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.

Shocking road kill statistics revealed

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Statistics released by Wealden District Council reveal they have had 95 reports of dead animals on roads in the Crowborough area in the past...

Major study to monitor effects of car pollution on the Ashdown Forest

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Monitoring stations are being erected across the Ashdown Forest, including one next to the A26 in Crowborough, to investigate the effects of car pollution. There...

Final design for wind-farm revealed

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Friends of the Earth have welcomed the revised design for the Rampion wind-farm off the coast of Sussex.  The energy company E.ON has reduced...

Golf Club restore heathland

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Phase 1 of a 10 year project to restore rare heathland on Crowborough Common has started. The work is being part-funded through a Higher Level...
WRAS Founder Trevor Weeks with a broken down Ambulance.

Wildlife charity warns it may be forced to scale back

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An East Sussex charity say it may not be able to respond to all calls from the public about injured or sick wildlife as...
Crowborough Beacon Golf Course Club House

Golf club withdraws request for footpath diversions

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Update (July 2017): In view of the objections made and the decision by the Planning Inspectorate to hold a Public Inquiry, the Golf Club...

£5 million fund to protect the Forest

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Wealden District Council have approved proposals to establish a £5 million fund to allow development to resume in Crowborough and elsewhere within 7km of...
Sheep worrying post on gate on the Ashdown Forest

Sheep suffer horrendous injuries

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There have been more incidents of sheep being attacked by dogs on the Ashdown Forest. A severely injured ewe was found near Crowborough Road close...

Badger vaccination begins

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This morning the first badgers in East Sussex were vaccinated against TB. Sussex Badger Vaccination Project (SBVP) has been set up to offer farmers and...

Badger vaccination against TB

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Volunteers have begun the process of vaccinating badgers in East Sussex against bovine tuberculosis (TB). This week members of the Sussex Badger Vaccination Project (SBVP)...