Volunteer Work party at the Millennium Green

Great changes at the Green yesterday after 25 ladies from the law firm Allen and Overy visited us for a volunteer working day.

The ladies divided up into teams of five to tackle the seemingly impenetrable barriers of dense blackthorn and fallen trees found at the bottom of our site.

Helped by six of our own volunteers, we have now established a footpath all along the Southern boundary fence which avoids the existing muddy exit back to the all-weather path.

A great team effort and a massive ‘Thank You’ to the ladies for creating something that the whole community can enjoy!

The Uckfield Millennium Green is situated in the south-east corner of Uckfield in Ridgewood on the site of clay pits dug to support the activities of the brickworks of Benjamin Ware & Sons.

The site totals 21.99 acres and as such is one of the largest of the present 499 English Millennium Green sites. A Millennium Green is an open space for community use. It is less formal than a park, and areas have been left to grow wild to be a haven for wild life and wild flowers.

It is owned by a community-based charity, who are bound by the terms set out in the Deed of Trust and is not owned by the Town Council. Funding comes from donations from the Friends of the Millennium Green group and, for capital project work successful grant applications from various national bodies. It does not receive any automatic funding from any Council.

Much of the day-to-day maintenance activities are carried out by a small group of volunteers ; larger activities require the use of outside contractors.

We have held a number of these company wide, team building days where a group of volunteers are able to tackle larger projects. A positive outcome for both parties.

We are taking booking for groups for next year via info@uckfieldmillenniumgreen.co.uk