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COMMUNITY FRIDGE

By Forest Row Local / 02/08/2020

Forest Row Community Fridge has been delivering food to those in need within the community during lockdown and beyond, the Community Fridge has distributed over 4 tons of food with the help of its team of volunteers.  They were lucky to receive a grant from Sussex Polices Community Fund to pay for a much needed…

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Charities in Crisis

By Forest Row Local / 02/08/2020

During the period of Lockdown Sussex Police have donated more than £60,000 to local charities and good causes. The money used is from a Police Property Act fund which is made up of money raised from the sale of properties sold under court order.  Since the beginning of April seventy eight voluntary groups and charities…

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Compost – the heart of the garden

By Forest Row Local / 02/08/2020

Last month I wrote about changing our attitude to garden ‘rubbish’ and mentioned that the best place to put weeds, grass and leaves is the compost heap. This month I would like to go into this subject in a little more detail: it is no exaggeration to say that the compost heap is the heart…

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Saving waste and money with Furniture Now!

By Forest Row Local / 02/08/2020

Wealden District Council are teaming up with local charity Furniture Now! to offer an alternative solution to bulky waste collections. Furniture Now! operate centres covering the Wealden district in Hailsham, Eastbourne and Lewes. Household furniture and electrical items can be expensive to buy, so Furniture Now! provide all donated items they collect at a discounted…

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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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