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Celebrating International Women’s Day News from Nus Ghani

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2021

On International Women’s Day, we celebrated the inspirational women in our lives and reflected on the contributions made by the extraordinary community leaders in Wealden. I greatly miss the late Helen Taylor Thompson OBE, who lived in Nutley and was my confidant, adviser and my favourite stop for a cup of tea on my travels…

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Local Author Supports Wonderful Charity through his New Book; Peter the Puffin

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2021

Peter the Puffin written by local author, Anthony Mitchell, tells the story of a mischievous puffin from the moment he was born until the moment ……… You will have to read the book to find out! In 2009 Anthony who lives in West Sussex founded a registered charity called “The Loiyangalani Trust”.  The charity raises…

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Sustainable art all in one place…

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2021

Ever since childhood, I’ve always been fascinated by the impact art can have on a person. Embodying an idea, emotion, concept or story that a thousand words may struggle to convey, art – as I’m sure you know – has regularly been used as a valuable tool for communication to induce thinking, trigger emotion, and…

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Frow Show 7 IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE AN IDIOT

By Forest Row Local / 29/03/2021

Forest Row is a picturesque, sleepy village in the cradle of the Ashdown Forest, where the deer and the unicorns play, and natural healers perform everyday miracles with crystals. Or alternatively, it’s a grim, forgotten outpost of East Grinstead; a seething hotbed of intolerance, judgement, class division and badly-knitted things.  It may be that none…

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Rose Pruning – No Pain, No Gain

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, (The Little Prince) The rose, with its tender and beautiful flowers, but surrounded by sharp, harsh thorns appears in accounts from all of the world’s major cultures and religions as a symbol of love at work…

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Stars for March 2021

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

Pisces: 18 February – 19 March There is a lovely dreamy, loved-up, creative week starting up on 12th at the new moon in your sign so really luxuriate in that. But is also clashes with the ‘big stuff’ out there in the cosmos where times are indeed changing but in ways that are still very…

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Technology Tips: Goodbye to Analogue Phones!

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

The march of digital technology continues as BT counts down the days to the end of analogue telephone lines.  What is it, why and what difference does it make?  Come with me… The hoary copper wires that have carried telephone and broadband for so many years are becoming rather pricey to maintain, not to mention…

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March Recipe: New Potato, Lemon, Mint and Halloumi Salad

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

I’m not sure if this technically counts as a salad?… but it seems you can call anything a salad these days and so I’ll let it stand! I’ve used Halloumi here but  if you want a vegan alternative you could use Tofu as a great replacement.  Serves 4 You will need 600g New potatoes Bunch…

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Looking ahead to May 6, 2021

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

May 6, 2021 will be a busy time for local elections in Wealden with voting scheduled to take place for seats on East Sussex County Council, the post of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, as well as a number of vacant seats on Wealden District Council. “On current advice, we are expecting all our…

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Public involvement in the planning process

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

Wealden District Council has received nearly 1,700 responses to its recent Local Plan Direction of Travel consultation. Some 300 people took part in the consultation which had been extended from six to eight weeks to take account of the Christmas break. “Residents and businesses were asked to comment on ten different themes including climate change,…

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