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Emergencies

News about serious and dangerous situations in the Crowborough area involving the emergency services – fires, road traffic collisions, civil emergencies, severe weather warnings, natural disasters etc.

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Crowborough biker flown to hospital after crash in Rye

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a van in Rye yesterday lunchtime. The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old...
Crowborough Community Fire Station Beacon Road

Fire Montargis Estate

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People travelling along Montargis Way this morning (Wednesday 21st) were concerned when they saw black smoke rising from a house. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service...

Water company announces compensation arrangements

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South East Water have said they will compensate customers left without water by £100.  They have announced a sliding scale according to how long...
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Water regulator criticises planning and communication

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Ofwat, the regulator for the water industry has said whilst the priority is getting water flowing again, after the crises they will take a...

Up to 5,000 customers in the Crowborough area without water

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The Operations Director at South East Water this afternoon took to Facebook to explain the challenges the company is facing after the thaw. Simon Earl...

Water company working to restore supplies to Crowborough

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Update (Monday 10.10am): Bottled water now in Crowborough. The supplies are at Chapel Green near All Saints "Old" Hall on Church Road - limited to...

Collision between a car and a minibus near Barnsgate

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Police were called to a road traffic collision between a car and a minibus on the A26 near Barnsgate Manor Vineyards on Friday (19th...
Crowborough Community Fire Station

Half of calls to the fire service are false alarms

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East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is beginning fresh efforts at reducing the number of false alarms, and non-emergency lift calls, to ensure they...

Crowborough assist in overnight river rescue

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Fire crews have rescued a man from the River Ouse in Lewes. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 3.22am this morning (Sunday 5th)...

Over 100 homes left without phones following fire

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Update:  Following the cable fire on Sunday, Openreach expect the repairs to the phone system in Jarvis Brook to be completed by next Wednesday...