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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.

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.
Alley from Luxford Road to St Richards Road

Land in Fermor & Medway Estates being auctioned off

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Land in Fermor and Medway Estates in Crowborough is being auctioned next month.
Planting trees for the new wildlife area at Ashdown School in Crowborough

Crowborough school is creating a new wildlife area

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Pupils at Ashdown Primary School had an exciting day on Monday when they planted trees in the field opposite their junior site on Herne Road.
wheelie bins along Southview Road in Crowborough

Trials set for electric bin lorries

Wealden District Council's waste contractor Biffa has confirmed it plans to trial electric bin lorries later this year.
Electric Vehicles Crowborough Station railway Charging Points

Strategy to expand number of electric vehicle charging points

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Wealden District Council is looking for business partners to expand the network of electric vehicle charge points across the district.
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.
"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.

Rare Short-Toed Eagle

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Bird watchers flock to the Ashdown Forest after a rare Short-toed Eagle has been spotted there. The Eagle was first seen in the area about...

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.

Results of Ashdown Forest parking survey

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