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Crowborough news related to the natural environment around us especially as affected by human activity. Includes farming; wildlife; conservation and increasing biodiversity; access to the countryside inc. Ashdown Forest, Crowborough Common and our Local Nature Reserves (The Ghyll and Crowborough Country Park); mining, minerals and other natural resources; disposal of waste and recycling.

Ashdown Forest "Friends" car park on the Crowborough " cattle-grid" Road between Crowborough and Nutlye

Parking charges to start next month

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The Conservators have announced that payment for parking on Ashdown Forest will begin on Monday 21st November 2022.

Sussex MPs write to bosses of Southern Water & the Environment Agency

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MPs from across Sussex, including Nusrat Ghani MP for Wealden, have written to the Chief Executives of Southern Water and the Environment Agency demanding waterways and coast ‘are respected and protected.’
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Hosepipe ban in Sussex

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South East Water has announced a hosepipe and sprinkler ban for customers in Kent and Sussex from 12th August.
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Impact of new housing on sewage network

Wealden councillors have called on Southern Water to share more information about the impact of new housing on its sewage network.
Ashdown Forest "Friends" car park on the Crowborough " cattle-grid" Road between Crowborough and Nutlye

Update – Ashdown Forest Parking

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The Conservators of the Ashdown Forest have published an update on introduction of the car park charging scheme.

New wildlife group in Crowborough

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A new group has been established in Crowborough for people who are interested in nature and wildlife conservation.
Electric Car and WDC Officers in Hailsham

Electric vehicle charging point contractor appointed

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A contractor has been appointed by Wealden District Council to install electric vehicle charging points in public car parks.
Ashdown Forest "Friends" car park on the Crowborough " cattle-grid" Road between Crowborough and Nutlye

Ashdown Forest parking charges need permission

Plans to introduce charges to car parks in the Ashdown Forest are set to go before a senior county councillor next week.
Local Authorities Pension Fund Investments Awards

Environmental campaigners criticise awards honour

A national awards scheme for local authority pension funds has come under fire from environmental campaigners after granting an honour to the East Sussex Pension Fund.

Threat of bin strike over pay

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Households in Wealden could suffer some disruption to collection of their waste and recycling from mid-April. The trade union GMB have said more than 40...