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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...

Ashdown School win Schools Environmental Challenge

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Congratulations to Ashdown Primary School who have just been awarded a Silver Gilt and crowned overall Sussex winner in the Schools Environmental Challenge. This is...
Beacon Academy in Crowborough are supporting campaign to get a 'Muddy Alley’ which runs between Oliver Close and Crowborough Hill, an all-weather surface.

Funds allocated to surface the footpath

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Update:  East Sussex County Council have said the footpath is a high priority for improvement and has accordingly been allocated funding.  They are aiming to improve the...

Golf Club restore heathland

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Phase 1 of a 10 year project to restore rare heathland on Crowborough Common has started. The work is being part-funded through a Higher Level...

BBC’s Countryfile programme to feature the Ashdown Forest

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The Ashdown Forest will feature on BBC1 Countryfile this Sunday (20th). Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison meet members of the conservation team and learn more...
Sheep worrying post on gate on the Ashdown Forest

Sheep suffer horrendous injuries

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There have been more incidents of sheep being attacked by dogs on the Ashdown Forest. A severely injured ewe was found near Crowborough Road close...
Recycle your Electrical Campaign

Recycle your unwanted small electrical items & batteries

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Residents in Wealden can recycle unwanted small electrical items by placing them in a carrier bag positioned top of their wheelie bin on collection day.

Big Lemon Bus Tour on Climate Change

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Update: Still petitioning....in #Crowborough this time. Last stop #Uckfield - All Aboard! #Divest #FossilFree #DontMissTheBusOnClimateChange pic.twitter.com/PibaT1dLVa— Transition Hastings (@TTHastingsUK) September 23, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Campaigners wanting the East...
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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.

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.