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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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Ditch heating oil and go green – free local support available

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

As we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown, demand is growing for the government to lead a ‘green industrial revolution’. Although you may want to reduce your carbon emissions and have a greener lifestyle finding the time and money needed to make the changes may be difficult. Local support is available. Forest Row Energy Co-op is…

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Lockdown at One The Square

By Forest Row Local / 06/07/2020

Like many others, when the pandemonium of lockdown first hit I felt the need to do something, anything. Initially, I was beset by business worries, as my thriving artisan workshop, at One The Square, in the heart of Forest Row, was shut down, literally overnight. But momentary paralysis, and feelings, of helplessness, soon gave way…

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Volunteers reach out to help people in self-isolation

By Forest Row Local / 16/04/2020

More than 300 Wealden residents have volunteered to help with the county-wide effort to provide a Community Hub for all those self-isolating and in need of support. “It is heart-warming in these very stressful times to see how generous people are with their time and spirit,” said Councillor Philip Lunn, Wealden Cabinet member for Community…

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Joe Watts Online Personal Training

By Forest Row Local / 07/04/2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have taken all of our services online. We are still providing 1:1 personal training (PT) services through online platforms such as Skype and Zoom. PT sessions are written specifically to meet your needs and full 1:1 instruction is provided. In addition to personal training, we are providing weekly bodyweight…

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Praise for local businesses helping to save lives

By Forest Row Local / 04/04/2020

Wealden District Council would like to thanks the hundreds of business across Wealden who are following the Government’s requirements for certain premises to remain closed to help the nation-wide campaign to save lives and protect the NHS. “Our Environmental Officers have been patrolling parts of the District to ensure the rules are being followed. I…

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Volunteers to help support our communities

By Forest Row Local / 27/03/2020

As part of the national effort to support vulnerable people in self-isolation, Wealden District Council is asking for volunteers to help as we all work to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. “We are working with the volunteer organisation 3VA to identify residents who are able to help reach out to self-isolating households either…

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Stars for March 2020

By Forest Row Local / 03/03/2020

with Howard Parker, the Astro-guide – www.astroguidance.co.uk Pisces: 18 February – 19 March You probably won’t have any problem letting go of what you no longer need. But that doesn’t mean you can see the road ahead. So take a short break and make sure you recuperate fully up to the 9th when the full…

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