Community

People working together for the common good includes charities, fundraising & volunteering. Playing a full part in society as active and responsible person. Speific examples: Jarvis Brook & Alderbook Community Associations, Friends of Crowborough Hospital, Lions and Crowborough Foodbank. Council and government elections (not PCC in “Crime”). (Most Groups & Societies might be better categorised as “Lifestyle” or “Arts & Entertainment”).

Rise in Council Tax Bills agreed

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Next year the Council Tax will go up by £86 in Crowborough for an average Band D household.
Cllr Philip Lunn, Portfolio Holder for Community and Public Health at Wealden District Council

Almost £300K in community grants & funding

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Wealden District Council approved almost £300,000 in grants and funding. Organisation which will benefit including Clued-Up Info Shop in Crowborough, Wealden Citizens Advice and The Conservators of Ashdown Forest.

Crowborough school looking for historical documents & photos

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Pupils at a Crowborough primary school are looking for help putting together a display about the history of the school.
Cllr Patterson-Vanegas (left) speaking at Wealden District Council on 24th November 2021

Wealden councillor calls for residents to be re-branded as ‘victims’

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A Wealden councillor has said the authority should start referring to its residents as ‘victims’ to reflect anger around recent planning decisions.
Sewing Crow-Bees Poppy Appeal 2021.

Help raise £1,000 for the Poppy Appeal

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The Sewing Crow-Bees in Crowborough are asking for your help to raise £1,000 for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal this year.

£500 donation to Crowborough Youth Club

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Sussex Weald Homes has donated £500 to help the new youth club in Crowborough.

Council to replace grant scheme with lottery

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Wealden District Council's Cabinet have decided to replace their Community Grants Scheme with a lottery and Crowdfunding.

Online tool to flag areas where you feel unsafe

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Sussex Police is one of a number of forces piloting a tool which allows residents to flag places where they feel unsafe.
Community First Responder Leigh Westwood

Volunteer praised for supporting ambulance crews

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A volunteer in Crowborough has been given an award for his role serving refreshments to hard-working ambulance crews at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Children’s books donated to hospital

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Children books worth £750 donated to Tunbridge Wells Hospital thanks to Tom Mantell, who works at a care home in Crowborough.