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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.

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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.
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.
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.

Deer Cull approved on the Forest

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Update:  A limited cull of Fallow Deer was approved to reduce traffic accidents and improved the health of the herd. Does of breeding age will...

Sussex MPs write to bosses of Southern Water & the Environment Agency

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MPs from across Sussex, including Nusrat Ghani MP for Wealden, have written to the Chief Executives of Southern Water and the Environment Agency demanding waterways and coast ‘are respected and protected.’

Conservation charity appoints Crowborough activist

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A conservation charity has appointed a Crowborough man to act as their eyes and ears in Wealden. The Open Spaces Society, which aims to help...

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.

£5 million fund to protect the Forest

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Wealden District Council have approved proposals to establish a £5 million fund to allow development to resume in Crowborough and elsewhere within 7km of...

Code of Conduct for Dog Walkers

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Conservators at the Ashdown Forest are considering introducing dog wardens to monitor the behaviour of dogs, as part of a new Code of Conduct...

Conservators acquire additional land near Forest Centre

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The Conservators of Ashdown Forest have announced that, with a generous grant from the Friends of Ashdown Forest, they have acquired nearly 13 acres of...