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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.

"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.

Changes to recycling

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There will be changes to recycling when Biffa takes over collecting household waste from Kier at the end of the month.

Unsafe gravestones will be laid flat

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During November, Crowborough Town Council will be conducting safety testing of headstones and gravestones at the Herne Road Cemetery. The Council is aware that the...
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...

It’s like something out of a horror movie

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This terrifying-looking fungi, known as devil's fingers or octopus stinkhorn, was spotted in Fairwarp near Crowborough. The fungi are native to New Zealand and Australia...

“Appalling” service from Kier

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With missed bin collections being blamed on driver shortages and vehicle breakdowns, Wealden District Council has decided to bring in a temporary contractor to...

Your views on electric car charging points

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Local councils in East Sussex are seeking your views on the need for more electric vehicle charging points across East Sussex. The consultation is being...

Proposed footpath diversion at Beacon Academy

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It has been proposed that a footpath that runs through Beacon Academy's East Beeches site be diverted to improve the school's ability to manage...

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...
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.