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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.

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.

Letting East Sussex verges bloom

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East Sussex County Council have declared another 36 new wildlife verges over the last year.

Consistency in recycling across the country

Councils in East Sussex have raised objections to the some of the Government proposals on waste and recycling

Storage building at golf club deferred for second time

Plans for a greenkeepers' shed at a golf club near Crowborough have been deferred for a second time, despite planners previously giving permission for a conference centre to be built.
Wealden District Council offices in Hailsham

Council to focus on economic recovery and climate change

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Wealden District Council is to focus on post Covid economic recovery and the need to combat climate change.
Wealden District Council logo

Council looks to install electric car chargers ‘this year’

Wealden District Council hopes to install charging points for electric vehicles in its car parks later this year, as senior councillor has said.
Photo showing contents of recycling wheelie bin

Food waste contaminates recycling

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Wealden residents are being reminded by the council to rinse food containers before putting them into their recycling bin.
East Sussex County Council Waste and Recycling Centre Farningham Roadin Crowborough

No ‘absolute link’ between tip charges and flytipping

East Sussex councillors have been told there is no ‘absolute link’ between the introduction of charges at rubbish tips and a rise in flytipping.
"Bring Site" recycling centre in Jarvis Brook before and after change

Recycling point in car park removed

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The recycling point in Jarvis Brook car park has been removed, because of repeated contamination.
County Hall Kent County Council

Gatwick night time flights should be reduced

Kent County Council (KCC) has called on the Government to reduce the number of night flights from Gatwick amid environmental and noise fears