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Community & Support Groups

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Artytime Scrapstore


Artytime Scrapstore is a community project based in Jarvis Brook Recreation Ground, Crowborough.

It is run by members of the community, who volunteer their time to collect and sort the scrap donations.

Find out more by calling or emailing or click on the Poster the link below.

Crowborough Arts


Crowborough Arts supports the arts, and arts practitioners in the Crowborough area.

Regular events including live music, poetry, play reading, art exhibitions & workshops are arranged throughout the year.

Crowborough Choral Society


The Crowborough Choral Society meet every Wednesday during school term times and there are normally 3 concerts performed each year.

Rehearsals are from 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm at Ashdown Primary School, Herne Road, Crowborough, TN6 2NT

Crowborough Flower Club


Crowborough Flower Club offer Club meetings, Demonstrations, Workshops and Talks, mainly held in the evenings.

Occasional Lunches and garden visits.

Held first Thursday of the month (not January) 7:00 pm for 7;30 pm at Crowborough Community Centre.

Clued-Up Info


Clued-up is a free service on Crowborough high street for young people between the ages of 11 and 25.

They offer information, advice and support, for just about anything!

It is confidential, they will listen and try to help without judgement. As well as being free, the service is a service you can trust.

First Steps Toddler Group


Term time only, every Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am doing arts and crafts, singing, bible story and snacks

Takes place at Forest Fold Baptist Church, London Road, Crowborough, TN6 1TD

Little Fishes


A group for parents and carers with pre-school children to meet and socialise. The church has a spacious hall where the children can play and run around. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Little Fishes takes place Monday and Friday mornings from 9:15 am to 11:15 am at United Church, Crowborough, Croft Road, TN6 1HA

Alderbrook Community Association


The Alderbrook Community Association is group for residents in the Alderbrook/Adam Close/The Nightingales/Fermor Road area. Giving residents more say about what goes on in their community by working with local councils and community groups as well as organising community events for resident.

They hold regular resident meetings and estate walks which involve members of the Association, representatives from Wealden Housing and Councillors walking around the estate and reporting/actioning any issues that need addressing.

Crowborough Community  Centre


Crowborough Community Centre is owned and run by the Crowborough Community Association (CCA).

The centre offers hall and meeting room hire for parties and events as well as classes and meetings

Available Monday to Saturday

Jarvis Brook Community Association


The Jarvis Brook Community Association organise community events and liaise between residents and local authorities.

When possible, they try and hold meetings every other month on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm

Crowborough Community Pantry


SCrowborough Community Pantry is open to anyone. The main aim is to help the community whilst using donated food that would otherwise likely be wasted.

Local supermarkets and independent retailers donate food that they can no longer sell (but that is still good to eat). Others can donate surplus food, for example allotment holders or gardeners, when they have a glut of fruit or veg at harvest time.

Although the service is free and open to all, donations are encouraged of £2 per bag.

Location: Beechview Parade, Walshes Road, Crowborough TN6 3RA.

For opening times and for more information about the Pantry follow the Facebook page - click on the links below:

Crowborough Food Bank


The Crowborough Foodbank want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry.

They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Community support for individuals with dementia and their caregivers is crucial for enhancing their quality of life. By fostering a supportive community network and making use of local resources, navigating the challenges of the condition can be made with more ease and resilience.

Know Dementia


Know Dementia is a Sussex-based registered charity supporting families affected by dementia.

They run Memory Moments Cafes, Woodland Moments, Sporting Moments ad Singing Clubs throughout East and West Sussex for people with memory problems and their families/carers.

The Crowborough Memory Moments Cafe takes place every Friday afternoon from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, TN6 1FE

Sussex Support Service


Sussex Support Service is a safe and comfortable community space that provides a varied menu of activities and support for people living ​in East Sussex including those living with dementia, Parkinson’s, mental health issues and those who are socially isolated.

We support unpaid carers through our respite day care, support groups, informal signposting, training programmes​ and advice.

The Pavillion Arts project

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance


Wealden Dementia Action Alliance was set up by Wealden District Council in May 2016 to help make our district more dementia friendly and raise the awareness amongst our residents and businesses.

With a lot of local support from various community groups, volunteers, businesses and many more we now have four local dementia forums across the district all making a difference in their community and raising the awareness of dementia.

WDA also run free community cafes in East Sussex

For details of local dementia friendly activities, visit the Regular Community Activities page on this website.  For a range of information and resources to help those living with Dementia see below:

Dementia – Hospital  information

Lets Talk About Dementia

NHS Dementia Guide

Time for Dementia

 

East Sussex Vision Support


East Sussex Vision Support run a Crowborough group for local vision impaired people to meet and socialize, sometimes in a hall or outings.

The meetings usually take place the 3rd Friday afternoon of each month from 2pm - 4pm approximately.

ME Meetup


A friendly and relaxed social group offering support and understanding to those with ME and Fibromyalgia and their carers.

Meetings are held twice a month, please see website for further details.

Crowborough & District Chamber of Commerce


Promoting and protecting the commercial, retail, professional and general interests of businesses in Crowborough.

Crowborough Probus Club


A Probus Club is a local association of retired and semi-retired business people, their partners and friends.

Regular trips, outings and social events are organised for members, partners and friends, as well as an annual holiday.

The monthly lunches are held on the second Thursday of every month at Crowborough Rugby Club, Steel Cross, Crowborough TN6 2XB; 12.30pm for 1.00pm.

Other meetings and events are arranged individually.

Ditch the Slippers


Fun weekly singing and games sessions for older people, including those with a Dementia diagnosis.

Volunteers support and encourage members with stimulating activities so that family carers can grab some welcome respite for a few hours each week.

The Good Company People


The Good Company People are a charity providing events and services in Crowborough and surrounding villages.

They believe that having Good Company on everyone's doorstep will help the over 60's - many of whom are living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia; enjoy more independent, fulfilling, lives for longer.

Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society


The Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society organise fund raising events and stage the annual Crowborough Carnival held on the second Saturday in September.

If your organisation /club is fundraising towards a project they might be able to assist with Carnival Day Street Collections.

For more information, please contact on the links below.

Royal British Legion


The Royal British Legion is helping the Armed Forces community in your area.

For more information contact your local branch via the email link below.

Pine Grove Pictures


Pine Grove Pictures is a not-for-profit venture run entirely by volunteers.

Their main programme films are shown once a month on a Friday evening at Crowborough Community Centre (Pine Grove, TN6 1FE), The films start at 8pm with doors opening an hour earlier to provide everyone with the chance to enjoy a drink and catch up with friends.

On Thursday evenings they run Pine Grove Extra. These films include classics, world cinema and documentaries.

On Tuesday afternoon they run Golden Oldies screenings, which are great, entertaining films from the past. These screenings are for everyone, but are particularly suited to those living alone, people with special needs and those living with dementia and their carers.

Aztec Badminton Club


Friendly non league badminton club for those with some experience.

Monday evenings at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Crowborough Beacon Badminton Club (Thursday)


Friendly non-league badminton club.

We play on Thursday nights from 8:00 pm to 10;00 pm at Beacon Academy Sports Hall

Crowborough Beacon Badminton Club (Friday)


Friendly (non league) club, We accept people from the age of 15 upwards.

We play Fridays at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Crowborough Miniature Railway


A miniature railway passenger carrying service using steam and electric locomotives.
Family fun for the young at heart of all ages. Membership enquiries welcomed.

Find us at the entrance to Goldsmiths Recreation just off the A26 (TN6 2TN)

Open 2pm to 5pm from 15th April and every Saturday and Bank Holiday until 5th November.

Crowborough Model Boat Club


Sailing and building model boats. Sailing takes place Saturday afternoons on the Millennium pond, in front of Crowborough Leisure Centre.

Monthly club meetings are held in Crowborough Community Centre.

Crowborough Table Tennis Club


Social and competitive table tennis. League match nights are Monday from 7:30 pm, Club nights are Fridays from 8:00 pm and the venue for club nights is Jarvis Brook Guide Hall , 24 Crowborough Hill, Crowborough, TN6 2EG

Crowborough Tennis and Squash Club


We play Tennis, Squash, Racketball, we have four squash courts, nine tennis courts seven of which are floodlit. We also have a dance studio and pavilion available for hire.

We are open everyday, please see our website for further information

Dorset Arms Angling Club


Small friendly local angling club offering fishing in East Sussex & Kent. River and still waters. Coarse fish & trout.

Sunday matches throughout the year, Wednesday evening matches during the summer months

East Sussex Gliding Club


Gliding over the South Downs National Park, including gliding instruction. Offering both aerotow and winch launches.

Meeting days are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

High Weald Walkers


A ramblers group.

Member led walks on Sundays and Tuesdays, to suit all tastes and abilities.

For programme and further details please visit the website.

Netball For Fun Club


Social netball sessions for adults (16 years +) of all ages, warm ups, practice & matches for beginners to league.

Mondays regular netball, Thursdays walking and regular netball.

7:15 - 8:15 pm regular netball @ Beacon School Sports Hall

9:30 - 10:30 am walking & regular netball at Goldsmiths outside court.

Our Parks – Free Fitness Classes


Wealden District Council, in partnership with Crowborough Town Council, run free-of-charge outdoor physical activity sessions and an online exercise Couch to Fitness programme led by fitness company Our Parks.

The exercise sessions, tailored for all abilities, are delivered on Mondays and Thursdays by qualified instructors in Jarvis Brook, Crowborough and started November 2023.

To find out more and book a place see the links below

St Johns Badminton Club


Friendly non league badminton club for those with some experience.

Thursday evenings at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Citizens Advice Bureau


Crowborough Citizens Advice Service offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on rights and responsibilities on a wide range of topics including; debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, and consumer issues.

Advice is available to everyone who requests it, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, disability or religion.

The Crowborough office is located at Basepoint, Pine Grove, Crowborough, TN6 1DH.

Whilst they are not able to offer a drop in service, they can provide support over the phone or if necessary, they can make an appointment to visit the office.

Healthwatch East Sussex


Healthwatch East Sussex is an independent charity giving a voice for the people of East Sussex by helping to understand the lived experiences of those who use health and social care services in the county.

As one of the 152 local Healthwatch organisations in England. The network is overseen and supported by the national body, Healthwatch England, which provides a formal link to the Department of Health and Secretary of State for Health.

Could you spare some time to help others in your local community?  Why not find out how to volunteer in and around Crowborough and give your time to help others.

Anyone can volunteer. It can be very rewarding and a great way to:

  • Meet new people
  • Gain new or use existing skills
  • Get experience
  • Make a big difference to your community

There are lots of easy ways to give your time to help others – from having a cup of tea with an elderly neighbour, to helping out in your local area or making a regular commitment to volunteer with a charity or community group.

How can I get involved?

Crowborough Town Council runs a varied programme of FREE events that aim to bring the community together from all ages and backgrounds. We are always grateful for volunteers to help with various activities at our events.  If you would like to get involved, please give us a call on 01892 652907 or email events@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk

There are several organisations that can help you find a way to volunteer that suits you.

Do-it.org is a database of UK volunteering opportunities. You can search more than a million volunteering opportunities by interest, activity or location and then apply online. You may also want to contact Volunteering England.

Young people can also volunteer either at school or in their own time. If you’re aged 16 or 17 you can take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS).


Alternatively, why not have a look at some of the other local volunteering opportunities on offer in and around Crowborough such as:

Friends of Crowborough Citizens Advice


The Friends of Crowborough Citizens Advice is an independent charity originally set up in 1994 raising funds for our own local office - Crowborough Citizens Advice.

We have a small committee of fundraisers and are always looking for new interested parties to join us.

We usually hold 4 – 6 fundraising events each year which include quizzes, cream teas, choral concerts, charity tin collections and holding stalls at local events.

More info get in touch using the links below.

Friends of Crowborough Hospital


- Trustee meetings monthly
- Hospital shop open to general public
- Social Services Day Centre
- Annual Hospital Fete

For more information about how to get involved, see the links below.