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

August 2017
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.