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.

Wealden District Council appoint Biffa to provide waste collection and street cleansing services

Biffa will replace Kier emptying our bins

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Local councils have appointed Biffa to provide the waste and recycling collection service to households in Hastings, Rother and Wealden. The appointment of a seven year...

Crowborough’s Pocket Park’s second grant from Sussex Lund

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Crowborough Town Council has been awarded £3,900 for the creation of a pond and dipping platform within the new Pocket Park, formerly part of...

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...
East Sussex County Council Waste and Recycling Centre Farningham Roadin Crowborough

Extended opening hours at Crowborough’s waste site rejected

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Update: At Wednesday's meeting the application to extend the opening hours at Crowborough waste site was rejected by Councillors on the planning committee. ...

Situation with Kier deteriorating again

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Speaking at last week’s Cabinet, Cllr Roy Galley, the District Council's portfolio holder for waste management, said the situation had improved after the agreement...

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...

Plan to get bin collections back on track

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A recovery plan has been agreed with Kier, Wealden District Council’s waste collection contractor, which should see collections return to regular schedules over the...

“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...

Conservators acquire additional land near Forest Centre

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The Conservators of Ashdown Forest have announced that, with a generous grant from the Friends of Ashdown Forest, they have acquired nearly 13 acres of...