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.

New bird boxes on Crowborough Beacon Golf Course

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

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

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

Shocking road kill statistics revealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wealden District Council have approved proposals to establish a £5 million fund to allow development to resume in Crowborough and elsewhere within 7km of...