Environment

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.

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...

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...

Record Levels of Recycling

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Recycling in Wealden achieved record levels last year, according to the latest performance figures from Wealden District Council. In the year April 2013 - March...

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...

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...

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...

Wealden MP in support of badger vaccination

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Charles Hendry MP has backed a vaccination programme for badgers in Sussex, as a way controlling TB in cattle. Last year, amid great controversy, DEFRA...