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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.

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.

Badger vaccination against TB

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Volunteers have begun the process of vaccinating badgers in East Sussex against bovine tuberculosis (TB). This week members of the Sussex Badger Vaccination Project (SBVP)...

Pony Grazing The Ghyll

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Update: Three Exmoor ponies arrived on Monday 2nd June and are now been watched over by a team of volunteer "Lookers" to check on...
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.

Crowborough Conservation to close

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Crowborough Conservation, a voluntary group which helped with practical conservation tasks, wildlife surveying and organised educational talks, is to close. The group, initially known as the Friends of Crowborough Country Park, was...

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...
Electric Car and WDC Officers in Hailsham

Electric vehicle charging point contractor appointed

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A contractor has been appointed by Wealden District Council to install electric vehicle charging points in public car parks.
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.

‘Pocket’ Nature Reserve on former school land

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Update:  If you have walked along Poundfield Path this week you will have seen the Ground Staff from Crowborough Town Council, with the help...

New bird boxes on Crowborough Beacon Golf Course

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Last year Crowborough Beacon Golf Club (CBGC) received a grant from Natural England to restore the rare heathland habitat on Crowborough Common.  As a...