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OUR VILLAGE

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

In the last year many of us have taken comfort from our beautiful surroundings, we have walked or cycled more than ever before and when permitted we have even been for picnics. If there is somewhere in or near the village that you have found especially inspiring or comforting or interesting, we would like to…

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Crowborough Lions Thank Their Community

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

During the Pandemic lockdowns of last year and the current lockdown, we at Crowborough and District Lions Club have been unable to hold our normal events for both Community support and for the raising of funds to allow us to carry on with our charitable work. During this period, we have still been responding to…

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New Opportunities with Street Learning

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

2021 brings new opportunities to embark on free adult learning courses through Street Learning. “Through learning, whatever the subject, we can gain greater confidence in our own abilities. These courses are very relevant to increasing self-confidence and helping with job opportunities.” said Councillor Roy Galley, Wealden Cabinet member with responsibility for employment opportunities. The Street…

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The Garden in February – the Light Returns

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

As we move into the month of February with its often bitter and cold weather gardeners might ask the questions: will Winter ever end? will our gardens ever be green again? will it ever change or will it stay dark forever? However if we look closely at nature, the signs of awakening are all around:…

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Ashdown Forest

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

Ashdown forest is known worldwide as the home of A A Milne’s famous children’s’ books about the loveable bear, Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh’s character, along with his friends, was created by Milne for his son Christopher, who is known by all who are fans of the books as Christopher Robin. Ashdown Forest was…

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Managing Air Pollution in Wealden

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

Local levels of Nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter remain below the national air quality threshold according to Wealden’s 2020 Air Quality Annual Status report. “High levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution have become a problem in some cities,” said Councillor Philip Lunn, Wealden Cabinet member for Community & Public Health. “I am pleased to report…

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February Recipe: Sugar Cookies and Peanut Butter Chocolate Hearts

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

The sugar edition! It’s that time of year when hearts and flowers would be filling the shops (if they were open…..)  So here are a couple of ideas to make your own valentines gifts this year.  SUGAR COOKIES 3 cups plain flour + 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup caster sugar 1 cup + 2…

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New Book by The Friends of Weir Wood Society

By Forest Row Local / 02/02/2021

The Nature of Weir Wood We have produced this book to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of our society. It covers the nature of: the open water; the water’s edge; the trees, woodland and hedges and the meadows. We also touch on: the geography and history of the site; the story of the…

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Latest Edition Online

By Forest Row Local / 29/01/2021

The February Edition Forest Row Local is now online to view it use this link: https://forestrowlocal.co.uk/magazines/February_2021/index.html We are now working on the March edition, which has a short deadline this month of Monday 8th February. Thinking of advertising your products or services to residents of Forest Row, Hartfield, Sharpthorne and surrounding areas? Here is our…

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Wealden Proposes a Zero Council Tax Rise

By Forest Row Local / 03/01/2021

Wealden District Council is not proposing any increase in its part of the council tax for the coming year, 2021/22. “It has been a difficult year for everyone,” said Cllr Bob Standley, Leader of Wealden District Council.  “Thanks to many years of careful financial management, we are able to meet next year’s extra costs from…

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