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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.

Biodiversity at a Crowborough park is “thriving”

A conservation expert has said that a park on the edge of Crowborough is 'thriving' with biodiversity thanks to a 'sensitive management regime'.
Electric Vehicles Crowborough Station railway Charging Points

Electric vehicle charging coming to car parks

During the coming months Electric Vehicle charging points are due to be installed in Wealden District Council car parks, including Croft Road in Crowborough.
View of Ashdown Forest

Wealden stands firm on protecting the environment

Wealden District Council has reiterated its commitment to protect and enhance the environment and support for groups protecting nature.
Ashdown Forest "Friends" car park on the Crowborough " cattle-grid" Road between Crowborough and Nutlye

Parking charges to start next month

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

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.’
dry reservoir

Hosepipe ban in Sussex

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

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

New wildlife group in Crowborough

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

A contractor has been appointed by Wealden District Council to install electric vehicle charging points in public car parks.