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.

Parking charges on Ashdown Forest

A six-week public consultation regarding proposed car parking charges on the Ashdown Forest launches today.

Ashdown Forest’s Vision for the Future

Find-out about the management strategy for the Ashdown Forest and how reduced funding is threatening its future.
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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.
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Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill backed

Legislation calling for action to reverse the climate and ecological breakdown the world is facing has been backed by a senior East Sussex county councillor, but with some caveats.

Have you ever thought of getting solar panels?

Homeowners in Wealden have another opportunity to join a group-buying scheme to get solar panels installed on their roof in order to generate electricity.
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.

Letting East Sussex verges bloom

East Sussex County Council have declared another 36 new wildlife verges over the last year.

Consistency in recycling across the country

Councils in East Sussex have raised objections to the some of the Government proposals on waste and recycling

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.
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Council to focus on economic recovery and climate change

Wealden District Council is to focus on post Covid economic recovery and the need to combat climate change.