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.

East Sussex County Council Waste and Recycling Centre Farningham Roadin Crowborough

Change opening hours at waste site?

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Update: The following proposals were considered and agreed by the Council’s Cabinet on 26th June: the two part time sites at Forest Row and Wadhurst will close from 30th...
wheelie bins along Southview Road in Crowborough

Wealden has climbed 23 places in the national recycling league table

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The latest figures, published by Letsrecycle.com show Wealden District Council is ranked 62 out of 350 English local authorities, the highest performance of all the waste...

‘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...

Bottom of model boating lake to be concreted

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For a number of years the model boating lake at Goldsmith Recreation Ground has had a problem with invasive pond weed. On occasions the weed...

£50 charge for garden waste collections

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Wealden District Council is looking to introduce charges for garden waste collections when the new Joint Waste Contract for refuse and recycling comes into...

Big Lemon Bus Tour on Climate Change

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Update: Still petitioning....in #Crowborough this time. Last stop #Uckfield - All Aboard! #Divest #FossilFree #DontMissTheBusOnClimateChange pic.twitter.com/PibaT1dLVa— Transition Hastings (@TTHastingsUK) September 23, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Campaigners wanting the East...

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...

Anger at trees being cut down in Alderbrook

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Town Councillors are outraged at trees being felled on land by contractors working for Wealden District Council. Wealden District Council (WDC) want to take back...
Nitrogen Monitoring Ashdown Forest

Key planning document delayed to allow more work to be completed

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The current stage of Wealden’s Local Plan, which will guide development in the District until 2037, is being extended for three months to allow...

New funding to boost the employment prospects of thousands of young people in East...

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Around 3,000 youngsters are expected to benefit from £200,000 secured by East Sussex County Council on behalf of Skills East Sussex, the county’s employment...