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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.

Wildlife charity’s busiest season

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East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service has seen a record breaking year.
East Sussex County Council Waste and Recycling Centre Farningham Roadin Crowborough

Think twice before going to the tip

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East Sussex County Council is urging residents to think twice before going to the tip. Since the waste site re-opened there have been long queues along Farningham Road in Crowborough.
East Sussex County Council Waste and Recycling Centre Farningham Roadin Crowborough

Tip to re-open

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Waste sites across East Sussex will begin reopening from Monday (18th May), following new guidance from Government.
Brown Garden Wast Wheelie Bin

Garden Waste Collections Restart

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Wealden District Council are pleased to announce that their waste contractor Biffa are able to resume Garden Waste Collections from Monday (20th April).

Crowborough shoppers reject plastic

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Shoppers at Morrisons in Crowborough, fed up with plastic waste, were invited to leave any unwanted packaging behind.

High Weald Plan

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On the 30th anniversary of its creation, the High Weald AONB Partnership has produced a strategy for cherishing this nationally important landscape.

Update: Recycling point to now stay put

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Update: An extraordinary town council meeting is being held on Tuesday 23rd July 2019. Among the items to be...

Changes to recycling

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There will be changes to recycling when Biffa takes over collecting household waste from Kier at the end of the month.

Cause of two wildfires on Ashdown Forest

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Update:  Conservators of the Ashdown Forest have admitted the two wildfires were caused when they lost control of deliberately set fires. Seven fire appliances were...
Wealden District Council appoint Biffa to provide waste collection and street cleansing services

Biffa will replace Kier emptying our bins

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Local councils have appointed Biffa to provide the waste and recycling collection service to households in Hastings, Rother and Wealden. The appointment of a seven year...