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.

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)...

Deer Cull approved on the Forest

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Update:  A limited cull of Fallow Deer was approved to reduce traffic accidents and improved the health of the herd. Does of breeding age will...

Rare Short-Toed Eagle

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Bird watchers flock to the Ashdown Forest after a rare Short-toed Eagle has been spotted there. The Eagle was first seen in the area about...

Record Levels of Recycling

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Recycling in Wealden achieved record levels last year, according to the latest performance figures from Wealden District Council. In the year April 2013 - March...

Pony Grazing The Ghyll

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Update: Three Exmoor ponies arrived on Monday 2nd June and are now been watched over by a team of volunteer "Lookers" to check on...

Code of Conduct for Dog Walkers

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Conservators at the Ashdown Forest are considering introducing dog wardens to monitor the behaviour of dogs, as part of a new Code of Conduct...

Conservation charity appoints Crowborough activist

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A conservation charity has appointed a Crowborough man to act as their eyes and ears in Wealden. The Open Spaces Society, which aims to help...

Wealden MP in support of badger vaccination

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Charles Hendry MP has backed a vaccination programme for badgers in Sussex, as a way controlling TB in cattle. Last year, amid great controversy, DEFRA...