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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.

Electric Car and WDC Officers in Hailsham

Wealden backs government climate strategy

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Wealden councillors have backed a motion welcoming the climate agreements made at COP 26 and endorsing the Government’s net zero strategy.
Alley Rockington Way to Blackness Road

Don’t Lose Your Way

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It has been bought to Crowborough Town Council's attention that some footpaths in Crowborough, although historically used by members of the public, have not been formally registered as public rights of way.

Decision on measures to reduce Town Council’s carbon footprint delayed

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Last night, Crowborough Town Council decided further debate was needed before they could agree to adopt a Climate Change Policy.
Crowborough Town Council door to chambers

Crowborough Town Council’s Climate Change Policy

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Next week Crowborough Town Council will discuss their draft Climate Change Policy.

Parking charges on Ashdown Forest

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A six-week public consultation regarding proposed car parking charges on the Ashdown Forest launches today.

Ashdown Forest’s Vision for the Future

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Find-out about the management strategy for the Ashdown Forest and how reduced funding is threatening its future.
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Last minute amendment torpedoes support for Environment Bill

Conservative councillors on East Sussex County Council have been accused of ‘barefaced political skullduggery’ after putting forward a last minute amendment to a motion on climate change legislation.
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Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill backed

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Legislation calling for action to reverse the climate and ecological breakdown the world is facing has been backed by a senior East Sussex county councillor, but with some caveats.

Have you ever thought of getting solar panels?

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Homeowners in Wealden have another opportunity to join a group-buying scheme to get solar panels installed on their roof in order to generate electricity.
Supporters of Divest East Sussex holding an 'Attenborough-in' outside County Hall in Lewes to protest the Council's ongoing investment in fossil fuel companies.

Councillors vote down 2030 climate target

Calls to set an earlier target date on carbon neutrality have been voted down by East Sussex County Councillors.