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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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Nus Ghani Continues to Lead Support for Genocide Amendmen

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

Every year, we remember victims of the Holocaust and honour the 6 million men, women and children who were murdered simply for who they were. Genocide is the most heinous of crimes. Over 50 years ago, the UK signed the UN Genocide Convention, designed to ensure that atrocities seen during WWII would “never again” occur.…

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THOUGHT A PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION WAS FINANCIALLY OUT OF REACH?

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

Have you ever thought of educating your child at a private school, but discounted the idea because of the cost?   At Cumnor House Sussex, an independent school based in Danehill, two free places are available to children currently in Year 3 at a Sussex Primary School.   The opportunity covers the entire cost of…

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Conservators of Ashdown Forest welcomed their new Chief Executive

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

The Conservators of Ashdown Forest welcomed their new Chief Executive, James Adler, in January: “I am delighted to introduce myself.  I started as CEO just a few weeks ago and have been overwhelmed by the kind words and messages of support that I have received.  I am working hard to meet and listen to as…

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Community Wide Listening Project Launched in Forest Row

By Forest Row Local / 28/02/2021

How might it feel to be listened to without being interrupted, given unsolicited advice or argued with?  Could you listen to someone else in this way, with respect and warmth, knowing that this is a good person doing their best even if we hold very different opinions? A new Community wide listening project has launched…

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Charity Virtual Quiz Night & Auction Live in your Home

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

Natasha Kaplinsky, patron of the Bevern Trust, will host our charity Virtual Quiz Night & Auction live in your home! All are invited to test your wits and stretch your brain cells. Bring your own drinks and nibbles and settle down for an evening of fun and laughter. Taking place on Zoom on Friday 26th…

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Be alert to vaccine fraud

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

The national campaign to ensure everyone is safely vaccinated against Covid-19 is being used by criminals to target the public to try to trick them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages to tell people they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from…

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NEWS FROM NUS GHANI MP FOR WEALDEN

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

Regrettably, we are in another national lockdown. I’ve worked tirelessly to keep Wealden out of the toughest level of restrictions, and I recognise how difficult the current circumstances are for everybody. The unintended consequences of lockdown run deep in Wealden and I am continuously working to secure support for our business and residents whose livelihoods…

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CHARITY HIGHLIGHT: The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Project

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

Last year Wealden District Council teamed up with Wealden Dementia Action Alliance on a project to help people in the district who live with hidden disabilities. The project is called ‘The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Project’ and is aimed at helping those with hidden disabilities feel more confident when out in the local community. There are…

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS 

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

There has been a re-organisation of the area divisions for South East Open Studios 2021, which means BETTER PUBLICITY VISIBILITY FOR FOREST ROW, as well as EAST GRINSTEAD and IMMEDIATE SURROUNDS as we are now part of the Tunbridge Wells (O) area. This is a great opportunity for us, as local Forest Row artists: the…

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