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Discover Uckfield Millennium Green: A Haven for Nature and Community

Uckfield Millennium Green is your tranquil escape in the heart of Uckfield, East Sussex. Established in 2001 as part of a nationwide initiative, this community green space offers a unique blend of nature, relaxation, and local history.

Search for "Uckfield Millennium Green walks" or "Uckfield wildlife sanctuary" to find us!

Unwind and Explore:

  • A Natural Escape: Unlike a formal park, Uckfield Millennium Green boasts a wilder character. Explore its natural beauty, with designated areas left to flourish for the benefit of local wildlife and wildflowers.

  • A Community Hub: Owned and managed by a dedicated charitable trust, the Green serves as a hub for the Uckfield community.

  • Rich in History: As a Millennium Green, it holds a special place in Uckfield's story, reflecting the spirit of community and environmental preservation at the turn of the millennium.

The Green is perfect for:

  • Relaxing strolls: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature.

  • Family outings: Enjoy a picnic lunch or a game of frisbee in the open space.

  • Wildlife spotting: Look out for a variety of birds, butterflies, and other creatures that call the Green home.

Supporting the Green:

Uckfield Millennium Green is a registered charity and relies on your support to thrive. Consider volunteering your time or making a donation to help us maintain this valuable community asset.

Visit us today and experience the beauty of Uckfield Millennium Green!

The boardwalk on Gordons Walk at the Uckfield Millennium green.

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Areas of Interest

The Green provides a mixture of semi-natural and re-colonised man-made habitats. Some of the less easily accessible parts of the Green, especially the old clay pits, support rich flora characteristic of unimproved grasslands...

A wheelbarrow full of tools.

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Friends of the Green

Uckfield Millennium Green is managed by a charitable Trust with support from the Friends of the Green.

If you enjoy using the Green and would like to help with the ongoing maintenance and development of this community area, there are a number of ways you can become involved...

A historical picture featuring some workers from the old brickworks of Benjamin Ware & Sons in Uckfield

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History

The Uckfield Millennium Green is situated on the site of clay pits dug to support the activities of the brickworks of Benjamin Ware & Sons. Brickmaking in Uckfield, and at Benjamin Ware & Sons in particular, is morefully described by Molly Beswick in Hindsight Volume 3 published by the Uckfield and District Preservation Society.

Nature on the GREEN by JonnyWattUK - May 23
Across the boards and into the green by JonnyWattUK - May 24

Uckfield Millennium Green: A Haven for Nature and Community

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What's Going On - On The Green

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Tuesday 28th May 2024

Annual General Meeting

UCKFIELD MILLENNIUM GREEN TRUST

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on

Tuesday 28th May 2024

at

Ridgewood Village Hall, Ridgewood TN22 5TG

At 7.00p.m.

Followed by Coffee/Tea and Biscuits

All are Welcome

Please note that this time differs from the time previously mentioned in the April newsletter.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:-

• Present
• Apologies
• Minutes of the Last Meeting 30.5.23
• Matters Arising
• Consider the Adoption of the Trust’s Report 31.3.24
• Consider the Adoption of the Trust’s Inspected Accounts 31.12.23
• Resolution: Change of Trust Document to enable the amount of new surfaced areas to be increased from 500 sqm to 0.2 hectares.
• Chairman’s Report
• Any Other Business

2024

February ⏤ 2024

Dates for your Diary

"2024 Work Parties

 

Mondays

 

Volunteers are on the Green carrying out maintenance most Mondays from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Please contact us on info@uckfieldmillenniumgreen.co.uk if you would like to join in.

 

Saturday Work Parties

 

Working Parties are also held throughout the year for the local community to be involved in the maintenance of the Green.

 

These are held on Saturdays from 9.30 to 12.30 on the following dates for 2024:-

 

  • Feb 10th

  • August 10th

  • April 13th  

  • October 12th

  • June 22nd

  • December 7th

 

Notices will be posted on the entrance gates a week before the working parties, also follow us on Facebook and Instagram”

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November 27 ⏤ 2023

Winter Will Take A Hold

The Cyclamen herald the Winter to come as the Green slowly turns to gold as that Winter will take ahold...

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May 05 ⏤ 2023

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th May 2023 at Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield TN22 1AZ

The meeting will start at 7.00pm and will be followed by Coffee/Tea and biscuits.

All are welcome to hear what has been happening on the Green over the last year, and our plans going forward.

 

Agenda:

1 Present

2 Apologies

3 Minutes of the Last Meeting 31.05.2022

4 Matters Arising

5 Consider the adoption of the Trust’s Report 31.03.2023

6 Consider the adoption of the Trust’s Inspected Accounts 31.03.2022

7 Chairman’s Report

8 Any other business

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May 04 ⏤ 2023

Next Work Party Saturday September 16th.
A gateway onto the Uckfield Millenium Green shot in the early spring of 2023

Our next working party is planned for Sat 16th September from 9.30 to 12.30.

We’ll be clearing thistles, brambles and blackthorn from the picnic and play area. For anyone interested in helping out we’ll be meeting at the Picnic Area, gloves, small forks and secateurs will be useful, but tools can also be provided on the day.

We’ll be breaking for tea and coffee at 11.00 if anyone would like to stop by for a chat.

Planned dates for other work parties through 2023 are; June 24th, August 5th, September 16th, October 28th, December 9th.

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April 17 ⏤ 2023

Here Come The Bluebells
(Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
A closeup image of some beautiful bluebells on the Uckfield Millennium green

There are patches of Bluebells in full cry around various areas of the Green.

Enchanting and iconic, bluebells are a favourite with the fairies and a sure sign spring is in full swing. The violet glow of a bluebell wood is an incredible wildflower spectacle. See them while you can, in on and around Bob's & Gordon's Walks.

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April 01⏤ 2023

Signs of Spring in Clay Pit 1.
Spring primroses in full bloom at the Uckfield Millennium Green

The Wild primrose is a popular native wildflower, with pale yellow flowers. It is low growing and is highly versatile; perfect in borders, wildlife woodland areas or naturalised into grass. Likewise it is lovely under deciduous trees where it will flower in early Spring from March to May before the leaf canopy creates shade.

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January 17 ⏤ 2023

From our Facebook Page
A newly dugout Crested Newt pond on the Uckfield Millenium Green.

We have taken advantage of the excavator still being on the Green to remove diseased Ash and other wind blown trees in clay pit 2 in advance of the second pond restoration later in the year. The trees will soon be chipped and laid on some of the muddier paths.

This pond is the larger of the two and with a sunnier aspect it should attract an abundance of insects such as dragonflies and damselflies.

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