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.

10-fold increase in fines on the Ashdown Forest

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The fines for breaking a Bye-Law on the Ashdown Forest have been increased from £50 to £500. The Conservators were given powers to set Bye-Laws...

East Sussex animal charity wants sports clubs to raise nets after fox nearly dies

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East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service is asking sports clubs to raise netting off the ground after a fox almost died as a result...

Our young people show how much they also ‘care’ for Crowborough

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As part of the  'I Care for Crowborough' event last week, children and young people joined other eager volunteers to 'do their bit' to...

Natural England confirms its support for a 7km protection zone around Ashdown Forest

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Despite Wealden having to scrap the 7km protection zone, Natural England, the government's adviser for the natural environment, has now written to Mid-Sussex District...

Consultation about footpath diversions on Crowborough Common

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Crowborough Beacon Golf Club have applied to have six footpaths and two bridleways crossing Crowborough Common diverted. The Golf Club would like the Rights of...

7km Ashdown Forest Protection Zone Scrapped

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Following a Court of Appeal decision, Wealden District Council has been forced to drop its 7km protection zone, but developers must still prove plans...

Volunteers get Palegate Meadow ready for the return of the Exmoor Ponies

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A small group of volunteers joined Crowborough Town Council’s new Ranger, Dan Colbourne at Palesgate Meadow yesterday to pull ragwort (Wednesday 24th June). Palesgate Meadow...

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...

Code of Conduct for dog walkers on the Forest

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The Conservators of Ashdown Forest have published a new leaflet setting-out a Code of Conduct for people walking their dogs on the Forest. In the...

Help shape the future of countryside access

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Residents and visitors to East Sussex are being asked about their use of footpaths, bridleways and commons to find out how they can be...