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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

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

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...
St Riachard's Church Hall

New way of sharing food in Crowborough to prevent waste

Crowborough Community Fridge will open on 26th March at Community Centre. The scheme is free to use and stops good food going in the bin.
Ashdown Forest "Friends" car park on the Crowborough " cattle-grid" Road between Crowborough and Nutlye

Conservators vote in favour of parking charges

The Board of Conservators have voted to introduce parking charges in car parks on the Ashdown Forest.

Results of Ashdown Forest parking survey

Over 2,800 people responded to the public consultation about the introduction of charging in the car parks on the Ashdown Forest.

Water companies to address droughts & climate change

Six water companies in the South East have join forces to address climate change challenge and looming water supply shortfalls.
Moths to a Flame Crowborough Community Centre

Crowborough children create artwork to inspire change

Children at three local primary schools have decorated over 800 moths that have come together for one amazing installation at the Crowborough Community Centre.
Electric Car and WDC Officers in Hailsham

Wealden backs government climate strategy

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

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.