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Batteries can cause bin truck fires

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

Common household batteries caused two separate bin collection truck fires in Wealden after sparks ignited the surrounding rubbish In one incident, a mobile phone battery exploded and caught fire. Thankfully no-one was hurt in either event, but there was significant service disruption to refuse and recycling collections. Batteries and small electrical items of any kind…

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It’s going to be different

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

Pubs and restaurants which have now opened and the ones planning to open over the coming weeks, will be operating under strict Government guidelines This means they will have to refuse to serve groups of more than six, or those of more than two households. They may ask groups to sit separately. They may ask…

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Three Natural Stress Remedies

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

Let’s face it, 2020 is proving to be a pretty stressful year for most of us. Given that there’s no shortage of financial, social, familial, and work stress for many of us, what can we do to support resilience in the next few days, weeks, and months? Along with getting good sleep, eating well, cutting…

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Mental Health, Lockdown and You: How People Are Affected

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

Lockdown has done a real number on people’s mental health. You’ll be surprised exactly how few people are capable of coping with extreme periods of isolation. It’s definitely a tough thing to try and deal with, no one’s doubting that.  However, in a radical departure from the conventional norms of mental health issues, what we…

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Call for sites to help plan for future

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

An assessment of available land throughout the District, which can be used to support future development, is getting under way as a statutory part of Wealden District Council’s new Local Plan Process. The assessment will include sites proposed for housing, economic and retail development, gypsy and traveller accommodation, green infrastructure, community facilities, tourism and leisure…

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Supporting Local Businesses in the Post COVID-19 World

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

COVID-19 has definitely been a game changer, one that will go down in the history books.  This crisis has forced us to evaluate and radically alter the way that we look at the world. Everything that we do as we emerge from lockdown will be different now, from the way we spend our money to…

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FOREST ROW SPORTS GROUND IS ONE OF SEVEN GRANT AWARDS TO WEALDEN SPORT CLUBS!

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, is delighted that after raising the issue of lack of investment in local football clubs with the Premier League, seven grants worth £14,500 in total have been awarded to clubs in Wealden through the Pitch Preparation Club. The Pitch Preparation Club was launched by The Premier League, The FA, the…

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“What shall we do with all this rubbish?” – how to end the ‘war on weeds’.

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

As a gardener I often hear this question; no matter how much we prune, cut and clear, Nature creates ever more growth, particularly at this time of year when her growth forces are strong. We can feel overwhelmed with all this ‘rubbish’, perhaps resorting to frequent bonfires, filling our recycling bins or trips to the…

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JULY RECIPE: CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP & PEANUT BUTTER DATE BARS

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

Summer is probably going to be a little different to what we had planned this year. But regardless of what’s going on in the world, summer recipes need to be quick and simple – the less time spent in the kitchen the better! And definitely not slaving over a hot stove!  First up a super…

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Supporting the work of 3VA

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

Wealden has given the £10,000 Community Hub Funding awarded by East Sussex County Council to 3VA, Voluntary Sector Service. 3VA has been helping the Wealden Community Hub coordinate support with more than 80 volunteer groups across the District throughout the Covid-19 crisis. It has enabled the Wealden Community Hub to assist more than 900 residents,…

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